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Is SFSU a Good School for the Money?

Above Average National Value
Unknown In-State Value
$140,415 Avg Total Cost

San Francisco State University Value Report

College Factual set out to determine if SFSU 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 15% National Quality
Good Price

San Francisco State University is ranked #722 out of 2,223 for value nationwide.

Compared to other schools of similar quality, San Francisco 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  722 out of 2223
Great Value
National Value Score  67.78 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 $140,415 in Total

The SFSU time to graduate is about 4.75 years and will cost an estimated $29,561 per year. This brings the total cost to 140,415.

Average Yearly Cost$29,561
Average Years to Graduate4.75
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree$140,415

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average SFSU student takes 4.75 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your SFSU degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$85,405 In-State With Aid
$166,967 Avg Cost No Aid
4.75 Years to Graduate

The overall price of a college can vary depending on your individual circumstances.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how SFSU value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$166,967#0F
All Students$140,415#722B
Only Students Receiving Aid$123,434#635B
In-State Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$128,939#F
All Students$102,382#F
Only Students Receiving Aid$85,405#F

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

About 78% of SFSU students receive financial aid. Get more details on what SFSU 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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