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California State University - Los Angeles Graduate School Report

3,913 Graduate Students
$8,219 Avg Graduate Tuition & Fees (In-State)
99.9% Took Classes Online
Want the scoop on California State University - Los Angeles Graduate School? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what degree programs Cal State LA offers, if the school is ranked, how diverse it is, and much more. Use the following list to jump to the section on the page with details on that topic.

California State University - Los Angeles Graduate School Rankings

#455 Master's Degree School in U.S.
#417 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. These rankings are based on components such as post-graduation earnings of students, accumulated student debt of graduates, how much in demand the school is, and faculty and student diversity.

Best Master’s Degree Schools Ranking

California State University - Los Angeles landed the #455 spot in College Factual's 2023 Best Master's Degree Schools in the U.S. ranking out of a pool of 1151 colleges and universities that were eligible for this year's ranking.

For the Best Master's Degree Schools in California, Cal State LA came in at #49.


Best Doctorate Degree Schools Ranking

Of the 676 institutions of higher learning that were examined in the 2023 Best Doctorate Schools in the United States ranking, Cal State LA came in at #417.

For the Best Doctorate Degree Schools in California, Cal State LA came in at #44.


California State University - Los Angeles Graduate Student Diversity

3,913 Graduate Students
64.4% Women
74.4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the last year in which we have data, 3,913 graduate students decided that California State University - Los Angeles was the best place for them. College Factual looked at the demographics of these students to determine how diverse the population is. Our findings are below.

Cal State LA Graduate Student Male-Female Ratio

Women make up 64.4% of the total graduate student body at Cal State LA while men make you 35.6%. These percentages may be different for specific degree programs.


Cal State LA Graduate Student Racial-Ethnic Diversity

About 74.4% of the graduate students who attend Cal State LA are from a racial-ethnic minority group*. Americans aren't the only ones who appreciate the graduate programs at Cal State LA. Around 8.3% of graduate students are international. The following chart shows the distribution of racial-ethnic groups at the school. If you click on it, you'll find more detailed information.


Cal State LA Graduate School Cost of Attendance

$8,219 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 $1,043 $1,043

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

$63,081 Avg Salary (Master's)

Master’s Degree Average Earnings

Graduate students earning a master's degree from Cal State LA enter careers with an average starting salary of $63,081. Chalk that up in the win column since that salary is 8% higher than the national average of $58,425.


Location of California State University - Los Angeles Graduate School

California State
Large City Campus Setting
Public Public/Private
Located in Los Angeles, California, California State University - Los Angeles is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Los Angeles makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

Get more details about the location of California State University - Los Angeles.


Contact details for Cal State LA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8506
Phone: 323-343-3000

Online Learning for Cal State LA Grad Students

99.9% Took At Least One Online Class
99.9% Took All Classes Online

About 99.9% of the graduate students at California State University - Los Angeles took at least one online class during the 2019-2020 academic year. Roughly 99.9% of all grad students took courses exclusively online.


California State University - Los Angeles 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 23
Anthropology 13
Area Studies 16
Business Administration & Management 92
Chemistry 9
Civil Engineering 6
Communication & Media Studies 21
Communication Sciences 21
Computer Information Systems 30
Computer Science 30
Drama & Theater Arts 1
East Asian Languages 8
Economics 12
Educational Administration 27
Electrical Engineering 28
Engineering-Related Fields 10
Ethnic Studies 9
Fine & Studio Arts 6
General Biology 14
General Education 116
General English Literature 22
General Psychology 14
General Visual & Performing Arts 13
Geography & Cartography 2
Geological & Earth Sciences 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 37
Health & Physical Education 3
History 24
Mathematics 11
Mechanical Engineering 9
Music 24
Natural Resources Conservation 9
Nursing 73
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Philosophy 11
Physics 7
Political Science & Government 9
Public Administration 39
Public Health 24
Romance Languages 5
Social Work 110
Sociology 17
Special Education 68
Student Counseling 109
Teacher Education Grade Specific 12
Teaching English or French 8

California State University - Los Angeles 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 20

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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