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    Discover how many students who start at CSUN finish their bachelor's degree and how long it takes.

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Public Good

Contributions to the Public Good

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 2011-12
Total Degree Awards Northridge % of
CSU
CSU % of
State
Bachelor's 6,5209%76,42745%
Master's1,88510%19,51728%
Doctoral2412%2081%
Total8,4299%96,15238%
BACHELOR'S DEGREE AWARDS 2011-12
By Racial and Ethnic Background Northridge % of
CSU
CSU % of
State
African American / Black39111%3,40246%
American Indian / Alaskan Native153%47041%
Asian6766%12,18935%
Hispanic1,7209%18,63757%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander488%62059%
White2,1398%28,01843%
Two or More Races945%1,77174%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown1,01612%8,45847%
Non-Resident Alien42115%2,86244%
Total6,5209%76,42745%
In High Demand Fields Northridge % of
CSU
CSU % of
State
Media/Culture/Design89310%8,69141%
Information Technology1129%1,28428%
Business and Professional Services1,2908%16,11950%
Life Science5977%8,22439%
Hospitality and Tourism315%61295%
Engineering1965%4,33147%
REGULAR AND INTERNSHIP CREDENTIALS 2010-11
  Northridge % of
CSU
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject2448%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject2116%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist1859%
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)
Northridge Undergraduates 30,139
Northridge Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients 13,629
Northridge Pell Percentage of Undergraduates 45%
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)
Northridge Bachelor's Degrees 6,520
Northridge Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients 3,410
Northridge Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees 52%
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
Northridge average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 $6,488
Northridge average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 $3,110
Northridge "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12 48%
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
Northridge Percentage 33%
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
Northridge Average $15,714
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
Northridge Default Rate 6.3%
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
Northridge graduates' median starting salary $42,200
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities $70,407
Northridge graduates' mid-career median salary $80,000
Source: "Top State Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.
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