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IPEDS ID: 110608
OPE ID: 00115300
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California State University-Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, California 91330
General information:  (818) 677-1200
Website:  www.csun.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  41,548 (37,188 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  27 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty9371,130
Instructional9371,130
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-274
Instructional-215
Research-59
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$6,504$6,525$6,549$6,5690.3%
Out-of-state$17,456$17,685$17,709$17,7290.1%
Books and supplies$1,754$1,788$1,826$1,8601.9%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,404$10,628$10,981$9,962-9.3%
Other$4,488$2,728$2,754$2,7720.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$12,404$12,756$13,051$10,996-15.7%
Other$4,488$2,794$2,820$2,8380.6%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,772$2,832$2,858$2,8760.6%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
On Campus$25,150$21,669$22,110$21,163-4.3%
Off Campus$25,150$23,863$24,246$22,263-8.2%
Off Campus with Family$13,030$11,145$11,233$11,3050.6%
Out-of-state
On Campus$36,102$32,829$33,270$32,323-2.8%
Off Campus$36,102$35,023$35,406$33,423-5.6%
Off Campus with Family$23,982$22,305$22,393$22,4650.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$6,738
In-state fees$1,097
Out-of-state tuition$15,666
Out-of-state fees$1,097
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid14,63885%————
Grant or scholarship aid4,47882%$42,695,410$9,534
Federal grants3,38162%$16,959,219$5,016
Pell grants3,38162%$16,751,469$4,955
Other federal grants4208%$207,750$495
State/local government grant or scholarships3,79770%$7,848,903$2,067
Institutional grants or scholarships3,18858%$17,887,288$5,611
Student loan aid1,79833%$8,558,659$4,760
Federal student loans1,78833%$8,200,632$4,586
Other student loans421%$358,027$8,524
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid125,64472%$205,034,775$7,995
Pell grants18,99953%$85,443,237$4,497
Federal student loans11,85433%$73,785,287$6,225
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$10,500$7,654$7,075
  • A new state grant program expanded the range of students eligible for state aid, but the amount of the grant was limited. As such, more students received aid and the average award was reduced.
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$8,779$6,192$4,328
$30,001 – $48,000$10,313$7,751$5,551
$48,001 – $75,000$15,435$12,301$9,965
$75,001 – $110,000$19,827$17,424$14,508
$110,001 and more$20,637$18,352$16,378
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment41,548
Undergraduate enrollment37,188
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment5,878
Graduate enrollment4,360
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 81%
Part-time: 19%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 11%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 44%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 23%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 9%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 80%
25 and over: 20%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 94%
Out-of-state: 1%
Foreign countries: 5%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 50%
Part-time: 50%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 41%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 58%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 9%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 89%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $55
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants34,44414,95219,492
Percent admitted46%44%47%
Percent admitted who enrolled36%38%34%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT5,11691%
ACT1,25222%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading400500
SAT Math390510
ACT Composite1622
ACT English1522
ACT Math1623
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 79%
Part-time students: 46%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 47 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 50%
Transfer-out rate: 10%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 13%
6-year: 46%
8-year: 52%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 11%
6-year: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 44%
Female: 55%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 13%
Asian: 53%
Black or African American: 41%
Hispanic/Latino: 47%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 11%
White: 60%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 54%
Non-resident alien: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies12--
Asian-American Studies2--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other19--
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies124-
Latin American Studies4--
Women's Studies0--
Category total494-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry211-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General25530-
Category total27631-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting19526-
Business Administration and Management, General52151-
Finance, General244--
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other5117-
Knowledge Management-0-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General201--
Taxation-24-
Category total1,212118-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism253--
Radio and Television414--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric32933-
Category total99633-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other30--
Computer Science6812-
Information Science/Studies0--
Information Technology48--
Category total14612-
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-110-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching244--
Education, General-109-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-11018
Special Education and Teaching, General-60-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-16-
Category total24440518
Engineering
Civil Engineering, General84--
Computer Engineering, General16--
Computer Software Engineering-6-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering5248-
Engineering, General239-
Manufacturing Engineering-19-
Mechanical Engineering12730-
Structural Engineering-20-
Category total302132-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician24--
Engineering/Industrial Management175-
Category total2575-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General15743-
Rhetoric and Composition00-
Category total15743-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General18959-
Category total18959-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General3--
French Language and Literature1--
Linguistics2310-
Spanish Language and Literature243-
Category total5113-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Assistive/Augmentative Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering-0-
Athletic Training/Trainer15--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General9395-
Environmental Health5410-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General0--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management14021-
Physical Therapy/Therapist-1-
Public Health Education and Promotion27--
Public Health, General13041-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer25--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse92--
Rehabilitation Science-26-
Category total576194-
History
History, General6422-
Category total6422-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies612-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies343--
Category total34912-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General398-
Category total398-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1187-
Category total1187-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General35614-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies30-
Category total35914-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies0--
Philosophy16--
Religion/Religious Studies11--
Category total27--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General162-
Geology/Earth Science, General175-
Physics, General67-
Category total3914-
Psychology
Psychology, General71955-
Category total71955-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration24322-
Social Work-166-
Category total24488-
Social Sciences
Anthropology5114-
Economics, General71--
Geography3212-
Political Science and Government, General1556-
Sociology51811-
Urban Studies/Affairs29--
Category total85643-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General23610-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General464-
Fine/Studio Arts, General-3-
Music Performance, General6413-
Music, General68--
Music, Other-18-
Playwriting and Screenwriting-38-
Category total41486-
Grand total7,2311,86818
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 373
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 68
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 10
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 21
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $4,929
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,224
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,471
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $4,104
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 79%
Part-time students: 67%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined9095
Baseball38
Basketball1716
Beach Volleyball15
Golf107
Soccer3843
Softball25
Tennis14
Volleyball2318
Water Polo26
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission2/28/1960 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics6/1/1975 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist7/1/1969 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs4/21/1976 -  Accredited
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs4/1/1986 - 12/31/2006Resigned
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/12/1999 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health2/19/1971 - 8/1/2016Resigned
Public Health Programs (PHPB) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health8/1/2016 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers(!)10/18/1978 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1993 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1968 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1991 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1990 -  Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship1/1/1990 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
University Counseling Services
11/8/2011 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession220
Drug law violations201123
Liquor law violations624
  • For 2013, Line "b" Drug Abuse violation arrests "on campus", we inadvertently missed including the one on-campus "residential" statistic. For 2013, Line "c" Liquor Law violation arrests "on campus", we inadvertently missed including the one on-campus "residential" statistic.
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations914
Liquor law violations210
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible76
Rape2
Fondling4
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape1
Robbery613
Aggravated assault331
Burglary232914
Motor vehicle theft11117
Arson220
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible03
Rape1
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape1
Robbery000
Aggravated assault110
Burglary51211
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate5.3%5.2%7.6%
Number in default371338443
Number in repayment6,9216,4675,776
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)