California State University-Sacramento

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,742
4.93% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$9,841
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
4.7%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
67.8%
24,132 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
31,255
80.2% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
48.1%
1,346 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 (948 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (496 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (456 degrees).

In 2017, 7,820 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Sacramento. 60.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,645 degrees), 1.32 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2005 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Sacramento is $5,742, which is $-14,991 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Sacramento is $5,742, which is $-14,991 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,841.

In 2017, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 36% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,742
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at California State University-Sacramento was $5,742. The cost of tuition at California State University-Sacramento is $-14,991 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$9,841
2017 Value
7.82%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 California State University-Sacramento had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,841. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of California State University-Sacramento grew by 7.82%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,204
Room and Board
$1,792
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Sacramento was of $13,204 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,792. The cost of room and board increased by 3.85% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.59% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
36%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at California State University-Sacramento received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.41% with respect to 2016, when 71% 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.
4.7%
2016 Default Rate
263
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Sacramento was 4.7%, which represents 263 out of the 5590 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 24,132 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.794% annual growth. Out of those 24,132 applicants, 16,352 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.8% acceptance rate.

There were 31,255 students enrolled at California State University-Sacramento in 2017, and 91% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Sacramento has an overall enrollment yield of 22%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
16,352
Accepted Out of 24,132

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Sacramento was 67.8% (16,352 admissions from 24,132 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 71.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.794%, while admissions declined by -5.06%.

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SAT Scores

91%
Submission Percentage
3,269
Scores Submitted

91% of enrolled first-time students at California State University-Sacramento in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California State University-Sacramento has a total enrollment of 31,255 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Sacramento is 25,079 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,176. This means that 80.2% 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 29.9% Hispanic or Latino, 27.2% White, 20.1% Asian, 6.18% Two or More Races, 5.8% Black or African American, 0.64% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.291% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at California State University-Sacramento in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (19.4%), followed by White Female (13.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (12.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (26.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (16%) and White Male (10.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Sacramento, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31,255 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Sacramento is 25,079 and the part-time enrollment is 6,176. This means that 80.2% of students enrolled at California State University-Sacramento are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2017 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 (75%), 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
    9,334
  2. White
    8,488
  3. Asian
    6,278

The enrolled student population at California State University-Sacramento is 29.9% Hispanic or Latino, 27.2% White, 20.1% Asian, 6.18% Two or More Races, 5.8% Black or African American, 0.64% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.291% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 2,060 students (6.59%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1586 more women than men received degrees from California State University-Sacramento. The majority of degree recipients at California State University-Sacramento are white (2,645 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2005 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Sacramento is General Business Administration & Management (948 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (496 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (456 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 (102 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (369 degrees), and Communications (539 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 Elementary & middle school teachers (238,863 people), Other managers (174,756 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (142,586 people), Postsecondary teachers (77,928 people), and Education administrators (75,431 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Sacramento are Cultural & Gender Studies (102 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (369 degrees), Communications (539 degrees), Human Sciences (227 degrees), and History (124 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, Sales managers, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at California State University-Sacramento are Cultural & Gender Studies (102 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (369 degrees), Communications (539 degrees), Human Sciences (227 degrees), and History (124 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 (433,279 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (236,599 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (147,943 people), Legal services (118,975 people), and Computer Systems Design (115,165 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Sacramento are Cultural & Gender Studies (102 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (369 degrees), Communications (539 degrees), Human Sciences (227 degrees), and History (124 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. 948 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 496 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 456 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Sacramento was General Business Administration & Management with 948 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 3,117
  2. 4,703

In 2017, 3,117 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Sacramento, which is 0.663 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,703).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 566 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Sacramento in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.04 times more than the 546 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 546 degrees were awarded to women at California State University-Sacramento in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.965 times less than the 566 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 7% 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, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (54.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California State University-Sacramento is Female and Hispanic or Latino (54.2% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 4.23% of graduates (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,645 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,005 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,414 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Sacramento is white (2,645 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2005 degrees).

7.53% of degree recipients (589 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,602 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,253 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    1,043 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California State University-Sacramento is white female (1,602 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (1,253 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Sacramento has an endowment valued at nearly $48.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.66M (5.51%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, California State University-Sacramento had a total salary expenditure of $476M. California State University-Sacramento employs 333 Professors, 201 Assistant professors, and 123 Lecturers. Most academics at California State University-Sacramento are Male Professors (188), Female Professors(145), and Female Assistant professors (111).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Sacramento are: Office and Administrative Support, with 312 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 274 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 240 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$48.3M
2017 Endowment
24.4%
growth from 2016

California State University-Sacramento has an endowment valued at about $48.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Sacramento grew 24.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.1M 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. $1M - Federal
  2. $5.41M - State
  3. $209k - Local

As of 2017, California State University-Sacramento received $1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.41M from state grants and contracts, and $209k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$180M
2017 Salaries
8.08%
growth from 2016

In 2017, California State University-Sacramento paid a median of $180M in salaries, which represents 37.7% of their overall expenditure ($476M) and a 8.08% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.65% decline from 2015 and a 7.3% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$67.1M
Instructional Salaries
769
Number of Employees

In 2017, California State University-Sacramento paid a total of $67.1M to 769 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
333 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
312 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Sacramento were Professor with 333 employees; Assistant professor with 201 employees; and Assistant professor with 123 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Sacramento were Office and Administrative Support with 312 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 274 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 240 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Sacramento was Male Professor with 188 employees, Female Professor with 145 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 111 employees.

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

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