California State University - Northridge

Is CSUN a Good School for the Money?

California State University - Northridge Value Report

College Factual's Best for the Money Rankings compare the quality of a CSUN degree with its cost to determine if the school is asking a fair price. Read the CSUN annual value report below.

Within California, CSUN is Ranked as Below Average in Quality for a Good Price.

Top 25% California Value
Below Average California Quality

California State University - Northridge is ranked #74 out of #116 in California for quality and #20 out of #90 for California value.

This makes it below average in quality but priced pretty well in the state.

State Value Ranking  20 out of 90
Great Value
State Value Score  77.78 out of 100
Great Value

Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the CSUN financial aid page to be sure.

Fair Value Nationwide

Top 50% National Value
Average National Quality

California State University - Northridge is ranked #609 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

California State University - Northridge is a fair value according to College Factual's value analysis. It is priced appropriately based on the quality of the education provided.

National Value Ranking  609 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  58.63 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Catawba College $103,451 A-
University of Memphis $108,829 B+
Union College Nebraska $112,930 B
Framingham State University $121,543 B-
California State University - Northridge $124,164 C+
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary $127,550 C
McKendree University $128,897 C-
Lancaster Bible College $133,934 D
Holy Family University $150,360 F
Johnson & Wales University - Providence $152,913 F

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

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $124,164 For That Piece of Paper

The average CSUN student's degree will cost an estimated $124,164. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $25,033 and a typical 4.96 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $25,033
Average Years to Graduate 4.96
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $124,164

Many Factors Affect Net Price

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

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$72,158 In-State With Aid
$157,103 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 determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at CSUN.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $157,103 #403 B
All Students $124,164 #609 C+
Only Students Receiving Aid $111,982 #594 C+
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $117,279 #23 B
All Students $84,340 #20 B+
Only Students Receiving Aid $72,158 #21 B+

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

About 87% of CSUN students receive financial aid. Get more details on what CSUN 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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