California State University-Long Beach

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,742

4.93% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$9,654

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.38%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

28%

63,048 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

37,622

82.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

68.7%

2,687 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 (1,275 degrees awarded), General Family & Consumer Sciences (505 degrees), and General Psychology (489 degrees).

In 2017, 10,645 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Long Beach. 58% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (3,953 degrees), 1.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2316 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Long Beach is $5,742, which is $-14,991 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Long Beach is $5,742, which is $-14,991 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,654.

In 2017, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,742

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at California State University-Long Beach was $5,742. The cost of tuition at California State University-Long Beach is $-14,991 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$9,654

2017 Value

2.16%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 California State University-Long Beach had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,654. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of California State University-Long Beach grew by 2.16%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,654

Room and Board

$1,898

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Long Beach was of $12,654 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,898. The cost of room and board increased by 3.84% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.04% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

35%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at California State University-Long Beach received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.41% with respect to 2016, 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.

2.38%

2016 Default Rate

162

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Long Beach was 2.38%, which represents 162 out of the 6805 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 63,048 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.01% annual growth. Out of those 63,048 applicants, 17,650 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 28% acceptance rate.

There were 37,622 students enrolled at California State University-Long Beach in 2017, and 93% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Long Beach has an overall enrollment yield of 23.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

28%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

17,650

Accepted Out of 63,048

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Long Beach was 28% (17,650 admissions from 63,048 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 31.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.01%, while admissions declined by -10.5%.

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SAT Scores

93%

Submission Percentage

3,840

Scores Submitted

93% of enrolled first-time students at California State University-Long Beach in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California State University-Long Beach has a total enrollment of 37,622 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Long Beach is 30,980 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,642. This means that 82.3% 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 40.5% Hispanic or Latino, 21% Asian, 18.7% White, 4.72% Two or More Races, 3.93% Black or African American, 0.245% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.146% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at California State University-Long Beach in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (25.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (16.5%) and Asian Female (12.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (23.2%), followed by White Female (18%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (10.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Long Beach, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37,622 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Long Beach is 30,980 and the part-time enrollment is 6,642. This means that 82.3% of students enrolled at California State University-Long Beach are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%

2017 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 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    15,223

  2. Asian

    7,917

  3. White

    7,053

The enrolled student population at California State University-Long Beach is 40.5% Hispanic or Latino, 21% Asian, 18.7% White, 4.72% Two or More Races, 3.93% Black or African American, 0.245% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.146% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 1,450 students (3.85%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1705 more women than men received degrees from California State University-Long Beach. The majority of degree recipients at California State University-Long Beach are hispanic or latino (3,953 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2316 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Long Beach is General Business Administration & Management (1,275 degrees awarded), followed by General Family & Consumer Sciences (505 degrees) and General Psychology (489 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 (787 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (144 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (475 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 (307,835 people), Other managers (156,300 people), Postsecondary teachers (138,952 people), Graphic designers (94,272 people), and Secondary school teachers (89,785 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Long Beach are Human Sciences (787 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (144 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (475 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (1,004 degrees), and English (314 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Sales managers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at California State University-Long Beach are Human Sciences (787 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (144 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (475 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (1,004 degrees), and English (314 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 (539,016 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (291,989 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (161,011 people), Computer Systems Design (121,090 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (94,708 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Long Beach are Human Sciences (787 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (144 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (475 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (1,004 degrees), and English (314 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. 1275 degrees awarded

  2. 505 degrees awarded

  3. 489 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Long Beach was General Business Administration & Management with 1275 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,470

  2. 6,175

In 2017, 4,470 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Long Beach, which is 0.724 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,175).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 753 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Long Beach in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.22 times more than the 616 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 616 degrees were awarded to women at California State University-Long Beach in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.818 times less than the 753 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

67%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (85.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California State University-Long Beach is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (85.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.38% of graduates (64 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    3,953 degrees awarded

  2. White

    2,316 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    2,104 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Long Beach is hispanic or latino (3,953 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2316 degrees).

4.46% of degree recipients (475 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    2,468 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    1,485 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    1,317 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California State University-Long Beach is hispanic or latino female (2,468 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1,485 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Long Beach has an endowment valued at nearly $66.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.57M (2.36%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, California State University-Long Beach had a total salary expenditure of $555M. California State University-Long Beach employs 385 Professors, 272 Lecturers, and 232 Assistant professors. Most academics at California State University-Long Beach are Male Professors (220), Female Professors(165), and Female Lecturers (153).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Long Beach are: Office and Administrative Support, with 379 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 297 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 294 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$66.6M

2017 Endowment

17.6%

growth from 2016

California State University-Long Beach has an endowment valued at about $66.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Long Beach grew 17.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.5M 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 2017, 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

$234M

2017 Salaries

7.39%

growth from 2016

In 2017, California State University-Long Beach paid a median of $234M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($555M) and a 7.39% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.62% decline from 2015 and a 7.13% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$97.2M

Instructional Salaries

1,075

Number of Employees

In 2017, California State University-Long Beach paid a total of $97.2M to 1,075 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

385 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

379 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Long Beach were Professor with 385 employees; Lecturer with 272 employees; and Lecturer with 232 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Long Beach were Office and Administrative Support with 379 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 297 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 294 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Long Beach was Male Professor with 220 employees, Female Professor with 165 employees, and Female Lecturer with 153 employees.

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

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