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 2015-16
Total Degree Awards Fresno % of CSU CSU Estimated % of State
Bachelor's 4,1465%92,04446%
Master's8464%20,28126%
Doctoral6413%5073%
Total5,0564%112,83238%

Bachelor's Degree Awards 2015-16
by Racial and Ethnic Background Fresno % of CSU CSU Estimated % of State
African American / Black1354%3,65533%
American Indian / Alaskan Native73%25133%
Asian5383%15,73042%
Hispanic1,7316%30,84863%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander72%29326%
White1,1684%27,77940%
Two or More Races1263%4,04647%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown2855%5,66142%
Non-Resident Alien1494%3,78138%
Total4,1465%92,04446%
in High Demand Fields Fresno % of CSU CSU Estimated % of State
Agriculture33225%1,35075%
Life Science6085%11,76441%
Public Administration805%1,55060%
Nursing1495%2,96543%
Engineering2464%6,19051%
Media/Culture/Design3663%11,23347%

Regular and Internship Credentials 2014-15
Fresno % of CSU CSU Estimated % of State
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject1637%2,34846%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject33312%2,73052%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist644%1,45444%
Sources: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), and Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Economic Diversity: Access & Completion
Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients (2014-15)
Fresno Undergraduates20,049
Fresno Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients12,780
Fresno Pell Percentage of Undergraduates64%
System Pell Percentage of Undergraduates6%
National Pell Percentage of Public Four-Year Undergraduates50%
National Pell Percentage of Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Undergraduates44%
Bachelor's Degree Pell Grant Recipients (2015-16)
Fresno Bachelor's Degrees4,146
Fresno Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients2,444
Fresno Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees59%
System Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees52%
Sources: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS).

Sticker and "Net" Tuition & Fees
Average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to public four-year full-time instate undergraduates in AY 2015-16$8,972
Average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to private four-year (not-for-profit) full-time undergraduates in AY 2015-16$31,508
Fresno all full-time undergraduates in AY 2015-16$6,311
Fresno average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2015-16$1,380
Fresno "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2015-1622%
Sources: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) IPEDS Data Center

Loan Debt of Baccalaureate Recipients
Percentage of All 2014-15 Baccalaureate Recipients Loan Debt
(Only baccalaureate recipients who started as freshman and graduated were reported in prior years.)
Fresno Percentage50%
State Percentage53%
National Public Four-Year Percentage59%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Percentage64%
Average Loan Debt of 2014-15 Baccalaureate Recipients
(Only baccalaureate recipients who started as freshman and graduated were reported in prior years.)
Fresno Average$15,205
State Average$19,344
National Public Four-Year Average$26,476
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Average$31,622
Loan Debt Three-Year Default Rate (2012-13)
Fresno Default Rate4.8%
CSU Default Rate4.4%
National Public Four-Year Default Rate7.3%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Default Rate6.5%
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$45,213
Fresno graduates' median early career salary$45,100
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities$75,055
Fresno graduates' mid-career median salary$75,300
Source: "Best Public Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.