Measuring the Value of the CSU

Contributions to the Public Good

California State University, Fresno

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 2011-12
Total Degree Awards Fresno % of
CSU
CSU % of
State
Bachelor's 3,4445%76,42745%
Master's9545%19,51728%
Doctoral3316%2081%
Total4,4315%96,15238%

BACHELOR'S DEGREE AWARDS 2011-12
By Racial and Ethnic Background Fresno % of
CSU
CSU % of
State
African American / Black1555%3,40246%
American Indian / Alaskan Native296%47041%
Asian4374%12,18935%
Hispanic1,1246%18,63757%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander41%62059%
White1,2574%28,01843%
Two or More Races603%1,77174%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown2813%8,45847%
Non-Resident Alien973%2,86244%
Total3,4445%76,42745%
In High Demand Fields Fresno % of
CSU
CSU % of
State
Agriculture15817%91472%
Public Administration1329%1,42952%
Life Science4966%8,22439%
Nursing1506%2,57553%
Engineering2145%4,33147%
Business and Professional Services5583%16,11950%

REGULAR AND INTERNSHIP CREDENTIALS 2010-11
  Fresno % of
CSU
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject2207%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject2597%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist734%
Source: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics(NCES), and Commission on Teacher Credentialing (.pdf)

Economic Diversity: Access & Completion
Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients (Fall 2010)
Fresno Undergraduates 17,937
Fresno Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients 9,257
Fresno Pell Percentage of Undergraduates 52%
System Pell Percentage of Undergraduates 42%
National Pell Percentage of Public Four-Year Undergraduates 36%
National Pell Percentage of Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Undergraduates 35%
Bachelor's Degree Pell Grant Recipients (2011-12)
Fresno Bachelor's Degrees 3,444
Fresno Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients 1,977
Fresno Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees 57%
System Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees 49%
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 2011-12 $7,897
Average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to private four-year (not-for-profit) full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 $27,252
Fresno average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 $6,263
Fresno average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 $2,470
Fresno "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 39%
Source: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) IPEDS Data Center

Loan Debt of Baccalaureate Recipients
Percent of 2010-11 Baccalaureate Recipients who Started as Freshmen and Assumed Loans
Fresno Percentage 43%
State Percentage 51%
National Public Four-Year Percentage 57%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Percentage 65%
Average Loan Debt of 2010-11 Baccalaureate Recipients who Started as Freshmen and Assumed Loans
Fresno Average $15,457
State Average $18,879
National Public Four-Year Average $29,059
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Average $23,065
Loan Debt Default Rate
Fresno Default Rate 6%
CSU Default Rate 5.1%
National Public Four-Year Default Rate 6%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Default Rate 5.2%
Source: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), "The Project on Student Debt (.pdf)" 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 (2012)
National average starting median salary of graduates from public universities $41,392
Fresno graduates' median starting salary $40,500
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities $70,407
Fresno graduates' mid-career median salary $76,300
Source: "Top State Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.