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 2016-17
Total Degree Awards Fresno % of CSU CSU % of State
Bachelor's 4,3644%98,77147%
Master's8384%19,96325%
Doctoral7414%5403%
Total5,2764%119,27438%

Bachelor's Degree Awards 2016-17
by Racial and Ethnic Background Fresno % of CSU CSU % of State
African American / Black1434%3,78437%
American Indian / Alaskan Native135%24039%
Asian5784%16,52841%
Hispanic1,9286%35,02060%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander72%28931%
White1,1294%28,06442%
Two or More Races1303%4,69546%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown2374%5,67855%
Non-Resident Alien1994%4,47332%
Total4,3644%98,77147%
in High Demand Fields Fresno % of CSU CSU % of State
Agriculture35027%1,28274%
Public Administration1217%1,79265%
Life Science6345%12,64841%
Nursing1365%2,99341%
Business and Professional Services6613%19,46050%
Engineering2273%6,69947%

Regular and Internship Credentials 2016-17
Fresno Percent of CSU CSU Percent of State
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject2369%2,62146%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject42714%3,14251%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist443%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)
Fresno Undergraduates20,636
Fresno Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients13,189
Fresno Pell Percentage of Undergraduates64%
System Pell Percentage of Undergraduates6%
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)
Fresno Bachelor's Degrees4,364
Fresno Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients2,873
Fresno Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees66%
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
Fresno average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-17$6,313
Fresno average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-17$1,459
Fresno "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-1723%
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.)
Fresno Percentage47%
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.)
Fresno Average$15,906
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)
Fresno Default Rate6.1%
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 (2016-17)
National average early career median salary of graduates from public universities$47,097
Fresno graduates' median early career salary$47,800
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities$83,851
Fresno graduates' mid-career median salary$93,800
Source: "Best Public Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.