Much of SDSU West will be focused on creating Research & Tech facilities that are badly needed for the University. SDSU researchers rank among the best and brightest in the nation. Last year alone, these researchers secured nearly $134 million in funding and 783 research grants. Nearly 15 percent of college graduates in San Diego hold a degree from SDSU.
More than 80,000 prospective students submitted applications for undergraduate study, only a fraction of whom were admitted. Without expansion of the school’s facilities, our Research & Tech opportunities will be sorely limited. A thriving SDSU with a new west campus will be a catalyst for the economic growth of our city and our region.
SDSU’s economic contributions to our region cannot be understated. San Diego State University has a $5.67 billion impact on the economy annual impact on our region.
SDSU has grown from a small teacher’s college into a national research university of approximately 35,000 students enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs. For the past 120 years, SDSU has become a critical component to the region’s higher education system. SDSU contributes an estimated $2.4 billion annually to the San Diego City economy through approximately 35,000 students, about 9,000 university and auxiliary employees, and nearly 240,000 local alumni.