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Average Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does California State University - Bakersfield Cost?

Learn the base cost of California State University - Bakersfield by getting details on in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees. Compare tuition and fees to nationwide and state averages to put those costs in context. In this CSUB cost report, you'll find:

How Much Does CSUB Charge for Tuition?

$7,579 In-State Tuition & Fees
$19,459 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

In 2020-2021, the average out-of-state tuition and fees at California State University - Bakersfield ran about $19,459 per year for students working on an undergraduate degree. In-state undergraduates received a discount for tuition and fees at the school and only had to pay $7,579 per year.


California State University - Bakersfield tuition and fees is the number charged to students for one year of attendance, and does not include room and board.

Remeber that many students qualify for scholarships and financial aid that will lower the amount they have to pay.

How much does California State University - Bakersfield cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do CSUB Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

At the national level, average out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,933 a year. The yearly tuition and fees for out-of-state undergrads at California State University - Bakersfield is $19,459, making it relatively average when compared to the countrywide figure.

Average in-state tuition and fees for schools across the country is $16,784 a year for undergraduate students. In-state undergraduates at CSUB pay about $7,579 a year, which is significantly less than the countrywide average.

If you want to know how CSUB compares to other schools in the nation, in the region, and in the state, see the chart below.

NationwideFar Western USCalifornia
Out-of-State Tuition & FeesAverageAverageAverage
In-State Tuition & FeesInexpensiveInexpensiveInexpensive

Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: California State University - Bakersfield Financial Aid.

CSUB Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

1.22% In-State Tuition Increase
0.47% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$31,630 Est. 4-Year Cost

With an average annual growth rate of 1.22% for the past five years, California residents could expect to pay $7,765 this year if the percentage growth remains the same.

At this rate, we estimate the total cost of in-state tuition and fees for two years at CSUB to be $15,624, and $31,630 for four years.

For out-of-state students, tuition and fees have increased by about 0.47% in the past five years. This year, out-of-state students will be paying approximately $19,641 if the percentage increases stay the same.

For two years This means an estimated $39,374 for two years of out-of-state tuition and fees at CSUB, and $79,116 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at CSUB.


Factor Cost Increases Into Your Budget

Be aware of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing each year. At most colleges undergrads will wind up spending more on their last year of school compared to what they did for their first.

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