California State University-Long Beach

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California State University-Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach
School Setting City: Large: Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with population of 250,000 or more.
Geographic RegionFar West AK CA HI NV OR WA
PresidentF. King Alexander
Name of System, Governing Board or Corporate Structure Institution is part of a system or corporate entity
California State University
Opeflag Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Institutional control or affiliationPublic institution - An educational institution whose programs and activities are operated by institutionly elected or appointed school officials and which is supported primarily by public funds.
Dual credit Yes
Calendar system Semester
A calendar system that consists of two semesters during the academic year with about 16 weeks for each semester of instruction. There may be an additional summer session.
Admission test scores Recommended

Student Details

The Student Details section provides a numeric overview of the students enrolled at the institution. The data lists the number of total students and breaks down this statistic by gender, full-time vs. part-time students, and student-to-faculty-ratio. With this information, you can determine the school’s size, the availability and popularity of part-time programs compared to full-time programs, and the potential size of classes. This section also discusses the institution’s admissions and retention rate. With this information, you can gain a sense of your own likelihood of obtaining admittance to the institution, as well as how many students typically continue on at the institution after one year.
Total Number of Students 36,279
Number of Men 15,270
Number of Women 21,009
Percentage Women58%
Percentage Men42 %
Full-time Students 28543
Part-time Students 7736
Number of Applicants 49,775
Number of Admitted 15,122
Admissions Rate 30%
Full-time Retention Rate (2012) 88%
Student-to-faculty Ratio 26 to 1

Tuition + Costs*

The Cost section provides an overview of how much it will cost to attend the institution for the full academic year. The section discusses the average annual cost of tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and extra expenses and fees. With this information, you can estimate how much it may cost you to attend the institution yourself.
yesTuition payment plan
In-state Tuition $5,472
Books and Supplies $1,666
On Campus Room and Board $11,300
In-state Fees $580
Out of State Tuition $580
Application Fee $55
Estimated Total$19,653

Net Price + Financial Aid*

The Net Price & Federal aid provides an overview of the average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduate and first-time students enrolled in the institution, as well as the percentage of students that received aid. The types of financial aid that is reported includes scholarship aid, institutional grant aid, federal grant aid, state/local grant aid, Pell grant aid, and federal student loan aid. With this information, you can get a feeling for the types of financial aid that you might receive once you are enrolled in the institution.
Average net price-students receiving grant or scholarship aid8466
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid 52%
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid dollars received by undergraduate students$8,904
Percent of full-time, first-time undergraduates receiving federal grant aid 48%
Average amount of federal grant aid received by full-time, first-time undergraduates $4,578
Percent of undergraduate students receiving Pell grants 45%
Average amount Pell grant aid received by undergraduate students $4,239
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal student loans 38%
Average amount of federal student loan aid received by undergraduate students $6,355
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The Degrees section provides an overview of the top area of studies that are awarded by the institution and the number of degrees that are awarded at each level. The degree types are classified by the US Department of Education’s CIP code system. With this information, you can begin to determine whether the institution offers the particular area of study and degree level that you would like to pursue.

Degrees Offered

yesBachelor’s Degree
yesMaster’s Degree
yesDoctor’s Degree – other

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded by CIPCODE

Business Administration and Management, General1196
Rhetoric and Composition437
Psychology, General350
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General327
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General310
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies297
English Language and Literature, General297
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse286
Social Work216
Art/Art Studies, General215
Fine/Studio Arts, General205
Education, General199
Biology/Biological Sciences, General175
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies173

Degrees Awarded by Level

Bachelor's Degree6594
Master's Degree1736

Additional Services

yesAcademic/career counseling service
yesEmployment services for students
yesPlacement services for completers

Sports and Athletics

yesNational Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
yesNCAA or NAIA member for basketball - Big West Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for baseball - Big West Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for cross country/track - Big West Conference

Institution’s internet website address
All data has been taken directly from the US Department of Education's IPEDS Data Center and reflects information that was self-reported by the institution for the 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Refer to our glossary for additional reference for the information given above.