California State University-Long Beach

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,742
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$10,568
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.47%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
42.1%
67,426 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
40,069
81.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
73.3%
3,107 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 (1,443 degrees awarded), General Family & Consumer Sciences (506 degrees), and General Psychology (503 degrees).

In 2020, 10,939 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Long Beach. 59.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (4,432 degrees), 1.96 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2265 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Long Beach is $5,742, which is $−16,788 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Long Beach is $5,742, which is $−16,788 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,568.

In 2020, 72% of undergraduate students attending California State University-Long Beach received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 28% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,742
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at California State University-Long Beach was $5,742. The cost of tuition at California State University-Long Beach is $−16,788 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$10,568
2020 Value
6.72%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 California State University-Long Beach had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,568. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of California State University-Long Beach grew by 6.72%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,107
Room and Board
$2,058
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Long Beach was of $14,107 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,058. The cost of room and board increased by 4.2% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
28%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

72% of undergraduate students at California State University-Long Beach received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.41% with respect to 2019, 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.
2.47%
2018 Default Rate
166
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Long Beach was 2.47%, which represents 166 out of the 6712 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 67,426 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 5.51% annual decline. Out of those 67,426 applicants, 28,400 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 42.1% acceptance rate.

There were 40,069 students enrolled at California State University-Long Beach in 2020, and 95% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Long Beach has an overall enrollment yield of 17.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

42.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
28,400
Accepted Out of 67,426

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Long Beach was 42.1% (28,400 admissions from 67,426 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 39.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −5.51%, while admissions grew by 1.36%.

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SAT Scores

95%
Submission Percentage
4,662
Scores Submitted

95% of enrolled first-time students at California State University-Long Beach in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California State University-Long Beach has a total enrollment of 40,069 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Long Beach is 32,729 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,340. This means that 81.7% 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 45.3% Hispanic or Latino, 20% Asian, 17.4% White, 4.4% Two or More Races, 3.87% Black or African American, 0.242% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.105% 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 (28.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (17.7%) and Asian Female (11.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (28.9%), followed by White Female (15.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (11.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Long Beach, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40,069 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Long Beach is 32,729 and the part-time enrollment is 7,340. This means that 81.7% of students enrolled at California State University-Long Beach are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
2020 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 89%. 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
    18,147
  2. Asian
    8,026
  3. White
    6,985

The enrolled student population at California State University-Long Beach is 45.3% Hispanic or Latino, 20% Asian, 17.4% White, 4.4% Two or More Races, 3.87% Black or African American, 0.242% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.105% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 1,060 students (2.65%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 2139 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 (4,432 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2265 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Long Beach is General Business Administration & Management (1,443 degrees awarded), followed by General Family & Consumer Sciences (506 degrees) and General Psychology (503 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 (681 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (163 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (978 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 (254,590 people), Other managers (151,409 people), Postsecondary teachers (137,830 people), Secondary school teachers (111,110 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (96,424 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Long Beach are Human Sciences (681 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (163 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (978 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (425 degrees), and English (315 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, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at California State University-Long Beach are Human Sciences (681 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (163 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (978 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (425 degrees), and English (315 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 (516,597 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (301,830 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (153,244 people), Computer Systems Design (119,574 people), and Legal services (92,733 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Long Beach are Human Sciences (681 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (163 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (978 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (425 degrees), and English (315 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. 1443 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 506 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 503 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Long Beach was General Business Administration & Management with 1443 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,400
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
6,539
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 4,400 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Long Beach, which is 0.673 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,539).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 846 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Long Beach in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.2 times more than the 704 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 704 degrees were awarded to women at California State University-Long Beach in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.832 times less than the 846 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 17% 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 73% within 200%.

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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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (85.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California State University-Long Beach is Female and Asian (85.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.25% of graduates (70 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    4,432 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    2,265 degrees awarded
  3. White
    2,166 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Long Beach is hispanic or latino (4,432 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2265 degrees).

3.68% of degree recipients (403 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    2,807 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    1,625 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    1,285 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at California State University-Long Beach is hispanic or latino female (2,807 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1,625 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Long Beach has an endowment valued at nearly $85.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.86M (8.01%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, California State University-Long Beach had a total salary expenditure of $730M. California State University-Long Beach employs 362 Professors, 298 Lecturers, and 231 Assistant professors. Most academics at California State University-Long Beach are Male Professors (197), Female Professors(165), and Female Lecturers (161).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Long Beach are: Office and Administrative Support, with 351 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 322 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 320 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$85.6M
2020 Endowment
7.89%
growth from 2019

California State University-Long Beach has an endowment valued at about $85.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Long Beach grew 7.89% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $46M 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 2020, 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

$262M
2020 Salaries
3.76%
growth from 2019

In 2020, California State University-Long Beach paid a median of $262M in salaries, which represents 35.9% of their overall expenditure ($730M) and a 3.76% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.09% growth from 2018 and a 4.73% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$102M
Instructional Salaries
1,087
Number of Employees

In 2020, California State University-Long Beach paid a total of $102M to 1,087 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
362 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
351 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Long Beach were Professor with 362 employees; Lecturer with 298 employees; and Lecturer with 231 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Long Beach were Office and Administrative Support with 351 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 322 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 320 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Long Beach was Male Professor with 197 employees, Female Professor with 165 employees, and Female Lecturer with 161 employees.

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

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