Measuring the Value of the CSU

Contributions to the Public Good

California State University, San Diego

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 2014-15
Total Degree Awards San Diego % of CSU CSU % of State
Bachelor's 6,7148%86,86243%
Master's1,6109%18,37224%
Doctoral14031%4592%
Total8,4648%105,69335%

Bachelor's Degree Awards 2014-15
by Racial and Ethnic Background San Diego % of CSU CSU % of State
African American / Black2116%3,45932%
American Indian / Alaskan Native175%31041%
Asian8366%14,30637%
Hispanic2,0458%26,60753%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander236%41643%
White2,5169%28,34841%
Two or More Races3519%3,75344%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown4777%6,41444%
Non-Resident Alien2387%3,24937%
Total6,7148%86,86243%
in High Demand Fields San Diego % of CSU CSU % of State
Public Administration26617%1,55055%
Hospitality and Tourism10514%76495%
Criminal Justice38313%2,92350%
Business and Professional Services1,4178%16,72145%
Engineering4658%5,56744%
Life Science7687%10,99837%

Regular and Internship Credentials 2013-14
San Diego Percent of CSU CSU Percent of State
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject1296%2,33046%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject1175%2,49852%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist534%1,50343%
Sources: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), and Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Economic Diversity: Access & Completion
Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients (2013-14)
San Diego State Undergraduates29,805
San Diego State Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients11,075
San Diego State Pell Percentage of Undergraduates37%
System Pell Percentage of Undergraduates52%
National Pell Percentage of Public Four-Year Undergraduates49%
National Pell Percentage of Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Undergraduates45%
Bachelor's Degree Pell Grant Recipients (2014-15)
San Diego State Bachelor's Degrees6,714
San Diego State Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients3,266
San Diego State Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees49%
System Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees55%
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 2014-15$8,725
Average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to private four-year (not-for-profit) full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-15$30,583
San Diego State average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-15$6,866
San Diego State average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-15$2,717
San Diego State "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-1540%
Sources: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) IPEDS Data Center

Loan Debt of Baccalaureate Recipients
Percent of 2013-14 Baccalaureate Recipients who
Started as Freshmen and Assumed Loans
San Diego State Percentage23%
State Percentage53%
National Public Four-Year Percentage60%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Percentage64%
Average Loan Debt of 2013-14 Baccalaureate
Recipients who Started as Freshmen and Assumed Loans
San Diego State Average$15,598
State Average$19,476
National Public Four-Year Average$25,902
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Average$29,657
Loan Debt Three-Year Default Rate (2011-12)
San Diego State Default Rate3.6%
CSU Default Rate4.93%
National Public Four-Year Default Rate7.6%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Default Rate6.8%
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 2012 three-year official cohort default rate for schools.

Salaries of Baccalaureate Recipients
- PayScale (2015-16)
National average early career median salary of graduates from public universities$44,580
San Diego State graduates' median early career salary$46,100
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities$74,716
San Diego State graduates' mid-career median salary$84,000
Source: "Best Public Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.