California State University-Fresno

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,742
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,002
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.79%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
57.9%
18,123 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
24,298
85.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
54%
1,639 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 (723 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (424 degrees), and Criminology (415 degrees).

In 2019, 5,962 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Fresno. 60.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (2,764 degrees), 1.95 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1417 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Fresno is $5,742, which is $−22,758 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Fresno is $5,742, which is $−22,758 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,002.

In 2019, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 27% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,742
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at California State University-Fresno was $5,742. The cost of tuition at California State University-Fresno is $−22,758 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$6,002
2019 Value
11.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 California State University-Fresno had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,002. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of California State University-Fresno grew by 11.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,184
Room and Board
$1,918
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Fresno was of $12,184 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,918. The cost of room and board increased by 5.95% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.45% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
27%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at California State University-Fresno received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.6% with respect to 2018, when 77% 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.
4.79%
2017 Default Rate
188
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Fresno was 4.79%, which represents 188 out of the 3928 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 18,123 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.91% annual decline. Out of those 18,123 applicants, 10,501 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.9% acceptance rate.

There were 24,298 students enrolled at California State University-Fresno in 2019, and 97% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Fresno has an overall enrollment yield of 31.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
10,501
Accepted Out of 18,123

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Fresno was 57.9% (10,501 admissions from 18,123 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 57.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −1.91%, while admissions declined by −1.21%.

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SAT Scores

97%
Submission Percentage
3,235
Scores Submitted

97% of enrolled first-time students at California State University-Fresno in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California State University-Fresno has a total enrollment of 24,298 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Fresno is 20,796 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,502. This means that 85.6% 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 52.7% Hispanic or Latino, 19% White, 12.5% Asian, 2.7% Two or More Races, 2.64% Black or African American, 0.403% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.181% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at California State University-Fresno in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (34.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (20.7%) and White Female (10.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (33.8%), followed by White Female (18.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (11.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Fresno, both undergraduate and graduate, is 24,298 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Fresno is 20,796 and the part-time enrollment is 3,502. This means that 85.6% of students enrolled at California State University-Fresno are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2019 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 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), California State University-Fresno had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    12,801
  2. White
    4,606
  3. Asian
    3,041

The enrolled student population at California State University-Fresno is 52.7% Hispanic or Latino, 19% White, 12.5% Asian, 2.7% Two or More Races, 2.64% Black or African American, 0.403% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.181% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 1,038 students (4.27%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1214 more women than men received degrees from California State University-Fresno. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at California State University-Fresno is hispanic or latino (2,764 degrees awarded). There were 1.95 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1417 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Fresno is General Business Administration & Management (723 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (424 degrees) and Criminology (415 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 (372 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (282 degrees), and Social Sciences (669 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 (426,355 people), Other managers (371,757 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (257,397 people), Postsecondary teachers (190,957 people), and Social workers, all other (165,368 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Fresno are Agriculture (372 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (282 degrees), Social Sciences (669 degrees), History (87 degrees), and Psychology (397 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Fresno are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at California State University-Fresno are Agriculture (372 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (282 degrees), Social Sciences (669 degrees), History (87 degrees), and Psychology (397 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 (766,610 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (476,244 people), Legal services (342,224 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (325,899 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (272,323 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Fresno are Agriculture (372 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (282 degrees), Social Sciences (669 degrees), History (87 degrees), and Psychology (397 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. 723 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 424 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 415 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Fresno was General Business Administration & Management with 723 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,374
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,588
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,374 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Fresno, which is 0.662 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,588).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 480 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Fresno in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.36 times more than the 352 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 370 degrees were awarded to women at California State University-Fresno in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 6.85 times more than the 54 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
56%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 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, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California State University-Fresno is Female and White (66.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 3.84% of graduates (63 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,764 degrees awarded
  2. White
    1,417 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    679 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Fresno is hispanic or latino (2,764 degrees awarded). There were 1.95 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1417 degrees).

5.27% of degree recipients (314 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,790 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    974 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    838 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California State University-Fresno is hispanic or latino female (1,790 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (974 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Fresno has an endowment valued at nearly $159M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.55M (3.5%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, California State University-Fresno had a total salary expenditure of $490M. California State University-Fresno employs 228 Professors, 227 Assistant professors, and 199 Lecturers. Most academics at California State University-Fresno are Male Professors (154), Female Lecturers(119), and Female Assistant professors (114).

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 243 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 199 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 183 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$159M
2019 Endowment
4.69%
growth from 2018

California State University-Fresno has an endowment valued at about $159M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Fresno grew 4.69% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $152M 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. $92.9k - Federal
  2. $119k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, California State University-Fresno received $92.9k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $119k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$162M
2019 Salaries
1.72%
growth from 2018

In 2019, California State University-Fresno paid a median of $162M in salaries, which represents 33.1% of their overall expenditure ($490M) and a 1.72% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.76% growth from 2017 and a 10.8% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$69.3M
Instructional Salaries
787
Number of Employees

In 2019, California State University-Fresno paid a total of $69.3M to 787 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
228 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
243 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Fresno were Professor with 228 employees; Assistant professor with 227 employees; and Assistant professor with 199 employees.

In 2019, 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 243 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 199 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 183 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Lecturer
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Fresno was Male Professor with 154 employees, Female Lecturer with 119 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 114 employees.

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

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