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 2016-17
Total Degree Awards San Luis Obispo % of CSU CSU % of State
Bachelor's 4,5675%98,77147%
Master's4993%19,96325%
Doctoral00%5403%
Total5,0664%119,27438%

Bachelor's Degree Awards 2016-17
by Racial and Ethnic Background San Luis Obispo % of CSU CSU % of State
African American / Black251%3,78437%
American Indian / Alaskan Native83%24039%
Asian5073%16,52841%
Hispanic7222%35,02060%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander83%28931%
White2,69610%28,06442%
Two or More Races3087%4,69546%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown2194%5,67855%
Non-Resident Alien742%4,47332%
Total4,5675%98,77147%
in High Demand Fields San Luis Obispo % of CSU CSU % of State
Agriculture53842%1,28274%
Engineering1,20618%6,69947%
Information Technology31710%3,16233%
Business and Professional Services6884%19,46050%
Life Science3283%12,64841%
Media/Culture/Design3073%11,99551%

Regular and Internship Credentials 2016-17
San Luis Obispo Percent of CSU CSU Percent of State
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject783%2,62146%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject722%3,14251%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist161%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 Luis Obispo Undergraduates19,387
San Luis Obispo Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients3,981
San Luis Obispo Pell Percentage of Undergraduates21%
System Pell Percentage of Undergraduates2%
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 Luis Obispo Bachelor's Degrees4,567
San Luis Obispo Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients1,164
San Luis Obispo Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees25%
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 Luis Obispo average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-17$9,075
San Luis Obispo average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-17$4,783
San Luis Obispo "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-1753%
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 Luis Obispo Percentage41%
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 Luis Obispo Average$18,278
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 Luis Obispo Default Rate1.6%
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 Luis Obispo graduates' median early career salary$61,100
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities$83,851
San Luis Obispo graduates' mid-career median salary$114,700
Source: "Best Public Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.