California State University System
The mission of the California State University is:
•To advance and extend knowledge, learning, and culture, especially throughout California.
•To provide opportunities for individuals to develop intellectually, personally, and professionally.
•To prepare significant numbers of educated, responsible people to contribute to California's schools, economy, culture, and future.
•To encourage and provide access to an excellent education to all who are prepared for and wish to participate in collegiate study.
•To offer undergraduate and graduate instruction leading to bachelor's and higher degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, the applied fields, and the professions, including the doctoral degree when authorized.
•To prepare students for an international, multi-cultural society.
•To provide public services that enrich the university and its communities.
About the CSU: Overview, history, and quick facts.