California Public Colleges (change state)


Strategic Measures

What is the state's performance in regard to its four-year public colleges, based on seven strategic performance measures?

Goal Strategic Measure Outcome National Rank Among
All States
Completion & Progression Graduation rate 64.2 % # 8
First-year retention rate 87.7 % # 2
Efficiency Cost per student (FTE) $17,971 # 11
Productivity Cost per degree $64,374 # 28
Cost of attrition * $146.0m N/A
Gainful Employment Student loan default rate 4.1 % # 39
Ratio of student loan payments to earnings per recent graduates ** No Data No Data No Data

* Amount spent by the colleges to educate first-year undergraduate students (first-time, full-time) who did not begin a second year.
** Median starting pay data presently available for 950 of the 1,575 colleges featured on this website.