California Central Coast


Central Coast

CSU Channel Islands | CSU Monterey Bay​ | Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

The Central Coast region consists of five counties: Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Samta Barbara amd Ventura. Three CSU campuses are associated with that region: CSU Channel Islands, CSU Monterey Bay and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Collectively, these campuses had a direct annual spend of $1.6 billion in 2019.

$836.4
MILLION

on operational
expenditures​

$115.9
MILLION

4-year aver​age
capital expenditures

$193.2
MILLION

on auxiliary
expenditures

$429.2
BILLION

in student
spending

Regional impact: nearly 25,800 jobs, $800 million in labor income, $2.45 billion in industry activity and $158 million in tax revenue annually.

Increased alumni earnings of $1.55 billion supported nearly 8,800 more jobs in in the Central Coast region, along with $466 million in labor income, about $1.4 billion in industry activity and $106 million in state and local tax revenue.


For every dollar spent by C​entral Coast CSU campuses, $1.75 of positive economic activity is generated in the state.

For every dollar the state invested ​in Central Coast CSU campuses, $7.94 in statewide spending is generated.

When the impact of enhanced earnings of CSU alumni from Central Coast CSU campuses is included, for every dollar the state invested in these campuses, the total spending impact increases to $24.78.​


Input​Employment​Labor Income
Industry Activity
Tax Impact
Operational Expenditures
18,536
$517M
$1,554M
$88M
Capital Expenditures
1,155
$80M
$180M
$8M
Auxiliary
2,517
​​$87M
$280M
$20M
Student Spend3,576
$117M
$439M
$42M
Total 25,784 $800M $2,452M $158M
Alumni
8,778
$466M$1,405M
​$106M