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 California State University-San Marcos

California State University-San Marcos - San Marcos, CA

333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, California 92096-0001

General information:(760)750-4000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:10,276(9,486 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:23 to 1
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,650 $5,044 $6,596 -24%
Out-of-state $15,810 $16,204 $17,756 -9%
Books and supplies $1,639 $1,700 $1,656 3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $10,035 $10,494 $10,863 -3%
Other $4,070 $4,160 $4,059 2%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,035 $10,494 $10,863 -4%
Other $4,070 $4,160 $4,059 2%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,070 $4,160 $4,185 -1%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $20,394 $21,398 $23,174 -9%
Off Campus $20,394 $21,398 $23,174 -9%
Off Campus with Family $10,359 $10,904 $12,437 -17%
Out-of-state
On Campus $31,554 $32,558 $34,334 -6%
Off Campus $31,554 $32,558 $34,334 -6%
Off Campus with Family $21,519 $22,064 $23,597 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,472
In-state fees $1,124
Out-of-state tuition $16,632
Out-of-state fees $1,124
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,738
In-state fee $1,124
Out-of-state tuition $15,666
Out-of-state fees $1,124
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 775 67% --
Grant or scholarship aid 637 55% $5,412,539 $8,497
Federal grants 484 42% $2,563,455 $5,296
Pell grants 483 42% $2,221,063 $4,598
Other federal grants 380 33% $342,392 $901
State/local government grant or scholarships 353 30% $726,035 $2,057
Institutional grants or scholarships 514 44% $2,123,049 $4,130
Student loan aid 394 34% $1,906,586 $4,839
Federal student loans 390 34% $1,835,737 $4,707
Other student loans 7 1% $70,849 $10,121
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,855 44% $29,710,399 $7,707
Pell grants 3,214 36% $13,078,815 $4,069
Federal student loans 3,325 38% $22,329,831 $6,716

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $11,075 $10,220 $8,502
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $6,543 $6,240 $5,308
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,523 $8,969 $7,640
$48,001 - $75,000 $11,290 $11,976 $11,380
$75,001 - $110,000 $15,021 $16,663 $15,202
$110,001 and more $15,821 $17,237 $16,667

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 10,276
Undergraduate enrollment 9,486
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,075
Graduate enrollment 790
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$55

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$55

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 9,937 3,702 6,235
Percent admitted 41% 41% 41%
Percent admitted who enrolled 41% 13% 13%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1162 93%
ACT 436 35%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 430 530
SAT Math 440 550
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 17 22
ACT English 16 22
ACT Math 17 23
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 53 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NAIA Division IMenWomen
All Track Combined 6082
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1315
Golf 812
Soccer 3238
Softball -20
Volleyball -16

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities06/23/1993 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/25/2009 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

10/04/2012 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1995 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession120
Drug law violations1213 4
Liquor law violations182
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 610
Liquor law violations 111
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 010
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 001
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 110
Motor vehicle theft 310
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 010
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 001
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate3.5%
Number in default48
Number in repayment1,364

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 03011300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Women's Studies2-
Category total10-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry4-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General17
Biotechnology-1
Category total438
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General36315
Category total36315
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies3-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric3-
Category total191-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science2710
Category total2710
Education Colleges
Education, General-83
Category total-83
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General28
Category total638
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Human Development and Family Studies, General112-
Category total112-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature23
Category total183
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse109-
Category total109-
History Colleges
History, General2-
Category total49-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies150-
Category total150-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General113
Category total113
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other2-
Category total2-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General29-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science63-
Category total92-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General3-
Physics, Other2-
Category total5-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General46
Category total846
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology1-
Criminology14-
Economics, General1-
Political Science and Government, General51-
Social Sciences, General23-
Sociology2716
Category total29116
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Visual and Performing Arts, General30-
Category total30-
Grand total62152