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SR-44 (2021-2022)

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

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Resolution
No. 44


Introduced by Senator Glazer

July 12, 2021


Relative to the California State University Class of 4 Million.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


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.