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Helping Your University Grow, Thrive, Transform

Support from our friends and community enables Cal State San Marcos to offer more life-changing educational experiences for students, to recruit and retain world-class faculty, to deliver innovative programs and to grow and nurture an outstanding athletic program. There are a myriad of programs in need of support and many options for making an investment, including:


At CSUSM, we are committed to ensuring that all deserving students have access to a quality education, regardless of their financial resources. Over 50 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid. Scholarships help many talented and committed students succeed here on campus and in their lives. Annually, we provide over 800 merit-based or need-based awards, which help fulfill dreams and transform students into well-rounded citizens who enrich our communities.
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Faculty Research, Projects & Programs

Every day, our faculty engage in research that is improving lives and making the world a better place. Funding support for research, projects and programs ensures a constant flow of innovation in the classroom. Through this support, our professors and students generate the knowledge and make discoveries that positively impact our region and beyond.

Athletics & Recreation

Our successful and thriving athletics program at CSUSM enables our student athletes to become champions both on and off the field. Comprised of cross country, soccer, golf, track & field, basketball, women's volleyball, baseball and softball, CSUSM Athletics continues to garner national championships and high rankings. The future success of the program will depend on continued investment and support. Our most pressing needs are for scholarships to support our student athletes, an open recreation super field, a basketball arena and other facilities.

Learn More & Make Your Gift

To learn more about giving to CSUSM, please browse through the rest of our giving website or contact one of our development officers. If you're ready to make your gift today, discover our giving options including online giving.

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CSUSM Impact

For every $1 invested by the state, CSU generates $5.43 for California’s economy.

The University’s annual spending in this region of $189.2 million generates a total impact of $228.6 million on the regional economy.

CSUSM produces more than $36 million in tax revenue, sustaining more than 5,000 jobs.

Over 85% of CSUSM’s alumni stay in the region fueling our local workforce.

Through its nationally-acclaimed Community Service Learning program, CSUSM students annually log over 160,000 hours of community service valued at over $1.3 million.

With numbers like these, CSUSM's impact on the community is undeniable. Together, we can make an even greater mark — give to CSUSM today!