California State University-Sacramento

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,742
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$10,271
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.66%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
82.3%
27,576 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
31,992
81.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
51.1%
1,529 Graduates

About

California State University-Sacramento is a higher education institution located in Sacramento County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at California State University-Sacramento were General Business Administration & Management (1,019 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (518 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (510 degrees).

In 2019, 8,366 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Sacramento. 59.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,590 degrees), 1.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2420 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Sacramento is $5,742, which is $-16,284 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Sacramento is $5,742, which is $-16,284 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,271.

In 2019, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 32% 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-Sacramento was $5,742. The cost of tuition at California State University-Sacramento is $-16,284 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$10,271
2019 Value
3.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 California State University-Sacramento had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,271. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of California State University-Sacramento grew by 3.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,340
Room and Board
$1,918
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Sacramento was of $14,340 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 3.58% 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

71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
32%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at California State University-Sacramento received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.74% with respect to 2018, when 73% 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.
4.66%
2017 Default Rate
256
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Sacramento was 4.66%, which represents 256 out of the 5491 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-Sacramento received 27,576 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.73% annual growth. Out of those 27,576 applicants, 22,685 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.3% acceptance rate.

There were 31,992 students enrolled at California State University-Sacramento in 2019, and 94% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Sacramento has an overall enrollment yield of 18.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
22,685
Accepted Out of 27,576

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Sacramento was 82.3% (22,685 admissions from 27,576 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 63.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 1.73%, while admissions grew by 31%.

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SAT Scores

94%
Submission Percentage
3,933
Scores Submitted

94% of enrolled first-time students at California State University-Sacramento in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California State University-Sacramento has a total enrollment of 31,992 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Sacramento is 25,962 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,030. This means that 81.2% of students enrolled at California State University-Sacramento are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California State University-Sacramento, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.3% Hispanic or Latino, 26.4% White, 18.6% Asian, 5.92% Two or More Races, 5.9% Black or African American, 0.813% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.247% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at California State University-Sacramento in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (21.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (14.2%) and White Female (13.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (18.8%) and White Male (10.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Sacramento, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31,992 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Sacramento is 25,962 and the part-time enrollment is 6,030. This means that 81.2% of students enrolled at California State University-Sacramento are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and 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-Sacramento was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), California State University-Sacramento 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
    10,660
  2. White
    8,444
  3. Asian
    5,946

The enrolled student population at California State University-Sacramento is 33.3% Hispanic or Latino, 26.4% White, 18.6% Asian, 5.92% Two or More Races, 5.9% Black or African American, 0.813% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.247% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 1,475 students (4.61%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1572 more women than men received degrees from California State University-Sacramento. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at California State University-Sacramento is white (2,590 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2420 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Sacramento is General Business Administration & Management (1,019 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (518 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (510 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at California State University-Sacramento, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (126 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (420 degrees), and Communications (543 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-Sacramento are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (428,223 people), Other managers (380,076 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (220,320 people), Chief executives & legislators (171,527 people), and Postsecondary teachers (159,477 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Sacramento are Cultural & Gender Studies (126 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (420 degrees), Communications (543 degrees), History (130 degrees), and Social Sciences (794 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-Sacramento are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at California State University-Sacramento are Cultural & Gender Studies (126 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (420 degrees), Communications (543 degrees), History (130 degrees), and Social Sciences (794 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-Sacramento are Elementary & secondary schools (593,119 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (417,947 people), Legal services (340,277 people), Computer Systems Design (272,236 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (234,648 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Sacramento are Cultural & Gender Studies (126 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (420 degrees), Communications (543 degrees), History (130 degrees), and Social Sciences (794 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-Sacramento.
Most Common
  1. 1019 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 518 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 510 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Sacramento was General Business Administration & Management with 1019 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

3,397
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
4,969
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 3,397 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Sacramento, which is 0.684 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,969).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 602 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Sacramento in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.04 times more than the 580 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 580 degrees were awarded to women at California State University-Sacramento in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.963 times less than the 602 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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

In 2019, 9% of students graduating from California State University-Sacramento 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 58% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (56.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California State University-Sacramento is Female and White (56.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 3.2% of graduates (49 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,590 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,420 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,588 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Sacramento is white (2,590 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2420 degrees).

7.34% of degree recipients (614 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,573 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    1,498 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    1,092 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California State University-Sacramento is hispanic or latino female (1,573 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,498 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Sacramento has an endowment valued at nearly $51.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.09M (13.8%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, California State University-Sacramento had a total salary expenditure of $606M. California State University-Sacramento employs 332 Professors, 243 Assistant professors, and 150 Lecturers. Most academics at California State University-Sacramento are Male Professors (181), Female Professors(151), and Female Assistant professors (139).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Sacramento are: Office and Administrative Support, with 292 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 291 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 282 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$51.2M
2019 Endowment
14.5%
growth from 2018

California State University-Sacramento has an endowment valued at about $51.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Sacramento grew 14.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.7M 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. $930k - Federal
  2. $5.08M - State
  3. $238k - Local

As of 2019, California State University-Sacramento received $930k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.08M from state grants and contracts, and $238k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$202M
2019 Salaries
4.72%
growth from 2018

In 2019, California State University-Sacramento paid a median of $202M in salaries, which represents 33.4% of their overall expenditure ($606M) and a 4.72% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.51% growth from 2017 and a 8.08% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$75.2M
Instructional Salaries
830
Number of Employees

In 2019, California State University-Sacramento paid a total of $75.2M to 830 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
332 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
292 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Sacramento were Professor with 332 employees; Assistant professor with 243 employees; and Assistant professor with 150 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Sacramento were Office and Administrative Support with 292 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 291 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 282 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Sacramento was Male Professor with 181 employees, Female Professor with 151 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 139 employees.

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

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