California State University - Long Beach Overview
California State University - Long Beach is a public institution located in Long Beach, California. The city atmosphere of Long Beach makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is California State University - Long Beach Known For?
- The student loan default rate at CSULB is 2%, 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.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at CSULB.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 49% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, CSULB bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $48,100 a year. That's about 18% more than their peers at other schools.
California State University - Long Beach 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.
CSULB 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 CSULB.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards CSULB has earned from around the web.
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Where Is California State University - Long Beach?
Contact details for CSULB are given below.
|Address:||1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840-0115|
How Do I Get Into CSULB?
You can apply to CSULB online at: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for CSULB
|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 CSULB?
Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 27%, and the acceptance rate for women is 29%.
Average Test Scores
About 93% of students accepted to CSULB submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 620.
Can I Afford California State University - Long Beach?
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 CSULB, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $5,013 a year. That adds up to $20,052 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at CSULB is 2.3%. 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 - Long Beach Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 5,620 graduate students at the school.
Of the 28,752 full-time undergraduates at CSULB, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of California State University - Long Beach students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,042|
|Hispanic or Latino||12,686|
California students aren't the only ones who study at California State University - Long Beach. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 103 countries are represented at CSULB. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Japan.
Online Learning at California State University - Long Beach
The following chart shows how the online learning population at CSULB has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 130th 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 CSULB
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at California State University - Long Beach was 64.4%. This is the #432 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CSULB regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of CSULB majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||4%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||6%|
|Other Homeland Security||21%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at CSULB 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 CSULB.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Other Homeland Security||#2|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#49|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#51|
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 - Long Beach 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.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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