Jan 12, 2017
The following message was provided by the Cal State Chancellor’s Office:
Released on January 10, California Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016-17 January budget proposes a $162.2 million increase for the California State University. Of that total, $5 million would be used for ongoing debt service obligations and the remaining $157.2 million can be used for operating expenses.
During their November 2016 meeting, the CSU’s Board of Trustees approved a budget requesting an additional $343.7 million in funding and prioritized areas including student achievement (Graduation Initiative 2025), enrollment growth, infrastructure and compensation.
“We are appreciative of the Governor’s commitment to investing in public higher education and the additional funding proposed will help address some of the California State University’s priorities,” said California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White. “The university is committed to improving student achievement with a focus on Graduation Initiative 2025, which will eliminate the achievement gap and help address California’s looming shortfall of one million baccalaureate degree-educated citizens over the next 10 years. While student completion has reached all-time highs and continues to increase, we will review all options to ensure that we are able to maintain that momentum.”
About the California State University
The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, 49,000 faculty and staff and 474,600 students. Half of the CSU’s students transfer from California Community Colleges. Created in 1960, the mission of the CSU is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever changing needs of California. With its commitment to quality, opportunity, and student success, the CSU is renowned for superb teaching, innovative research and for producing job-ready graduates. Each year, the CSU awards more than 105,000 degrees. One in every 20 Americans holding a college degree is a graduate of the CSU and our alumni are 3 million strong. Connect with and learn more about the CSU at the CSU Media Center.