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California State University, Sacramento

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 Sacramento % of CSU CSU % of State
Bachelor's 5,690 7% 86,862 43%
Master's 875 5% 18,372 24%
Doctoral 12 3% 459 2%
Total 6,577 6% 105,693 35%
Bachelor's Degree Awards 2014-15
by Racial and Ethnic Background Sacramento % of CSU CSU % of State
African American / Black 258 7% 3,459 32%
American Indian / Alaskan Native 37 12% 310 41%
Asian 1,048 7% 14,306 37%
Hispanic 1,302 5% 26,607 53%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 46 11% 416 43%
White 2,092 7% 28,348 41%
Two or More Races 344 9% 3,753 44%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 476 7% 6,414 44%
Non-Resident Alien 87 3% 3,249 37%
Total 5,690 7% 86,862 43%
in High Demand Fields Sacramento % of CSU CSU % of State
Criminal Justice 424 15% 2,923 50%
Public Administration 142 9% 1,550 55%
Nursing 221 7% 2,954 41%
Media/Culture/Design 736 7% 11,183 43%
Life Science 687 6% 10,998 37%
Engineering 302 5% 5,567 44%
Regular and Internship Credentials 2013-14
Sacramento Percent of CSU CSU Percent of State
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject 125 5% 2,330 46%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject 108 4% 2,498 52%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist 105 7% 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)
Sacramento Undergraduates 25,543
Sacramento Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients 15,144
Sacramento Pell Percentage of Undergraduates 59%
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)
Sacramento Bachelor's Degrees 5,690
Sacramento Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients 3,517
Sacramento 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
Sacramento average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to all full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-15 $6,648
Sacramento average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2014-15 $1,743
Sacramento "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
Sacramento Percentage 13%
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
Sacramento Average $16,401
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)
Sacramento Default Rate 5.8%
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
Sacramento graduates' median early career salary $46,900
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities $74,716
Sacramento graduates' mid-career median salary $80,200
Source: "Best Public Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.