California State University-Long Beach

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,742
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,903
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.64%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
39.3%
71,355 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
38,674
83.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
69.4%
2,876 Graduates

About

California State University-Long Beach is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at California State University-Long Beach were General Business Administration & Management (1,447 degrees awarded), General Psychology (536 degrees), and General Family & Consumer Sciences (515 degrees).

In 2019, 10,816 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Long Beach. 59.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (4,284 degrees), 1.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2264 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Long Beach is $5,742, which is $−16,284 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Long Beach is $5,742, which is $−16,284 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,903.

In 2019, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 30% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,742
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at California State University-Long Beach was $5,742. The cost of tuition at California State University-Long Beach is $−16,284 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$9,903
2019 Value
4.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 California State University-Long Beach had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,903. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of California State University-Long Beach grew by 4.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,538
Room and Board
$2,002
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Long Beach was of $13,538 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,002. The cost of room and board increased by 4.26% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.77% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
30%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at California State University-Long Beach received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.64%
2017 Default Rate
111
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Long Beach was 1.64%, which represents 111 out of the 6751 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

California State University-Long Beach received 71,355 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.51% annual growth. Out of those 71,355 applicants, 28,019 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 39.3% acceptance rate.

There were 38,674 students enrolled at California State University-Long Beach in 2019, and 95% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Long Beach has an overall enrollment yield of 18.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

39.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
28,019
Accepted Out of 71,355

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Long Beach was 39.3% (28,019 admissions from 71,355 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 31.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 2.51%, while admissions grew by 29%.

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SAT Scores

95%
Submission Percentage
4,928
Scores Submitted

95% of enrolled first-time students at California State University-Long Beach in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California State University-Long Beach has a total enrollment of 38,674 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Long Beach is 32,160 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,514. This means that 83.2% of students enrolled at California State University-Long Beach are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California State University-Long Beach, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.3% Hispanic or Latino, 20.1% Asian, 18% White, 4.39% Two or More Races, 3.87% Black or African American, 0.266% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.111% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at California State University-Long Beach in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (26.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (17.6%) and Asian Female (11.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (25.4%), followed by White Female (15.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (11.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Long Beach, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38,674 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Long Beach is 32,160 and the part-time enrollment is 6,514. This means that 83.2% of students enrolled at California State University-Long Beach are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at California State University-Long Beach was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), California State University-Long Beach had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    16,757
  2. Asian
    7,786
  3. White
    6,972

The enrolled student population at California State University-Long Beach is 43.3% Hispanic or Latino, 20.1% Asian, 18% White, 4.39% Two or More Races, 3.87% Black or African American, 0.266% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.111% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,163 students (3.01%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 2088 more women than men received degrees from California State University-Long Beach. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at California State University-Long Beach is hispanic or latino (4,284 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2264 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Long Beach is General Business Administration & Management (1,447 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (536 degrees) and General Family & Consumer Sciences (515 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at California State University-Long Beach, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (737 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (149 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (502 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Long Beach are Elementary & middle school teachers (184,660 people), Other managers (158,499 people), Secondary school teachers (125,138 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (119,986 people), and Postsecondary teachers (107,352 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Long Beach are Human Sciences (737 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (149 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (502 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (950 degrees), and History (194 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Long Beach are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at California State University-Long Beach are Human Sciences (737 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (149 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (502 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (950 degrees), and History (194 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Long Beach are Elementary & secondary schools (463,308 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (246,022 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (134,745 people), Computer Systems Design (106,634 people), and Legal services (101,969 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Long Beach are Human Sciences (737 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (149 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (502 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (950 degrees), and History (194 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by California State University-Long Beach.
Most Common
  1. 1447 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 536 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 515 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Long Beach was General Business Administration & Management with 1447 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

4,364
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
6,452
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 4,364 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Long Beach, which is 0.676 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,452).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 832 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Long Beach in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.19 times more than the 700 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 700 degrees were awarded to women at California State University-Long Beach in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.841 times less than the 832 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 16% of students graduating from California State University-Long Beach completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (76.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California State University-Long Beach is Female and White (76.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.4% of graduates (69 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    4,284 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    2,264 degrees awarded
  3. White
    2,194 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Long Beach is hispanic or latino (4,284 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2264 degrees).

4.18% of degree recipients (452 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    2,731 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    1,553 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    1,267 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California State University-Long Beach is hispanic or latino female (2,731 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1,553 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Long Beach has an endowment valued at nearly $79.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.53M (8.23%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, California State University-Long Beach had a total salary expenditure of $675M. California State University-Long Beach employs 381 Professors, 290 Lecturers, and 227 Assistant professors. Most academics at California State University-Long Beach are Male Professors (212), Female Professors(169), and Female Lecturers (162).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Long Beach are: Office and Administrative Support, with 358 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 327 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 318 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$79.4M
2019 Endowment
2.82%
growth from 2018

California State University-Long Beach has an endowment valued at about $79.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Long Beach grew 2.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $40.9M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, California State University-Long Beach received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$252M
2019 Salaries
3.09%
growth from 2018

In 2019, California State University-Long Beach paid a median of $252M in salaries, which represents 37.4% of their overall expenditure ($675M) and a 3.09% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.73% growth from 2017 and a 7.39% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$102M
Instructional Salaries
1,077
Number of Employees

In 2019, California State University-Long Beach paid a total of $102M to 1,077 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
381 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
358 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Long Beach were Professor with 381 employees; Lecturer with 290 employees; and Lecturer with 227 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Long Beach were Office and Administrative Support with 358 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 327 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 318 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Long Beach was Male Professor with 212 employees, Female Professor with 169 employees, and Female Lecturer with 162 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at California State University-Long Beach.

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