California State University - East Bay

California State University - East Bay Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is California State University - East Bay Ranked?

2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

California State University - East Bay was awarded 649 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health sciences and services.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Cal State East Bay as #527 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Cal State East Bay held the #680 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Cal State East Bay is also ranked #71 out of 170 schools in California.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Cal State East Bay?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at California State University - East Bay is 73%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Cal State East Bay is a good fit for you.

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California State University - East Bay Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at California State University - East Bay is 26 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

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at California State University - East Bay is 44%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  44 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at California State University - East Bay

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 78% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like California State University - East Bay enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100
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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 Cal State East Bay is 11%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  11 out of 100
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California State University - East Bay Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 13,141 undergraduates at Cal State East Bay with 10,473 being full-time and 2,668 being part-time.

How Much Does California State University - East Bay Cost?

The overall average net price of Cal State East Bay is $13,298. 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 Cal State East Bay

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,975 $11,025 $15,615 $18,874 $22,007

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 Cal State East Bay, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Cal State East Bay, approximately 35% of students took out student loans averaging $5,606 a year. That adds up to $22,424 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cal State East Bay is 4.4%. 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 Cal State East Bay Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Cal State East Bay make about $60,920 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Cal State East Bay students since it is 43% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.

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Location of California State University - East Bay

California State University - East Bay is a public institution situated in Hayward, California. Hayward is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for Cal State East Bay are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, CA 94542
Phone: 510-885-3000
Website: www.csueastbay.edu/

California State University - East Bay Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 61 majors graduated from California State University - East Bay. Of these students, 4,189 received undergraduate degrees and 1,137 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
Business Administration & Management 866 $49,638
General Psychology 430 $36,306
Health Sciences & Services 391 $39,260
Human Development & Family Studies 292 $39,638
Sociology 247 $38,566
Criminal Justice & Corrections 242 $39,264
Health & Physical Education 203 $32,359
Computer Science 202 $59,738
Nursing 184 $99,479
Communication & Media Studies 147 $35,332

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

Online Learning at Cal State East Bay

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 16,225 students took at least one online class at California State University - East Bay. This is an increase from the 9,361 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 16,225 15,367
2018-2019 9,361 1,885
2017-2018 8,481 1,554
2016-2017 8,608 1,641
2015-2016 7,913 983

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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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