California State University-Long Beach

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,472

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$9,867

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.62%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

31.9%

61,808 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

37,776

82.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

68.6%

2,686 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 (1,128 degrees awarded), General Psychology (451 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (442 degrees).

In 2016, 9,884 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Long Beach. 58.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (3,404 degrees), 1.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2262 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Long Beach is $5,472, which is $-14,688 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Long Beach is $5,472, which is $-14,688 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,867.

In 2016, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,472

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at California State University-Long Beach was $5,472. The cost of tuition at California State University-Long Beach is $-14,688 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$9,867

2016 Value

2.81%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 California State University-Long Beach had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,867. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of California State University-Long Beach grew by 2.81%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,186

Room and Board

$1,860

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Long Beach was of $12,186 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,860. The cost of room and board increased by 2.29% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.75% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

37%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at California State University-Long Beach received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.39% with respect to 2015, when 72% 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.

3.62%

2015 Default Rate

241

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Long Beach was 3.62%, which represents 241 out of the 6658 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 61,808 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.37% annual growth. Out of those 61,808 applicants, 19,711 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 31.9% acceptance rate.

There were 37,776 students enrolled at California State University-Long Beach in 2016, and 91% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Long Beach has an overall enrollment yield of 21.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

31.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

19,711

Accepted Out of 61,808

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Long Beach was 31.9% (19,711 admissions from 61,808 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 33.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 6.37%, while admissions grew by 0.31%.

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SAT Scores

91%

Submission Percentage

3,869

Scores Submitted

91% of enrolled first-time students at California State University-Long Beach in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California State University-Long Beach has a total enrollment of 37,776 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Long Beach is 31,110 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,666. This means that 82.4% 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 39% Hispanic or Latino, 21.4% Asian, 19.2% White, 4.78% Two or More Races, 4.04% Black or African American, 0.209% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.175% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at California State University-Long Beach in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (24.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (16%) and Asian Female (12.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (21.1%), followed by White Female (18.2%) and Asian Female (9.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Long Beach, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37,776 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Long Beach is 31,110 and the part-time enrollment is 6,666. This means that 82.4% of students enrolled at California State University-Long Beach are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%

2016 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 90%. 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

    14,718

  2. Asian

    8,086

  3. White

    7,238

The enrolled student population at California State University-Long Beach is 39% Hispanic or Latino, 21.4% Asian, 19.2% White, 4.78% Two or More Races, 4.04% Black or African American, 0.209% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.175% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 1,494 students (3.95%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1672 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 (3,404 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2262 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Long Beach is General Business Administration & Management (1,128 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (451 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (442 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 (636 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (126 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (932 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 (282,240 people), Designers (194,895 people), Miscellaneous managers (167,033 people), Postsecondary teachers (133,652 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (97,252 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Long Beach are Human Sciences (636 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (126 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (932 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (415 degrees), and English (322 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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 Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, and Dental hygienists

The most specialized majors at California State University-Long Beach are Human Sciences (636 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (126 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (932 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (415 degrees), and English (322 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 (497,535 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (286,924 people), Hospitals (157,480 people), Computer Systems Design (109,934 people), and Legal services (88,720 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Long Beach are Human Sciences (636 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (126 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (932 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (415 degrees), and English (322 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. 1128 degrees awarded

  2. 451 degrees awarded

  3. 442 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Long Beach was General Business Administration & Management with 1128 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,106

  2. 5,778

In 2016, 4,106 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Long Beach, which is 0.711 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,778).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 654 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Long Beach in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.2 times more than the 545 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 545 degrees were awarded to women at California State University-Long Beach in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.833 times less than the 654 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%

100% Completion Time

65%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 15% 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, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (74.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California State University-Long Beach is Female and White (74.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.61% of graduates (97 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    3,404 degrees awarded

  2. White

    2,262 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    2,105 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Long Beach is hispanic or latino (3,404 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2262 degrees).

5.31% of degree recipients (525 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    2,132 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    1,308 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    1,272 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California State University-Long Beach is hispanic or latino female (2,132 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,308 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Long Beach has an endowment valued at nearly $57.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.53M (2.67%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, California State University-Long Beach had a total expenditure of $480M. Of that $480M, they spent $223M on salaries and $480M on benefits.

California State University-Long Beach employs 372 Professors, 263 Lecturers, and 220 Assistant professors. Most academics at California State University-Long Beach are Male Professors (218), Female Professors(154), and Female Lecturers (151).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Long Beach are: Office and Administrative Support, with 380 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 289 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 278 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$57.2M

2015 Endowment

0.254%

growth from 2014

California State University-Long Beach has an endowment valued at about $57.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Long Beach grew 0.254% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $28.3M 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. $1.29k - Federal

  2. $1.5M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, California State University-Long Beach received $1.29k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.5M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$223M

Salary Expenditure

$480M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, California State University-Long Beach had a total expenditure of $480M. Of that $480M, they spent $223M on salaries and $480M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at California State University-Long Beach as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$223M

2015 Salaries

7.13%

growth from 2014

In 2015, California State University-Long Beach paid a median of $223M in salaries, which represents 46.6% of their overall expenditure ($480M) and a 7.13% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.2% growth from 2013 and a 2.06% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$83.1M

Instructional Salaries

1,026

Number of Employees

In 2015, California State University-Long Beach paid a total of $83.1M to 1,026 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

372 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

380 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Long Beach were Professor with 372 employees; Lecturer with 263 employees; and Lecturer with 220 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Long Beach were Office and Administrative Support with 380 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 289 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 278 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Long Beach was Male Professor with 218 employees, Female Professor with 154 employees, and Female Lecturer with 151 employees.

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

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