Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 9,323
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 6%
Student to faculty ratio 24:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 3,223 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

76%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Sonoma State University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 16,487 applications and 12,575 students were granted admission. Sonoma State University is at the #74 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 42% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 88% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT880 to 1080
ACT19 to 24

Application Fee

$55
Undergrad students
$55
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Sonoma State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $16,632 and in-state students paid $5,472.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$16,204
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$5,472
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$16,632
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 72% of Sonoma State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 35% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,507 (which is 1.7% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Sonoma State University in 2016-2017, was 851, which is 46% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,015 (which is 5.4% below the national average.)

$4,507
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,015
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
72%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Sonoma State University has enrolled a total of 9,323 students (8,185 students full-time and 1,138 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 9,323 students, 783 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 36% men and 64% women and 8,631 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 692 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 21 students for distance studies.

9,323
Total Enrollment
783
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 47%

Hispanic: 30%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%

Two or more races: 6%

Asian: 5%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Black/African American: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Sonoma State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 28% 239
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 8% 67
Education 8% 65
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 7% 60
Engineering 5% 47
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 4% 31
Social Sciences 3% 24
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 3% 22
Mathematics And Statistics 2% 18
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 16

Graduation & Dropout Rates

61%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Sonoma State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

2%
Still enrolled
31%
Dropout rate
6%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$34,800
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Sonoma State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $34,800. Last year, out of the total 2,207 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,053 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,369 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,085 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $34,800 $45,000
Employment Rate 93% 88%
Total Graduates 2,207 2,369

Campus Location

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