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.

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 25% National Value
Top 15% National Quality

California State University - Long Beach is ranked #449 out of 2,223 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  449 out of 2223
Great Value
National Value Score  79.96 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade

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

That Degree May Cost You $124,586 in Total

The average CSULB student's degree will cost an estimated $124,586. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $26,064 and a typical 4.78 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $26,064
Average Years to Graduate 4.78
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $124,586

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about CSULB cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$74,348 In-State With Aid
$153,949 Avg Cost No Aid
4.78 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 $153,949 #0 F
All Students $124,586 #449 B+
Only Students Receiving Aid $112,593 #117 A
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $115,705 # F
All Students $86,341 # F
Only Students Receiving Aid $74,348 # F

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

About 80% of CSULB students receive financial aid. Get more details on what CSULB financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Finance The Gap

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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