California State University - Fresno

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.

Top 20% California Value
Below Average California Quality

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.

State Value Ranking  15 out of 90
Overpriced
Great Value
State Value Score  83.33 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the Fresno State financial aid page to be sure.

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 30% National Value
Average National Quality

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.

National Value Ranking  378 out of 1472
Overpriced
Great Value
National Value Score  74.32 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

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
Malone University $120,931 C+
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
Benedictine University $148,944 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.

Amount
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?

$60,586 In-State With Aid
$147,257 Avg Cost No Aid
4.96 Years to Graduate

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+
All Students $110,970 #378 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+
All Students $71,424 #15 A-
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.

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