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California State University - Long Beach Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about California State University - Long Beach, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is California State University - Long Beach Ranked?

2021 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 - Long Beach was awarded 167 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies.

Overall Quality

CSULB is ranked #451 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

CSULB is also ranked #44 out of 116 schools in California.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CSULB?

Acceptance Rate

California State University - Long Beach has a very low acceptance rate of 28%, making it one of the most selective out of all the colleges and universities in the nation. It's probably a good idea to apply to other schools in addition to CSULB just in case you don't make the cut.

Average Test Scores

About 93% of students accepted to CSULB submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for California State University - Long Beach  ( 510 to 610 )
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SAT Math Scores for California State University - Long Beach  ( 510 to 620 )
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CSULB received ACT scores from 31% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for California State University - Long Beach  ( 20 to 26 )
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California State University - Long Beach Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at California State University - Long Beach is 23 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 - Long Beach is 49%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  49 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at California State University - Long Beach

Freshmen Retention Rate

California State University - Long Beach has a freshmen retention rate of 88%. 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  88 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 CSULB is 16%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  16 out of 100
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Good Overall Diversity at CSULB

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 33,054 undergraduates at CSULB with 28,752 being full-time and 4,302 being part-time.

CSULB Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for CSULB is 79.96 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  79.96 out of 100
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How Much Does California State University - Long Beach Cost?

The overall average net price of CSULB is $8,982. 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 CSULB

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,735 $7,031 $10,711 $14,411 $17,197

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 CSULB, 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 CSULB, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $5,013 a year. That adds up to $20,052 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CSULB is 2.3%. 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 CSULB Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from CSULB make about $48,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for CSULB students since it is 21% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of California State University - Long Beach

California State University - Long Beach is a public institution situated in Long Beach, California. Long Beach is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of California State University - Long Beach

Contact details for CSULB are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
Phone: 562-985-4111
Website: www.csulb.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/csulb
Twitter: https://twitter.com/csulb

California State University - Long Beach Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 86 majors graduated from California State University - Long Beach. Of these students, 8,950 received undergraduate degrees and 1,866 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 1,447 $38,200
General Psychology 536 $29,000
General Family & Consumer Sciences 515 $29,900
Communication & Media Studies 404 $32,400
Fine & Studio Arts 389 $23,800
Sociology 310 $29,800
Health & Physical Education 302 $23,700
Health Sciences & Services 266 NA
General English Literature 250 $28,500
Liberal Arts General Studies 234 $29,600

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

Online Learning at CSULB

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 2017-2018, 10,834 students took at least one online class at California State University - Long Beach. This is an increase from the 9,591 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 10,834 443
2016-2017 9,591 406
2015-2016 7,503 174
2014-2015 6,084 254
2013-2014 4,087 103

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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.

References

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