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California State University, Northridge

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 Northridge % of CSU CSU % of State
Bachelor's 7,231 8% 86,862 43%
Master's 1,868 10% 18,372 24%
Doctoral 18 4% 459 2%
Total 9,117 9% 105,693 35%
Bachelor's Degree Awards 2014-15
by Racial and Ethnic Background Northridge % of CSU CSU % of State
African American / Black 395 11% 3,459 32%
American Indian / Alaskan Native 13 4% 310 41%
Asian 805 6% 14,306 37%
Hispanic 2,481 9% 26,607 53%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 13 3% 416 43%
White 2,243 8% 28,348 41%
Two or More Races 274 7% 3,753 44%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 555 9% 6,414 44%
Non-Resident Alien 452 14% 3,249 37%
Total 7,231 8% 86,862 43%
in High Demand Fields Northridge % of CSU CSU % of State
Media/Culture/Design 1,410 13% 11,183 43%
Information Technology 162 8% 1,914 28%
Life Science 852 8% 10,998 37%
Business and Professional Services 1,212 7% 16,721 45%
Hospitality and Tourism 51 7% 764 95%
Engineering 327 6% 5,567 44%
Regular and Internship Credentials 2013-14
  Northridge Percent of CSU CSU Percent of State
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject 114 5% 2,330 46%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject 134 5% 2,498 52%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist 115 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)
Northridge Undergraduates 31,723
Northridge Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients 17,987
Northridge Pell Percentage of Undergraduates 57%
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)
Northridge Bachelor's Degrees 7,231
Northridge Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients 4,287
Northridge Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees 59%
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
Northridge average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-15 $6,544
Northridge average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-15 $1,697
Northridge "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-15 26%
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
Northridge Percentage 18%
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
Northridge Average $15,004
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)
Northridge Default Rate 5.2%
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
Northridge graduates' median early career salary $43,000
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities $74,716
Northridge graduates' mid-career median salary $81,900
Source: "Best Public Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.