Measuring the Value of the CSU

Contributions to the Public Good

California State University, Sacramento

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 Sacramento % of
CSU
CSU % of
State
Bachelor's 4,861 6% 76,427 45%
Master's 1,043 5% 19,517 28%
Doctoral 2 1% 208 1%
Total 5,906 6% 96,152 38%

BACHELOR'S DEGREE AWARDS 2011-12
By Racial and Ethnic Background Sacramento % of
CSU
CSU % of
State
African American / Black 247 7% 3,402 46%
American Indian / Alaskan Native 26 6% 470 41%
Asian 811 7% 12,189 35%
Hispanic 823 4% 18,637 57%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 41 7% 620 59%
White 2,127 8% 28,018 43%
Two or More Races 200 11% 1,771 74%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 523 6% 8,458 47%
Non-Resident Alien 63 2% 2,862 44%
Total 4,861 6% 76,427 45%
In High Demand Fields Sacramento % of
CSU
CSU % of
State
Criminal Justice 407 16% 2,587 70%
Public Administration 106 7% 1,429 52%
Media/Culture/Design 610 7% 8,691 41%
Life Science 503 6% 8,224 39%
Nursing 176 7% 2,575 53%
Business and Professional Services 973 6% 16,119 50%

REGULAR AND INTERNSHIP CREDENTIALS 2010-11
  Sacramento % of
CSU
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject 174 6%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject 203 6%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist 133 7%
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)
Sacramento Undergraduates 23,461
Sacramento Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients 10,902
Sacramento Pell Percentage of Undergraduates 46%
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)
Sacramento Bachelor's Degrees 4,861
Sacramento Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients 2,667
Sacramento Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees 55%
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
Sacramento average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 $6,573
Sacramento average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 $2,932
Sacramento "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 45%
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
Sacramento Percentage 23%
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
Sacramento Average $17,996
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
Sacramento Default Rate 6.5%
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
Sacramento graduates' median starting salary $45,700
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities $70,407
Sacramento graduates' mid-career median salary $82,700
Source: "Top State Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.