California State University-Channel Islands

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,742
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$15,059
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.84%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
79.4%
10,040 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
7,446
78.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
55.4%
515 Graduates

About

California State University-Channel Islands is a higher education institution located in Ventura County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at California State University-Channel Islands were General Psychology (327 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (302 degrees), and General Health Services (243 degrees).

In 2020, 2,154 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Channel Islands. 64.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (985 degrees), 1.45 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (680 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Channel Islands is $5,742, which is $−16,788 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Channel Islands is $5,742, which is $−16,788 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,059.

In 2020, 70% of undergraduate students attending California State University-Channel Islands received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 34% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,742
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at California State University-Channel Islands was $5,742. The cost of tuition at California State University-Channel Islands is $−16,788 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$15,059
2020 Value
11.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 California State University-Channel Islands had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,059. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of California State University-Channel Islands grew by 11.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,571
Room and Board
$2,002
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Channel Islands was of $16,571 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,002. The cost of room and board increased by 21.5% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
34%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

70% of undergraduate students at California State University-Channel Islands received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.94% with respect to 2019, when 68% 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.
2.84%
2018 Default Rate
39
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Channel Islands was 2.84%, which represents 39 out of the 1375 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-Channel Islands received 10,040 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 15.6% annual decline. Out of those 10,040 applicants, 7,975 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.4% acceptance rate.

There were 7,446 students enrolled at California State University-Channel Islands in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Channel Islands has an overall enrollment yield of 7.92%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
7,975
Accepted Out of 10,040

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Channel Islands was 79.4% (7,975 admissions from 10,040 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 85.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −15.6%, while admissions declined by −21.8%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at California State University-Channel Islands in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California State University-Channel Islands has a total enrollment of 7,446 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Channel Islands is 5,866 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,580. This means that 78.8% of students enrolled at California State University-Channel Islands are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California State University-Channel Islands, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54% Hispanic or Latino, 26.1% White, 6.03% Asian, 4.2% Two or More Races, 2.05% Black or African American, 0.242% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.148% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at California State University-Channel Islands in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (40.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (16.4%) and White Female (14.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (31.1%), followed by White Female (25.5%) and White Male (13.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Channel Islands, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,446 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Channel Islands is 5,866 and the part-time enrollment is 1,580. This means that 78.8% of students enrolled at California State University-Channel Islands are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2020 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-Channel Islands was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), California State University-Channel Islands 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
    4,021
  2. White
    1,940
  3. Asian
    449

The enrolled student population at California State University-Channel Islands is 54% Hispanic or Latino, 26.1% White, 6.03% Asian, 4.2% Two or More Races, 2.05% Black or African American, 0.242% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.148% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 276 students (3.71%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 626 more women than men received degrees from California State University-Channel Islands. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at California State University-Channel Islands is hispanic or latino (985 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (680 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Channel Islands is General Psychology (327 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (302 degrees) and General Health Services (243 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at California State University-Channel Islands, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (64 degrees awarded), Psychology (327 degrees), and History (54 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-Channel Islands are Elementary & middle school teachers (338,158 people), Other managers (283,783 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (248,976 people), Postsecondary teachers (185,161 people), and Education administrators (139,418 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Channel Islands are Natural Resources & Conservation (64 degrees awarded), Psychology (327 degrees), History (54 degrees), English (63 degrees), and Communications (122 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-Channel Islands are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at California State University-Channel Islands are Natural Resources & Conservation (64 degrees awarded), Psychology (327 degrees), History (54 degrees), English (63 degrees), and Communications (122 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-Channel Islands are Elementary & secondary schools (788,803 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (465,580 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (277,318 people), Legal services (216,217 people), and Computer Systems Design (199,069 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Channel Islands are Natural Resources & Conservation (64 degrees awarded), Psychology (327 degrees), History (54 degrees), English (63 degrees), and Communications (122 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-Channel Islands.
Most Common
  1. 327 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 302 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 243 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Channel Islands was General Psychology with 327 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

764
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,390
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 764 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Channel Islands, which is 0.55 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,390).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 178 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Channel Islands in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.16 times more than the 154 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 256 degrees were awarded to women at California State University-Channel Islands in General Psychology, which is 3.61 times more than the 71 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 24% of students graduating from California State University-Channel Islands completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California State University-Channel Islands is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 3.69% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    985 degrees awarded
  2. White
    680 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    155 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Channel Islands is hispanic or latino (985 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (680 degrees).

6.96% of degree recipients (150 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    704 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    407 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    281 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at California State University-Channel Islands is hispanic or latino female (704 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (407 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Channel Islands has an endowment valued at nearly $8.11M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.38M (29.4%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, California State University-Channel Islands had a total salary expenditure of $223M. California State University-Channel Islands employs 71 Lecturers, 63 Assistant professors, and 57 Professors. Most academics at California State University-Channel Islands are Female Lecturers (43), Female Assistant professors(42), and Male Professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Channel Islands are: Business and Financial Operations, with 133 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 81 employees, and Service with 67 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.11M
2020 Endowment
52.4%
decline from 2019

California State University-Channel Islands has an endowment valued at about $8.11M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Channel Islands declined 52.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.5M lower 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5M - Federal
  2. $1.1M - State
  3. $1.11k - Local

As of 2020, California State University-Channel Islands received $5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.1M from state grants and contracts, and $1.11k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$65.5M
2020 Salaries
4.5%
growth from 2019

In 2020, California State University-Channel Islands paid a median of $65.5M in salaries, which represents 29.4% of their overall expenditure ($223M) and a 4.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.08% growth from 2018 and a 6.99% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.8M
Instructional Salaries
223
Number of Employees

In 2020, California State University-Channel Islands paid a total of $20.8M to 223 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
71 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
133 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Channel Islands were Lecturer with 71 employees; Assistant professor with 63 employees; and Assistant professor with 57 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Channel Islands were Business and Financial Operations with 133 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 81 employees; and Service with 67 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Channel Islands was Female Lecturer with 43 employees, Female Assistant professor with 42 employees, and Male Professor with 29 employees.

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

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