The value of a California State University education can be measured in many ways, and it’s important for students, parents, policymakers, taxpayers and the public to understand what they get for their investment.
That’s why the CSU was one of the first to join the “Voluntary System of Accountability” to provide greater accountability to the public through accessible, transparent, and comparable information. The value of a CSU education means one of the lowest public university tuitions in the nation, many financial aid options, low debt upon graduation, and the promise of a better job and a more stable economic future.
California State University campuses rank highest in the nation for value, return on investment and social mobility. High-quality programs that reach those who benefit the most are how the CSU improves the lives of our students, their families and all Californians.
(Only baccalaureate/bachelor's degree recipients who started as freshmen and graduated were reported in prior years.)
Each of the CSU campuses is recognized for its societal contribution as well as the ways in which the campus demonstrates greater accountability to students, parents, and the public at large.
Each CSU campus has a “College Portrait” that provides reliable data for prospective students and their families.
The CSU is the nation's largest and most affordable public four-year university system and one of the most diverse.