San Diego


San Diego

San Diego State​​CSU San Marcos

The San Diego region is comprised of Imperial and San Diego counties and includes two CSU campuses: San Diego State and CSU San Marcos. Together, those campuses had a direct annual spend of $1.9 billion in 2019.

$847.6
MILLION

on operational
expenditures​

$128
MILLION

4-year aver​age
capital expenditures

$302.9
MILLION

on auxiliary
expenditures

$635.2
MILLION

in student
spending

Regional impact: 22,600 jobs, $2.8 billion in industry activity and $164 million in tax revenue annually.

Increased alumni earnings of ​ $3.4 billion supported an additional nearly 20,700 jobs, $1.1 billion in labor inc​ome​ and $3.4 billion in industry activity.


For every dollar of direct spending at San Diego campuses, $1.57 of positive economic activity is generated in the state.

For every dollar the state invested in San Diego campuses, $8.64 in statewide spending is generated. In 2018-19, state appropriations to these campuses totaled nearly $347.2 million.

When the impact of enhanced earnings of San Diego region alumni is included, for every dollar the state invested in these campuses, the total spending impact increases to $26.04.

​InputEmploymentLabor IncomeIndustry Activity
Tax Impact
Operational Expenditures
11,901
$639M
$1,483M
$77M
Capital Expenditures
1,318
$87M
$207M
$9M
Auxiliary
3,238
​​$149M
$441M
$27M
Student Spend
6,097
$191M
$638M
$51M
Total 22,553 $1,066M $2,770M $164M
Alumni
20,770
$1,096M
$3,429M
​$245M​​​​​​