California State University-Long Beach
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 37,776
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 24:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,739 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

32%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

California State University-Long Beach is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 61,808 applications and only 19,711 students were granted admission. California State University-Long Beach is at the #30 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 39% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 91% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT930 to 1160
ACT20 to 26

Application Fee

$55
Undergrad students
$55
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

California State University-Long Beach charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $16,632 and in-state students paid $5,472.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$9,867
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$5,472
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$16,632
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 77% of California State University-Long Beach's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 48% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,860 (which is 9.7% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at California State University-Long Beach in 2016-2017, was 1,567, which is 36% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,841 (which is 8.7% below the national average.)

$4,860
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$4,841
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
77%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, California State University-Long Beach has enrolled a total of 37,776 students (31,110 students full-time and 6,666 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 37,776 students, 3,826 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 43% men and 57% women and 32,345 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 5,431 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 174 students for distance studies.

37,776
Total Enrollment
3,826
Transfers

Student Diversity

Hispanic: 39%

Asian: 21%

White: 19%

Non-resident alien: 7%

Two or more races: 5%

Black/African American: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at California State University-Long Beach.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 27% 1,190
Education 14% 600
Health Professions And Related Programs 8% 335
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 7% 314
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 6% 265
Engineering 6% 257
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3% 117
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 3% 112
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 2% 104
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 87

Graduation & Dropout Rates

69%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of California State University-Long Beach full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

7%
Still enrolled
23%
Dropout rate
2%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$33,800
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of California State University-Long Beach graduates 6 years after enrollment is $33,800. Last year, out of the total 7,690 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 6,998 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 7,304 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 6,501 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $33,800 $47,100
Employment Rate 91% 89%
Total Graduates 7,690 7,304

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of California State University-Long Beach.

Santa Ana College
12.9 mile away
Rio Hondo College
17 mile away
Santa Monica College
26.2 mile away