Measuring the Value of the CSU

Contributions to the Public Good

California State University, Chico

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 2012-13
Total Degree Awards Chico % of CSU CSU % of State
Bachelor's 3,4954%81,80347%
Master's3482%19,07227%
Doctoral00%3342%
Total3,8434%101,20939%

Bachelor's Degree Awards 2012-13
by Racial and Ethnic Background Chico % of CSU CSU % of State
African American / Black582%3,60247%
American Indian / Alaskan Native358%41443%
Asian1671%13,41338%
Hispanic4792%21,68662%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander102%59753%
White2,2068%28,99045%
Two or More Races1034%2,50669%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown3495%7,57644%
Non-Resident Alien883%3,01942%
Total3,4954%81,80347%
in High Demand Fields Chico % of CSU CSU % of State
Agriculture12613%96082%
Information Technology1309%1,48630%
Engineering2976%4,86749%
Nursing1205%2,68549%
Life Science4094%9,25741%
Criminal Justice1224%3,01180%

Regular and Internship Credentials 2011-12
Chico % of CSU
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject1094%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject893%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist734%
Sources: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), and Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Economic Diversity: Access & Completion
Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients (2011-12)
Chico Undergraduates14,454
Chico Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients6,137
Chico Pell Percentage of Undergraduates42%
System Pell Percentage of Undergraduates49%
National Pell Percentage of Public Four-Year Undergraduates35%
National Pell Percentage of Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Undergraduates31%
Bachelor's Degree Pell Grant Recipients (2012-13)
Chico Bachelor's Degrees3,495
Chico Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients1,418
Chico Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees41%
System Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees49%
Source: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), College InSight

Sticker and "Net" Tuition & Fees
Average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to public four-year full-time instate undergraduates in AY 2012-13$8,245
Average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to private four-year (not-for-profit) full-time undergraduates in AY 2012-13$28,404
Chico average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2012-13$6,890
Chico average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2012-13$2,920
Chico "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2012-1342%
Sources: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) IPEDS Data Center

Loan Debt of Baccalaureate Recipients
Percent of 2011-12 Baccalaureate Recipients who
Started as Freshmen and Assumed Loans
Chico Percentage22%
State Percentage52%
National Public Four-Year Percentage58%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Percentage65%
Average Loan Debt of 2011-12 Baccalaureate
Recipients who Started as Freshmen and Assumed Loans
Chico Average$17,662
State Average$20,269
National Public Four-Year Average$24,443
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Average$29,309
Loan Debt Default Rate
Chico Default Rate6.1%
CSU Default Rate5.1%
National Public Four-Year Default Rate6.8%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Default Rate5.1%
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, and The Institute for College Access & Success, College InSight

Salaries of Baccalaureate Recipients -- PayScale (2013)
National average starting median salary of graduates from public universities$42,670
Chico graduates' median starting salary$48,200
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities$72,026
Chico graduates' mid-career median salary$79,100
Source: "Top State Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.