Measuring the Value of the CSU

Contributions to the Public Good

San Diego State University

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 2011-12
Total Degree Awards San Diego State % of
CSU
CSU % of
State
Bachelor's 6,055 8% 76,427 45%
Master's 1,799 9% 19,517 28%
Doctoral 70 34% 208 1%
Total 7,924 8% 96,152 38%

BACHELOR'S DEGREE AWARDS 2011-12
By Racial and Ethnic Background San Diego State % of
CSU
CSU % of
State
African American / Black 231 7% 3,402 46%
American Indian / Alaskan Native 28 6% 470 41%
Asian 801 7% 12,189 35%
Hispanic 1,551 8% 18,637 57%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 50 8% 620 59%
White 2,522 9% 28,018 43%
Two or More Races 110 6% 1,771 74%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 533 6% 8,458 47%
Non-Resident Alien 229 8% 2,862 44%
Total 6,055 8% 76,427 45%
In High Demand Fields San Diego State % of
CSU
CSU % of
State
Hospitality and Tourism 78 13% 612 95%
Public Administration 234 16% 1,429 52%
Criminal Justice 325 13% 2,587 70%
Business and Professional Services 1,285 8% 16,119 50%
Life Science 633 8% 8,224 39%
Nursing 224 9% 2,575 53%

REGULAR AND INTERNSHIP CREDENTIALS 2010-11
  San Diego State % of
CSU
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject 177 6%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject 194 5%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist 82 4%
Source: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics(NCES), and Commission on Teacher Credentialing (.pdf)

Economic Diversity: Access & Completion
Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients (Fall 2010)
San Diego State Undergraduates 23,960
San Diego State Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients 8,744
San Diego State Pell Percentage of Undergraduates 36%
System Pell Percentage of Undergraduates 42%
National Pell Percentage of Public Four-Year Undergraduates 36%
National Pell Percentage of Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Undergraduates 35%
Bachelor's Degree Pell Grant Recipients (2011-12)
San Diego State Bachelor's Degrees 6,055
San Diego State Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients 2,614
San Diego State Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees 43%
System Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees 49%
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 2011-12 $7,897
Average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to private four-year (not-for-profit) full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 $27,252
San Diego State average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 $6,578
San Diego State average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 $3,283
San Diego State "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 50%
Source: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) IPEDS Data Center

Loan Debt of Baccalaureate Recipients
Percent of 2010-11 Baccalaureate Recipients who Started as Freshmen and Assumed Loans
San Diego State Percentage 52%
State Percentage 51%
National Public Four-Year Percentage 57%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Percentage 65%
Average Loan Debt of 2010-11 Baccalaureate Recipients who Started as Freshmen and Assumed Loans
San Diego State Average $17,236
State Average $18,879
National Public Four-Year Average $29,059
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Average $23,065
Loan Debt Default Rate
San Diego State Default Rate 3.2%
CSU Default Rate 5.1%
National Public Four-Year Default Rate 6%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Default Rate 5.2%
Source: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), "The Project on Student Debt (.pdf)" 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 (2012)
National average starting median salary of graduates from public universities $41,392
San Diego State graduates' median starting salary $43,000
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities $70,407
San Diego State graduates' mid-career median salary $84,700
Source: "Top State Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.