San Francisco State University's mission is:
* To create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area.
* To promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment.
* To provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world.
SFSU is part of the largest system of higher education in the country granting bachelor's and master's degrees, the California State University (CSU). The 23 campuses served 414,000 students in fall 2003.
SFSU is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
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