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CSULB Tuition & Fees Report

Inexpensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Inexpensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does California State University - Long Beach Cost?

Learn the base cost of California State University - Long Beach by getting details on in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees. Compare tuition and fees to nationwide and state averages to put those costs in context. If you're looking for specific information on CSULB costs, you can go to any of the following sections:

How Much Does CSULB Charge for Tuition?

$6,846 In-State Tuition & Fees
$18,726 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

At California State University - Long Beach the average out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates was $18,726 in 2020-2021. Those who hail from the state of California get a discount and only needed to pay $6,846 per year.


CSULB tuition and fees is for one year of attendance, not including room and board.

The numbers quoted on this page are all sticker price and don't include any financial aid or scholarships students may qualify for.

How much does California State University - Long Beach cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do CSULB Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

The national out-of-state average for tuition and fees is $19,933 a year. California State University - Long Beach out-of-state undergraduates, on the other hand, pay about $18,726 a year in tuition and fees, making the school relatively inexpensive.

Undergraduates who attend school in the same state they live in pay around $16,784 in yearly tuition and fees. Undergraduates who hail from California pay an average of $6,846 a year to attend CSULB, making the school a bargain if you only consider tuition and fees alone.

The chart below shows how CSULB compares to other schools nationwide, in the region, and in the state.

NationwideFar Western USCalifornia
Out-of-State Tuition & FeesInexpensiveInexpensiveInexpensive
In-State Tuition & FeesInexpensiveInexpensiveInexpensive

Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: California State University - Long Beach Financial Aid.

CSULB Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

0.24% In-State Tuition Increase
0.09% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$27,610 Est. 4-Year Cost

With an average annual growth rate of 0.24% for the past five years, California residents could expect to pay $6,878 this year if the percentage growth remains the same.

If the in-state CSULB tuition and fees growth rate stays consistent, two years of study could cost $13,773, and four years would cost $27,610.

During the same time period, tuition and fees for out-of-state students have increased by 0.09%. Out-of-state students will be charged approximately $18,758 in this academic year if the costs keep going up at the same rate.

This would result in a total cost of $37,532 for two years and $75,129 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at CSULB.


Factor Cost Increases Into Your Budget

Unless your school has advertised price freezes, it is likely the cost of tuition and fees will go up every year. Make sure you factor this into your budget.

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