California State University-Sacramento

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,742
2022 Average Net Price
$11,596
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.74%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
93.2%
25,276 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
31,818
76.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
54.5%
2,004 Graduates

About

California State University-Sacramento is a higher education institution located in Sacramento County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at California State University-Sacramento were General Business Administration & Management (935 degrees awarded), General Psychology (607 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (568 degrees).

In 2022, 8,266 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Sacramento. 61.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (2,620 degrees), 1.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2,531 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Sacramento is $5,742, which is $−18,254 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Sacramento is $5,742, which is $−18,254 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,596.

In 2022, 71% of undergraduate students attending California State University-Sacramento received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 24% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,742
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at California State University-Sacramento was $5,742. The cost of tuition at California State University-Sacramento is $−18,254 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$11,596
2022 Value
49.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 California State University-Sacramento had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,596. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of California State University-Sacramento grew by 49.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,520
Room and Board
$1,110
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Sacramento was of $17,520 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 7.11% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,110. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.28% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
24%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

71% of undergraduate students at California State University-Sacramento received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.43% with respect to 2021, when 70% 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.
1.74%
2019 Default Rate
95
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Sacramento was 1.74%, which represents 95 out of the 5451 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 25,276 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 11.3% annual growth. Out of those 25,276 applicants, 23,559 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93.2% acceptance rate.

There were 31,818 students enrolled at California State University-Sacramento in 2022.

California State University-Sacramento has an overall enrollment yield of 16.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
23,559
Accepted Out of 25,276

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Sacramento was 93.2% (23,559 admissions from 25,276 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 93.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 11.3%, while admissions grew by 10.8%..

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Enrollment

California State University-Sacramento had a total enrollment of 31,818 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Sacramento is 24,253 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,565. This means that 76.2% 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 37.6% Hispanic or Latino, 23.7% White, 19.8% Asian, 6.31% Black or African American, 5.69% Two or More Races, 0.946% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.277% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at California State University-Sacramento in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (25.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (14.8%) and White Female (11.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (23.7%) and Asian Female (9.55%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Sacramento in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31,818 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Sacramento is 24,253 and the part-time enrollment is 7,565. This means that 76.2% of students enrolled at California State University-Sacramento are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2022 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 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), 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 (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    11,975 enrolled students
  2. White
    7,530 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    6,313 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at California State University-Sacramento is 37.6% Hispanic or Latino, 23.7% White, 19.8% Asian, 6.31% Black or African American, 5.69% Two or More Races, 0.946% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.277% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 1,126 students (3.54%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,874 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 hispanic or latino (2,620 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2531 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Sacramento is General Business Administration & Management (935 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (607 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (568 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (384 degrees awarded), Protective Services (572 degrees), and History (122 degrees).

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 (499,954 people), Other managers (364,798 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (295,558 people), Postsecondary teachers (199,647 people), and Police officers (179,384 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Sacramento in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (384 degrees awarded), Protective Services (572 degrees), History (122 degrees), Social Sciences (725 degrees), and English (171 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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-Sacramento are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at California State University-Sacramento are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (384 degrees awarded), Protective Services (572 degrees), History (122 degrees), Social Sciences (725 degrees), and English (171 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (716,630 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (523,722 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (463,171 people), Legal services (409,625 people), and Computer Systems Design (266,511 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Sacramento are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (384 degrees awarded), Protective Services (572 degrees), History (122 degrees), Social Sciences (725 degrees), and English (171 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2021)
  1. 983 degrees awarded
  2. 600 degrees awarded
  3. 489 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Sacramento was General Business Administration & Management with 983 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from bachelors degree programs at California State University-Sacramento according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,196
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
5,070
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 3,196 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Sacramento, which is 0.63 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,070).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 539 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Sacramento in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.04 times more than the 520 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 520 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Sacramento in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.965 times less than the 539 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 15% 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, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (63.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at California State University-Sacramento is Female and White (63.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 3.74% of graduates (75 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,620 degrees awarded
  2. White
    2,531 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,504 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Sacramento is hispanic or latino (2,620 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2531 degrees).

4.51% of degree recipients (373 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,699 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    1,561 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    970 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at California State University-Sacramento is hispanic or latino female (1,699 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1561 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Sacramento has an endowment valued at nearly $66.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−19.3%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, California State University-Sacramento had a total salary expenditure of 670M. California State University-Sacramento employs 294 Professors, 205 Assistant professors and 160 Associate professors. Most academics at California State University-Sacramento are Male Professor (159), Female Professor (135), and Female Assistant professor (126).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Sacramento are: Business and Financial Operations, with 307 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 290 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 261 employees.

Endowment

$66.3M
2022 Endowment
10%
decline from 2021

California State University-Sacramento has an endowment valued at about $66.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Sacramento declined 10% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.7M 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. $282k - Federal
  2. $40.8k - State
  3. $54.8k - Local

As of 2022, California State University-Sacramento received $282k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $40.8k from state grants and contracts, and $54.8k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$224M
2022 Salaries
5.54%
growth from 2021

In 2022, California State University-Sacramento paid a median of $224M in salaries, which represents 33.4% of their overall expenditure ($670M) and a 5.54% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$77.7M
Instructional Salaries
804
Number of Employees

In 2022, California State University-Sacramento paid a total of $77.7M to 804 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
294 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
307 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Sacramento were Professor with 294 employees, Assistant professor with 205 employees, and Associate professor with 160 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Sacramento were Business and Financial Operations with 307 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 290 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 261 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Sacramento was Male Professor with 159 employees, Female Professor with 135 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 126 employees.

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

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