Access & Opportunity: An Update on the California State University Nathan Evans Director of Enrollment Management Services CSU Office of the Chancellor
Updates • Impact of California’s Budget • Leadership Transitions • Student Outcomes & Impact • Student Access & Opportunity • Admissions and Impaction in 2013-14 • Tuition and Financial Aid • Initiatives
California’s Budget • State support for the CSU has been cut by almost $1 billion or 35% over the past 18 months. • State resources are now equal to the 1996-1997 fiscal year; CSU enrolls 90,000 more students. • For every $1 California invests in the CSU, the CSU returns $5.43. • Resources and enrollment capacity highly dependent on outcomes of November election.
Declining State Support Forces More Reliance on Student Fees (in 2011 Constant Dollars)
CSU Leadership • Chancellor Charles B. Reed retiring in fall 2012 • Has served for 14 years as Chancellor • CSU Channel Islands, CSU Mentor, Early Assessment Program (EAP), CSU Doctoral Programs among accomplishments. • Since 2010, twelve CSU campuses have had presidential transitions. Presidents from CSU Fresno and CSU Los Angeles will retire in summer 2013.
Student Outcomes & Impact • 98,000 new undergraduates enrolled in fall 2011 • 96,000 degrees awarded in 2011-2012 • 53% of all undergraduates have all tuition/fees covered by grants/scholarships/waivers. • Most diverse college student population in US. • Emphasis on skills/experiences employers value. • Strong regional connections and community engagement
Student Access • CSU admissions eligibility remains consistent. • To meet local enrollment needs, impacted campuses and programs are selective. • Due to uncertainty of funding, spring 2013 enrollment was limited to students completing AA-T/AS-T degrees. • Fall 2013: Notification of admission decisions will only begin after the close of the initial application filing period for all campuses.
The Last 3 Fall Freshmen Admissions Cycles • *Reflects actions through August 2012.
The Last 3 Fall Transfer Admissions Cycles • *Reflects actions through August 2011.
CSU Admissions Eligibility • No change to admissions eligibility • High school graduation • A-G completion • Eligibility index • 1/3 of CSU campuses admit freshman applicants based only on CSU eligibility
CSU Admissions Eligibility • No change to admissions eligibility • 60 semester/90 quarter units • 30 units of general education • 4 basic skill courses (Area A & B4) • Grades of “C” or higher • 2.0 cumulative GPA in transferable college work • Good standing at last institution of attendance • More than 1/3 of CSU campuses admit transfer applicants based only on CSU eligibility
Impaction • Campus Impaction: A campus receives more eligible applications in the initial filing period than there are enrollment spaces available for the class level (freshman or upper division transfer). • Campuses fall into 3 categories: • Admit using CSU eligibility • Campus impaction (freshman/transfer) • Impacted in all programs (all majors)
Impaction • Program Impaction: A campus receives more eligible applications for a specific undergraduate program in the initial filing period than there are enrollment spaces available. • Most campuses have at least one impacted major/program • Typically impacted at upper-division level • Students must meet criteria such as GPA in specific core/major prep courses, cumulative GPA, or a combination of factors
Admit Using CSU Eligibility (FTF) • Maritime Academy • Monterey Bay • Stanislaus • Bakersfield • Channel Islands • Dominguez Hills • East Bay
Admit Using CSU Eligibility (TR) • Maritime Academy • Monterey Bay • Northridge • Stanislaus • Bakersfield • Channel Islands • Dominguez Hills • East Bay • Humboldt
Campus Impaction (Freshman) • Sacramento • San Bernardino • San Francisco • San Marcos • Sonoma • Chico • Fresno • Humboldt • Los Angeles • Northridge • Pomona
Campus Impaction (Transfer) • San Bernardino • San Francisco • San Marcos • Sonoma • Chico • Fresno • Los Angeles • Pomona • Sacramento
Impacted In All Programs • Fullerton • Long Beach • San Diego • San Jose • San Luis Obispo
Program Impaction • Most campuses have at least one impacted program/major • Beneficial for students to take preparatory coursework aligned with their major
Information on Impactionwww.calstate.edu/sas/impactioninfo.shtml • Impacted Programs Matrix available at • Local Admissions Area descriptions
Enrollment Outcomes • Reduced state funding limits the number of students a CSU campus can serve • Continuing students have highest enrollment priority. Transfer students have a higher priority than first-time freshmen---California Education Code Section 66202 • Admissions outcomes can be less predictable for new students
Tuition and Financial Aid • Current Undergraduate Tuition (CA Residents) • $5,970 per year* • Current Average Tuition & Fees • $7,025 per year *The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fee, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.
Financial Aid • Last year, over $3.1 billion was distributed to more than 290,000 students. • Nearly 70% of all CSU students receive some form of financial assistance. • 42% of CSU students invest in their education with student loans. • The average loan debt for CSU students was $15,804 in 2010, compared with the national average of $25,250.
Associate Degrees for Transfer • First students with AA-T/AS-T degrees enrolled in fall 2012 at CSU campuses • Community colleges offering Associate Degrees for Transfer in 18 disciplines, representing the largest CSU majors • CSU identifies AA-T/AS-T degrees “similar” to CSU campus program/option • Degrees considered in admission as well as remaining degree requirements at CSU
Associate Degrees for Transfer • Applicants must meet CSU requirements for admission eligibility as an upper division transfer • Applicants still must follow campus instructions regarding documents and other requirements • Interim verification process developed between CCC and CSU: providing copy of graduation evaluation results to CSU campuses • Enhancements to E-TranscriptCA now allow transmission of AA-T/AS-T degree information
Associate Degrees for Transfer • For similar degrees, all preparatory course requirements for admission are satisfied based upon completion of similar AA-T/AS-T degree • Using adopted matrix for priority, applicants are considered based upon GPA with “bump” factored into evaluation for impaction • GPA calculation includes all college-level coursework completed, not just that applied to AA-T/AS-T degree
CSU Mentor • Limited changes for 2013-14 • Application fee waiver available to students who will apply for the CA Dream Act • Enhanced question regarding AA-T/AS-T degrees
Textbook Affordability • CSU Task Force • Expansion of online solutions to course material needs • Leverage of existing pilot projects
Resources for Counselors How to Get to College • www.calstate.edu/college • Complements posters • English & Spanish versions • Student testimonials Student Academic Services • www.calstate.edu/sas
Resources for Counselors CSU Degrees • degrees.calstate.edu • Search for any degree or majors offered in the CSU SB1440.org • Internal audiences A Degree with a Guarantee • www.adegreewithaguarantee.com