The California State University (Cal State or CSU) is a public university system in California. We are the most affordable public university system in the U.S., meeting Californians where they are—financially, socially and geographically.

We educate the majority of California`s teachers and nearly 8 percent of the nation`s teachers. In doing so, the CSU plays a crucial role in the education of every new generation.

We work to end California`s degree drought` supplying the state with more career-ready candidates than any other single source. Our three million alumni are employed in every field across the world.

We are among the most diverse university systems in the country, striving to be inclusive of students of all social, economic and educational backgrounds.

We drive the state`s economic growth, supporting over 150,000 jobs and generating spending of more than $17 billion.

By 2018, CSU is the largest four-year public university system in the United States with 23 campuses and eight off-campus centers enrolling 484,300 students with 26,858 faculty and 25,305 staff.

According to CSU Data Center, not only does a California State University degree remain a great value, those who receive their bachelor`s from a CSU campus earn a salary at or above the national average for public universities. Please visit to see more  insights.

Scholarships & Fellowships

4 system-wide scholarships*

• The CSU Foundation Scholarships

• CSU International Programs Scholarships

• CSU Summer Arts Scholarships

• California Pre-Doctoral Program (Sally Casanova Scholars)

The  scholarships require a GPA of at least 2.8 over 4.0. The rewards is minimum $1,000 per year.

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* More scholarships and fellowships are offered by the member campuses.