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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. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is California State University - Long Beach Ranked?

2020 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 199 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is dietetics and clinical nutrition services.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, Cal State Long Beach is ranked #476 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Cal State Long Beach also holds the #45 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Cal State Long Beach?

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into Cal State Long Beach since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 28%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

Average Test Scores

About 93% of students accepted to Cal State Long Beach 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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Cal State Long Beach 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 50%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  50 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at California State University - Long Beach

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 88% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like California State University - Long Beach 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  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 Cal State Long Beach is 16%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

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Good Overall Diversity at Cal State Long Beach

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 31,566 undergraduates at Cal State Long Beach with 27,507 being full-time and 4,059 being part-time.

Cal State Long Beach 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 Cal State Long Beach is 68.78 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  68.78 out of 100
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How Much Does California State University - Long Beach Cost?

The overall average net price of Cal State Long Beach is $9,423. 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 Long Beach

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,704 $6,946 $10,578 $15,005 $17,423

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 Long Beach, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Cal State Long Beach, approximately 35% of students took out student loans averaging $5,454 a year. That adds up to $21,816 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cal State Long Beach is 3.6%. 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 Cal State Long Beach Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Cal State Long Beach with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $48,100 in their early years. This is good news for future Cal State Long Beach graduates since it is 18% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.

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Location of California State University - Long Beach

Located in Long Beach, California, California State University - Long Beach is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of California State University - Long Beach

Contact details for Cal State Long Beach 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 80 majors graduated from California State University - Long Beach. Of these students, 8,983 received undergraduate degrees and 1,899 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 1,437 $38,200
General Psychology 516 $29,000
General Family & Consumer Sciences 464 $29,900
Communication & Media Studies 457 $32,400
Fine & Studio Arts 425 $23,800
Sociology 335 $29,800
Health & Physical Education 326 $23,700
General English Literature 316 $28,500
Health Sciences & Services 283 NA
Human Development & Family Studies 276 $27,900

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 Cal State Long Beach

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

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

Learn more about online learning at California State University - Long Beach.

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