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Campus Beat

SF State by the Numbers


$386 million

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed cut to California State University (CSU) for 2008–09 fiscal year, a response to the $14–20 billion deficit facing the state



Number of students who would not have access to CSU next year if proposed cuts are made



Percentage of San Francisco’s teachers trained at SF State


1 in 4

California jobs that require an associate degree, bachelor’s degree or higher



Number of CEOs of the 50 biggest U.S. companies by revenue who graduated from public colleges



Cost of educating an SF State student for one year



Cost of incarcerating an inmate in California for one year


$17.2 billion

Pork-barrel spending in U.S. Congress during fiscal year 2008 as determined by the nonpartisan/nonprofit Citizens Against Government Waste


$2.9 million

Staffing contributions (valued at the state minimum wage) from SF State students who volunteered in Bay Area agencies and nonprofits during the 2006–07 academic year


$73 million

Additional funding needed in proposed CSU budget to avoid a student fee increase


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