California State University-Long Beach

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,742
2022 Average Net Price
$9,346
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.893%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
40%
74,718 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
38,973
80.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
72.7%
3,010 Graduates

About

California State University-Long Beach is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at California State University-Long Beach were General Business Administration & Management (1,566 degrees awarded), General Psychology (528 degrees), and General Family & Consumer Sciences (403 degrees).

In 2022, 11,287 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Long Beach. 59.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (5,001 degrees), 2.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2,327 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Long Beach is $5,742, which is $−18,254 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Long Beach is $5,742, which is $−18,254 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,346.

In 2022, 71% of undergraduate students attending California State University-Long Beach received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 23% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,742
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at California State University-Long Beach was $5,742. The cost of tuition at California State University-Long Beach is $−18,254 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$9,346
2022 Value
1.91%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 California State University-Long Beach had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,346. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of California State University-Long Beach grew by 1.91%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,648
Room and Board
$1,070
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Long Beach was of $13,648 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.73% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,070. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
23%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

71% of undergraduate students at California State University-Long Beach received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.39% with respect to 2021, 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.
0.893%
2019 Default Rate
60
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Long Beach was 0.893%, which represents 60 out of the 6721 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 74,718 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 11.3% annual growth. Out of those 74,718 applicants, 29,851 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 40% acceptance rate.

There were 38,973 students enrolled at California State University-Long Beach in 2022.

California State University-Long Beach has an overall enrollment yield of 18%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

40%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
29,851
Accepted Out of 74,718

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Long Beach was 40% (29,851 admissions from 74,718 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 46.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 11.3%, while admissions declined by −5.08%..

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Enrollment

California State University-Long Beach had a total enrollment of 38,973 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Long Beach is 31,371 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,602. This means that 80.5% 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 48.6% Hispanic or Latino, 20.8% Asian, 16.1% White, 4.33% Two or More Races, 3.65% Black or African American, 0.218% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.11% 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 (30.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (19%) and Asian Female (12.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (27.1%), followed by White Female (12.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (12.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Long Beach in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38,973 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Long Beach is 31,371 and the part-time enrollment is 7,602. This means that 80.5% of students enrolled at California State University-Long Beach are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2022 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 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), 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 (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    18,932 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    8,114 enrolled students
  3. White
    6,288 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at California State University-Long Beach is 48.6% Hispanic or Latino, 20.8% Asian, 16.1% White, 4.33% Two or More Races, 3.65% Black or African American, 0.218% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.11% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 899 students (2.31%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 2,159 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 (5,001 degrees awarded). There were 2.15 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2327 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Long Beach is General Business Administration & Management (1,566 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (528 degrees) and General Family & Consumer Sciences (403 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (624 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (998 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (472 degrees).

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 (263,028 people), Other managers (180,874 people), Postsecondary teachers (161,021 people), Secondary school teachers (157,178 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (109,171 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Long Beach in 2022 are Human Sciences (624 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (998 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (472 degrees), English (309 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (163 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at California State University-Long Beach are Human Sciences (624 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (998 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (472 degrees), English (309 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (163 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (605,861 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (347,893 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (176,750 people), Computer Systems Design (157,212 people), and Legal services (104,255 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Long Beach are Human Sciences (624 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (998 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (472 degrees), English (309 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (163 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2021)
  1. 1,557 degrees awarded
  2. 507 degrees awarded
  3. 445 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Long Beach was General Business Administration & Management with 1,557 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,564
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
6,723
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 4,564 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Long Beach, which is 0.679 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,723).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 989 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Long Beach in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.28 times more than the 774 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 774 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Long Beach in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.783 times less than the 989 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 29% 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, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 77% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (81%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at California State University-Long Beach is Female and Asian (81% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 3.16% of graduates (95 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    5,001 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    2,327 degrees awarded
  3. White
    2,063 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Long Beach is hispanic or latino (5,001 degrees awarded). There were 2.15 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2327 degrees).

3.15% of degree recipients (356 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    3,155 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    1,846 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    1,277 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at California State University-Long Beach is hispanic or latino female (3,155 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1846 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Long Beach has an endowment valued at nearly $108M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−14.3%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, California State University-Long Beach had a total salary expenditure of 827M. California State University-Long Beach employs 352 Professors, 301 Lecturers and 222 Associate professors. Most academics at California State University-Long Beach are Male Professor (197), Female Lecturer (170), and Female Professor (155).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Long Beach are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 360 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 344 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 327 employees.

Endowment

$108M
2022 Endowment
1.36%
decline from 2021

California State University-Long Beach has an endowment valued at about $108M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Long Beach declined 1.36% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $61.6M 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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Salary Expenditure

$287M
2022 Salaries
9.11%
growth from 2021

In 2022, California State University-Long Beach paid a median of $287M in salaries, which represents 34.7% of their overall expenditure ($827M) and a 9.11% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$109M
Instructional Salaries
1,082
Number of Employees

In 2022, California State University-Long Beach paid a total of $109M to 1,082 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
352 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
360 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Long Beach were Professor with 352 employees, Lecturer with 301 employees, and Associate professor with 222 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Long Beach were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 360 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 344 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 327 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Lecturer
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Long Beach was Male Professor with 197 employees, Female Lecturer with 170 employees, and Female Professor with 155 employees.

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

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