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California State University-Sacramento&

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,632 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
23,942 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
81.3% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,283 Graduates

About the photo: A branch of the Sacramento River Delta in Isleton, CA


The median in-state tuition at California State University-Sacramento is $5,472, which is $1,519 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $16,632, which is 303% of the cost for in-state students, and is $1,744 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,127.

In 2016, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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California State University-Sacramento received 23,942 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.72% annual growth. Out of those 23,942 applicants, 17,224 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.9% acceptance rate.

There were 30,510 students enrolled at California State University-Sacramento in 2016, and 87% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Sacramento has an overall enrollment yield of 21.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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California State University-Sacramento has a total enrollment of 30,510 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Sacramento is 24,811 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,699. This means that 81.3% 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 29.4% Hispanic or Latino, 28.2% White, 20.1% Asian, 6.2% Two or More Races, 5.63% Black or African American, 0.73% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.34% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at California State University-Sacramento in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (14.4%), followed by White Female (11.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (9.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (1.46%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (0.87%) and White Male (0.52%).

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In 2016, 1,233 more women than men graduated from California State University-Sacramento. The majority of students graduating from California State University-Sacramento are White. These 2,350 graduates mean that there were 1.5 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,569 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at California State University-Sacramento is General Business Administration & Management with 872 graduates, followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 438 graduates and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 429 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at California State University-Sacramento, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Parks, Recreation, & Leisure, with 283 graduates, followed by Communications with 477 graduates and Cultural & Gender Studies with 58 graduates.


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California State University-Sacramento has an endowment valued at nearly $34.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.43M (7.11%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, California State University-Sacramento had a total expenditure of $408M. Of that $408M, they spent $170M on salaries and $68M on benefits.

California State University-Sacramento employs 341 Professors, 137 Associate professors, and 122 Lecturers. Most academics at California State University-Sacramento are Male Professors (196), Female Professors (145), and Male Associate professors (69).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Sacramento are: Office and Administrative Support, with 314 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 261 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 216 employees.



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