Skip to Main Content

Sac State Fact Book Facts, Figures & Information

Support Page Content

In the Community

Sacramento’s University

Sacramento State is part of the fabric of the region. Faculty, staff and students regularly work with community partners through service learning, research, creative community collaborations and other volunteer work. The University continues to focus this work through its Anchor University Initiative by aligning resources and efforts to cultivate purposeful, long-term, mutually beneficial community partnerships that confront systemic inequities, transform the lives of our students and strengthen our communities.

“Like my family, I have seen generations of students benefit from their educations at Sacramento State. These alumni go on to become change agents in every industry, public service, local government, and community.”

Eric Guerra, Sacramento City Councilmember, District 6, Sacramento State Alum

Photo: Native American cultural dance performance

Building Through Giving

Philanthropy allows Sacramento State to sustain student success across campus. In 2023, the University hosted its most successful Give Sac State Day, securing vital funds for crucial programs and equipment. In July, Sac State celebrated an additional $5 million contribution to the Ernest E. Tschannen Engineering Teaching & Research Building, bringing the benefactor’s total contribution for the project to $15 million.

Raised 138% of $22M Goal

  • $15M Ernest E. Tschannen Engineering Teaching & Research Building
  • $93,413 monthly recurring donations, FY 22-23
  • $41 average monthly recurring gift
  • 6,693 total donors, FY 22-23
  • 1,477 Give Sac State Day gifts, FY 22-23
  • $424,530 Give Sac State Day total raised
Image: male and female students smiling and doing stingers up

Big Hearts, Bigger Impact

Serving the community goes hand in hand with being a Hornet. Throughout campus, there’s a culture of volunteerism that makes a difference, exemplified through programs like pro bono clinics that provide care for members of the community, and the Community Engagement Center that matches students to volunteer opportunities.

Students Served 78,851 Hours in the Community

  • 1,563 students held non-clinical academic internships
  • 2,126 students took service-learning classes
  • 960 active community partnerships
  • Carnegie Community Engagement classification since 2010
Photo: students holding signs at suicide prevention event

Making It Happen

Look around at the progress and growth happening in the region, and chances are there’s a Sacramento State alum somewhere in the mix. As engineers, newscasters, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, teachers, health care professionals, law enforcement personnel, social workers, artists and accountants, these graduates are making things happen. Several of them are featured as part of the award-winning Made at Sac State campaign that has celebrated the success and impact of notable alumni since 2012.

“Sacramento State was a significant part of our lives and provided a strong foundation for who we have become, including the important roles we play in our community. 
As president of the Alumni Association, I want to encourage everyone to take pride in our alma mater and celebrate our impact on the economy, culture and governments of our region and beyond. Sac State is truly No. 1. Stingers Up!

Devin Lavelle, MPPA ’11, 2023-24 Sacramento State Alumni Association President

  • 1 in 17 adults in the region is a Sac State grad
  • 20 alumni chapters/networks
  • 280,000 alumni strong
Photo: Student at Commencement