The CSU’s commitment to student success extends to all students, especially those who serve or have served our country. Approximately 7,500 servicemembers and veterans are currently enrolled at the CSU, and more than 11,000 dependents of servicemembers and veterans.
CSU social scientists receive grant from National Science Foundation to build and broaden research and opportunities among minority-serving institutions.
In his first “State of the CSU” address, Chancellor Joseph I. Castro explores how the lessons of the past 18 months have issued a calling for the CSU to be an even more vital and equitable institution.
The California State Assembly and Senate each passed a resolution to honor the CSU’s milestone of 4 million living alumni and its essential impact on the state.
Partnership with Apple and state of California will lead to
new and additional educational pathways for students in STEM
California State University Chancellor Joseph I. Castro released the following statement on the FDA’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine.
Learn how campuses across the CSU continue to lead efforts in wildfire research, management and workforce preparation across multiple disciplines.
The CSU pledges to be a Vaccine Champion University as part of new White House effort aimed at increasing vaccinations for younger Americans.
As the CSU shapes the bright minds of our future, those minds are already working to lead California, the nation and the world to a better tomorrow. The 35th Annual CSU Student Research Competition, hosted by California State Polytechnic University, Pomona April 30-May 1, 2021, showcased student researchers from across the university who are finding solutions to the world’s challenges. Here are just a few of the competition’s winners.
Meet just a few remarkable graduates from the class of 2021, many of whom overcame significant challenges on their path to earning a degree, and learn how they plan to pay it forward.
Mental Health First Aid training program empowers CSU faculty to become mental health allies for students.
Broad’s generous legacy throughout the CSU will positively impact generations of students in California.
Graduation day is an exhilarating event. But what happens after the confetti settles? We spoke to CSU alumni to see how a degree impacted their lives post-graduation.
Many CSU campuses now offer even more options for students and employees to get their COVID-19 shots, thanks to unique partnerships with national pharmacies and local hospitals.
Annual CSU Facilities Management Conference honored three campuses for sustainable practices and five for safety in construction.
Monday, April 5 kicked off a week of virtual visits between California State University leaders and federal legislators for CSU District Week.
The CSU’s new leader embarks on a statewide tour to get to know each campus and raise the visibility of the nation’s largest public four-year university.
Supporting its mission of public service, the CSU is hosting COVID vaccination clinics statewide to help end the pandemic.
Exemplary faculty and students from Cal State Fullerton, CSUN and Sacramento State were honored during the virtual university-wide symposium.
CSU geology experts study the active land California inhabits to better understand earthquakes and predict the location and intensity of future temblors.
As we bid 2020 farewell—perhaps with a sigh of relief—we reflect on the year’s joys and accomplishments despite the challenges.
2020 has been one of the most daunting years for California businesses. But as small business owners continue to push forward through economic challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, several allies across the state are there to help—many anchored at California State University campuses in the form of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC).
While the COVID-19 pandemic reshapes our lives in countless ways, innovative CSU faculty have nimbly shifted to provide real-time relevancy in their coursework.
For college students everywhere, building a new community of friends and colleagues is every bit as valuable as the learning and career opportunities college provides. But doing so during COVID-19 comes with its own set of unique challenges. How do you create the campus experience when social distancing is the new norm? To combat that loss, staff and student leaders across all CSU campuses have been working to create spaces, largely online, where students can effectively and safely connect and regain that sense of campus life.
The California State University once again received some of the highest possible ratings in CollegeNET’s 2020 “Social Mobility Index” (SMI), which ranks nearly 1,500 colleges and universities in the United States according to their contribution to economic mobility.
To better serve high school and community college students facing university admissions challenges caused by COVID-19, the California State University (CSU) will extend its fall 2021 priority application deadline to December 15, 2020. Students interested in attending any CSU campus can apply at the university’s application portal, Cal State Apply.
The CSU prepares students to advocate for their communities through public service, volunteering and civic engagement.
The California State University (CSU) enrolled its largest-ever student body for the fall 2020 term, CSU officials announced today. The 23 campuses of the university collectively enrolled 485,549 students, surpassing the previous enrollment high of 484,297 in fall 2017 and more than 3,600 students greater than fall 2019 (481,929).
Student achievement throughout the California State University (CSU) as measured by graduation rates has increased to an all-time high under Graduation Initiative 2025.
The CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB) continues to prepare students for California’s growing biotechnology workforce in several disciplines across all 23 campuses.
In times of political and societal turmoil, misinformation abounds. From deepfakes to viral conspiracy theories, how do we trust the media we consume is truthful? Education may be the best defense in creating critical information consumers in today’s “fake news” world.
Discover how the CSU is increasing critical technology access to ensure student success in virtual learning.
For some, summer is a welcome break in the academic cycle. For many CSU students, however, summer is the perfect time for career-enhancing internships, life-enhancing service opportunities or knowledge-expanding research projects. While this summer posed some COVID-19-related challenges, CSU students still found ways to reclaim summer break as an opportunity to learn and serve.
Meet some of the CSU students who used their summer to better themselves, their communities and their state.
Thanks to prudent financial management, liquidity and strong demand for a California State University education, the CSU’s systemwide bond ratings are stable.
The California State University (CSU) received a $500,000 grant to continue its CSU Residency Year Service Scholarship Program. The scholarships will help to lessen student debt for aspiring teachers during these economically challenging times, aiding in the completion of their academic programs and improving new teacher retention. The CSU’s teacher preparation program is the largest in the state and among the largest in the nation, producing more than half of California’s new teachers.
Part of the CSU’s mission is “to advance and extend knowledge, learning and culture, especially throughout California.” And, as a statewide institution, its campus museums, galleries and library collections have a unique ability to fulfill this mission by both preserving the state’s shared legacy and introducing the community to cultures, history and people from around the world.
Take a look at how a few of the CSU’s varied cultural institutions are doing that.
On May 12, 2020, California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White shared information that would shape higher education across the state: To safeguard the health and safety of the CSU’s 482,000 students, 53,000 employees and countless visitors, the great majority of instruction would be delivered virtually for the fall 2020 term. In preparation for vibrant virtual fall learning, faculty across the CSU’s 23 campuses are engaging in a variety of professional development programs to strengthen their online instruction skills and build a community of fellow faculty learners.
California citizens need reputable news and trusted information today more than ever, and the CSU is preparing the future workforce of truth-seeking journalists.
Fifty years ago, San José State University alumnus and Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson established the first Earth Day, which took place across the country on April 22. But what does Earth Day 2020 look like in the midst of a global pandemic? We asked Steve LaDochy, Ph.D., professor of geosciences and environment at Cal State LA, an expert in air pollution and climate, to reflect on the ways in which our human impact has become even more clear in recent weeks, and how it could inform our future actions.
In these challenging times, the California State University continues to develop ways to reduce students’ expenses while maintaining a high-quality education. The CSU’s Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) is an innovative program that enables faculty to choose and provide more affordable (and even free) quality educational content for students across the 23 CSU campuses.
Learn how CSU programs for students of color are easing the transition to college life and supporting academic success.
College students across California will have greater access to a vital civic duty, thanks to the placement of multi-day voting centers on campuses in participating counties.
California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy P. White has been appointed as a co-chair of a national task force that will focus on improving transfer and award of credit practices to spur student success and reduce the time to graduate. Additionally, California State University, Northridge President Dianne F. Harrison will serve as a member of the group.
Faculty and staff across the California State University are working together to narrow the academic equity gap with help from an innovative professional development program.
Annual Wang Family Excellence Awards highlight remarkable contributions in teaching, scholarship and service to the California State University.
With 23 campuses serving more than 482,000 students across the state, the California State University has the power to transform lives with higher education. And the 3.8 million alumni who are driving the world’s fifth largest economy are a testament to that. Read on for more reasons to celebrate the CSU.
Those beaches, as we know them today at least, almost certainly will not last. By the end of the 21st century, more than $150 billion in property along our coast could be under water. That’s because the level of the sea is rising at an alarming rate, putting these areas at risk for devastating floods.
Sometimes an obstacle to a student’s success can start within their own mind—how they perceive their skills in a challenging subject, such as mathematics. Educators have discovered that fostering a growth mindset—or an attitude of facing challenges, knowing that abilities can be grown and improved—is a strategy that can help students overcome these obstacles. Learn how innovative faculty across the CSU are incorporating the concept of growth mindset into their instruction and improving student success.