CSUSM 2013 Cougar Stats

WHO WE ARE
Founded in 1989, California State University San Marcos is a new kind of university — technologically sophisticated, fully engaged in the community and pushing the boundaries of innovation. Our hands-on, real-world curriculum and applied research fuels the creativity that yields ideas to solve critical 21st century problems.

Today, more than 10,000 students attend our 304-acre, state-of-the-art main campus, which is nestled in the foothills of San Marcos, California (northern San Diego County), just a short distance from some of Southern California’s best beaches and an hour from the U.S.-Mexico border. CSUSM is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and is the 20th campus established in the 23-campus CSU system.
ENROLLMENT FALL 2012
BY GENDER
Female:  6,456  61%        Total number of students: 10,610
Male:  4,154  39%       
BY AGE
Undergraduates   Graduates
Age:     Age:  
17-22 65%   17-22 1%
23-25 19%   23-25 16%
26-35 13%   26-35 52%
36+ 3%   36+

31%

Median Age: 21   Median Age: 30
BY ETHNICITY
Ethnicity Graph of Students at CSUSM
TEN MOST POPULAR UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS
Ten Most Popular Undergraduate Majors Graph
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
In 2011-12 we had 202 international and exchange students.

The largest contingents are from: • China (31%) • Japan (18%) • Korea (8%) • Vietnam (6%) • UK (5%) • Australia Canada, Germany, India and Taiwan each with (<3%).

In addition, 100 students are enrolled in the American Language and Culture Institute.
Kokoro Hyodo Business Administration 2012
FEES & TUITION PER SEMESTER*
  Undergraduate     Credential/Graduate
Application Fee
$55
$55**
Tuition Fee
0.1-6.0 units
6.1+ units

$1,587
$2,736

$1,842/$1,953
$3,174/$3,369
Nonresident Tuition
$372/unit
$372/unit
Campus Fees
$664
$664
Parking
$338
$338
*Effective fall 2013. Subject to change without notice. **In addition to the University application fee each college may have an application fee.
CAMPUS FACILITIES
Miniature image of CSUSM Campus
The campus has more than one million square feet of facilities, all of which have been constructed since 1990. Construction is under way at the heart of the campus with the addition of our 89,000 sq. ft. student union that will open in 2014 and feature student lounges, an expansive ballroom, an outdoor amphitheatre, student centers and food services. Also in 2013, the student health and counseling services building will break ground.
  • CSUSM has 149 teaching and research labs including biomechanics, behavioral neuroscience, cosmochemistry, ethnobotany and nursing simulation.
  • Kellogg Library houses 294,000 volumes, 153,800 e-books and e-journals, and 12,900 sound, video and film clips, as well as several industry-grade video and music recording studios.
  • Art venues include a performance hall, black-box theatre, art gallery and nearly 20 art studios and digital media labs.
  • Recreation and athletic facilities include Mangrum Track & Field, two multipurpose fields, and baseball and softball fields, as well as The Clarke, which houses the student fitness center and gymnasium.
CSUSM Student Housing
STUDENT HOUSING
CSUSM offers two unique apartment communities for students: University Village Apartments and The QUAD. The fully-furnished, modern apartments offer single-level floor plans with private and shared room options. Amenities at each complex include a multi-system game cave, recreation areas, a fitness center and a resort-style pool.
POINTS OF PRIDE
  • In the 2012 Safest Schools report on StateUniversity.com, CSUSM was recognized as the safest four-year campus in California for the second year in a row.
  • In its Best for Vets: Colleges 2013 report, Military Times Edge ranked CSUSM as the best public university in California for veterans.
  • In the 2011-12 season, seven of CSUSM’s 13 Cougar Athletic teams won NAIA Conference Championships.
  • Eight CSUSM teams have been ranked in the NAIA Top 10 in their respective sports in 2012-13.
THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY
The University is comprised of four colleges with percentage enrollment as follows:
College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences 42%
College of Science & Mathematics 15%
College of Business Administration 19%
College of Education, Health & Human Services 24%
ALUMNI
28,000 (as of May 2012)
DEGREES AWARDED
In addition to baccalaureate degrees, such as Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science, CSUSM offers twelve master’s programs, six credential programs and a joint doctoral program with UC San Diego.

From biotechnology to nursing to business, our post baccalaureate degrees provide a superior academic and professional education.
OUR FACULTY
Of the 226 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members, all but two have a terminal degree.
Teaching Associate: 46 7.0%
Instructor: 352 53.4%
Assistant Professor: 58 8.8%
Associate Professor: 84 12.7%
Full Professor: 119 18.1%
Tavish Spargo Kinesiology Major 2013
FINANCIAL AID
Sources of Financial Aid: 2011-12
Amount
Federal Programs
$52,767,472
State Programs
$22,143,927
Private Scholarships
$1,006,705
Institutional
$1,089,229
Full-Time, In-State Undergrad Expenses: 2012-13
Undergraduate with Parents or Relatives
Undergraduate/ On or Off Campus
Fees
$6,814
$6,814
Books
$1,665
$1,665
Transportation
$1,170
$1,316
Room & Board
$4,407
$11,708
Other Expenses
$3,105
$2,844
Loan Fee
$75
$75
TOTAL
$17,236
$24,422
Andrew Pinkard Chemistry Major 2012
2012-13 BUDGET INFORMATION
CSUSM’s annual spending of $189.2 million generates a total impact of $228.6 million on the regional economy.

The campus produces more than $36 million in tax revenue, sustaining more than 5,000 jobs. In 2012-13 CSUSM’s operating budget expenses totaled $104,884,752.
ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE CSU
For every $1 invested by the state, the CSU generates $5.43 for California's economy.
COMMUNITY IMPACT
  • Over 85 percent of CSUSM’s alumni stay in the region after graduation, fueling our North County San Diego workforce.
  • Partnerships with 16 Chambers of Commerce and three economic development agencies enable CSUSM to more effectively address critical workforce needs.
  • CSUSM has 10 unique guaranteed admission programs with local school districts, a Native American tribe and three foster youth entities, providing students a prescribed pathway to college with guaranteed priority admission.
Cipriano Vargas Sociology and Women's Studies 2014

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240,000

hours of community service volunteered annually

67%

of our students recieve financial aid, including scholarships, grants and loans

$10,766

is the average amount of financial aid received per student

159

honor societies, leadership teams, student organizations & Greek life, intramural teams and club sports

50%

of our students are the first in their family earning a bachelor's degree

1 in 10

students is a veteran, service member or dependent


Our faculty receive approximately

$10.2 million

in external funding to support research, creative activities and programs