California State University - Bakersfield

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.

Top 30% California Value
Below Average California Quality

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.

State Value Ranking  26 out of 90
Great Value
State Value Score  71.11 out of 100
Great Value

Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the CSUB financial aid page to be sure.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Below Average National Quality

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.)

National Value Ranking  965 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  34.44 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Blackburn College $70,409 A-
Avila University $88,437 B+
Columbia College $102,797 B
Spalding University $103,369 B
California State University - Bakersfield $121,418 D
Barry University $148,753 F
Rivier University $166,761 F
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?

$73,685 In-State With Aid
$157,332 Avg Cost No Aid
4.76 Years to Graduate

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-
All Students $121,418 #965 D
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-
All Students $83,233 #26 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.


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