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California State University-San Marcos Student Outcomes

San Marcos, California

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Graduation Rate

Percent of students graduating within 150% of normal completion time
50% vs. 41.9% national median
Graduation Rates for California State University San Marcos
Years Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree
within 4 years 19% earned a bachelor degree
within 5 years 39% earned a bachelor degree
within 6 years 49% earned a bachelor degree

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. These statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from California State University San Marcos. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. California State University San Marcos is less effective than average in terms of graduating students.

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Post Graduation Earnings

Average Salary After 10 Years
$49,100 vs. $34,300 national median
Average salary after attending California State University San Marcos
Years Average Earnings
after 6 years $38,100 per year
after 7 years $41,200 per year
after 8 years $44,400 per year
after 9 years $47,300 per year
after 10 years $49,100 per year

10 years after enrolling, the average income of former California State University San Marcos students who are working and no longer in school is $49,100, which is 43% higher than the national median. Sources, U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard / Department of Treasury.

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Student Loan Debt Upon Graduation

Median Student Loan Debt for Graduates
Percent of students receiving Federal Loans

Student Loan Repayment

Median Loan Payment
$186 per month
Percent of students actively repaying their loans
66% vs. 47% national average

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=366711 IPEDS survey data for California State University San Marcos.