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California State University - San Bernardino Overview

California State University - San Bernardino is a public institution located in San Bernardino, California. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is California State University - San Bernardino Known For?

16,381 Full-Time Undergraduates
$8,209 Avg Cost After Aid
57% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest degree offered at Cal State San Bernardino is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 48% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Cal State San Bernardino with a bachelor's degree make about $44,500 a year. That's 9% more than those who graduate from other schools.

California State University - San Bernardino Rankings

Cal State San Bernardino is ranked #910 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #76 out of 116 schools in California.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Cal State San Bernardino has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Cal State San Bernardino

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 196
Best Colleges for Veterans 215
Best Colleges for International Students 629
Best Colleges for the Money 817
Best Colleges 910
Best Colleges for Diversity 2,376

Where Is California State University - San Bernardino?

Location of California State University - San Bernardino

Contact details for Cal State San Bernardino are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2393
Phone: 909-537-5000
Website: www.csusb.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/csusb
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CSUSBNews

How Do I Get Into Cal State San Bernardino?

You can apply to Cal State San Bernardino online at: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for Cal State San Bernardino

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 required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Cal State San Bernardino?

57% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
97% Submit SAT Scores
Cal State San Bernardino has an acceptance rate of 57%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 54%, and the acceptance rate for women is 59%.

Average Test Scores

About 97% of students accepted to Cal State San Bernardino submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 550. Math scores were between 450 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for California State University - San Bernardino  ( 460 to 550 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for California State University - San Bernardino  ( 450 to 540 )
200
800
Cal State San Bernardino received ACT scores from 41% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 20. Math scores were between 16 and 22. Composite scores were between 16 and 21.

ACT English Scores for California State University - San Bernardino  ( 15 to 20 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for California State University - San Bernardino  ( 16 to 22 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for California State University - San Bernardino  ( 16 to 21 )
1
36

Can I Afford California State University - San Bernardino?

$8,209 Net Price
29% Take Out Loans
5.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Cal State San Bernardino is $8,209. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Cal State San Bernardino

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,977 $6,746 $9,739 $14,148 $17,355

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 Cal State San Bernardino, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $4,621 a year. That adds up to $18,484 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cal State San Bernardino is 5.7%. 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 - San Bernardino Undergraduate Student Diversity

16,381 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 18,327 undergraduate students at Cal State San Bernardino, with 16,381 being full-time and 1,946 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Cal State San Bernardino

There are also 2,365 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 16,381 full-time undergraduates at Cal State San Bernardino, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Cal State San Bernardino

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Cal State San Bernardino Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 872
Black or African American 832
Hispanic or Latino 10,541
White 1,890
International Students 1,209
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,037

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at California State University - San Bernardino. At this time, 7 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 61 countries are represented at Cal State San Bernardino. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and South Korea.

Online Learning at California State University - San Bernardino

609 Took All Classes Online
5,529 Took At Least One Class Online
47.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at Cal State San Bernardino. In 2017-2018, 5,529 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 33rd 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 Cal State San Bernardino

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at California State University - San Bernardino was 47.4%. This is the #517 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Cal State San Bernardino regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Cal State San Bernardino majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 4%
Public Administration 30%
Public Administration & Social Service 4%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Cal State San Bernardino 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 Cal State San Bernardino.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Public Administration #8
Public Administration & Social Service #27
Criminal Justice & Corrections #57
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #59

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 - San Bernardino Majors

In 2017-2018, California State University - San Bernardino awarded 8,906 undergraduate degrees and 1,608 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 0 52 0
Anthropology 0 26 0 0
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 2 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 996 128 0
Chemistry 0 61 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 8 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 26 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 204 13 0
Computer Engineering 0 32 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 117 2 0
Computer Science 0 77 7 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 261 4 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 10 0 0
Economics 0 36 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 37 17
Fine & Studio Arts 0 104 4 0
General Biology 0 112 4 0
General Education 0 0 73 0
General English Literature 0 134 0 0
General Psychology 0 642 20 0
General Social Sciences 0 19 8 0
Geography & Cartography 0 13 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 23 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 16 0
Health & Physical Education 0 242 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 151 0 0
Historic Preservation 0 0 1 0
History 0 67 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 152 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 25 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 247 0 0
Mathematics 0 86 13 0
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 6 0 0
Music 0 19 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 17 2 0
Nursing 0 97 19 0
Nutrition Science 0 56 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 1 0
Philosophy 0 4 0 0
Physics 0 17 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 71 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 76 0
Public Health 0 0 22 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 19 0
Romance Languages 0 40 10 0
Social Work 0 47 97 0
Sociology 0 260 0 0
Special Education 0 0 41 0
Student Counseling 0 0 32 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 1 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 5 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 26 0
Total 0 8,906 1,574 34

References

*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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