Measuring the Value of the CSU

Contributions to the Public Good

California Polytechnic 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 2011-12
Total Degree Awards San Luis Obispo % of
CSU
CSU % of
State
Bachelor's 3,713 5% 76,427 45%
Master's 433 2% 19,517 28%
Doctoral 0 0% 208 1%
Total 4,146 4% 96,152 38%

BACHELOR'S DEGREE AWARDS 2011-12
By Racial and Ethnic Background San Luis Obispo % of
CSU
CSU % of
State
African American / Black 29 1% 3,402 46%
American Indian / Alaskan Native 24 5% 470 41%
Asian 322 3% 12,189 35%
Hispanic 395 2% 18,637 57%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 27 4% 620 59%
White 2,396 9% 28,018 43%
Two or More Races 51 3% 1,771 74%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 446 5% 8,458 47%
Non-Resident Alien 23 1% 2,862 44%
Total 3,713 5% 76,427 45%
In High Demand Fields San Luis Obispo % of
CSU
CSU % of
State
Agriculture 456 50% 914 72%
Engineering 1,030 24% 4,331 47%
Information Technology 132 10% 1,284 28%
Life Science 263 3% 8,224 39%
Business and Professional Services 427 3% 16,119 50%
Media/Culture/Design 198 2% 8,691 41%

REGULAR AND INTERNSHIP CREDENTIALS 2010-11
  San Luis Obispo % of
CSU
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject 64 2%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject 84 2%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist 19 1%
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 Luis Obispo Undergraduates 17,332
San Luis Obispo Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients 3,372
San Luis Obispo Pell Percentage of Undergraduates 19%
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 Luis Obispo Bachelor's Degrees 3,713
San Luis Obispo Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients 874
San Luis Obispo Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees 24%
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 Luis Obispo average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 $7,911
San Luis Obispo average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 $4,310
San Luis Obispo "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 54%
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 Luis Obispo Percentage 72%
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 Luis Obispo Average $18,254
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 Luis Obispo Default Rate 2.5%
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 Luis Obispo graduates' median starting salary $53,400
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities $70,407
San Luis Obispo graduates' mid-career median salary $97,900
Source: "Top State Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.