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California State University - Fresno Overview

California State University - Fresno is a public institution located in Fresno, California. The location of Fresno State is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is California State University - Fresno Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$22,603 Avg Cost After Aid
97% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Fresno State have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Fresno State.
  • In <nil>, 54% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Fresno State bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $55,534 a year. That's about 36% more than their peers at other schools.

Where Is California State University - Fresno?


Contact details for Fresno State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5241 N Maple Ave, Fresno, CA 93740
Phone: 559-278-4240

How Do I Get Into Fresno State?

You can apply to Fresno State online at:

Admission Requirements for Fresno State

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Fresno State?

97% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
Fresno State has the high acceptance rate of 97%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 96%, and the acceptance rate for women is 98%.

Can I Afford California State University - Fresno?

$22,603 Net Price
12% Take Out Loans
1.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Fresno State is $22,603. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Fresno State, approximately 12% of students took out student loans averaging $4,809 a year. That adds up to $19,236 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Fresno State is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

California State University - Fresno Undergraduate Student Diversity

18,516 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 22,187 undergraduate students at Fresno State, with 18,516 being full-time and 3,671 being part-time.


There are also 2,860 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 18,516 full-time undergraduates at Fresno State, 39% are male and 61% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of California State University - Fresno students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,301
Black or African American 523
Hispanic or Latino 10,823
White 3,045
International Students 816
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,008

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at California State University - Fresno. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at California State University - Fresno

3,207 Took All Classes Online
21,163 Took At Least One Class Online
2,593.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 21,163 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Fresno State has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 57th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Fresno State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at California State University - Fresno was 2,593.8%. This is the #70 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Fresno State regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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