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California State University - Fullerton Graduate School Report

5,076 Graduate Students
$8,410 Avg Graduate Tuition & Fees (In-State)
99.5% Took Classes Online
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California State University - Fullerton Graduate School Rankings

#498 Master's Degree School in U.S.
#224 Doctorate Degree School in U.S.

College Factual produces its Best Quality Schools rankings on a yearly basis to recognize those graduate schools that provide an excellent educational experience and are dedicated to helping their students succeed. Factors that go into these rankings include how much money students make after graduation, the number of FTE students per instructor, and how much debt students take on to attend the school.

Best Master’s Degree Schools Ranking

In College Factual's 2023 ranking of the Best Master's Degree Schools in the U.S., California State University - Fullerton landed the #498 spot out of the 1151 schools analyzed for this list.

In addition, Cal State Fullerton took the #56 spot for Best Master's Degree Schools in California.


Best Doctorate Degree Schools Ranking

Cal State Fullerton was ranked #224 in the 2023 Best Doctorate Schools in the United States ranking out of the 676 schools that were included in the ranking.

Cal State Fullerton also ranked #30 for Best Doctorate Degree Schools in California.


California State University - Fullerton Graduate Student Diversity

5,076 Graduate Students
62.2% Women
56.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the most recent year for which data is available, 5,076 graduate students attended California State University - Fullerton. Since diversity is such an important part of the grad school experience, College Factual looked deeper at the demographics of these students. Here is what we found.

Cal State Fullerton Graduate Student Male-Female Ratio

The total graduate student population at Cal State Fullerton is made up of 62.2% women and 37.8% men. Note that these percentages may differ for certain degree programs.


Cal State Fullerton Graduate Student Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Racial-ethnic minorities* make up 56.0% of the graduate student population at Cal State Fullerton. Americans aren't the only ones who appreciate the graduate programs at Cal State Fullerton. Around 9.9% of graduate students are international. The chart below shows the breakdown of graduate student demographics at the school. You can click on it for a more detailed view.


Cal State Fullerton Graduate School Cost of Attendance

$8,410 Avg Tuition & Fees (In-State)

The average tuition and fees for graduate students is shown below.

In-State Out-of-State
Tuition $7,176 $16,680
Fees $1,234 $1,234

Average Salary of Cal State Fullerton Grads with Master’s or Doctorate

$60,447 Avg Salary (Master's)
$129,790 Avg Salary (Doctorate)

Master’s Degree Average Earnings

The average starting salary for graduate students who earn their master's degree at Cal State Fullerton is $60,447. That's about 3% higher than the countrywide average of $58,425 for all master's degree holders.


Doctorate Degree Average Earnings

Doctorate degree recipients from Cal State Fullerton earn an average salary of $129,790 during the early years of their career. That's good news for those graduates since it is 72% higher than the national average of $75,260.


Location of California State University - Fullerton Graduate School

California State
Suburb Campus Setting
Public Public/Private
California State University - Fullerton is a public institution situated in Fullerton, California. Cal State Fullerton is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for Cal State Fullerton are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
Phone: 657-278-2593

Online Learning for Cal State Fullerton Grad Students

99.5% Took At Least One Online Class
95.2% Took All Classes Online

Around 99.5% of Cal State Fullerton graduate students took at least one course online during the 2019-2020 academic year. For that same period, 95.2% of grad students took all of their classes online.


California State University - Fullerton Master’s Degree Programs

The only degree programs listed here are those in which master’s degrees were awarded in 2020-2021.

Master’s Degree Program Annual Graduates
Accounting 49
Anthropology 9
Area Studies 8
Business Administration & Management 137
Chemistry 6
Civil Engineering 45
Communication & Media Studies 23
Communication Sciences 30
Computer Engineering 89
Computer Information Systems 62
Computer Science 89
Drama & Theater Arts 12
Economics 7
Electrical Engineering 20
Environmental Engineering 28
Fine & Studio Arts 18
General Biology 14
General Education 255
General English Literature 25
General Psychology 21
Geography & Cartography 3
Geological & Earth Sciences 1
Gerontology 16
Health & Physical Education 37
History 25
Instructional Media Design 129
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 11
Mathematics 17
Mechanical Engineering 16
Music 24
Natural Resources Conservation 17
Nursing 50
Physics 7
Political Science & Government 9
Public Administration 33
Public Health 26
Romance Languages 1
Social Work 107
Sociology 13
Statistics 25
Student Counseling 46
Taxation 15

California State University - Fullerton Doctorate Degree Programs

Just like the master’s degree programs, only programs that had doctorate degrees awarded in 2020-2021 are shown here.

Doctorate Degree Program Annual Graduates
Educational Administration 41
Nursing 26

Notes and References


*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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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