California State University - Los Angeles

Is Cal State LA a Good School for the Money?

California State University - Los Angeles Value Report

Is Cal State LA worth the money? Read College Factual's annual Cal State LA value report to determine if the school is priced fairly for the quality of education they provide.

Fair Value Nationwide

Average National Value
Top 30% National Quality

California State University - Los Angeles is ranked #1,373 out of 2,540 for value nationwide.

California State University - Los Angeles is priced appropriately for the kind of quality education they provide and thus has earned a fair value recognition from College Factual's analysis.

National Value Ranking  1373 out of 2540
Overpriced
Great Value
National Value Score  46.70 out of 100
Overpriced
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.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $148,006 For That Piece of Paper

The average Cal State LA student's degree will cost an estimated $148,006. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $28,795 and a typical 5.14 years to graduate.

Amount
Average Yearly Cost $28,795
Average Years to Graduate 5.14
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $148,006

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 Cal State LA 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?

$99,074 In-State With Aid
$190,339 Avg Cost No Aid
5.14 Years to Graduate

Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.

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

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $190,339 #0 F
All Students $148,006 #1,373 C
Only Students Receiving Aid $139,942 #46 A+
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $149,471 # F
All Students $107,138 # F
Only Students Receiving Aid $99,074 # F

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

About 95% of Cal State LA students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Cal State LA financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Finance The Gap

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Cal State LA cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. 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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