Community in action
You'll find many ways community matters at Cal State Monterey Bay. Start on campus – there are the tight-knit communities that form around shared interests in our themed housing areas and student clubs and organizations, many of which incorporate service as part of their mission.
Look a little further and you'll see students working in 170 local agencies and schools for their service learning coursework, actively building community resources. Beyond that, you'll see the numerous outreach programs that connect with local elementary, middle and high school students and inspire them to go to college.
Keep going and you'll be sure to come across an alum working in a local business. Sixty percent of our graduates stay in the area and contribute their knowledge and skills to local employers, boosting the productivity and economy of the tri-county community. In fact, the university itself, with its 700 employees who live in the area, generates an annual total statewide economic impact of nearly $270 million.
And don't forget the events and speakers on campus that are open to the public, as well as the classes offered by Open University and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute that provide a space for intellectual engagement for our friends and neighbors.