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The California State University's 23 campuses have a significant impact in their local communities, in the region, and statewide. Each year, the CSU's campuses provide tens of thousands of job-ready graduates for California's workforce who lead the state's industries, providing new ideas and innovations that fuel California's economy. Moreover, the CSU's campuses have a deep commitment to enriching the experiences of their students and improving the quality of life in the surrounding communities and regions. As integral partners in communities across the state, CSU campuses offer Californians the benefit of an outstanding spectrum of programs and services.