Measuring the Value of the CSU

Contributions to the Public Good

Sonoma State University

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 Sonoma State % of
CSU
CSU % of
State
Bachelor's 1,7232%76,42745%
Master's2711%19,51728%
Doctoral00%2081%
Total1,9942%96,15238%

BACHELOR'S DEGREE AWARDS 2011-12
By Racial and Ethnic Background Sonoma State % of
CSU
CSU % of
State
African American / Black 28 1% 3,402 46%
American Indian / Alaskan Native 15 3% 470 41%
Asian 66 1% 12,189 35%
Hispanic 207 1% 18,637 57%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 7 1% 620 59%
White 1,134 4% 28,018 43%
Two or More Races 68 4% 1,771 74%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 173 2% 8,458 47%
Non-Resident Alien 25 1% 2,862 44%
Total 1,723 2%76,427 45%
In High Demand Fields Sonoma State % of
CSU
CSU % of
State
Criminal Justice 62 2% 2,587 70%
Business and Professional Services 373 2% 16,119 50%
Nursing 50 2% 2,575 53%
Media/Culture/Design 163 2% 8,691 41%
Information Technology 22 2% 1,284 28%
Life Science 127 2% 8,224 39%

REGULAR AND INTERNSHIP CREDENTIALS 2010-11
  Sonoma State % of
CSU
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject 96 3%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject 123 3%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist 63 3%
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)
Sonoma State Undergraduates 7,407
Sonoma State Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients 2,027
Sonoma State Pell Percentage of Undergraduates 27%
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)
Sonoma State Bachelor's Degrees 1,723
Sonoma State Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients 598
Sonoma State Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees 35%
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
Sonoma State average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 $6,862
Sonoma State average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 $3,525
Sonoma State "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 51%
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
Sonoma State Percentage 49%
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
Sonoma State Average $18,180
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
Sonoma State Default Rate 3.2%
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
Sonoma State graduates' median starting salary $44,200
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities $70,407
Sonoma State graduates' mid-career median salary $73,600
Source: "Top State Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.