The CSU System

The CSU is a leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education. With 23 campuses, 440,000 students, and 44,000 faculty and staff, it is the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. It offers unlimited opportunities to help students achieve their goals. It prepares graduates who go on to make a difference in the workforce, and is the gateway institution for the great majority of students seeking a baccalaureate education in California, and for those who seek professional training as teachers, nurses, social workers, and engineers. The CSU has tremendous impact on the future of California.

About the CSU

Learn about the origin and history of the California State University system.

The CSU Mission

The California State University's mission as adopted by the Board of Trustees in November 1985.

Profiles in CSU Leadership

Biographic information of CSU Trustees, Campus Presidents, and CSU Administrators.

Key Facts and Figures

The most important facts about the CSU.

CSU Mentor Online Application and Information

Visit CSU Mentor for detailed information on each campus plus information on admission, financial aid, and online applications to one or more campuses.

CSU Historical Archives

The CSU Historical Archives are located at CSU Dominguez Hills. Here you will find minutes of the Board of Trustees and of the Statewide Academic Senate, reports, newspaper articles, and other official and personal documents of significance.

Visit the entire CSU web site to learn how the CSU is working for California.