California State University-Los Angeles

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,742
4.93% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$3,907
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
4.33%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
46.4%
37,396 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
28,531
81.7% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
47.1%
1,134 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 (812 degrees awarded), Sociology (422 degrees), and General Psychology (302 degrees).

In 2017, 6,336 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Los Angeles. 60.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (3,240 degrees), 3.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1001 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Los Angeles 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-Los Angeles 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 $3,907.

In 2017, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% 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-Los Angeles was $5,742. The cost of tuition at California State University-Los Angeles 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

$3,907
2017 Value
0.661%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 California State University-Los Angeles had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,907. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of California State University-Los Angeles grew by 0.661%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,371
Room and Board
$1,898
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Los Angeles was of $13,371 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,898. The cost of room and board increased by 1.8% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.04% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
33%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at California State University-Los Angeles received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.47% with respect to 2016, when 81% 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.
4.33%
2016 Default Rate
169
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Los Angeles was 4.33%, which represents 169 out of the 3906 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 37,396 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.55% annual growth. Out of those 37,396 applicants, 17,369 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 46.4% acceptance rate.

There were 28,531 students enrolled at California State University-Los Angeles in 2017, and 95% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Los Angeles has an overall enrollment yield of 20.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

46.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
17,369
Accepted Out of 37,396

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Los Angeles was 46.4% (17,369 admissions from 37,396 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 63.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 5.55%, while admissions declined by -23%.

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SAT Scores

95%
Submission Percentage
3,382
Scores Submitted

95% of enrolled first-time students at California State University-Los Angeles in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California State University-Los Angeles has a total enrollment of 28,531 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Los Angeles is 23,319 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,212. This means that 81.7% 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 63% Hispanic or Latino, 13.6% Asian, 7.19% White, 3.76% Black or African American, 1.82% Two or More Races, 0.109% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0841% 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 (39.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (26.3%) and Asian Male (7.08%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (34%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (13.1%) and White Female (9.81%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Los Angeles, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28,531 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Los Angeles is 23,319 and the part-time enrollment is 5,212. This means that 81.7% of students enrolled at California State University-Los Angeles are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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-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
    17,964
  2. Asian
    3,870
  3. White
    2,052

The enrolled student population at California State University-Los Angeles is 63% Hispanic or Latino, 13.6% Asian, 7.19% White, 3.76% Black or African American, 1.82% Two or More Races, 0.109% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0841% 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 54.4% 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, 804 students (2.82%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1306 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 (3,240 degrees awarded). There were 3.24 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1001 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Los Angeles is General Business Administration & Management (812 degrees awarded), followed by Sociology (422 degrees) and General Psychology (302 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 Public Administration and Social Service (355 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (636 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (44 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 Other managers (587,954 people), Software developers (389,770 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (373,541 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (308,785 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (260,281 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Los Angeles are Public Administration and Social Service (355 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (636 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (44 degrees), Communications (370 degrees), and Engineering (503 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 Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Sales managers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at California State University-Los Angeles are Public Administration and Social Service (355 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (636 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (44 degrees), Communications (370 degrees), and Engineering (503 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 (577,701 people), Elementary & secondary schools (520,908 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (484,008 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (433,427 people), and Construction (343,260 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Los Angeles are Public Administration and Social Service (355 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (636 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (44 degrees), Communications (370 degrees), and Engineering (503 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. 812 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 422 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 302 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Los Angeles was General Business Administration & Management with 812 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 2,515
  2. 3,821

In 2017, 2,515 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Los Angeles, which is 0.658 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,821).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 406 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Los Angeles in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.919 times less than the 442 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 442 degrees were awarded to women at California State University-Los Angeles in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.09 times more than the 406 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 7% 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, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% within 200%.

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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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (62.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California State University-Los Angeles is Female and Asian (62.8% 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, 1.76% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    3,240 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1,001 degrees awarded
  3. White
    697 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Los Angeles is hispanic or latino (3,240 degrees awarded). There were 3.24 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1001 degrees).

3.8% of degree recipients (241 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    2,149 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    1,091 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    540 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California State University-Los Angeles is hispanic or latino female (2,149 degrees awarded). There were 1.97 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1,091 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Los Angeles has an endowment valued at nearly $31.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.12M (6.79%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, California State University-Los Angeles had a total salary expenditure of $398M. California State University-Los Angeles employs 281 Professors, 185 Lecturers, and 151 Assistant professors. Most academics at California State University-Los Angeles are Male Professors (158), Female Professors(123), and Male Lecturers (96).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Los Angeles are: Office and Administrative Support, with 264 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 187 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 184 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$31.3M
2017 Endowment
26.9%
growth from 2016

California State University-Los Angeles has an endowment valued at about $31.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Los Angeles grew 26.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.85M 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 2017, 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

Salary Expenditure

$159M
2017 Salaries
10.8%
growth from 2016

In 2017, California State University-Los Angeles paid a median of $159M in salaries, which represents 40% of their overall expenditure ($398M) and a 10.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.74% growth from 2015 and a 10.9% 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

$62M
Instructional Salaries
704
Number of Employees

In 2017, California State University-Los Angeles paid a total of $62M to 704 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.9% 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
281 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
264 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Los Angeles were Professor with 281 employees; Lecturer with 185 employees; and Lecturer with 151 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Los Angeles were Office and Administrative Support with 264 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 187 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 184 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Lecturer

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Los Angeles was Male Professor with 158 employees, Female Professor with 123 employees, and Male Lecturer with 96 employees.

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

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