California State University-Fresno

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,742

4.93% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$5,879

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.02%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

59.4%

17,920 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

25,325

85.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

55.6%

1,574 Graduates

About

California State University-Fresno is a higher education institution located in Fresno County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at California State University-Fresno were General Business Administration & Management (661 degrees awarded), Criminology (395 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (315 degrees).

In 2017, 5,354 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Fresno. 60.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (2,269 degrees), 1.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1419 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Fresno is $5,742, which is $-20,758 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Fresno is $5,742, which is $-20,758 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,879.

In 2017, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 29% 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-Fresno was $5,742. The cost of tuition at California State University-Fresno is $-20,758 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$5,879

2017 Value

4.82%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 California State University-Fresno had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,879. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of California State University-Fresno grew by 4.82%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,939

Room and Board

$1,792

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Fresno was of $10,939 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 5.68% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 0.111% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

29%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at California State University-Fresno received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.35% with respect to 2016, when 74% 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.

5.02%

2016 Default Rate

200

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Fresno was 5.02%, which represents 200 out of the 3983 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-Fresno received 17,920 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.35% annual decline. Out of those 17,920 applicants, 10,646 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.4% acceptance rate.

There were 25,325 students enrolled at California State University-Fresno in 2017, and 96% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Fresno has an overall enrollment yield of 32.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

10,646

Accepted Out of 17,920

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Fresno was 59.4% (10,646 admissions from 17,920 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 53.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -4.35%, while admissions grew by 6.13%.

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SAT Scores

96%

Submission Percentage

3,321

Scores Submitted

96% of enrolled first-time students at California State University-Fresno in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California State University-Fresno has a total enrollment of 25,325 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Fresno is 21,546 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,779. This means that 85.1% of students enrolled at California State University-Fresno are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California State University-Fresno, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.1% Hispanic or Latino, 19.7% White, 13.5% Asian, 2.97% Black or African American, 2.84% Two or More Races, 0.403% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.17% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at California State University-Fresno in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (32.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (19.8%) and White Female (10.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (27.1%), followed by White Female (19.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (10.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Fresno, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25,325 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Fresno is 21,546 and the part-time enrollment is 3,779. This means that 85.1% of students enrolled at California State University-Fresno are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%

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-Fresno was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), California State University-Fresno had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    12,442

  2. White

    4,982

  3. Asian

    3,423

The enrolled student population at California State University-Fresno is 49.1% Hispanic or Latino, 19.7% White, 13.5% Asian, 2.97% Black or African American, 2.84% Two or More Races, 0.403% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.17% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 1,257 students (4.96%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1170 more women than men received degrees from California State University-Fresno. The majority of degree recipients at California State University-Fresno are hispanic or latino (2,269 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1419 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Fresno is General Business Administration & Management (661 degrees awarded), followed by Criminology (395 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (315 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at California State University-Fresno, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (361 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (328 degrees), and Social Sciences (620 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-Fresno are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (395,938 people), Other managers (283,687 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (269,343 people), Social workers, all other (224,013 people), and Postsecondary teachers (135,027 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Fresno are Agriculture (361 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (328 degrees), Social Sciences (620 degrees), History (72 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (200 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-Fresno are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at California State University-Fresno are Agriculture (361 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (328 degrees), Social Sciences (620 degrees), History (72 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (200 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-Fresno are Elementary & secondary schools (523,999 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (343,977 people), Legal services (310,685 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (231,535 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (227,244 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Fresno are Agriculture (361 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (328 degrees), Social Sciences (620 degrees), History (72 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (200 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-Fresno.

Most Common

  1. 661 degrees awarded

  2. 395 degrees awarded

  3. 315 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Fresno was General Business Administration & Management with 661 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,092

  2. 3,262

In 2017, 2,092 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Fresno, which is 0.641 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,262).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 402 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Fresno in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.19 times more than the 337 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 337 degrees were awarded to women at California State University-Fresno in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.838 times less than the 402 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

58%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 16% of students graduating from California State University-Fresno completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (78.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California State University-Fresno is Female and Two or More Races (78.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 4.13% of graduates (65 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    2,269 degrees awarded

  2. White

    1,419 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    678 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Fresno is hispanic or latino (2,269 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1419 degrees).

5.64% of degree recipients (302 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,461 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    836 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    808 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California State University-Fresno is hispanic or latino female (1,461 degrees awarded). There were 1.75 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (836 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Fresno has an endowment valued at nearly $144M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.87M (1.99%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, California State University-Fresno had a total salary expenditure of $393M. California State University-Fresno employs 231 Assistant professors, 222 Professors, and 198 Lecturers. Most academics at California State University-Fresno are Male Professors (142), Female Assistant professors(123), and Female Lecturers (111).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Fresno are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 227 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 189 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 175 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$144M

2017 Endowment

11.6%

growth from 2016

California State University-Fresno has an endowment valued at about $144M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Fresno grew 11.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $142M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $481k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, California State University-Fresno received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $481k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$148M

2017 Salaries

10.8%

growth from 2016

In 2017, California State University-Fresno paid a median of $148M in salaries, which represents 37.6% of their overall expenditure ($393M) and a 10.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.9% decline from 2015 and a 7% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$65.4M

Instructional Salaries

777

Number of Employees

In 2017, California State University-Fresno paid a total of $65.4M to 777 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

231 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

227 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Fresno were Assistant professor with 231 employees; Professor with 222 employees; and Professor with 198 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Fresno were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 227 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 189 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 175 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Fresno was Male Professor with 142 employees, Female Assistant professor with 123 employees, and Female Lecturer with 111 employees.

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

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