California State University - Long Beach

Is CSULB a Good School for the Money?

California State University - Long Beach Value Report

Is a CSULB degree worth it? Only you know for sure, but College Factual's value analysis can help answer that question. Keep reading for more.

Within California, CSULB Offers Good Quality at a Great Price.

Top 15% California Value
Top 50% California Quality

California State University - Long Beach is ranked #44 out of #116 in California for quality and #12 out of #90 for California value.

This makes it a good quality for a great value in the state.

State Value Ranking  12 out of 90
Overpriced
Great Value
State Value Score  86.67 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Find out if CSULB offers in-state tuition that you may qualify for.

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 25% National Value
Top 30% National Quality

California State University - Long Beach is ranked #316 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

California State University - Long Beach is a good value according to College Factual's value analysis. It is priced competitively based on the quality of the education provided.

National Value Ranking  316 out of 1472
Overpriced
Great Value
National Value Score  78.53 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
John Brown University $118,204 A
SUNY Cortland $119,831 A
Texas Tech University $119,907 A
University of North Dakota $120,432 A
California State University - Long Beach $134,867 B+
Westminster College Utah $140,120 B
Azusa Pacific University $163,387 D+
Rutgers University - Camden $165,433 D
Rowan University $169,813 D
University of Hawaii at Manoa $190,636 D-
Manhattan School of Music $217,410 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $134,867 for a CSULB Degree

On average, a bachelor's degree from CSULB will cost you about $134,867. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $27,191 and a typical 4.96 years to graduate.

Amount
Average Yearly Cost $27,191
Average Years to Graduate 4.96
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $134,867

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average CSULB 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 CSULB degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$82,822 In-State With Aid
$165,009 Avg Cost No Aid
4.96 Years to Graduate

The overall price of a college can vary depending on your individual circumstances.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how CSULB value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $165,009 #143 A
All Students $134,867 #316 B+
Only Students Receiving Aid $122,552 #333 B+
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $125,280 #11 A
All Students $95,133 #12 A
Only Students Receiving Aid $82,822 #16 A-

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of California.

About 82% of CSULB students receive financial aid. Get more details on what CSULB financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. 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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