Measuring the Value of the CSU

Contributions to the Public Good

California State University (CSU)

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 CSU % of State
Bachelor's 98,77147%
Master's19,96325%
Doctoral5403%
Total119,27438%

Bachelor's Degree Awards 2016-17
by Racial and Ethnic Background CSU % of State
African American / Black3,78437%
American Indian / Alaskan Native24039%
Asian16,52841%
Hispanic35,02060%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander28931%
White28,06442%
Two or More Races4,69546%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown5,67855%
Non-Resident Alien4,47332%
Total98,77147%
in High Demand Fields CSU % of State
Hospitality and Tourism88797%
Agriculture1,28274%
Public Administration1,79265%
Criminal Justice3,02364%
Media/Culture/Design11,99551%
Business and Professional Services19,46050%
Engineering6,69947%
Life Science12,64841%
Nursing2,99341%
Information Technology3,16233%

Regular and Internship Credentials 2016-17
CSU Percent of State
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject2,62146%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject3,14251%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist1,48340%
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)
CSU Undergraduates408,456
CSU Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients218,236
CSU Pell Percentage of Undergraduates53%
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)
CSU Bachelor's Degrees98,771
CSU Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients57,905
CSU 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
CSU average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-17$6,881
CSU average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-17$2,186
CSU "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2016-1732%
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.)
CSU Percentage46%
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.)
CSU Average$16,625
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)
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
CSU graduates' average early career median salary (20 campuses)$50,513
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities$83,851
CSU graduates' average mid-career median salary (20 campuses)$95,648
Source: "Best Public Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.