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Is Sac State a Good School for the Money?

Above Average National Value
Unknown In-State Value
$149,491 Avg Total Cost

California State University - Sacramento Value Report

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

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 50% National Value
Top 20% National Quality
Good Price

California State University - Sacramento is ranked #819 out of 2,223 for value nationwide.

California State University - Sacramento is priced competitvely when compared to other colleges of similar quality. Based on this information we believe it is a good price for the type of education provided.

National Value Ranking  819 out of 2223
Great Value
National Value Score  63.45 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

SchoolTotal PriceValue Grade

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

That Degree May Cost You $149,491 in Total

On average, a bachelor's degree from Sac State will cost you about $149,491. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $29,661 and a typical 5.04 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost$29,661
Average Years to Graduate5.04
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree$149,491

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Depending on your personal circumstances, your net price may be well below the average Sac State net price, which could make this school a better value. You may quality for more financial aid, or be able to complete your degree faster than average. Get more details on Sac State cost.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$96,561 In-State With Aid
$180,492 Avg Cost No Aid
5.04 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 Sac State value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$180,492#0F
All Students$149,491#819B-
Only Students Receiving Aid$136,831#198A
In-State Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$140,223#F
All Students$109,222#F
Only Students Receiving Aid$96,561#F

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

About 85% of Sac State students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Sac State financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Finance The Gap

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Sac State 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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