Measuring the Value of the CSU

Contributions to the Public Good

California State University, Bakersfield

The information provided in this section addresses many important institutional contributions to California. This small collection of data is designed to ensure that many of our public universities are recognized for their societal contributions as well as demonstrating greater accountability to individual students, parents, and the public-at-large.

 
Degrees Granted 2016-17
Total Degree Awards Bakersfield % of CSU CSU % of State
Bachelor's 1,579 2% 98,771 47%
Master's 325 2% 19,963 25%
Doctoral 0 0% 540 3%
Total 1,904 2% 119,274 38%

Bachelor's Degree Awards 2016-17
by Racial and Ethnic Background Bakersfield % of CSU CSU % of State
African American / Black902%3,78437%
American Indian / Alaskan Native73%24039%
Asian1071%16,52841%
Hispanic7512%35,02060%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander00%28931%
White4021%28,06442%
Two or More Races381%4,69546%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown922%5,67855%
Non-Resident Alien922%4,47332%
Total1,5792%98,77147%
in High Demand Fields Bakersfield % of CSU CSU % of State
Criminal Justice1154%3,02364%
Nursing893%2,99341%
Business and Professional Services3252%19,46050%
Life Science1831%12,64841%
Information Technology351%3,16233%
Engineering611%6,69947%

Regular and Internship Credentials 2016-17
Bakersfield Percent of CSU CSU Percent of State
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject1315%2,62146%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject1956%3,14251%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist1007%1,48340%
Sources: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), and Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Economic Diversity: Access & Completion
Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients (2015-16)
Bakersfield Undergraduates8,357
Bakersfield Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients5,350
Bakersfield Pell Percentage of Undergraduates64%
System Pell Percentage of Undergraduates2%
National Pell Percentage of Public Four-Year Undergraduates35%
National Pell Percentage of Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Undergraduates33%
Bachelor's Degree Pell Grant Recipients (2016-17)
Bakersfield Bachelor's Degrees1,579
Bakersfield Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients1,058
Bakersfield Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees67%
System Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees59%
Source: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).

Sticker and "Net" Tuition & Fees
Average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to
public four-year full-time instate undergraduates in AY 2016-17
$9,086
Average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to
private four-year (not-for-profit) full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-17
$32,722
Bakersfield average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-17$6,857
Bakersfield average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-17$1,397
Bakersfield "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-1720%
Sources: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) IPEDS Data Center

Loan Debt of Baccalaureate Recipients
Percentage of All 2015-16 Baccalaureate Recipients Loan Debt
(In prior years, only baccalaureate recipients who started as freshman and graduated were reported.)
Bakersfield Percentage60%
State Percentage53%
National Public Four-Year Percentage59%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Percentage59%
Average Loan Debt of 2015-16 Baccalaureate Recipients
(In prior years, only baccalaureate recipients who started as freshman and graduated were reported.)
Bakersfield Average$16,432
State Average$22,744
National Public Four-Year Average$27,291
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Average$31,851
Loan Debt Three-Year Default Rate (2013-14)
Bakersfield Default Rate7.1%
CSU Default Rate4.9%
National Public Four-Year Default Rate7.5%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Default Rate7.0%
Sources: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), "The Project on Student Debt" of The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), U.S. Department of Education, The Institute for College Access & Success, College InSight, and the U.S. Department of Education 2013 three-year official cohort default rate for schools.

Salaries of Baccalaureate Recipients
- PayScale (2017-18)
National average early career median salary of graduates from public universities$47,097
Bakersfield graduates' median early career salary$47,700
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities$83,851
Bakersfield graduates' mid-career median salary$87,000
Source: "Best Public Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.