Measuring the Value of the CSU

Contributions to the Public Good

California State University, Sonoma

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 Sonoma % of CSU CSU % of State
Bachelor's 1,7272%81,80347%
Master's2381%19,07227%
Doctoral00%3342%
Total1,9652%101,20939%

Bachelor's Degree Awards 2012-13
by Racial and Ethnic Background Sonoma % of CSU CSU % of State
African American / Black261%3,60247%
American Indian / Alaskan Native51%41443%
Asian520%13,41338%
Hispanic2371%21,68662%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander51%59753%
White1,0934%28,99045%
Two or More Races743%2,50669%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown2183%7,57644%
Non-Resident Alien171%3,01942%
Total1,7272%81,80347%
in High Demand Fields Sonoma % of CSU CSU % of State
Nursing843%2,68549%
Business and Professional Services3622%16,45254%
Criminal Justice622%3,01180%
Media/Culture/Design1722%9,37744%
Life Science1462%9,25741%
Information Technology91%1,48630%

Regular and Internship Credentials 2011-12
Sonoma % of CSU
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject1245%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject1044%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist583%
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)
Sonoma State Undergraduates7,487
Sonoma State Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients2,436
Sonoma State Pell Percentage of Undergraduates33%
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)
Sonoma State Bachelor's Degrees1,727
Sonoma State Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients554
Sonoma State Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees32%
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
Sonoma State average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2012-13$7,162
Sonoma State average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2012-13$3,282
Sonoma State "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2012-1346%
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
Sonoma State Percentage24%
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
Sonoma State Average$20,530
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
Sonoma State Default Rate4.5%
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
Sonoma State graduates' median starting salary$44,700
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities$72,026
Sonoma State graduates' mid-career median salary$78,700
Source: "Top State Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.