Measuring the Value of the CSU

Contributions to the Public Good

California State University, Sonoma State

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 Sonoma State % of CSU CSU Estimated % of State
Bachelor's 1,9492%92,04446%
Master's1911%20,28126%
Doctoral00%5073%
Total2,1402%112,83238%

Bachelor's Degree Awards 2015-16
by Racial and Ethnic Background Sonoma State % of CSU CSU Estimated % of State
African American / Black431%3,65533%
American Indian / Alaskan Native94%25133%
Asian690%15,73042%
Hispanic4341%30,84863%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander52%29326%
White1,0894%27,77940%
Two or More Races1083%4,04647%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown1603%5,66142%
Non-Resident Alien321%3,78138%
Total1,9492%92,04446%
in High Demand Fields Sonoma State % of CSU CSU Estimated % of State
Criminal Justice933%2,85650%
Nursing763%2,96543%
Agriculture292%1,35075%
Business and Professional Services3572%18,23050%
Information Technology452%2,34933%
Life Science1691%11,76441%

Regular and Internship Credentials 2014-15
Sonoma State % of CSU CSU Estimated % of State
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Single Subject864%2,34846%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Multiple Subject833%2,73052%
First-Time/New Type Credentials Issued, Educ. Specialist292%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)
Sonoma State Undergraduates8,116
Sonoma State Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients2,886
Sonoma State Pell Percentage of Undergraduates36%
System Pell Percentage of Undergraduates1%
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)
Sonoma State Bachelor's Degrees1,949
Sonoma State Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients731
Sonoma State Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees38%
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
Sonoma State all full-time undergraduates in AY 2015-16$7,330
Sonoma State average tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time undergraduates in AY 2015-16$2,870
Sonoma State "Net" percent of "Sticker" Tuition & Fees for full-time undergraduates in AY 2015-1639%
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.)
Sonoma State Percentage49%
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.)
Sonoma State Average$16,306
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)
Sonoma State Default Rate3.9%
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
Sonoma State graduates' median early career salary$46,100
National average mid-career median salary of graduates from public universities$75,055
Sonoma State graduates' mid-career median salary$83,900
Source: "Best Public Universities by Salary Potential", PayScale Inc.