Measuring the Value of the CSU

Contributions to the Public Good

California State University, Northridge

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 Northridge % of CSU CSU % of State
Bachelor's 8,4219%98,77147%
Master's1,7869%19,96325%
Doctoral407%5403%
Total10,2479%119,27438%

Bachelor's Degree Awards 2016-17
by Racial and Ethnic Background Northridge % of CSU CSU % of State
African American / Black39610%3,78437%
American Indian / Alaskan Native83%24039%
Asian9326%16,52841%
Hispanic3,3219%35,02060%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander93%28931%
White2,3418%28,06442%
Two or More Races2826%4,69546%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown5329%5,67855%
Non-Resident Alien60013%4,47332%
Total8,4219%98,77147%
in High Demand Fields Northridge % of CSU CSU % of State
Media/Culture/Design1,43312%11,99551%
Business and Professional Services1,5508%19,46050%
Information Technology2488%3,16233%
Life Science9898%12,64841%
Hospitality and Tourism587%88797%
Engineering4306%6,69947%

Regular and Internship Credentials 2016-17
Northridge Percent of CSU CSU Percent of State
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject1516%2,62146%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject1294%3,14251%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist1138%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)
Northridge Undergraduates35,269
Northridge Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients20,785
Northridge Pell Percentage of Undergraduates59%
System Pell Percentage of Undergraduates10%
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)
Northridge Bachelor's Degrees8,421
Northridge Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients5,290
Northridge Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees63%
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
Northridge average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-17$6,587
Northridge average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-17$1,791
Northridge "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-1727%
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.)
Northridge Percentage43%
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.)
Northridge Average$15,581
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)
Northridge Default Rate5.2%
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
Northridge graduates' median early career salary$47,900
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities$83,851
Northridge graduates' mid-career median salary$95,200
Source: "Best Public Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.