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Why It's Important

The CSU plays a vital role in graduating the state's workforce. Over the next decade, the CSU needs to graduate an additional 500,000 students to meet the needs of California's employers. To accomplish this important task, the CSU requires more faculty, advisors, student support and academic opportunities.


The CSU Awards More Degrees Annually Than Any Other Higher Education Institute in California.

The CSU and the State of California share the same priorities:

  • Improving graduation rates
  • Increasing student access
  • Ensuring fair compensation for faculty and staff

To help advance our shared priorities, the CSU has made significant progress on doubling our four-year graduation rates.

We’ve worked to ensure that more eligible students in California have access to a high-quality education and can earn a degree.

And we’ve made significant progress to ensure fair compensation for faculty and staff through well-deserved raises in recent years.

We’re excited to continue our momentum to achieve our shared priorities, but we can only move forward with sufficient, predictable and sustainable investments from the State of California.

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