California State University-Los Angeles

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,742
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$3,859
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.6%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
76.5%
31,442 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
26,745
82.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
52.4%
1,646 Graduates

About

California State University-Los Angeles is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at California State University-Los Angeles were General Business Administration & Management (1,131 degrees awarded), Sociology (452 degrees), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (385 degrees).

In 2020, 7,442 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Los Angeles. 61.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (4,493 degrees), 4.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1023 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Los Angeles is $5,742, which is $−16,788 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Los Angeles is $5,742, which is $−16,788 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,859.

In 2020, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 22% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,742
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at California State University-Los Angeles was $5,742. The cost of tuition at California State University-Los Angeles is $−16,788 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$3,859
2020 Value
18.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 California State University-Los Angeles had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,859. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of California State University-Los Angeles grew by 18.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,091
Room and Board
$2,058
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Los Angeles was of $16,091 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,058. The cost of room and board increased by 10.9% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.65% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
22%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at California State University-Los Angeles received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.38% with respect to 2019, when 84% 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.
3.6%
2018 Default Rate
163
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Los Angeles was 3.6%, which represents 163 out of the 4524 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-Los Angeles received 31,442 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.54% annual decline. Out of those 31,442 applicants, 24,046 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.5% acceptance rate.

There were 26,745 students enrolled at California State University-Los Angeles in 2020, and 97% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Los Angeles has an overall enrollment yield of 16.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
24,046
Accepted Out of 31,442

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Los Angeles was 76.5% (24,046 admissions from 31,442 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 47.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −6.54%, while admissions grew by 49.5%.

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SAT Scores

97%
Submission Percentage
3,883
Scores Submitted

97% of enrolled first-time students at California State University-Los Angeles in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California State University-Los Angeles has a total enrollment of 26,745 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Los Angeles is 21,951 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,794. This means that 82.1% of students enrolled at California State University-Los Angeles are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California State University-Los Angeles, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.1% Hispanic or Latino, 11.7% Asian, 5.51% White, 3.61% Black or African American, 1.41% Two or More Races, 0.105% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.101% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at California State University-Los Angeles in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (44.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (27.6%) and Asian Male (5.94%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (38.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (16.8%) and Asian Female (8.16%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Los Angeles, both undergraduate and graduate, is 26,745 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Los Angeles is 21,951 and the part-time enrollment is 4,794. This means that 82.1% of students enrolled at California State University-Los Angeles are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2020 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-Los Angeles was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), California State University-Los Angeles 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
    18,484
  2. Asian
    3,136
  3. White
    1,473

The enrolled student population at California State University-Los Angeles is 69.1% Hispanic or Latino, 11.7% Asian, 5.51% White, 3.61% Black or African American, 1.41% Two or More Races, 0.105% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.101% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 613 students (2.29%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1698 more women than men received degrees from California State University-Los Angeles. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at California State University-Los Angeles is hispanic or latino (4,493 degrees awarded). There were 4.39 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1023 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Los Angeles is General Business Administration & Management (1,131 degrees awarded), followed by Sociology (452 degrees) and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (385 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at California State University-Los Angeles, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (422 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (277 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (62 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-Los Angeles are Other managers (361,156 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (347,898 people), Social workers, all other (226,616 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (190,071 people), and Chief executives & legislators (155,043 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Los Angeles are Public Administration and Social Service (422 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (277 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (62 degrees), Social Sciences (706 degrees), and Communications (380 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-Los Angeles are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Public relations specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at California State University-Los Angeles are Public Administration and Social Service (422 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (277 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (62 degrees), Social Sciences (706 degrees), and Communications (380 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-Los Angeles are Elementary & secondary schools (525,286 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (379,179 people), Legal services (281,021 people), Computer Systems Design (250,151 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (241,867 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Los Angeles are Public Administration and Social Service (422 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (277 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (62 degrees), Social Sciences (706 degrees), and Communications (380 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-Los Angeles.
Most Common
  1. 1131 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 452 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 385 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Los Angeles was General Business Administration & Management with 1131 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,872
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
4,570
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,872 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Los Angeles, which is 0.628 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,570).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 627 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Los Angeles in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.08 times more than the 580 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 580 degrees were awarded to women at California State University-Los Angeles in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.925 times less than the 627 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 9% of students graduating from California State University-Los Angeles completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California State University-Los Angeles is Female and Asian (66.4% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.94% of graduates (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    4,493 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1,023 degrees awarded
  3. White
    651 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Los Angeles is hispanic or latino (4,493 degrees awarded). There were 4.39 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1023 degrees).

2.78% of degree recipients (207 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    2,911 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    1,582 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    520 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at California State University-Los Angeles is hispanic or latino female (2,911 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1,582 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Los Angeles has an endowment valued at nearly $49.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.39M (17.1%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, California State University-Los Angeles had a total salary expenditure of $528M. California State University-Los Angeles employs 259 Professors, 197 Assistant professors, and 162 Lecturers. Most academics at California State University-Los Angeles are Male Professors (135), Female Professors(124), and Female Assistant professors (114).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Los Angeles are: Office and Administrative Support, with 249 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 214 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 163 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$49.1M
2020 Endowment
19%
growth from 2019

California State University-Los Angeles has an endowment valued at about $49.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Los Angeles grew 19% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.49M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, California State University-Los Angeles 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

Salary Expenditure

$177M
2020 Salaries
4.4%
growth from 2019

In 2020, California State University-Los Angeles paid a median of $177M in salaries, which represents 33.4% of their overall expenditure ($528M) and a 4.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.63% growth from 2018 and a 5.5% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$65.3M
Instructional Salaries
696
Number of Employees

In 2020, California State University-Los Angeles paid a total of $65.3M to 696 employees working as instructors, which represents 37% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
259 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
249 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Los Angeles were Professor with 259 employees; Assistant professor with 197 employees; and Assistant professor with 162 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Los Angeles were Office and Administrative Support with 249 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 214 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 163 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Los Angeles was Male Professor with 135 employees, Female Professor with 124 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 114 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at California State University-Los Angeles.

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