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|DEGREES GRANTED 2011-12|
|Total Degree Awards||Sacramento||% of
|BACHELOR'S DEGREE AWARDS 2011-12|
|By Racial and Ethnic Background||Sacramento||% of
|African American / Black||247||7%||3,402||46%|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||26||6%||470||41%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||41||7%||620||59%|
|Two or More Races||200||11%||1,771||74%|
|Race and Ethnicity Unknown||523||6%||8,458||47%|
|In High Demand Fields||Sacramento||% of
|Business and Professional Services||973||6%||16,119||50%|
|REGULAR AND INTERNSHIP CREDENTIALS 2010-11|
|First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject||174||6%|
|First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject||203||6%|
|First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist||133||7%|
|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)|
|Sacramento Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients||10,902|
|Sacramento Pell Percentage of Undergraduates||46%|
|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)|
|Sacramento Bachelor's Degrees||4,861|
|Sacramento Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients||2,667|
|Sacramento Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees||55%|
|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|
|Sacramento average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12||$6,573|
|Sacramento average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12||$2,932|
|Sacramento "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2011-12||45%|
|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|
|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|
|National Public Four-Year Average||$29,059|
|National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Average||$23,065|
|Loan Debt Default Rate|
|Sacramento Default Rate||6.5%|
|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|
|Sacramento graduates' median starting salary||$45,700|
|National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities||$70,407|
|Sacramento graduates' mid-career median salary||$82,700|
|Source: "Top State Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.|