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SR-44 (2021-2022)

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Enrolled  September 02, 2021
Passed  IN  Senate  September 01, 2021


Senate Resolution
No. 44

Introduced by Senator Glazer

July 12, 2021

Relative to the California State University Class of 4 Million.


SR 44, Glazer.

WHEREAS, The California State University is the nation’s largest four-year public university, educating 486,000 students annually; and
WHEREAS, With the graduating class of 2021, the California State University achieves a milestone of 4,000,000 living alumni; and
WHEREAS, The California State University educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation; and
WHEREAS, The California State University is an unparalleled engine of social mobility with students receiving a high-quality education that propels them into higher economic strata; and
WHEREAS, Graduation rates have increased to an all-time high under Graduation Initiative 2025, helping to meet California’s need for degreed workers; and
WHEREAS, The California State University confers 129,000 degrees annually; and
WHEREAS, The California State University plays a major role in California’s economy and the creation of California’s workforce by graduating nearly one-half of all bachelor’s degrees awarded in California each year; and
WHEREAS, The California State University provides a return of nearly $7 for every dollar invested in the university by the state and the return is nearly $30 when the impact of alumni earnings is included; and
WHEREAS, The California State University alumni network is larger than the population of 23 individual states; and
WHEREAS, Ninety-five percent of all enrolled students come from California and 84 percent of alumni live in California; and
WHEREAS, One in every 20 Americans with a college degree earned it at the California State University and one in 10 employees in California is a California State University graduate; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, That the Senate joins the California State University in celebrating the Class of 4 Million, its global network, and its essential impact on California; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.