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 2012-13
Total Degree Awards Northridge % of CSU CSU % of State
Bachelor's 6,8858%81,80347%
Master's1,83810%19,07227%
Doctoral134%3342%
Total8,7369%101,20939%

Bachelor's Degree Awards 2012-13
by Racial and Ethnic Background Northridge % of CSU CSU % of State
African American / Black39511%3,60247%
American Indian / Alaskan Native102%41443%
Asian7736%13,41338%
Hispanic1,9109%21,68662%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander468%59753%
White2,3168%28,99045%
Two or More Races1626%2,50669%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown82511%7,57644%
Non-Resident Alien44815%3,01942%
Total6,8858%81,80347%
in High Demand Fields Northridge % of CSU CSU % of State
Media/Culture/Design96610%9,37744%
Information Technology1329%1,48630%
Hospitality and Tourism628%Not Available
Business and Professional Services1,3668%16,45254%
Life Science6677%9,25741%
Engineering2024%4,86749%

Regular and Internship Credentials 2011-12
Northridge % of CSU
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject1877%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject1746%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist1649%
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)
Northridge Undergraduates30,312
Northridge Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients16,522
Northridge Pell Percentage of Undergraduates55%
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)
Northridge Bachelor's Degrees6,885
Northridge Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients3,439
Northridge Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees50%
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
Northridge average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2012-13$6,296
Northridge average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2012-13$2,175
Northridge "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2012-1335%
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
Northridge Percentage17%
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
Northridge Average$17,535
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
Northridge Default Rate5.6%
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
Northridge graduates' median starting salary$43,500
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities$72,026
Northridge graduates' mid-career median salary$80,200
Source: "Top State Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.