Measuring the Value of the CSU

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 2014-15
Total Degree Awards Northridge % of CSU CSU % of State
Bachelor's 7,2318%86,86243%
Master's1,86810%18,37224%
Doctoral184%4592%
Total9,1179%105,69335%

Bachelor's Degree Awards 2014-15
by Racial and Ethnic Background Northridge % of CSU CSU % of State
African American / Black39511%3,45932%
American Indian / Alaskan Native134%31041%
Asian8056%14,30637%
Hispanic2,4819%26,60753%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander133%41643%
White2,2438%28,34841%
Two or More Races2747%3,75344%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown5559%6,41444%
Non-Resident Alien45214%3,24937%
Total7,2318%86,86243%
in High Demand Fields Northridge % of CSU CSU % of State
Media/Culture/Design1,41013%11,18343%
Information Technology1628%1,91428%
Life Science8528%10,99837%
Business and Professional Services1,2127%16,72145%
Hospitality and Tourism517%76495%
Engineering3276%5,56744%

Regular and Internship Credentials 2013-14
Northridge Percent of CSU CSU Percent of State
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject1145%2,33046%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject1345%2,49852%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist1158%1,50343%
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 Undergraduates31,723
Northridge Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients17,987
Northridge Pell Percentage of Undergraduates57%
System Pell Percentage of Undergraduates52%
National Pell Percentage of Public Four-Year Undergraduates49%
National Pell Percentage of Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Undergraduates45%
Bachelor's Degree Pell Grant Recipients (2014-15)
Northridge Bachelor's Degrees7,231
Northridge Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients4,287
Northridge Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees59%
System Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees55%
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 2014-1526%
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 Percentage18%
State Percentage53%
National Public Four-Year Percentage60%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Percentage64%
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 Rate5.2%
CSU Default Rate4.93%
National Public Four-Year Default Rate7.6%
National Private Four-Year (Not-for-Profit) Default Rate6.8%
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.