Measuring the Value of the CSU

Contributions to the Public Good

California State University, Los Angeles

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 Los Angeles % of CSU CSU % of State
Bachelor's 4,7995%98,77147%
Master's1,4597%19,96325%
Doctoral173%5403%
Total6,2755%119,27438%

Bachelor's Degree Awards 2016-17
by Racial and Ethnic Background Los Angeles % of CSU CSU % of State
African American / Black2396%3,78437%
American Indian / Alaskan Native42%24039%
Asian7955%16,52841%
Hispanic2,7628%35,02060%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander62%28931%
White4802%28,06442%
Two or More Races882%4,69546%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown1843%5,67855%
Non-Resident Alien2415%4,47332%
Total4,7995%98,77147%
in High Demand Fields Los Angeles % of CSU CSU % of State
Public Administration17810%1,79265%
Life Science9678%12,64841%
Nursing1826%2,99341%
Criminal Justice1475%3,02364%
Information Technology1424%3,16233%
Media/Culture/Design5284%11,99551%

Regular and Internship Credentials 2016-17
Los Angeles Percent of CSU CSU Percent of State
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject1044%2,62146%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject672%3,14251%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist1299%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)
Los Angeles Undergraduates22,043
Los Angeles Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients16,617
Los Angeles Pell Percentage of Undergraduates75%
System Pell Percentage of Undergraduates8%
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)
Los Angeles Bachelor's Degrees4,799
Los Angeles Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients3,692
Los Angeles Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees77%
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
Los Angeles average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-17$6,808
Los Angeles average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-17$2,877
Los Angeles "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-1742%
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.)
Los Angeles Percentage55%
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.)
Los Angeles Average$15,056
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)
Los Angeles Default Rate5.6%
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
Los Angeles graduates' median early career salary$47,100
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities$83,851
Los Angeles graduates' mid-career median salary$87,300
Source: "Best Public Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.