Measuring the Value of the CSU

Contributions to the Public Good

California State University, San Marcos

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 San Marcos % of CSU CSU % of State
Bachelor's 3,1963%98,77147%
Master's3112%19,96325%
Doctoral00%5403%
Total3,5073%119,27438%

Bachelor's Degree Awards 2016-17
by Racial and Ethnic Background San Marcos % of CSU CSU % of State
African American / Black942%3,78437%
American Indian / Alaskan Native63%24039%
Asian3732%16,52841%
Hispanic1,1053%35,02060%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander155%28931%
White1,1384%28,06442%
Two or More Races1593%4,69546%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown2124%5,67855%
Non-Resident Alien942%4,47332%
Total3,1963%98,77147%
in High Demand Fields San Marcos % of CSU CSU % of State
Nursing36512%2,99341%
Life Science6155%12,64841%
Information Technology1164%3,16233%
Media/Culture/Design3213%11,99551%
Business and Professional Services4602%19,46050%

Regular and Internship Credentials 2016-17
San Marcos Percent of CSU CSU Percent of State
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject462%2,62146%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject1414%3,14251%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist574%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)
San Marcos Undergraduates11,674
San Marcos Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients6,204
San Marcos Pell Percentage of Undergraduates53%
System Pell Percentage of Undergraduates3%
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)
San Marcos Bachelor's Degrees3,196
San Marcos Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients1,716
San Marcos Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees54%
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
San Marcos average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-17$7,383
San Marcos average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-17$2,240
San Marcos "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-1730%
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.)
San Marcos Percentage30%
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.)
San Marcos Average$17,182
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)
San Marcos Default Rate4.4%
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
San Marcos graduates' median early career salary$47,900
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities$83,851
San Marcos graduates' mid-career median salary$87,400
Source: "Best Public Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.