Measuring the Value of the CSU

Contributions to the Public Good

California State University, San Luis Obispo

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 2014-15
Total Degree Awards San Luis Obispo % of CSU CSU % of State
Bachelor's 5,2336%86,86243%
Master's4312%18,37224%
Doctoral00%4592%
Total5,6645%105,69335%

Bachelor's Degree Awards 2014-15
by Racial and Ethnic Background San Luis Obispo % of CSU CSU % of State
African American / Black271%3,45932%
American Indian / Alaskan Native114%31041%
Asian5514%14,30637%
Hispanic6923%26,60753%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander174%41643%
White3,25111%28,34841%
Two or More Races3249%3,75344%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown3005%6,41444%
Non-Resident Alien602%3,24937%
Total5,2336%86,86243%
in High Demand Fields San Luis Obispo % of CSU CSU % of State
Agriculture75653%1,41676%
Engineering1,19922%5,56744%
Information Technology20911%1,91428%
Business and Professional Services7294%16,72145%
Life Science4254%10,99837%
Media/Culture/Design4234%11,18343%

Regular and Internship Credentials 2013-14
San Luis Obispo Percent of CSU CSU Percent of State
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject824%2,33046%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject783%2,49852%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist151%1,50343%
Sources: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), and Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Economic Diversity: Access & Completion
Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients (2013-14)
San Luis Obispo Undergraduates18,037
San Luis Obispo Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients3,965
San Luis Obispo Pell Percentage of Undergraduates22%
System Pell Percentage of Undergraduates52%
National Pell Percentage of Public Four-Year Undergraduates49%
National Pell Percentage of Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Undergraduates45%
Bachelor's Degree Pell Grant Recipients (2014-15)
San Luis Obispo Bachelor's Degrees5,233
San Luis Obispo Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients1,357
San Luis Obispo Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees26%
System Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees55%
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 2014-15$8,725
Average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to private four-year (not-for-profit) full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-15$30,583
San Luis Obispo average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-15$8,919
San Luis Obispo average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-15$4,305
San Luis Obispo "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-1548%
Sources: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) IPEDS Data Center

Loan Debt of Baccalaureate Recipients
Percent of 2013-14 Baccalaureate Recipients who
Started as Freshmen and Assumed Loans
San Luis Obispo Percentage32%
State Percentage53%
National Public Four-Year Percentage60%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Percentage64%
Average Loan Debt of 2013-14 Baccalaureate
Recipients who Started as Freshmen and Assumed Loans
San Luis Obispo Average$16,791
State Average$19,476
National Public Four-Year Average$25,902
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Average$29,657
Loan Debt Three-Year Default Rate (2011-12)
San Luis Obispo Default Rate1.6%
CSU Default Rate4.93%
National Public Four-Year Default Rate7.6%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Default Rate6.8%
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 2012 three-year official cohort default rate for schools.

Salaries of Baccalaureate Recipients
- PayScale (2015-16)
National average early career median salary of graduates from public universities$44,580
San Luis Obispo graduates' median early career salary$57,800
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities$74,716
San Luis Obispo graduates' mid-career median salary$99,500
Source: "Best Public Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.