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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 CSUSB is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is California State University - San Bernardino Known For?

4,453 Undergraduate Awards
$25,247 Avg Cost After Aid
57% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at CSUSB.
  • In 2017-2018, 48% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from CSUSB makes roughly $44,500 a year. This is 9% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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California State University - San Bernardino 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.

CSUSB has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#118 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#294 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CSUSB.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Most Popular General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Value Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Most Popular English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#64 Most Popular Physical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#92 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards CSUSB has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#17 Highest Paid Social Work Graduates College Factual
#37 Highest Paid Public Administration & Social Service Graduates College Factual
#41 Best Social Work Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#65 Best Psychology Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#98 Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#116 Best General Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is California State University - San Bernardino?

Location of California State University - San Bernardino

Contact details for CSUSB 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 CSUSB?

You can apply to CSUSB online at: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for CSUSB

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 CSUSB?

57% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
97% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at CSUSB is 57%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

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 CSUSB 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
CSUSB 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?

$25,247 Net Price
29% Take Out Loans
5.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of CSUSB is $25,247. 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

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 CSUSB, 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 CSUSB 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

16,549 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 18,282 undergraduate students at CSUSB, with 16,549 being full-time and 1,733 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CSUSB

There are also 2,356 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 16,549 full-time undergraduates at CSUSB, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CSUSB

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CSUSB Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 820
Black or African American 744
Hispanic or Latino 11,215
White 1,694
International Students 1,131
Other Races/Ethnicities 945

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 CSUSB. 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 CSUSB. 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 CSUSB 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 CSUSB

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 CSUSB regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of CSUSB 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 CSUSB 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 CSUSB.

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 996 128 0 1,124
General Psychology 642 20 0 662
Criminal Justice & Corrections 261 4 0 265
Sociology 260 0 0 260
Liberal Arts General Studies 247 0 0 247
Health & Physical Education 242 0 0 242
Communication & Media Studies 204 13 0 217
Human Development & Family Studies 152 0 0 152
Health Sciences & Services 151 0 0 151
Social Work 47 97 0 144
General English Literature 134 0 0 134
Computer Information Systems 117 2 0 119
General Biology 112 4 0 116
Nursing 97 19 0 116
Fine & Studio Arts 104 4 0 108
Mathematics 86 13 0 99
Computer Science 77 7 0 84
Public Administration 0 76 0 76
General Education 0 73 0 73
Political Science & Government 71 0 0 71
History 67 0 0 67
Chemistry 61 0 0 61
Nutrition Science 56 0 0 56
Educational Administration 0 37 17 54
Accounting 0 52 0 52
Romance Languages 40 10 0 50
Special Education 0 41 0 41
Economics 36 0 0 36
Student Counseling 0 32 0 32
Computer Engineering 32 0 0 32
General Social Sciences 19 8 0 27
Writing Studies 0 26 0 26
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 26 0 26
Anthropology 26 0 0 26
International Relations & National Security 0 25 0 25
Geological & Earth Sciences 23 0 0 23
Public Health 0 22 0 22
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 19 0 19
Natural Resources Conservation 17 2 0 19
Music 19 0 0 19
Physics 17 0 0 17
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 16 0 16
Geography & Cartography 13 0 0 13
Drama & Theater Arts 10 0 0 10
Child Development & Psychology 0 8 0 8
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 6 0 0 6
Teacher Education Subject Specific 5 0 0 5
Philosophy 4 0 0 4
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 2 0 0 2
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 1 0 1
Historic Preservation 0 1 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 1
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 0 0 0
Human Services 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 4,453 787 17 5,257

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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