Measuring the Value of the CSU

Contributions to the Public Good

California State University, San Marcos

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 San Marcos % of
CSU
CSU % of
State
Bachelor's 1,826 2% 76,427 45%
Master's 202 1% 19,517 28%
Doctoral 0 0% 208 1%
Total 2,028 2% 96,152 38%

BACHELOR'S DEGREE AWARDS 2011-12
By Racial and Ethnic Background San Marcos % of
CSU
CSU % of
State
African American / Black 48 1% 3,402 46%
American Indian / Alaskan Native 10 2% 470 41%
Asian 209 2% 12,189 35%
Hispanic 413 2% 18,637 57%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 9 1% 620 59%
White 819 3% 28,018 43%
Two or More Races 38 2% 1,771 74%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 242 3% 8,458 47%
Non-Resident Alien 38 1% 2,862 44%
Total 1,826 2% 76,427 45%
In High Demand Fields San Marcos % of
CSU
CSU % of
State
Nursing 136 5% 2,575 53%
Media/Culture/Design 223 3% 8,691 41%
Information Technology 29 2% 1,284 28%
Business and Professional Services 402 2% 16,119 50%
Life Science 203 2% 8,224 39%

REGULAR AND INTERNSHIP CREDENTIALS 2010-11
  San Marcos % of
CSU
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject 81 3%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject 242 7%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist 88 4%
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)
San Marcos Undergraduates 8,851
San Marcos Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients 3,214
San Marcos Pell Percentage of Undergraduates 36%
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)
San Marcos Bachelor's Degrees 1,826
San Marcos Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients 784
San Marcos Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees 43%
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
San Marcos average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 $6,596
San Marcos average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 $3,472
San Marcos "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 53%
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
San Marcos Percentage 34%
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
San Marcos Average $13,344
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
San Marcos Default Rate 2.1%
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
San Marcos graduates' median starting salary $38,200
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities $70,407
San Marcos graduates' mid-career median salary $69,000
Source: "Top State Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.