California State University-Los Angeles

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,472

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$3,933

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.46%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

63.7%

35,429 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

27,827

79.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

45.7%

920 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 (1,041 degrees awarded), Sociology (487 degrees), and General Psychology (316 degrees).

In 2016, 7,018 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Los Angeles. 59.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (3,462 degrees), 2.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1256 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Los Angeles is $5,472, which is $-14,688 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Los Angeles is $5,472, which is $-14,688 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,933.

In 2016, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% 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-Los Angeles was $5,472. The cost of tuition at California State University-Los Angeles is $-14,688 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$3,933

2016 Value

24.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 California State University-Los Angeles had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,933. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of California State University-Los Angeles grew by 24.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,134

Room and Board

$1,860

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Los Angeles was of $13,134 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 2.3% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.82% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

33%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at California State University-Los Angeles received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at California State University-Los Angeles (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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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.

5.46%

2015 Default Rate

244

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Los Angeles was 5.46%, which represents 244 out of the 4471 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 35,429 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 11.2% annual growth. Out of those 35,429 applicants, 22,567 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.7% acceptance rate.

There were 27,827 students enrolled at California State University-Los Angeles in 2016, and 95% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Los Angeles has an overall enrollment yield of 17%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

22,567

Accepted Out of 35,429

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Los Angeles was 63.7% (22,567 admissions from 35,429 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 68.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 11.2%, while admissions grew by 3.98%.

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SAT Scores

95%

Submission Percentage

3,644

Scores Submitted

95% of enrolled first-time students at California State University-Los Angeles in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California State University-Los Angeles has a total enrollment of 27,827 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Los Angeles is 22,170 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,657. This means that 79.7% 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 60.9% Hispanic or Latino, 14.2% Asian, 7.76% White, 4.06% Black or African American, 1.96% Two or More Races, 0.111% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.104% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at California State University-Los Angeles in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (39.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (25%) and Asian Female (7.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (30.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (12.5%) and White Female (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Los Angeles, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,827 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Los Angeles is 22,170 and the part-time enrollment is 5,657. This means that 79.7% of students enrolled at California State University-Los Angeles are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and 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-Los Angeles was 79%. 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

    16,943

  2. Asian

    3,960

  3. White

    2,158

The enrolled student population at California State University-Los Angeles is 60.9% Hispanic or Latino, 14.2% Asian, 7.76% White, 4.06% Black or African American, 1.96% Two or More Races, 0.111% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.104% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 818 students (2.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1374 more women than men received degrees from California State University-Los Angeles. The majority of degree recipients at California State University-Los Angeles are hispanic or latino (3,462 degrees awarded). There were 2.76 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1256 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Los Angeles is General Business Administration & Management (1,041 degrees awarded), followed by Sociology (487 degrees) and General Psychology (316 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 Social Sciences (752 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (50 degrees), and Communications (401 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 Miscellaneous managers (688,099 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (379,909 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (361,133 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (306,087 people), and Social workers (258,829 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Los Angeles are Social Sciences (752 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (50 degrees), Communications (401 degrees), Engineering (545 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (280 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 Public relations specialists, Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, and Sales engineers

The most specialized majors at California State University-Los Angeles are Social Sciences (752 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (50 degrees), Communications (401 degrees), Engineering (545 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (280 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 Computer Systems Design (534,508 people), Elementary & secondary schools (504,393 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (467,544 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (441,530 people), and Construction (318,002 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Los Angeles are Social Sciences (752 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (50 degrees), Communications (401 degrees), Engineering (545 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (280 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. 1041 degrees awarded

  2. 487 degrees awarded

  3. 316 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Los Angeles was General Business Administration & Management with 1041 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,822

  2. 4,196

In 2016, 2,822 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Los Angeles, which is 0.673 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,196).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 535 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Los Angeles in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.959 times less than the 558 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 558 degrees were awarded to women at California State University-Los Angeles in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.04 times more than the 535 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

6%

100% Completion Time

41%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 6% 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, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California State University-Los Angeles is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (83.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 2.72% of graduates (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    3,462 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    1,256 degrees awarded

  3. White

    809 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Los Angeles is hispanic or latino (3,462 degrees awarded). There were 2.76 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1256 degrees).

4.5% of degree recipients (316 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    2,207 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    1,255 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    695 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California State University-Los Angeles is hispanic or latino female (2,207 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1,255 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Los Angeles has an endowment valued at nearly $23.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.24M (9.54%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, California State University-Los Angeles had a total expenditure of $324M. Of that $324M, they spent $140M on salaries and $324M on benefits.

California State University-Los Angeles employs 281 Professors, 172 Lecturers, and 127 Assistant professors. Most academics at California State University-Los Angeles are Male Professors (156), Female Professors(125), and Male Lecturers (87).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Los Angeles are: Office and Administrative Support, with 240 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 181 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 151 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$23.5M

2015 Endowment

20.3%

growth from 2014

California State University-Los Angeles has an endowment valued at about $23.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Los Angeles grew 20.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.39M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at California State University-Los Angeles (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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 2015, 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

Primary Expenses

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

$140M

Salary Expenditure

$324M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, California State University-Los Angeles had a total expenditure of $324M. Of that $324M, they spent $140M on salaries and $324M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$140M

2015 Salaries

10.9%

growth from 2014

In 2015, California State University-Los Angeles paid a median of $140M in salaries, which represents 43.1% of their overall expenditure ($324M) and a 10.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.46% growth from 2013 and a 0.593% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$49.8M

Instructional Salaries

622

Number of Employees

In 2015, California State University-Los Angeles paid a total of $49.8M to 622 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

281 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

240 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Los Angeles were Professor with 281 employees; Lecturer with 172 employees; and Lecturer with 127 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Los Angeles were Office and Administrative Support with 240 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 181 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 151 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Lecturer

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Los Angeles was Male Professor with 156 employees, Female Professor with 125 employees, and Male Lecturer with 87 employees.

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

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