Is CSUB a Good School for the Money?
California State University - Bakersfield Value Report
Is a CSUB degree worth it? Only you know for sure, but College Factual's value analysis can help answer that question. Keep reading for more.
Within California, CSUB is Ranked as Below Average in Quality for a Good Price.
California State University - Bakersfield is ranked #91 out of #116 in California for quality and #26 out of #90 for California value.
This makes it below average in quality but priced pretty well in the state.
Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the CSUB financial aid page to be sure.
Below Average Value Nationwide
California State University - Bakersfield is ranked #965 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.
Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe California State University - Bakersfield is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)
Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores
|School||Total Price||Value Grade|
|California State University - Bakersfield||$121,418||D|
|Pacific Northwest College of Art||$173,031||F|
|Columbia College Chicago||$173,413||F|
*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.
That Degree May Cost You $121,418 in Total
On average, a bachelor's degree from CSUB will cost you about $121,418. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $25,508 and a typical 4.76 years to graduate.
|Average Yearly Cost||$25,508|
|Average Years to Graduate||4.76|
|Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree||$121,418|
Many Factors Affect Net Price
There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about CSUB cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.
Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?
The overall price of a college can vary depending on your individual circumstances.
Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at CSUB.
|Nationwide Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$157,332||#814||C-|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$111,870||#940||D+|
|In-State Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$119,148||#36||B-|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$73,685||#33||B-|
Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of California.
About 93% of CSUB students receive financial aid. Get more details on what CSUB financial aid you may qualify for.
How to Calculate Value
College Factual calculates value by calculating average CSUB cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.
Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.
College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.