It’s all about community.

Community has always been important to California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI). That’s why we build strong partnerships with local business people and community members. Our students benefit by receiving real-world experiences in the form of internships and volunteer opportunities. Likewise, they better the community through their talents and hard work.

Educating the community

CSUCI offers an innovative and student-centered education for undergraduates, graduates and those seeking to enhance their careers—and their lives—through our certificate/credential programs. CSUCI further educates community members through:

  • The OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), which offers eight-week courses for students ages 50 and over who want to learn for the fun of it
  • Customized Workplace Training—helping area organizations meet their workforce challenges
  • Open University—for non-CSUCI students who want to work toward a degree, explore a future career, or take courses for professional and personal growth

CSUCI’s economic impact

As the only public four-year university in Ventura County, CSU Channel Islands is a unique institution in the region. Its economic and fiscal impacts benefit the economies of the Local Area, Ventura County and the entire State. These impacts generate significant benefits in the form of increased employment, labor income and economic output. Moreover, CSUCI’s operations generate millions in tax revenue — money that goes toward important public services.

Full 2018 Economic Impact Report (PDF, 3MB)


CSUCI’s community outreach is further demonstrated through:

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