​“The governor’s budget proposal affirms his commitment to invest in the California State University and acknowledges the university’s vital role as an economic driver and the state’s largest producer of bachelor’s degrees. An investment in the CSU serves the public good by enabling the university to provide quality degree programs and social mobility to the students of California who are among the most ethnically and economically diverse in the nation. The university’s four- and six-year graduation rates are at a 10-year high, and they will continue to improve as we remain laser focused on increasing graduation rates by 2025. Our investments in new faculty, practices that highly impact student success and increasing online education opportunities are paying off. With continued state support, we remain on track to bolster graduation rates and to graduate an additional 100,000 students over the next decade. An investment in the university is an investment in the future of California.”