California State University - Fresno Overview
Located in Fresno, California, California State University - Fresno is a public institution. The location of Fresno State is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
What Is California State University - Fresno Known For?
- The student loan default rate at Fresno State is 5%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Fresno State.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 54% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Fresno State bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $44,700 a year. That's about 10% more than their peers at other schools.
California State University - Fresno Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Fresno State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Fresno State.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Fresno State has earned from around the web.
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Where Is California State University - Fresno?
Contact details for Fresno State are given below.
|Address:||5241 N Maple Ave, Fresno, CA 93740|
How Do I Get Into Fresno State?
You can apply to Fresno State online at: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for Fresno State
|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||required|
|TOEFL||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Fresno State?
Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 54%, and the acceptance rate for women is 63%.
Average Test Scores
About 96% of students accepted to Fresno State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 560. Math scores were between 450 and 550.
Can I Afford California State University - Fresno?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Fresno State, approximately 28% of students took out student loans averaging $4,841 a year. That adds up to $19,364 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Fresno State is 5.0%. 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
There are also 2,757 graduate students at the school.
Of the 18,901 full-time undergraduates at Fresno State, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of California State University - Fresno students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||504|
|Hispanic or Latino||10,421|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Fresno State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 112th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Fresno State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at California State University - Fresno was -4.9%. This is the #2,464 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Fresno State regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Fresno State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Geological & Earth Sciences||31%|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||2%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Fresno State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Fresno State.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#218|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#315|
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%.
California State University - Fresno Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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- National Center for Education Statistics
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