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California State University, Los Angeles

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 Los Angeles % of CSU CSU % of State
Bachelor's 3,765 4% 86,862 43%
Master's 906 5% 18,372 24%
Doctoral 7 2% 459 2%
Total 4,678 4% 105,693 35%
Bachelor's Degree Awards 2014-15
by Racial and Ethnic Background Los Angeles % of CSU CSU % of State
African American / Black 202 6% 3,459 32%
American Indian / Alaskan Native 3 1% 310 41%
Asian 651 5% 14,306 37%
Hispanic 1,884 7% 26,607 53%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 41 10% 416 43%
White 414 1% 28,348 41%
Two or More Races 53 1% 3,753 44%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 346 5% 6,414 44%
Non-Resident Alien 171 5% 3,249 37%
Total 3,765 4% 86,862 43%
in High Demand Fields Los Angeles % of CSU CSU % of State
Public Administration 136 9% 1,550 55%
Criminal Justice 193 7% 2,923 50%
Information Technology 99 5% 1,914 28%
Life Science 558 5% 10,998 37%
Business and Professional Services 768 5% 16,721 45%
Engineering 217 4% 5,567 44%
Regular and Internship Credentials 2013-14
Los Angeles Percent of CSU CSU Percent of State
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject 90 4% 2,330 46%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject 84 3% 2,498 52%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist 120 8% 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)
Los Angeles Undergraduates 18,750
Los Angeles Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients 13,698
Los Angeles Pell Percentage of Undergraduates 73%
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)
Los Angeles Bachelor's Degrees 3,765
Los Angeles Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients 2,706
Los Angeles Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees 72%
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
Los Angeles average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-15 $6,343
Los Angeles average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-15 $1,140
Los Angeles "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-15 18%
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
Los Angeles Percentage 15%
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
Los Angeles Average $12,242
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)
Los Angeles Default Rate 6.0%
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
Los Angeles graduates' median early career salary $42,300
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities $74,716
Los Angeles graduates' mid-career median salary $79,300
Source: "Best Public Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.