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 2012-13
Total Degree Awards Fresno % of CSU CSU % of State
Bachelor's 3,7025%81,80347%
Master's8314%19,07227%
Doctoral4915%3342%
Total4,5825%101,20939%

Bachelor's Degree Awards 2012-13
by Racial and Ethnic Background Fresno % of CSU CSU % of State
African American / Black1564%3,60247%
American Indian / Alaskan Native246%41443%
Asian4683%13,41338%
Hispanic1,2846%21,68662%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander122%59753%
White1,3125%28,99045%
Two or More Races803%2,50669%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown2704%7,57644%
Non-Resident Alien963%3,01942%
Total3,7025%81,80347%
in High Demand Fields Fresno % of CSU CSU % of State
Agriculture23825%96082%
Public Administration1308%1,57362%
Life Science5856%9,25741%
Nursing1546%2,68549%
Engineering2255%4,86749%
Business and Professional Services5463%16,45254%

Regular and Internship Credentials 2011-12
Fresno % of CSU
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject2038%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject2238%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist825%
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)
Fresno Undergraduates18,586
Fresno Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients10,911
Fresno Pell Percentage of Undergraduates59%
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)
Fresno Bachelor's Degrees3,702
Fresno Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients2,070
Fresno Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees56%
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
Fresno average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2012-13$6,228
Fresno average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2012-13$1,823
Fresno "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2012-1329%
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
Fresno 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
Fresno Average$17,491
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
Fresno Default Rate5.0%
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
Fresno graduates' median starting salary$41,200
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities$72,026
Fresno graduates' mid-career median salary$81,300
Source: "Top State Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.