California State University-Fullerton

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,472

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$8,170

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.92%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

48.2%

44,493 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

40,235

76.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

62.3%

2,334 Graduates

About

California State University-Fullerton is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at California State University-Fullerton were General Business Administration & Management (2,120 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (818 degrees), and General Psychology (594 degrees).

In 2016, 10,314 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Fullerton. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (3,267 degrees), 1.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2835 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Fullerton 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-Fullerton 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 $8,170.

In 2016, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 30% 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-Fullerton was $5,472. The cost of tuition at California State University-Fullerton 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

$8,170

2016 Value

3.22%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 California State University-Fullerton had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,170. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of California State University-Fullerton grew by 3.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,004

Room and Board

$1,860

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Fullerton was of $14,004 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,860. The cost of room and board increased by 5.95% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.99% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

30%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

64% of undergraduate students at California State University-Fullerton received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.54% with respect to 2015, when 65% 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.

3.92%

2015 Default Rate

230

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Fullerton was 3.92%, which represents 230 out of the 5872 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-Fullerton received 44,493 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.34% annual growth. Out of those 44,493 applicants, 21,459 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48.2% acceptance rate.

There were 40,235 students enrolled at California State University-Fullerton in 2016, and 90% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Fullerton has an overall enrollment yield of 20.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

48.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

21,459

Accepted Out of 44,493

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Fullerton was 48.2% (21,459 admissions from 44,493 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 41.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 6.34%, while admissions grew by 22.5%.

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SAT Scores

90%

Submission Percentage

3,971

Scores Submitted

90% of enrolled first-time students at California State University-Fullerton in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California State University-Fullerton has a total enrollment of 40,235 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Fullerton is 30,607 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,628. This means that 76.1% of students enrolled at California State University-Fullerton are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California State University-Fullerton, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39.1% Hispanic or Latino, 21.5% White, 20.5% Asian, 4.27% Two or More Races, 2.1% Black or African American, 0.157% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.124% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at California State University-Fullerton in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (25.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (16.5%) and Asian Female (11.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (18.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (16.6%) and Asian Female (9.57%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Fullerton, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40,235 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Fullerton is 30,607 and the part-time enrollment is 9,628. This means that 76.1% of students enrolled at California State University-Fullerton are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%

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-Fullerton was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), California State University-Fullerton had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    15,728

  2. White

    8,666

  3. Asian

    8,246

The enrolled student population at California State University-Fullerton is 39.1% Hispanic or Latino, 21.5% White, 20.5% Asian, 4.27% Two or More Races, 2.1% Black or African American, 0.157% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.124% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 1,647 students (4.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1626 more women than men received degrees from California State University-Fullerton. The majority of degree recipients at California State University-Fullerton are hispanic or latino (3,267 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2835 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Fullerton is General Business Administration & Management (2,120 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (818 degrees) and General Psychology (594 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at California State University-Fullerton, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (132 degrees awarded), Communications (1,050 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (557 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Fullerton are Miscellaneous managers (210,762 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (199,848 people), Social workers (196,329 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (139,181 people), and Marketing & sales managers (108,916 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Fullerton are Cultural & Gender Studies (132 degrees awarded), Communications (1,050 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (557 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (410 degrees), and History (134 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-Fullerton are Public relations specialists, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at California State University-Fullerton are Cultural & Gender Studies (132 degrees awarded), Communications (1,050 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (557 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (410 degrees), and History (134 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-Fullerton are Elementary & secondary schools (406,034 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (238,755 people), Hospitals (189,535 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (128,145 people), and Individual & family services (127,561 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Fullerton are Cultural & Gender Studies (132 degrees awarded), Communications (1,050 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (557 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (410 degrees), and History (134 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-Fullerton.

Most Common

  1. 2120 degrees awarded

  2. 818 degrees awarded

  3. 594 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Fullerton was General Business Administration & Management with 2120 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,344

  2. 5,970

In 2016, 4,344 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Fullerton, which is 0.728 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,970).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 1292 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Fullerton in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.34 times more than the 964 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 964 degrees were awarded to women at California State University-Fullerton in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.746 times less than the 1292 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%

100% Completion Time

56%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 14% of students graduating from California State University-Fullerton 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%.

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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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (70.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California State University-Fullerton is Female and White (70.4% 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, 3.34% of graduates (78 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    3,267 degrees awarded

  2. White

    2,835 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    2,080 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Fullerton is hispanic or latino (3,267 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2835 degrees).

5.04% of degree recipients (520 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    2,073 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    1,651 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    1,194 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California State University-Fullerton is hispanic or latino female (2,073 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,651 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Fullerton has an endowment valued at nearly $52.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.4M (2.65%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, California State University-Fullerton had a total expenditure of $519M. Of that $519M, they spent $218M on salaries and $519M on benefits.

California State University-Fullerton employs 320 Professors, 234 Lecturers, and 234 Assistant professors. Most academics at California State University-Fullerton are Male Professors (182), Female Lecturers(140), and Female Professors (138).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Fullerton are: Office and Administrative Support, with 348 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 346 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 235 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$52.6M

2015 Endowment

4.55%

growth from 2014

California State University-Fullerton has an endowment valued at about $52.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Fullerton grew 4.55% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $218M 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. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, California State University-Fullerton received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 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.

$218M

Salary Expenditure

$519M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, California State University-Fullerton had a total expenditure of $519M. Of that $519M, they spent $218M on salaries and $519M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$218M

2015 Salaries

10.3%

growth from 2014

In 2015, California State University-Fullerton paid a median of $218M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($519M) and a 10.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.08% growth from 2013 and a 1.15% decline from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$79.8M

Instructional Salaries

981

Number of Employees

In 2015, California State University-Fullerton paid a total of $79.8M to 981 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.6% 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

320 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

348 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Fullerton were Professor with 320 employees; Lecturer with 234 employees; and Lecturer with 234 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Fullerton were Office and Administrative Support with 348 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 346 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 235 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Lecturer

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Fullerton was Male Professor with 182 employees, Female Lecturer with 140 employees, and Female Professor with 138 employees.

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

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