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California State University - San Bernardino Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about California State University - San Bernardino. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, 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 - San Bernardino Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

California State University - San Bernardino was awarded 50 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked CSUSB as #910 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 116 colleges in California, CSUSB is ranked at #76.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CSUSB?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to California State University - San Bernardino you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 57%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 97% of students accepted to CSUSB submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 550. Math scores were between 450 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for California State University - San Bernardino  ( 460 to 550 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for California State University - San Bernardino  ( 450 to 540 )
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CSUSB received ACT scores from 41% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 21.

ACT Composite Scores for California State University - San Bernardino  ( 16 to 21 )
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California State University - San Bernardino Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At California State University - San Bernardino, this rate is 30 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at California State University - San Bernardino 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 - San Bernardino

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 85% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like California State University - San Bernardino 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  85 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 13% for first-time, full-time students at CSUSB, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  13 out of 100
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Below Average Overall Diversity at CSUSB

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 17,967 undergraduates at CSUSB with 16,166 being full-time and 1,801 being part-time.

CSUSB Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic 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 CSUSB is 32.39 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  32.39 out of 100
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How Much Does California State University - San Bernardino Cost?

The overall average net price of CSUSB is $8,209. 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 CSUSB

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,977 $6,746 $9,739 $14,148 $17,355

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 CSUSB, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CSUSB, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $4,621 a year. That adds up to $18,484 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CSUSB is 5.7%. 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 CSUSB Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from CSUSB make around $44,500 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future CSUSB graduates since it is 12% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of California State University - San Bernardino

California State University - San Bernardino is a public institution situated in San Bernardino, California. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of California State University - San Bernardino

Contact details for CSUSB are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2393
Phone: 909-537-5000
Website: www.csusb.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/csusb
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CSUSBNews

California State University - San Bernardino Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 56 majors graduated from California State University - San Bernardino. Of these students, 4,453 received undergraduate degrees and 804 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 996 $33,700
General Psychology 642 $26,100
Criminal Justice & Corrections 261 $28,800
Sociology 260 $27,900
Liberal Arts General Studies 247 $23,400
Health & Physical Education 242 $24,400
Communication & Media Studies 204 $26,300
Human Development & Family Studies 152 NA
Health Sciences & Services 151 NA
General English Literature 134 $20,700

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

Online Learning at CSUSB

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 5,529 students took at least one online class at California State University - San Bernardino. This is a decrease from the 5,806 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 5,529 609
2016-2017 5,806 531
2015-2016 5,192 311
2014-2015 3,779 285
2013-2014 1,840 146

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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