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California State University, Fullerton

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 2013-14
Total Degree Awards Fullerton % of CSU CSU % of State
Bachelor's 7,451 9% 85,191 47%
Master's 1,476 8% 18,225 26%
Doctoral 59 16% 365 2%
Total 8,986 9% 103,781 39%
Bachelor's Degree Awards 2013-14
by Racial and Ethnic Background Fullerton % of CSU CSU % of State
African American / Black 180 5% 3,741 47%
American Indian / Alaskan Native 21 6% 336 38%
Asian 1,596 12% 13,808 37%
Hispanic 2,420 10% 24,461 61%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 19 4% 519 45%
White 2,229 8% 28,946 44%
Two or More Races 258 8% 3,322 68%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 450 7% 6,882 44%
Non-Resident Alien 278 9% 3,176 41%
Total 7,451 9% 85,191 47%
in High Demand Fields Fullerton % of CSU CSU % of State
Public Administration 276 17% 1,580 59%
Media/Culture/Design 1,356 14% 9,544 44%
Business and Professional Services 1,796 11% 16,453 53%
Criminal Justice 296 10% 2,943 65%
Nursing 255 10% 2,682 43%
Life Science 949 9% 10,240 42%
Regular and Internship Credentials 2012-13
  Fullerton Percent of CSU CSU Percent of State
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject 187 8% 2,382 46%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject 174 7% 2,562 53%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist 148 9% 1,669 43%
Sources: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), and Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Economic Diversity: Access & Completion
Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients (2012-13)
Fullerton Undergraduates 31,013
Fullerton Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients 13,945
Fullerton Pell Percentage of Undergraduates 45%
System Pell Percentage of Undergraduates 50%
National Pell Percentage of Public Four-Year Undergraduates 34%
National Pell Percentage of Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Undergraduates 32%
Bachelor's Degree Pell Grant Recipients (2013-14)
Fullerton Bachelor's Degrees 7,451
Fullerton Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients 3,572
Fullerton Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees 48%
System Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees 52%
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 2013-14
$8,485
Average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to
private four-year (not-for-profit) full-time undergraduates in AY 2013-14
$29,497
Fullerton average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2013-14 $6,188
Fullerton average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2013-14 $3,025
Fullerton "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2013-14 49%
Sources: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) IPEDS Data Center
Loan Debt of Baccalaureate Recipients
Percent of 2012-13 Baccalaureate Recipients who
Started as Freshmen and Assumed Loans
Fullerton Percentage 14%
State Percentage 53%
National Public Four-Year Percentage 60%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Percentage 65%
Average Loan Debt of 2012-13 Baccalaureate
Recipients who Started as Freshmen and Assumed Loans
Fullerton Average $14,963
State Average $18,066
National Public Four-Year Average $25,043
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Average $29,708
Loan Debt Three-Year Default Rate (2010-11)
Fullerton Default Rate 5.6%
CSU Default Rate 6.7%
National Public Four-Year Default Rate 8.9%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Default Rate 7.0%
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, and The Institute for College Access & Success, College InSight, and the U.S. Department of Education 2011 three-year official cohort default rate for schools.
Salaries of Baccalaureate Recipients
-- PayScale (2014-15)
National average early-career median salary of graduates from public state universities $44,026
Fullerton graduates' median early career salary $42,600
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public state universities $74,021
Fullerton graduates' mid-career median salary $84,100
Source: "State Schools by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.