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California State University - Sacramento Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on California State University - Sacramento? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors California State University - Sacramento offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is California State University - Sacramento Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

California State University - Sacramento was awarded 108 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked California State University - Sacramento as #802 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

California State University - Sacramento also holds the #66 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into California State University - Sacramento?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at California State University - Sacramento is a competitive 68%, 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 91% of students accepted to California State University - Sacramento submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 570. Math scores were between 470 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for California State University - Sacramento  ( 470 to 570 )
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SAT Math Scores for California State University - Sacramento  ( 470 to 570 )
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California State University - Sacramento received ACT scores from 28% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for California State University - Sacramento  ( 17 to 23 )
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California State University - Sacramento Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At California State University - Sacramento, the student to faculty ratio is 26 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at California State University - Sacramento is 48%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  48 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at California State University - Sacramento

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like California State University - Sacramento 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  83 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 7% for first-time, full-time students at California State University - Sacramento, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  7 out of 100
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Good Overall Diversity at California State University - Sacramento

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 28,454 undergraduates at California State University - Sacramento with 23,491 being full-time and 4,963 being part-time.

California State University - Sacramento Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for California State University - Sacramento is 82.89 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  82.89 out of 100
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How Much Does California State University - Sacramento Cost?

The overall average net price of California State University - Sacramento is $9,722. 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 - Sacramento

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,680 $7,615 $11,432 $15,241 $18,629

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 - Sacramento, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At California State University - Sacramento, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $5,109 a year. That adds up to $20,436 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at California State University - Sacramento is 4.7%. 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 - Sacramento Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from California State University - Sacramento make about $48,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for California State University - Sacramento students since it is 23% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of California State University - Sacramento

Located in Sacramento, California, California State University - Sacramento is a public institution. Sacramento is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of California State University - Sacramento

Contact details for California State University - Sacramento are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6000 J St, Sacramento, CA 95819-2694
Phone: 916-278-6566
Website: www.csus.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sacstate
Twitter: http://twitter.com/sacstate

California State University - Sacramento Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 55 majors graduated from California State University - Sacramento. Of these students, 7,479 received undergraduate degrees and 836 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 1,019 $42,700
Criminal Justice & Corrections 518 $33,800
Communication & Media Studies 510 $34,400
Teacher Education Grade Specific 498 NA
General Psychology 478 $30,400
Health & Physical Education 305 $27,200
Sociology 252 $31,800
Nursing 239 $106,600
Computer Science 236 $63,700
General Biology 232 $30,400

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

Online Learning at California State University - Sacramento

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 13,233 students took at least one online class at California State University - Sacramento. This is an increase from the 11,659 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 13,233 578
2016-2017 11,659 286
2015-2016 10,086 118
2014-2015 7,511 93
2013-2014 5,303 178

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