The information in this report, drawing on data for California State University (CSU) employees from Fall 2018, not only illustrates the growth of the workforce over the 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 almost 53,000 faculty and staff statewide. The tables on the following pages present information on the numbers of faculty and staff employed in various occupational categories, as well as the numbers employed at each campus.
Due to significant changes to reporting requirements for Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), beginning in 2012, reporting groups have been realigned and cannot be compared directly to groups reported in prior Employee Profiles (2011 and earlier). Employee reporting has been aligned with the Standard Occupational Classifications published by the National Bureau of Labor Statistics that were established in 2010 and revised in 2018.
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 all CSU employees (including full time and part time) is 47.8 years, and 43.4 percent of all employees are over 50 years old.
Forty-two percent of all employees and 46 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 49 percent female. In fact, nearly 73 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.