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California State University, Fresno

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 Fresno % of CSU CSU % of State
Bachelor's 3,878 4% 86,862 43%
Master's 831 5% 18,372 24%
Doctoral 79 17% 459 2%
Total 4,788 5% 105,693 35%
Bachelor's Degree Awards 2014-15
by Racial and Ethnic Background Fresno % of CSU CSU % of State
African American / Black 149 4% 3,459 32%
American Indian / Alaskan Native 12 4% 310 41%
Asian 536 4% 14,306 37%
Hispanic 1,475 6% 26,607 53%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 10 2% 416 43%
White 1,145 4% 28,348 41%
Two or More Races 114 3% 3,753 44%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 305 5% 6,414 44%
Non-Resident Alien 132 4% 3,249 37%
Total 3,878 4% 86,862 43%
in High Demand Fields Fresno % of CSU CSU % of State
Agriculture 246 17% 1,416 76%
Public Administration 114 7% 1,550 55%
Nursing 170 6% 2,954 41%
Life Science 607 6% 10,998 37%
Engineering 201 4% 5,567 44%
Business and Professional Services 567 3% 16,721 45%
Regular and Internship Credentials 2013-14
Fresno Percent of CSU CSU Percent of State
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject 181 8% 2,330 46%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject 227 9% 2,498 52%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist 59 4% 1,503 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 (2013-14)
Fresno Undergraduates 19,566
Fresno Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients 12,152
Fresno Pell Percentage of Undergraduates 62%
System Pell Percentage of Undergraduates 52%
National Pell Percentage of Public Four-Year Undergraduates 49%
National Pell Percentage of Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Undergraduates 45%
Bachelor's Degree Pell Grant Recipients (2014-15)
Fresno Bachelor's Degrees 3,878
Fresno Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients 2,411
Fresno Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees 62%
System Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees 55%
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
Fresno average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-15 $6,298
Fresno average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-15 $1,322
Fresno "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-15 21%
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
Fresno Percentage 22%
State Percentage 53%
National Public Four-Year Percentage 60%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Percentage 64%
Average Loan Debt of 2013-14 Baccalaureate
Recipients who Started as Freshmen and Assumed Loans
Fresno Average $15,453
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)
Fresno Default Rate 4.3%
CSU Default Rate 4.93%
National Public Four-Year Default Rate 7.6%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Default Rate 6.8%
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
Fresno graduates' median early career salary $43,000
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities $74,716
Fresno graduates' mid-career median salary $76,200
Source: "Best Public Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.