Measuring the Value of the CSU

Contributions to the Public Good

California State University, Fullerton

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 2015-16
Total Degree Awards Fullerton % of CSU CSU Estimated % of State
Bachelor's 8,0399%92,04446%
Master's1,8689%20,28126%
Doctoral479%5073%
Total9,9549%112,83238%

Bachelor's Degree Awards 2015-16
by Racial and Ethnic Background Fullerton % of CSU CSU Estimated % of State
African American / Black1675%3,65533%
American Indian / Alaskan Native156%25133%
Asian1,73411%15,73042%
Hispanic2,7829%30,84863%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander196%29326%
White2,2328%27,77940%
Two or More Races3128%4,04647%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown3957%5,66142%
Non-Resident Alien38310%3,78138%
Total8,0399%92,04446%
in High Demand Fields Fullerton % of CSU CSU Estimated % of State
Public Administration28919%1,55060%
Media/Culture/Design1,40513%11,23347%
Business and Professional Services2,06111%18,23050%
Criminal Justice27610%2,85650%
Nursing2669%2,96543%
Life Science1,0529%11,76441%

Regular and Internship Credentials 2014-15
Fullerton % of CSU CSU Estimated % of State
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject1727%2,34846%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject1365%2,73052%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist1118%1,45444%
Sources: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), and Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Economic Diversity: Access & Completion
Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients (2014-15)
Fullerton Undergraduates32,073
Fullerton Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients16,061
Fullerton Pell Percentage of Undergraduates50%
System Pell Percentage of Undergraduates8%
National Pell Percentage of Public Four-Year Undergraduates50%
National Pell Percentage of Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Undergraduates44%
Bachelor's Degree Pell Grant Recipients (2015-16)
Fullerton Bachelor's Degrees8,039
Fullerton Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients4,153
Fullerton Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees52%
System Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees52%
Sources: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS).

Sticker and "Net" Tuition & Fees
Average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to public four-year full-time instate undergraduates in AY 2015-16$8,972
Average tuition and fee "sticker" charged to private four-year (not-for-profit) full-time undergraduates in AY 2015-16$31,508
Fullerton all full-time undergraduates in AY 2015-16$6,437
Fullerton average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2015-16$1,998
Fullerton "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2015-1631%
Sources: CSU Chancellor's Office, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) IPEDS Data Center

Loan Debt of Baccalaureate Recipients
Percentage of All 2014-15 Baccalaureate Recipients Loan Debt
(Only baccalaureate recipients who started as freshman and graduated were reported in prior years.)
Fullerton Percentage45%
State Percentage53%
National Public Four-Year Percentage59%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Percentage64%
Average Loan Debt of 2014-15 Baccalaureate Recipients
(Only baccalaureate recipients who started as freshman and graduated were reported in prior years.)
Fullerton Average$14,059
State Average$19,344
National Public Four-Year Average$26,476
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Average$31,622
Loan Debt Three-Year Default Rate (2012-13)
Fullerton Default Rate4.1%
CSU Default Rate4.4%
National Public Four-Year Default Rate7.3%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Default Rate6.5%
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 2013 three-year official cohort default rate for schools.

Salaries of Baccalaureate Recipients
- PayScale (2016-17)
National average early career median salary of graduates from public universities$45,213
Fullerton graduates' median early career salary$43,400
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities$75,055
Fullerton graduates' mid-career median salary$81,900
Source: "Best Public Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.