San Francisco State University (122597)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,742
2022 Average Net Price
$13,267
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.9%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
94.2%
29,932 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
25,282
77% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
54.7%
1,931 Graduates

About

San Francisco State University (122597) is a higher education institution located in San Francisco County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at San Francisco State University (122597) were General Business Administration & Management (1,314 degrees awarded), General Psychology (398 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (362 degrees).

In 2022, 7,737 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at San Francisco State University (122597). 58.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (2,438 degrees), 1.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2,119 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at San Francisco State University (122597) is $5,742, which is $−24,408 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at San Francisco State University (122597) is $5,742, which is $−24,408 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,267.

In 2022, 60% of undergraduate students attending San Francisco State University (122597) 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 San Francisco State University (122597) was $5,742. The cost of tuition at San Francisco State University (122597) is $−24,408 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$13,267
2022 Value
2.74%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 San Francisco State University (122597) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,267. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of San Francisco State University (122597) grew by 2.74%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,110
Room and Board
$1,076
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at San Francisco State University (122597) was of $17,110 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.03% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,076. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.66% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
24%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

60% of undergraduate students at San Francisco State University (122597) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 60% 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.
1.9%
2019 Default Rate
93
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at San Francisco State University (122597) was 1.9%, which represents 93 out of the 4896 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

San Francisco State University (122597) received 29,932 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 7.76% annual growth. Out of those 29,932 applicants, 28,195 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.2% acceptance rate.

There were 25,282 students enrolled at San Francisco State University (122597) in 2022.

San Francisco State University (122597) has an overall enrollment yield of 11.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
28,195
Accepted Out of 29,932

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of San Francisco State University (122597) was 94.2% (28,195 admissions from 29,932 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 92.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 7.76%, while admissions grew by 9.24%..

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Enrollment

San Francisco State University (122597) had a total enrollment of 25,282 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at San Francisco State University (122597) is 19,463 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,819. This means that 77% of students enrolled at San Francisco State University (122597) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at San Francisco State University (122597), both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.5% Hispanic or Latino, 23.9% Asian, 17.3% White, 5.82% Black or African American, 5.19% Two or More Races, 0.581% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.15% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at San Francisco State University (122597) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (24.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.2%) and Asian Female (12.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (17.9%), followed by White Female (17.6%) and Asian Female (13.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at San Francisco State University (122597) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25,282 students. The full-time enrollment at San Francisco State University (122597) is 19,463 and the part-time enrollment is 5,819. This means that 77% of students enrolled at San Francisco State University (122597) are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
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 San Francisco State University (122597) was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), San Francisco State University (122597) 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
    9,237 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    6,031 enrolled students
  3. White
    4,376 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at San Francisco State University (122597) is 36.5% Hispanic or Latino, 23.9% Asian, 17.3% White, 5.82% Black or African American, 5.19% Two or More Races, 0.581% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.15% 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 Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 1,347 students (5.33%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,307 more women than men received degrees from San Francisco State University (122597). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at San Francisco State University (122597) is hispanic or latino (2,438 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2119 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at San Francisco State University (122597) is General Business Administration & Management (1,314 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (398 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (362 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at San Francisco State University (122597), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (236 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (655 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (227 degrees).

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 San Francisco State University (122597) are Physicians (420,135 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (264,192 people), Other managers (261,191 people), Postsecondary teachers (251,230 people), and Secondary school teachers (178,358 people).

The most specialized majors at San Francisco State University (122597) in 2022 are English (236 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (655 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (227 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (58 degrees), and Biology (521 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 San Francisco State University (122597) are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at San Francisco State University (122597) are English (236 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (655 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (227 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (58 degrees), and Biology (521 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 San Francisco State University (122597) are Elementary & secondary schools (621,516 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (580,219 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (564,618 people), Offices of physicians (224,821 people), and Computer Systems Design (204,498 people).

The most specialized majors at San Francisco State University (122597) are English (236 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (655 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (227 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (58 degrees), and Biology (521 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 San Francisco State University (122597).
Most Common (2021)
  1. 1,521 degrees awarded
  2. 429 degrees awarded
  3. 348 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at San Francisco State University (122597) was General Business Administration & Management with 1,521 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,215
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
4,522
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 3,215 degrees were awarded to men at San Francisco State University (122597), which is 0.711 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,522).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 880 degrees were awarded to men at San Francisco State University (122597) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.2 times more than the 736 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 736 degrees were awarded to men at San Francisco State University (122597) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.836 times less than the 880 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 25% of students graduating from San Francisco State University (122597) 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at San Francisco State University (122597) is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (80% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 2.33% of graduates (45 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
    2,438 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    2,119 degrees awarded
  3. White
    1,549 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at San Francisco State University (122597) is hispanic or latino (2,438 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2119 degrees).

4.32% of degree recipients (334 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,560 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    1,128 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    991 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at San Francisco State University (122597) is hispanic or latino female (1,560 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (1128 degrees).

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Operations

San Francisco State University (122597) has an endowment valued at nearly $157M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−7.98%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, San Francisco State University (122597) had a total salary expenditure of 587M. San Francisco State University (122597) employs 332 Professors, 189 Associate professors and 153 Assistant professors. Most academics at San Francisco State University (122597) are Male Professor (166), Female Professor (166), and Female Associate professor (110).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Francisco State University (122597) are: Business and Financial Operations, with 495 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 212 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 158 employees.

Endowment

$157M
2022 Endowment
13.6%
decline from 2021

San Francisco State University (122597) has an endowment valued at about $157M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of San Francisco State University (122597) declined 13.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $216M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $23.1M - Federal
  2. $1.99M - State
  3. $743k - Local

As of 2022, San Francisco State University (122597) received $23.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.99M from state grants and contracts, and $743k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$228M
2022 Salaries
4.52%
growth from 2021

In 2022, San Francisco State University (122597) paid a median of $228M in salaries, which represents 38.8% of their overall expenditure ($587M) and a 4.52% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$89.9M
Instructional Salaries
827
Number of Employees

In 2022, San Francisco State University (122597) paid a total of $89.9M to 827 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
332 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
495 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at San Francisco State University (122597) were Professor with 332 employees, Associate professor with 189 employees, and Assistant professor with 153 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Francisco State University (122597) were Business and Financial Operations with 495 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 212 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 158 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at San Francisco State University (122597) was Male Professor with 166 employees, Female Professor with 166 employees, and Female Associate professor with 110 employees.

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