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Is SDSU a Good School for the Money?

Above Average National Value
Unknown In-State Value
$156,429 Avg Total Cost

San Diego State University Value Report

College Factual set out to determine if SDSU is asking a fair price for the quality of education they provide. Keep reading for the detailed value report.

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 50% National Value
Top 10% National Quality
Good Price

San Diego State University is ranked #862 out of 2,223 for value nationwide.

Compared to other schools of similar quality, San Diego State University is priced well for the kind of quality provided and is thus a good value according to College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking.

National Value Ranking  862 out of 2223
Great Value
National Value Score  61.54 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.

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $156,429 for a SDSU Degree

The SDSU time to graduate is about 4.55 years and will cost an estimated $34,380 per year. This brings the total cost to 156,429.

Average Yearly Cost$34,380
Average Years to Graduate4.55
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree$156,429

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Depending on your personal circumstances, your net price may be well below the average SDSU 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 SDSU cost.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$99,518 In-State With Aid
$176,608 Avg Cost No Aid
4.55 Years to Graduate

Net price can vary based on your unique situation.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at SDSU.

Nationwide Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$176,608#0F
All Students$156,429#862B-
Only Students Receiving Aid$138,534#312A
In-State Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$137,592#F
All Students$117,413#F
Only Students Receiving Aid$99,518#F

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

About 61% of SDSU students receive financial aid. Get more details on what SDSU financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Finance The Gap

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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