Is Fresno State a Good School for the Money?
California State University - Fresno Value Report
College Factual set out to determine if Fresno State is asking a fair price for the quality of education they provide. Keep reading for the detailed value report.
Within California, Fresno State is Ranked as Below Average in Quality for a Good Price.
California State University - Fresno is ranked #77 out of #116 in California for quality and #15 out of #90 for California value.
This makes it below average in quality but priced pretty well in the state.
Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the Fresno State financial aid page to be sure.
Above Average Value Nationwide
California State University - Fresno is ranked #378 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.
California State University - Fresno is priced well for the kind of quality education they provide and thus has earned a good price recognition from College Factual's analysis.
Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores
|School||Total Price||Value Grade|
|California State University - Fresno||$110,970||B|
|Northern Arizona University||$113,696||B|
|University of Hawaii at Hilo||$115,484||B|
|North Carolina Central University||$125,178||C|
|Farmingdale State College||$126,717||C-|
|University of Mary Hardin - Baylor||$128,469||D+|
|Frostburg State University||$135,954||D|
|Trinity International University - Illinois||$145,148||F|
*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.
That Degree May Cost You $110,970 in Total
The Fresno State time to graduate is about 4.96 years and will cost an estimated $22,373 per year. This brings the total cost to 110,970.
|Average Yearly Cost||$22,373|
|Average Years to Graduate||4.96|
|Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree||$110,970|
Many Factors Affect Net Price
Consider the average Fresno State student takes 4.96 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your Fresno State degree may cost less than average.
Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?
The net price YOU pay may be very different than the typical net price.
Look at the table below to get a sense of how Fresno State value for your educational dollar might vary.
|Nationwide Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$147,257||#358||B+|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$100,132||#390||B|
|In-State Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$107,711||#20||B+|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$60,586||#18||A-|
Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of California.
About 90% of Fresno State students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Fresno State financial aid you may qualify for.
How to Calculate Value
College Factual calculates value by calculating average Fresno State 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.