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California State University - Channel Islands Data & Information Overview

58 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
93% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is California State University - Channel Islands Ranked?

#725 Best Colleges in Nation
#104 Best Colleges in CA
Health Sciences & Services Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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California State University - Channel Islands was awarded 58 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health sciences & services.

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Overall Quality

CSUCI landed the #725 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

CSUCI also holds the #104 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CSUCI?

93% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 93%, CSUCI has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

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California State University - Channel Islands Faculty

20 to 1 Student to Faculty
52% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at California State University - Channel Islands is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at California State University - Channel Islands is 52%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  52 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at California State University - Channel Islands

82% Freshmen Retention
22% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

California State University - Channel Islands has a freshmen retention rate of 82%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at CSUCI is 22%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  22 out of 100

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California State University - Channel Islands Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,631 Full-Time Undergraduates
69.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
66.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,947 undergraduates at CSUCI with 5,631 being full-time and 1,316 being part-time.

How Much Does California State University - Channel Islands Cost?

$14,928 Net Price
16% Take Out Loans
$19,448 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of CSUCI is $14,928. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for CSUCI

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,011 $13,125 $16,151 $21,127 $24,116

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CSUCI, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CSUCI, approximately 16% of students took out student loans averaging $4,862 a year. That adds up to $19,448 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CSUCI is 2.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do CSUCI Graduates Make?

$51,898 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from CSUCI with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $51,898 in their early years. That's great news for CSUCI students since it is 22% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of California State University - Channel Islands

California State
5,631 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
California State University - Channel Islands is a public institution situated in Camarillo, California. Camarillo is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for CSUCI are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 University Drive, Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: 805-437-8400

California State University - Channel Islands Majors

28 Majors With Completions
2,147 Undergraduate Degrees
96 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 28 majors graduated from California State University - Channel Islands. Of these students, 2,147 received undergraduate degrees and 96 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 356 $28,914
Business Administration & Management 307 $42,995
Health Sciences & Services 220 $28,580
Sociology 187 $34,615
General Biology 147 $33,204
Communication & Media Studies 146 $35,360
Liberal Arts General Studies 125 $26,436
Nursing 99 $91,801
Other Education 77 $29,499
Fine & Studio Arts 65 $22,383

Learn more about the majors offered at California State University - Channel Islands along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CSUCI

82% Take At Least One Class Online
18% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 5,684 students took at least one online class at California State University - Channel Islands. This is a decrease from the 7,416 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 5,684 1,245
2019-2020 7,416 7,247
2018-2019 2,713 227
2017-2018 2,672 71
2016-2017 2,033 34

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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