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California State University - Monterey Bay Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on California State University - Monterey Bay? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors California State University - Monterey Bay offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. 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 - Monterey Bay Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

California State University - Monterey Bay was awarded 54 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is multi / interdisciplinary studies.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked California State University - Monterey Bay as #792 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when California State University - Monterey Bay held the #829 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

California State University - Monterey Bay also holds the #65 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into California State University - Monterey Bay?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at California State University - Monterey Bay is a competitive 53%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 92% of students accepted to California State University - Monterey Bay submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 590. Math scores were between 480 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for California State University - Monterey Bay  ( 490 to 590 )
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SAT Math Scores for California State University - Monterey Bay  ( 480 to 580 )
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California State University - Monterey Bay received ACT scores from 40% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for California State University - Monterey Bay  ( 18 to 24 )
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California State University - Monterey Bay Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at California State University - Monterey Bay is 25 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

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at California State University - Monterey Bay is 50%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at California State University - Monterey Bay

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 79% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like California State University - Monterey Bay 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  79 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 California State University - Monterey Bay is 21%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

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Good Overall Diversity at California State University - Monterey Bay

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,764 undergraduates at California State University - Monterey Bay with 6,109 being full-time and 655 being part-time.

California State University - Monterey Bay Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for California State University - Monterey Bay is 64.93 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  64.93 out of 100
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How Much Does California State University - Monterey Bay Cost?

The overall average net price of California State University - Monterey Bay is $12,739. 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 California State University - Monterey Bay

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,292 $9,818 $13,895 $17,269 $20,979

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 California State University - Monterey Bay, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At California State University - Monterey Bay, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $4,658 a year. That adds up to $18,632 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at California State University - Monterey Bay is 5.6%. 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 California State University - Monterey Bay Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from California State University - Monterey Bay make around $44,800 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future California State University - Monterey Bay graduates since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of California State University - Monterey Bay

California State University - Monterey Bay is a public institution located in Seaside, California. California State University - Monterey Bay is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Location of California State University - Monterey Bay

Contact details for California State University - Monterey Bay are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Campus Center, Seaside, CA 93955-8001
Phone: 831-582-3000
Website: www.csumb.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CSUMB
Twitter: https://twitter.com/csumb

California State University - Monterey Bay Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 32 majors graduated from California State University - Monterey Bay. Of these students, 1,953 received undergraduate degrees and 279 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 265 $41,900
General Psychology 243 $26,900
Liberal Arts General Studies 236 $29,400
Health & Physical Education 184 $27,700
Computer Science 162 NA
Human Services 134 $36,000
General Biology 131 $26,100
General Social Sciences 95 $29,500
Natural Resources Conservation 82 $28,800
Marine Science 65 $28,200

Learn more about the majors offered at California State University - Monterey Bay along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at California State University - Monterey Bay

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 2,692 students took at least one online class at California State University - Monterey Bay. This is an increase from the 2,126 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,692 487
2016-2017 2,126 206
2015-2016 2,136 68
2014-2015 1,730 67
2013-2014 1,213 62

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