California State University - Long Beach

California State University - Long Beach Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is California State University - Long Beach Ranked?

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2022 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 2,911 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other homeland security.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked CSULB as #357 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when CSULB held the #451 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

CSULB also holds the #56 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CSULB?

Acceptance Rate

California State University - Long Beach has an acceptance rate of 42%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for CSULB.

Average Test Scores

About 95% 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 620. Math scores were between 510 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for California State University - Long Beach  ( 510 to 620 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for California State University - Long Beach  ( 510 to 620 )
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CSULB received ACT scores from 19% 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 is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At California State University - Long Beach, this rate is 24 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

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 48%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  48 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 89%. 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  89 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 17% for first-time, full-time students at CSULB, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  17 out of 100
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California State University - Long Beach Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 34,216 undergraduates at CSULB with 29,110 being full-time and 5,106 being part-time.

How Much Does California State University - Long Beach Cost?

The overall average net price of CSULB is $9,622. 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 +
$6,364 $7,595 $10,807 $14,544 $18,180

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 28% of students took out student loans averaging $5,354 a year. That adds up to $21,416 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CSULB is 1.6%. 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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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 87 majors graduated from California State University - Long Beach. Of these students, 8,914 received undergraduate degrees and 1,784 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 1,443 $42,682
General Family & Consumer Sciences 506 $31,272
General Psychology 503 $29,562
Fine & Studio Arts 370 $27,555
Communication & Media Studies 365 $35,337
Sociology 322 $32,039
Health Sciences & Services 307 NA
General English Literature 262 $30,843
General Biology 247 $26,160
Liberal Arts General Studies 240 $28,478

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 2019-2020, 40,063 students took at least one online class at California State University - Long Beach. This is an increase from the 11,514 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 40,063 38,645
2018-2019 11,514 497
2017-2018 10,834 443
2016-2017 9,591 406
2015-2016 7,503 174

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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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