Common Data Set - Fall 2011 Standard Survey Response

This document is a standard response to college guides and other surveys asking for information about Sonoma State University. Sonoma State University is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. This response is prepared by the Office of the Provost, Institutional Research and serves as a factbook for finding out basic information about the campus. The document is based on the Common Data Set developed by the College Board, along with a consortium of higher education groups and guidebook publishers. Items, which are answers to the Common Data Set questions, are labeled with the prefix "CDS" and the question number. The CDS items are supplemented with additional detail to answer other commonly asked questions. All information is listed under the CDS headings.

The Fall 2002 semester marked the implementation of a new student record database system using Peoplesoft. Discrepancies in data may be due to conversion of data. Any questions regarding the data should be referred to pat.parson@sonoma.edu.

A. GENERAL INFORMATION

CDS-A1. Address information

Name
Sonoma State Unversity
Mailing Address
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA. 94928-3609
Main Telephone
707-664-2880
Main URL
http://www.sonoma.edu
Admissions URL
http://www.csumentor.edu
Admissions Address
Admissions & Records,
Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, CA. 94928-3609
President
Dr. Ruben Armiñana
Director of Admissions
Gustavo Flores
Admissions Telephone
707-664-2778
Director of Financial Aid
Susan Gutierrez
Financial Aid Telephone
707-664-2389
International Student Services
Marisa Thigpen, Director
707-664-2582
Director of Athletics
William Fusco
707/664-2521
Reporting Identification
FICE #1156, FAFSA #001156, SAT #4723, ACT #0431.
Environment/ transportation
269 acres, suburban campus in Rohnert Park (Santa Rosa area) located 45 miles north of San Francisco in the heart of wine country. Served by major airports (San Francisco and Oakland), train (Oakland), bus serves Santa Rosa. Public transportation serves campus; branch campus in Ukiah.
CDS-A1.1. College Nickname
SSU
CDS-A1.2. College Team Name
Seawolves
CDS-A2. Control
Public (University founded in 1960)
CDS-A3. Gender Mix
Coed
CDS-A4.  Academic Year Calendar
Semester Classes begin in late August, late January; Summer sessions: three sessions of three weeks each, two sessions of four weeks each, one session of six weeks; Intersession in January. Orientation for new students held in June.
Instititutional Accreditation
Regionally accredited by Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges (WASC), National Assn. for Schools of Art and Design(NASAD), National Assn. of Schools of Music (NASM), Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), National League for Nursing (NLN), American Chemical Society (ACS), National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

Member of Council on Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC)
Campus Safety Measures
Blue light emergency phones on campus, 24-hour escorts, campus police force.
Some Noteworthy Alumni
Pulitzer Prize nominee, William C. Davis; Emmy Award winner, Lex Fletcher; Offensive guard with Dallas Cowboys, Larry Allen; first woman president of any Maritime Academy, awarded rank and title Rear Admiral and now President of University of San Diego, Mary Lyons; National president of Canine Companions, Jean Schultz; Emmy Award winning producer of five documentaries and executive director of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, Andrew McGuire; Executive Director of California School Board Association, Davis Campbell; President and General Manager of Roche Carolina Pharmaceutical, Inc., Donald Herriott.
Some Noteworthy Campus Buildings
Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center, Evert Person Theater, Environmental Technology Center

CDS.A5 Degrees Offered

Baccalaureate

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in:
American Multicultural Studies, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chicano and Latino Studies, Communication Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, French, Geography, Geology, Global Studies (Interdisciplinary), History, Human Development, Hutchins School of Liberal Studies, Liberal Studies (Ukiah), Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Special Majors, Theatre Arts, Women's and Gender Studies
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in
Art Studio
Bachelor of.Science (B.S.) in:
Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics, Special Major (Interdisciplinary)

Master's

Master of Arts in:
Biology, Counseling, Cultural Resources Mgt. (Anthropology), Education, English, History, Interdisciplinary Studies (ITDS), Kinesiology, Psychology (through Special Sessions)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
 
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
 
Master of Science in:
Computer and Engineering Science, Nursing, Interdisciplinary Studies (ITDS)

B. ENROLLMENT AND PERSISTENCE

Enrollments

The Common Data Set requires the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) figures. Extension-only students are not included in the IPEDS degree-seeking totals. The University enrolls a number of unclassified individuals who have received bachelor's degrees but who are not enrolled in a graduate degree program. In the IPEDS headcounts, these students are counted as "all other undergraduates taking courses." They are given a separate category in the official statistics.

CDS-B1. Institutional enrollment
Data are broken out by level and gender by full-time and part-time students who are seeking a degree. Full time is defined as undergraduates taking 12 or more units and graduates taking nine or more. Post baccalaurate students seeking a bachelor's degree are now included in undergraduate counts and are full time at 12 units.
Total Enrollments 2011
  Full Time Enrollment Part Time Enrollment
Type of Student Men Women Total Men Women Total
Undergraduates Degree-seeking, first-time freshmen 663 1,116 1,779 17 14 31
Other first-year, degree-seeking 253 361 614 15 12 27
All other degree-seeking 1,840 2,786 4,626 269 358 627
Total degree-seeking 2,756 4,263 7,019 301 384 685
Other undergraduates enrolled in credit courses 5 10 15 22 20 42
Total undergraduates 2,756 4,263 7,019 301 384 685
Graduates Degree-seeking, first-time 5 29 34 24 50 74
All other degree-seeking 26 69 95 99 252 351
All other graduates enrolled in credit courses (Cred/Pbac) 53 165 218 39 96 135
Total graduate 84 263 347 162 398 560
Total All Students 2,845 4,536 7,381 485 802 1,287
Other Totals
Total degree-seeking undergraduates: 7,704
Total all undergraduates: 7,761
Total all graduates: 907
Total enrollment: 8,668

Gender and Ethnicity

CDS-B2. Enrollment by gender and racial/ethnic category.
Headcounts are shown by self-reported ethnic IPEDS categories for all degree-seeking first-time first year (FTFY) freshmen and undergraduates (Ugrd) (including first-time freshmen).
Enrollment by gender, race/ethnicity
Racial / Ethnic FTFY Female FTFY Male FTFY Total Ugrd Female Udgd Male Total %
Non-resident aliens 12 9 21 49 51 100 1%
Hispanic 242 114 356 744 386 1,130 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 28 20 48 91 60 151 2%
White, non-Hispanic 682 431 1,113 3,029 2,041 5,070 65%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 6 5 11 43 21 64 1%
Asian 47 26 73 213 134 347 5%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 7 5 12 28 28 18 1%
Two or more reaces, non-Hispanic 88 59 147 311 198 509 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown 18 11 29 139 148 287 4%
Total 1,130 680 1,810 4,263 2,756 7,704 100%

Degrees Conferred

CDS-B3. Degrees awarded 2010-11
(Source. Institutional Research, ERD files)
Degrees Awarded 2010-2011
Major by School BA/BS MA/MS Total Percent of Total
Social Science 623 85 708 35.5%
Science & Technology 297 82 379 19.0%
Arts & Humanities 403 9 412 20.7%
Business & Economics 400 44 444 22.3%
Education 0 42 42 2.1%
ITDS/Special Major 0 9 9 0.5%
Total 1,723 271 1,994 100.0%

Graduation and Persistance Rates

CDS-B4/B11 Graduation rates.
The Common Data Set calls for inclusion of figures from the IPEDS graduation survey on graduation rates of first-time, full-time freshmen. These are campus numbers generated for the Student Right to Know Act. Source: IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey, Sect. II, Part A.
Graduation Rates
Group Cohort
Fall 2001
Cohort
Fall 2002
Cohort
Fall 2003
Cohort
Fall 2004
Cohort
Fall 2005
B6. Total First-time first-year full-time freshmen 1,018 1,210 1,287 1,111 1,043
B7. Cumulative graduated in four years or less 257 290 341 338 309
B8. Graduated in fifth year 110 242 297 206 219
B9. Graduated in sixth year 199 73 42 62 57
B10. Cumulative graduated in six years or less 566 605 680 606 585
B11. Cumulative six year graduation rate 56% 50% 53% 55% 56%

CDS-B22
. Retention rate.
Percentage of full/time freshmen entering in:
Fall 2002-2003: 77%
Fall 2003-2004: 78%
Fall 2004-2005: 82%
Fall 2006-2007: 74%
Fall 2007-2008: 74%
Fall 2008-2009: 75%
Fall 2009-2010: 79%
Fall 2010-2011: 80%
(Source: Institutional Research retention reports)

C. FRESHMAN ADMISSION

Applicant and Admit Counts

CDS-C1. Freshman students.
Counts use institutional definition and are unduplicated counts of completed applications for Fall 2011.
(Source: Institutional Research report)
Freshman Students
  Men Women Total
Total full time, first time, first-year freshmen Applied 4,520 7,631 12,151
Total full time, first time, first-year freshmen Offered Admission 3,750 6,567 10,317
Total full time, first time, first-year freshmen Enrolled 663 1,116 1,779
Total part time, first time, first-year freshmen Enrolled 17 14 31
Total Enrolled 680 1,130 1,810
Offered/Applied 83% 86% 85%
Enrolled/Offered 18% 17% 18%

CDS-C2. Freshman wait-listed students.
The Sonoma State University does maintain a wait list for freshman applicants.

Admissions Requirements

CDS-C3. High school graduation required?
Required/GED accepted
CDS-C4. General college preparatory program required?
Yes
CDS-C5. High School Units Required
Unit=one year of study or its equivalent
 
High School Units Required
Category Number of Units
Total academic units 15
English 4
Mathematics 3
Science (1 unit must be lab) 2
Foreign language (must be same language) 2
History 2
Academic electives 1
One unit of visual and performing arts and one unit of U.S. government are required.

 

Basis for Selection

CDS-C6. Open admissions?
No
CDS-C7. Importance of freshman selection factors.
Very important factors: Secondary school record and standardized test scores.
Factors considered: Geographical residence, state residency and minority status.
Portfolios required for art program applicants, auditions required for music applicants, and RN required for graduate nursing applicants.
CDS-C8. SAT/ACT requirements.
SAT I or ACT required (no preference). ACT/SAT I used for placement as well as admissions. TOEFL required of international applicants. ACT data are not reported due to minimal numbers submitting test scores.

Freshman Profile

CDS-C9. SAT/ACT Scores of Fall 2011 Freshmen
(Source. Admissions Applicant data base)
Score Submissions
Submission Number % of Total
Submitting SAT 1674 93%
Submitting ACT 676 37%
Score percentiles
Test 25th 75th
SAT I Critical Reading 450 560
SAT I Math 450 560
ACT Comp 19 24

SAT I Scores (%)
Range Critical Reading Math
700-800 1% 1%
600-699 13% 14%
500-599 42% 41%
400-499 38% 37%
300-399 6% 7%
200-299 0% 0%
ACT Scores (%)
Range ACT Composite
30-36 1%
24-29 29%
18-23 55%
12-17 15%
6-11 0%
Below 6 0%


CDS-C10. High school rank distribution, freshmen
Is no longer available. (Source. Applicant data file, Institutional Research)
CDS-C11/12. High school GPA distribution & average, freshmen.
One hundred percent of enrolled first-time freshmen in Fall 2010 submitted high school GPA.
High School GPA Distribution
GPA Percent of incoming freshman
Percent who had GPA of 3.75 and higher 8%
Percent who had GPA 3.50 to 3.74 12%
Percent who had GPA 3.25 to 3.49 22%
Percent who had GPA 3.00 to 3.24 25%
Percent who had GPA 2.50 to 2.99 31%
Percent who had GPA 2.0 to 2.49 2%
Percent who had GPA 1.0 to 1.99 0%
Percent who had GPA below 1.0 0%

 

CDS-C12. Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA:
3.17.

Freshman Admissions Policies

CDS-C13. Application fee.
$55. May be waived for financial need.
CDS-C14. Application closing date.
Priority date for fall admission for freshmen December 31. Applications accepted until full. Rolling admissions.
CDS-C15. Applications for non-fall terms.
Applications are accepted for admission to spring term.
CDS-C16. Decision notification.
On a rolling basis, beginning November 1.
CDS-C17. Reply policy for admitted applicants.
Reply is required by May 1. Application fee is nonrefundable. $1000 AY residence hall room deposit, refundable until specified date, partially thereafter.
CDS-C18. Deferred admission.
Sonoma State does not have deferred admission.
CDS-C19. Early admission of high school students.
High school students may be considered for enrollment in certain programs if recommended by their principal and the appropriate campus department chair and if preparation is equivalent to that required of eligible California high school graduates. Admission is only for a given program and does not constitute the right to continued enrollment.
CDS-C20. Common Application Form accepted?
No.
CDS-C21. Early decision plan?
No
CDS-C22. Early action plan?
No
International student admission.
27 Countries represented. Minimum 500 TOEFL (paper) and 525 (Internet) score required. Financial statement and academic performance are important considerations for admission. Separate application required. Application deadline is May 31.
Learning disabled student admission.
Support services available. Admission requirements are the same as other students. Untimed standardized tests are accepted. Second language requirement may be waived.
Placement credit options.
Credit may be granted through CLEP exams, passing the CSU English Equivalency Examination, through Faculty Evaluated Prior Learning (FEPL), or by successful completion of Advanced Placement Program of the College Board exams, Credit may be granted through challenge exams and for military experience.

D. TRANSFER ADMISSION

Admissions Policies

CDS-D1. Transfer policy.
Transfer students accepted for all terms and academic levels (second semester freshmen accepted); transfer coursework accepted.

Applicant and Admit Counts

CDS-D2. Undergraduate transfer applicants, admits, and enrollees, Fall 2010
(Source: Admissions Applications)
Undergraduate transfer applicants, admits, and enrollees, Fall 2010 (Source: Admissions Applications)
  Applicants Admitted Applicants Enrolled Applicants Admitted/Applied Enrolled/Admitted
Men 1,616 550 312 34% 57%
Women 2,258 808 435 36% 54%
Total 3,874 1,358 747 35% 55 %
 CDS-D3. Terms. Transfers are accepted for two academic terms:
Fall and Spring
CDS-D4. Minimum number of credits completed to qualify as transfer.
60 credits.
CDS-D5. Required for Admission.
College transcripts.
CDS-D6. Minimum high school grade average.
2.0
CDS-D7. Minimum college grade point average.
2.0, higher for some programs
CDS-D9. Application dates.
Priority Date is November 1 for fall, August 1 for spring. Rolling admissions.
CDS-D12. Lowest grade accepted (4.0 scale)
1
CDS-D13. Maximum number of transferable credits from 2-year institutions.
70 units.
CDS-D14. Maximum number of transferable credits from 4-year institutions.
None
CDS-D16. Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at Sonoma State.
120-132 units.

E. ACADEMIC OFFERINGS AND POLICIES

Special Study Options

CDS-E1. Special study options.
Accelerated program, cross-registration, distance learning, double major, English as a Second Language (ESL), exchange student program (domestic-NSE), external degree program, honors program, independent study, student-designed major, study abroad (including NY Semester, Semester at Sea, UN Semester, Urban Semester, Washington Semester), teacher certification program. Other study options include combined degree programs; bachelor's/MBA and bachelor's/MPA.
CDS-E-1.3.Partnerships with national corporations, local businesses, or high schools.
3-1-3 Program is a joint venture with local high school for low income and/or first generation college students. Students complete three years of high school and one year of transitional college courses and complete the baccalaureate degree at Sonoma in three years.
CDS-E2. Freshman core curriculum required?
No
CDS-E3. Computing on campus.
Students are required to own or have access to a computer. There are approximately 400 college-owned work stations available for student use in the library, computer center, and labs. Dorms are wired to campus netwrok, email accounts provided to all students, off-campus students can connect to campus network, computer repair service and helpline available.

Academic Facilities and Services

CDS-E4-E8. Library Collections.
(Source: LIibrary Records) Special collections - Jack London Collection, women artists archive and small presses collection, 2000+ CD-ROMS, public access via web, and access to other university and city catalogs.
Library Collections
Collection Size
E4. Books and other materials accessible through library's catalog. 584,2471
E5. Current serials 141,421
E6. Microform titles 1,708,624
E7. Video and audio titles 25,487
E8. E-books 98,874

 

Other special academic buildings /equipment on campus
include a performing arts center, observatory, electron microscope, seismograph, environmental technology center, and the Jean and Charles Schultz Information Center, a new high technology information/computer center. Construction of the Green Music Center, a state of the art choral facility modeled after Tanglewood.. The new University Recreation Center with basketball courts, dance studios, indoor track, state of the art weight equipment, game room, whirlpool and rock climbing wall.

Sonoma State also maintains the Fairfield Osborne Preserve and the Fred B. Galbreath Wildlife Preserve.
Counseling/support services.
Health service. Women's center. Child day care. Minority student, veteran student, reentry student, career, personal, academic, psychological counseling. International student support services include all aspects of personal and educational experience. Career services. The Career Center provides career counseling/planning, job placement, employer recruitment on campus, experiential education, community involvement program, internships, and testing services. Disabled student services include admissions assistance, priority registration, goals clarification, note-taking services, readers, interpreters,testing arrangements, tape recorders, tutors, TDD, Close-in parking, campus orientation, individual accessibility needs, and cart rides. 99% of campus is accessible to the physical disabled. Learning disabled support services include diagnostic testing service, note-taking services, oral tests, readers, talking books, tape recorders, untimed tests, tutoring, and learning center.

Majors Available

Listed below are majors leading to a bachelor's and master's degrees. Also listed are concentrations within majors.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).
American Multicultural Studies, Anthropology, Art, with concentrations in: Art History, Film Emphasis, Art Studio; Biology, with concentrations in Botany, Marine Biology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Microbiology, Zoology; Chemistry, Chicano and Latino Studies, Communication Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, with concentrations in Business Economics, Computer Applications in Economics, International Economics; English, with concentrations in Creative Writing, Literature, Secondary Teaching Preparation; Environmental Studies, with concentrations in Environmental Conservation and Restoration, Environmental Education, Environmental Technology, Environmental Planning; French, Geogrpahy, with concentrations in Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences; Geology, History, Hutchins School of Liberal Studies with Interdisciplinary Studies Plan and Teaching Credential Preparatiion Plan, Human Development, Liberal Studies (Ukiah), Mathematics, Music, with concentrations in Music Education, Performance, Jazz Studies; Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Special Majors: Interdisciplinary, California Cultural Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Global Studies, Theatre Arts, with concentrations in Dance, Drama, Technical Theatre.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A).
Art Studio, with areas of emphasis in: Painting, Photography.
Bachelor of Science (B.S).
Biology, with concentrations in Aquatic Biology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Physiology-Animal, Physiology-Plant; Business Administration, with concentrations in Accounting, Business Economics, Finance, Human Resources Management, International Management, Management, Marketing, Special; Chemistry, Engineering Science, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, with concentration in Environmental Technology; Geology, Kinesiology, with concentrations in Adapted Physical Education, Exercise Science, Athletic Training; Mathematics, with concentrations in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics; Nursing - Basic BSN, RN-BSN, LVN-BSN; Physics, with a concentration in Applied Physics; Special Major (Interdisciplinary).
Master of Arts (M.A.).
Biology, Counseling, with concentrations in Marriage-Family-Child Counseling (M.F.C.C.); School Counseling (P.P.S); Education, with concentrations in Educational Administration, Curriculum Teaching and Learning, Early Childhood Education, Reading and Language, Special Education; English, History, Interdisciplinary Studies (ITDS), Kinesiology, Psychology (through Special Sessions), Art Therapy, Organization Development, Special Interest Areas.
Master of Science (M.S.).
Nursing, with concentrations in Family Nurse Practitioner, Leadership/Case Management; Interdisciplinary Studies (ITDS), Computer Engineering Science (through Special Sessions).
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A).
 
Master of Public Administration (M.P.A).
 
The most popular undergraduate majors in 2010 were:
Business Administration, Liberal Studies/Hutchins, Psychology, English, Communications, Biology, Kinesiology, Nursing and History.
The most popular Graduate majors were:
Education, Counseling, Nursing, Business Administration, English, Public Administration, Biology, ITDS Special Major, History and Cultural Resources Management.

Instructional Faculty and Class size

Instructional Faculty Profile
Description Full time Part time Total
a) Total number of instructional faculty 259 280 539
b) Total number who are members of minority groups 47 28 75
c) Total number who are women 126 168 294
d) Total number who are men 133 112 245
e) Total number who are nonresident aliens (international) 21 19 40
f) Total number with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree 240 81 321
g) Total number whose highest degree is a master's but not a terminal master's 19 135 154
h) Total number whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0 53 53
i) Total number whose highest degree is unknown or other (Note: Items f, g, h, and i must sum up to item a.) 0 11 11
j) Total number in stand-alone graduate/professional programs in which faculty teach virtually only graduate-level students 8 15 23
Student to Faculty Ratio
Report the Fall 2011 ratio of full-time equivalent students (full-time plus 1/3 part time) to full-time equivalent instructional faculty (full time plus 1/3 part time). In the ratio calculations, exclude both faculty and students in stand-alone graduate or professional programs such as medicine, law, veterinary, dentistry, social work, business, or public health in which faculty teach virtually only graduate level students. Do not count undergraduate or graduate student teaching assistants as faculty: 25 to 1
Organized undergraduate classes for Fall 2010 by number of sections with specified enrollments
Enrollment
(# of Students)
1-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total Classes
Class Sections 213 352 455 183 107 74 32 1,416

F. STUDENT LIFE

Student Profile

CDS-F1. Undergraduate and first-time freshman profile
(Source. Campus data, Institutional Research, ERSS)
Undergraduate and First-time Freshman Profile
Description Freshman Undergraduate
% from out of state 1% 1%
% of men in fraternities 16% 11%
% of women in sororities 22% 5%
% living in college housing 90% 35%
% living off campus 10% 65%
% aged 25+ 0% 12%
Average age of full-time students 18 21
Average age of all students 18 21


Student Activities

 
CDS-F2. Activities offered.
Student government, student newspaper, literary magazine, radio station, drama/theater, choral groups, music ensembles, dance, jazz band, musical theater, opera, pep band, symphony orchestra.
Other student activities.
Over 100 registered clubs/organizations, including honor societies, departmentally related clubs, special interest clubs, fraternities, sororities, religious orgianizations and sports clubs. A list may be found at Campus Life.
CDS-F3. ROTC.
Army, Air Force, and Navy ROTC are offered through University of California, San Francisco.
CDS-F4. Types of college owned, operated or affiliated housing available.
Coed dorms, apartments for single students, special housing for international students, focused learning communities - freshman seminar dorms, healthy living dorms, women in math/science dorms. Residence halls currently house 2,480 students. New freshmen given priority for on campus housing. Off-campus housing office provides assistance in locating housing off campus.
Athletic participation.
Five percent of undergraduates participate in intercollegiate sports. Twenty-five percent of undergraduates participate in intramural/club sports. Member NCAA Division II. Scholarships are available in all intercollegiate sports.

Intercollegiate athletics

Men's intercollegiate sports.
Basketball, baseball, golf, soccer and tennis.
Women's intercollegiate sports.
Basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field (outdoor), water polo and volleyball.
Club and intramural athletics
vary by semester and are generally available to both men and women. Intramural sports include basketball, volleyball, indoor and outdoor soccer (coed), ultimate frisbee (coed), softball (coed), flag football. Club sports include bowling, cheer/dance teams, fencing, inline hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer (international students), volleyball (men), water polo (women), wiffle ball, table tennis, Aikido, Judo, marksman association, ski and snowboard.
Regulations.
Students may live on or off campus. All students may have cars on campus. Alcohol controlled on campus. Honor code. Hazing prohibited. Student Conduct Code.
Freshman Orientation.
Freshman orientation is held in June and July at no charge. Advising and registration take place and parents invited.
Services/facilities for physically disabled:
wheelchair accessibility, services and/or facilities for visually impaired, hearing impaired, speech and communication disorders. Learning disabled services are available on an individual, as-needed basis. Foreign languages requirement may be waived. Untimed standardized tests are accepted; other requirements the same as other students.
Athletics questions to:
Athletic Director
Intramural questions to:
Recreational Sports

G. ANNUAL EXPENSES

Tuition and Fees

CDS-G1. Annual undergraduate full-time tuition, required fees, room and board.
Figures are for 2011/12 academic year, with full time a 15 credit load. Undergraduate and first year tuition are the same. Fees are the required CSU fees. Room and board figures assume 21 meals per week. 2012/2013 fees will be available after July 1, 2012.
Academic Year Charges
Type First-Year Undergraduate
Tuition: in-state na na
Tuition: out-of-state (See Note 1)   $17,334   $17,334
Tuition: Non-resident aliens (See Note 1)   $11,904   $11,904
Required fees   $5,472   $5,472
Room and board (Meal plan required) $10,961 $10,961

Legal residents of California are not charged tuition.

Note 1 - Non-resident students (U.S. and Foreign): Non-resident tuition, in addition to fees charged all students, must pay $372 per unit. There is a 15% charge for installment payment of foreign nonresident tuition; non-resident tuition is in addition to the fees listed below.

Semester Fees - Undergraduate
Type of Fee Amount
Student Union fee $196
Associated Students fee   $92
Instuctionally-related activities fee   $207
Facilities fee   $14
Student Health fee $122
Consolidated service fee $14
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) fee $50
Total fees per semester $695
Total fees per academic year $1,390

 

CDS-G2. Number of credits per term a student can take for the stated full-time tuition.
6.1 or more units.
CDS-G3. Do tuition and fees vary by year of study?
Yes. Currently, students pay a somewhat higher tuition for graduate division work.
CDS-G4. How do tuition and fees vary by instructional program?
Certain programs requiring certain computer and lab equipment/facilities may have higher fees.

Other Expenses

CDS-G5. Estimated expenses for academic year for typical full-time undergraduate
Estimated expenses for academic year for typical full-time undergraduate
Type On-Campus Resident Commuter (At home) Commuter (Not at home)
Room/Board $10,961 $4,346 $12,276
Transportation $1,266 $1,362 $1,326
Books/Supplies $1,746 $1,746 $1,746
Other (misc. personal) $3,096 $3,288 $3,054

Questions on estimated expenses to: Financial Aid Office  

Per-credit-hour Charges

CDS-G6. Per-credit-hour charges, undergraduate
Per-credit-hour charges, undergraduate
Type of student Undergraduate
(average of lower
and upper division)
Freshman
Per-credit-hour charge for in-state students 0 0
Per-credit-hour charge for out-of-state students $372 $372
Per-credit-hour charge for international students $372 $372

H. FINANCIAL AID

All aid figures reported here for degree-seeking undergraduates and freshmen, as defined by the institution, not IPEDS. Non-need based aid is defined as aid for which need is not a criterion for awarding, and may be given to students with or without demonstrated need. If such aid is awarded to needy students, that component of the aid which reduces the student's total need is considered need-based and is included in the need-based aid totals.

Total Dollars Awarded

CDS-H1. Total dollar amount awarded to undergraduates.
The table below shows the CDS-requested data on financial aid awards made to degree-seeking undergraduates. Note that the data are estimates for the 2009/10 academic year, and are for undergraduates as defined institutionally, not as defined for IPEDS.
2009/10 Total dollar amount awarded to undergraduates.
  Need-based aid Non-need-based aid
Scholarships and Grants Federal   $8,500,131 $0
State $8,751,299   $123,081
Institutional (excluding athletic aid and tuition waivers) $0   $774,823
Scholarships/grants from external sources, not awarded by college $0 $543,128
Total Scholarships/Grants $17,251,430 $1,441,032
Self-Help Student Loans $8,470,539 $7,745,694
Federal Work Study   $425,561 $0
State and other work study/employment   $0 $1,600,000
Total Self-Help   $8,896,100   $9,345,694
Parent Loans $0   $7,637,017
Tuition Waivers $0   $123,081
Athletic Awards $0   $123,081

CDS-H2. Additional criteria for need-based gift aid.
None

Aid Recipients

CDS-H3. Number of enrolled students receiving aid, Fall 2009.
The chart below shows the number of degree-seeking students who applied for and received financial aid. Sonoma State uses federal methodology.
Number of enrolled students receiving aid, Fall 2009
Description First Time Full-time Freshman Full-time
Undergrads
(including Freshman)
Less than Full-time Undergrads
a. Number of degree-seeking students 1,574 7,390 537
b. Number of students in line a who were financial aid applicants 747 3,995 435
c. Number of students in line b who were determined to have financial need 516 2,960 433
d. Number of students in line c who received financial aid. 456 2,778 411
e. Number of students in line d who received any need-based gift aid 324 1,976 282
f. Number of students in line d who received any need-based self-help aid 437 2,101 387
g. Number of students in line d who received any non-need-based gift aid 51 434 21
h. Number of students in line d whose need was fully met (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans) 54 459 121
i. On average, the percentage of need that was met of students who received any need-based aid. 87% 86% 68%
j. The average financial aid package of those in line d. 9l409 9,412 8,842
k. Aver. need-based gift award in line e. who received need-based gift award. 9,996 8,211 6,950
l. Aver. need-based self-help award (exc.PLUS loans, unsubsidized loands and private alternative loans) of those in line f. 3,378 4,234 4,331
m. Aver. need-based loan (exc. PLUS loans and private alternative loans) of those in f. who received a need-based loan. 3,003 4,032 4,248
n. Number of students in line a. who had no financial need who received non-need-based gift aid (exc. those receiving athletic awards and tuition benefits) 4 32 1
o. Average award to students in line n 913 1,304 1,000
p. Number of students in line a. who received non-need-based athletic award 29 25 9
q. Average non-need-based athletic award to those in line p. 1,752 1,453 3,444

Questions to : Financial Aid Office  

CDS-H4. Percent of graduating undergraduate class who graduated between July 1 and June 30 and borrowed through all loan programs (federal, state, subsidized, .) while enrolled.
58%
CDS-H5. Average per-undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed of those in line H4.
$18,608
CDS-H5.1 and .2.Need-based financial aid.
Need-based financial aid is available to both full and part time students.
CDS-H6. Aid to undergraduate international students.
College administered financial aid not available for undergraduate foreign students.

Aid Process

CDS-H7. Process for first-year/freshman students.
All students must submit FAFSA. Additional forms not required.
CDS-H9/11. Filing, notification and reply dates for first-year/freshman) students.
Priority deadline for required financial aid, January 31. Applications processed on a rolling basis and notification on a rolling basis beginning April 15. Students must reply within four weeks of notification.

Aid Available

CDS-H12. Loans types available.
Perkins, PLUS, Stafford (subsidized and unsubsidized).
CDS-H13. Scholarships and grants available.
Pell grants, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, college/university scholarships/grants, private scholarships/grants, academic merit scholarships, athletic scholarships.
Student employment available.
Federal Work-Study Program. Institutional employment. Off-campus part-time employment opportunities available. About 75% of students work either on or off campus while attending classes.