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 2012-13
Total Degree Awards San Luis Obispo % of CSU CSU % of State
Bachelor's 3,3004%81,80347%
Master's5353%19,07227%
Doctoral00%3342%
Total3,8354%101,20939%

Bachelor's Degree Awards 2012-13
by Racial and Ethnic Background San Luis Obispo % of CSU CSU % of State
African American / Black291%3,60247%
American Indian / Alaskan Native215%41443%
Asian3463%13,41338%
Hispanic3382%21,68662%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander336%59753%
White2,1107%28,99045%
Two or More Races773%2,50669%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown3144%7,57644%
Non-Resident Alien321%3,01942%
Total3,3004%81,80347%
in High Demand Fields San Luis Obispo % of CSU CSU % of State
Agriculture36138%96082%
Engineering1,13623%4,86749%
Information Technology15811%1,48630%
Life Science2743%9,25741%
Media/Culture/Design1572%9,37744%
Business and Professional Services2582%16,45254%

Regular and Internship Credentials 2011-12
San Luis Obispo % of CSU
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject653%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject933%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist191%
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)
San Luis Obispo Undergraduates17,019
San Luis Obispo Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients3,653
San Luis Obispo Pell Percentage of Undergraduates21%
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)
San Luis Obispo Bachelor's Degrees3,300
San Luis Obispo Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients889
San Luis Obispo Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees27%
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
San Luis Obispo average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2012-13$8,043
San Luis Obispo average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2012-13$4,200
San Luis Obispo "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2012-1352%
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
San Luis Obispo Percentage30%
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
San Luis Obispo Average$19,851
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
San Luis Obispo Default Rate2.0%
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
San Luis Obispo graduates' median starting salary$54,000
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities$72,026
San Luis Obispo graduates' mid-career median salary$99,100
Source: "Top State Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.