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CSU Staffing, Fall 2015
CSU Staff, Fall 2017

The information in this report, drawing on data from the analytics for CSU employees from Fall 2017, illustrates not just the growth of the workforce over the past three years, but also underscores the university’s ongoing commitment to hiring well-qualified, diverse faculty and staff – one of its top priorities.

The CSU employs more than 50,000 faculty and staff statewide. The following tables present information on the numbers of faculty and staff employed in various occupational categories, as well as the numbers employed at each campus.

Employees by Occupational Group and Campus


Employees by Gender and Ethnicity

Widely recognized for its inclusive policies and outreach, the CSU is home to an incredibly diverse student body across all its campuses. Likewise, the university employs faculty and staff of every race, ethnicity, gender, age and background. The average age of CSU employees is 47 years, and 52 percent of employees are in either the 40-to-49 age group or the 50-59 age group (26 percent each).

Nearly 40 percent of all employees and 45 percent of full-time employees are minorities. A continued increase in the hiring of female professors has created a rich talent pool of full-time faculty that is now more than 46 percent female. In fact, over 69 percent of all employees at the CSU are either women or minorities.

The university seeks to invest in talented people across the entire spectrum of backgrounds and experiences; in doing so, we can increase the range of perspectives available to students in the classroom. Expanding diversity at the CSU serves to expand the horizons of our students, support their academic success and better prepare them to be part of a globalized workforce.


Age Distribution of CSU Employees