California State University-Fresno

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,472

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$6,177

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.04%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

53.5%

18,735 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

24,405

85.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

56.5%

1,459 Graduates

About

California State University-Fresno is a higher education institution located in Fresno County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at California State University-Fresno were General Business Administration & Management (570 degrees awarded), Criminology (348 degrees), and General Psychology (334 degrees).

In 2016, 5,150 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Fresno. 59.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (2,072 degrees), 1.41 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1472 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Fresno is $5,472, which is $-20,384 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Fresno is $5,472, which is $-20,384 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,177.

In 2016, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 32% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,472

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at California State University-Fresno was $5,472. The cost of tuition at California State University-Fresno is $-20,384 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$6,177

2016 Value

9.77%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 California State University-Fresno had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,177. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of California State University-Fresno grew by 9.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,351

Room and Board

$1,794

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Fresno was of $10,351 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,794. The cost of room and board decreased by 5.35% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.82% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

32%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at California State University-Fresno received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.33% with respect to 2015, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

5.04%

2015 Default Rate

194

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Fresno was 5.04%, which represents 194 out of the 3849 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

California State University-Fresno received 18,735 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.03% annual decline. Out of those 18,735 applicants, 10,031 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.5% acceptance rate.

There were 24,405 students enrolled at California State University-Fresno in 2016, and 93% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Fresno has an overall enrollment yield of 32.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

10,031

Accepted Out of 18,735

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Fresno was 53.5% (10,031 admissions from 18,735 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 52.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -6.03%, while admissions declined by -3.6%.

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SAT Scores

93%

Submission Percentage

3,082

Scores Submitted

93% of enrolled first-time students at California State University-Fresno in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California State University-Fresno has a total enrollment of 24,405 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Fresno is 20,935 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,470. This means that 85.8% of students enrolled at California State University-Fresno are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California State University-Fresno, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.7% Hispanic or Latino, 21.1% White, 13.7% Asian, 3.06% Black or African American, 2.77% Two or More Races, 0.361% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.164% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at California State University-Fresno in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (31.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (19.7%) and White Female (10.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (27.5%), followed by White Female (20.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (10.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Fresno, both undergraduate and graduate, is 24,405 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Fresno is 20,935 and the part-time enrollment is 3,470. This means that 85.8% of students enrolled at California State University-Fresno are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at California State University-Fresno was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), California State University-Fresno had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    11,651

  2. White

    5,157

  3. Asian

    3,352

The enrolled student population at California State University-Fresno is 47.7% Hispanic or Latino, 21.1% White, 13.7% Asian, 3.06% Black or African American, 2.77% Two or More Races, 0.361% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.164% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,177 students (4.82%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 998 more women than men received degrees from California State University-Fresno. The majority of degree recipients at California State University-Fresno are hispanic or latino (2,072 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1472 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Fresno is General Business Administration & Management (570 degrees awarded), followed by Criminology (348 degrees) and General Psychology (334 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at California State University-Fresno, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (347 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (277 degrees), and Social Sciences (574 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Fresno are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (371,182 people), Miscellaneous managers (317,099 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (273,488 people), Postsecondary teachers (166,986 people), and Chief executives & legislators (124,959 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Fresno are Agriculture (347 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (277 degrees), Social Sciences (574 degrees), History (90 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (74 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Fresno are Real estate brokers & sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at California State University-Fresno are Agriculture (347 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (277 degrees), Social Sciences (574 degrees), History (90 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (74 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Fresno are Elementary & secondary schools (495,371 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (364,492 people), Legal services (302,047 people), Hospitals (215,511 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (202,083 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Fresno are Agriculture (347 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (277 degrees), Social Sciences (574 degrees), History (90 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (74 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by California State University-Fresno.

Most Common

  1. 570 degrees awarded

  2. 348 degrees awarded

  3. 334 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Fresno was General Business Administration & Management with 570 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,076

  2. 3,074

In 2016, 2,076 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Fresno, which is 0.675 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,074).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 381 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Fresno in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.4 times more than the 272 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 272 degrees were awarded to women at California State University-Fresno in General Psychology, which is 3.73 times more than the 73 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%

100% Completion Time

52%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 15% of students graduating from California State University-Fresno completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (72.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California State University-Fresno is Female and Two or More Races (72.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.66% of graduates (68 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    2,072 degrees awarded

  2. White

    1,472 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    649 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Fresno is hispanic or latino (2,072 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1472 degrees).

7.09% of degree recipients (365 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,305 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    836 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    767 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California State University-Fresno is hispanic or latino female (1,305 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (836 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Fresno has an endowment valued at nearly $157M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.63M (2.31%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, California State University-Fresno had a total expenditure of $318M. Of that $318M, they spent $137M on salaries and $318M on benefits.

California State University-Fresno employs 220 Professors, 193 Assistant professors, and 182 Lecturers. Most academics at California State University-Fresno are Male Professors (151), Female Assistant professors(102), and Female Lecturers (97).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Fresno are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 211 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 184 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 168 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$157M

2015 Endowment

2.25%

growth from 2014

California State University-Fresno has an endowment valued at about $157M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Fresno grew 2.25% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $114M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $75.5k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, California State University-Fresno received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $75.5k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$137M

Salary Expenditure

$318M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, California State University-Fresno had a total expenditure of $318M. Of that $318M, they spent $137M on salaries and $318M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at California State University-Fresno as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$137M

2015 Salaries

7%

growth from 2014

In 2015, California State University-Fresno paid a median of $137M in salaries, which represents 43.2% of their overall expenditure ($318M) and a 7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.4% growth from 2013 and a 1.22% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$52.7M

Instructional Salaries

686

Number of Employees

In 2015, California State University-Fresno paid a total of $52.7M to 686 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

220 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

211 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Fresno were Professor with 220 employees; Assistant professor with 193 employees; and Assistant professor with 182 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Fresno were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 211 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 184 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 168 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Fresno was Male Professor with 151 employees, Female Assistant professor with 102 employees, and Female Lecturer with 97 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at California State University-Fresno.

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