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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:  36,164 (31,442 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  26 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and 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 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty885949
Instructional884949
Research and public service10
Total graduate assistants-268
Instructional-193
Research-75
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
In-state$5,076$6,488$6,504$6,5250.3%
Out-of-state$16,236$17,648$17,456$17,6851.3%
Books and supplies$1,620$1,746$1,754$1,7881.9%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,414$12,276$12,404$10,628-14.3%
Other$3,821$4,370$4,488$2,728-39.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$12,414$12,276$12,404$12,7562.8%
Other$3,821$4,370$4,488$2,794-37.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,041$4,650$4,772$2,832-40.7%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
In-state
On Campus$22,931$24,880$25,150$21,669-13.8%
Off Campus$22,931$24,880$25,150$23,863-5.1%
Off Campus with Family$10,737$12,884$13,030$11,145-14.5%
Out-of-state
On Campus$34,091$36,040$36,102$32,829-9.1%
Off Campus$34,091$36,040$36,102$35,023-3.0%
Off Campus with Family$21,897$24,044$23,982$22,305-7.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$6,738
In-state fees$1,053
Out-of-state tuition$17,898
Out-of-state fees$1,053
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid13,01474%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,59864%$27,920,857$10,747
Federal grants2,39359%$11,768,413$4,918
Pell grants2,39158%$11,496,590$4,808
Other federal grants50412%$271,823$539
State/local government grant or scholarships1,75443%$4,086,691$2,330
Institutional grants or scholarships2,16053%$12,065,753$5,586
Student loan aid1,48536%$7,210,332$4,855
Federal student loans1,47536%$6,865,313$4,654
Other student loans351%$345,019$9,858
  • 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 aid116,52953%$156,011,246$9,439
Pell grants15,24448%$66,505,736$4,363
Federal student loans11,43336%$73,667,300$6,443
  • 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.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$9,339$10,458$10,500
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 Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$7,878$9,347$8,779
$30,001 – $48,000$10,043$11,127$10,313
$48,001 – $75,000$14,126$16,208$15,435
$75,001 – $110,000$18,370$20,408$19,827
$110,001 and more$19,338$21,180$20,637
  • 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 2012
Total enrollment36,164
Undergraduate enrollment31,442
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment3,934
Graduate enrollment4,722
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 82%
Part-time: 18%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 11%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 37%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 28%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Non-resident alien: 7%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 80%
25 and over: 20%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 95%
Out-of-state: 1%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 48%
Part-time: 52%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 20%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 80%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 95%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $55
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants29,33912,61916,720
Percent admitted46%45%47%
Percent admitted who enrolled31%33%29%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT3,75991%
ACT1,02625%
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 Reading400510
SAT Math400530
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: 75%
Part-time students: 45%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
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, 49 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 46%
Transfer-out rate: 11%
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:
4-year: 13%
6-year: 46%
8-year: 53%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
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: 41%
Female: 49%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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: 35%
Asian: 52%
Black or African American: 34%
Hispanic/Latino: 41%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 45%
White: 53%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 54%
Non-resident alien: 46%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
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.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies17--
Asian-American Studies13--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other7--
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies186-
Latin American Studies8--
Women's Studies1--
Category total646-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry224-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General21725-
Category total23929-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting23011-
Business Administration and Management, General51657-
Finance, General332--
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other6218-
Knowledge Management-1d-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General226--
Taxation-24-
Category total1,366111d-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism185--
Radio and Television375--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-6-
Category total5606-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other3--
Computer Science5714-
Information Technology55--
Category total11514-
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-118-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching210--
Education, General-95-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-181d13
Special Education and Teaching, General-72-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-3-
Category total210469d13
Engineering
Civil Engineering, General55--
Computer Engineering, General17--
Computer Software Engineering-5-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering3947-
Engineering, General95-
Manufacturing Engineering-16-
Mechanical Engineering6030-
Structural Engineering-20-
Category total180123-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician19--
Engineering/Industrial Management385d-
Category total2285d-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General20248-
Rhetoric and Composition29525-
Category total49773-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General20541-
Category total20541-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General3--
French Language and Literature4--
Linguistics2010-
Spanish Language and Literature232-
Category total5012-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer16--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General6198d-
Environmental Health4921-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General1--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management10618d-
Physical Therapy/Therapist-36-
Public Health Education and Promotion90--
Public Health, General-25-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer24--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse81--
Rehabilitation Science-13d-
Category total428211d-
History
History, General10737-
Category total10737-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies1119-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies421d--
Category total432d19-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General3510-
Category total3510-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1073-
Category total1073-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General25117-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies10-
Category total25217-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies2--
Philosophy36--
Religion/Religious Studies13--
Category total51--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General122-
Geology/Earth Science, General103-
Physics, General78-
Category total2913-
Psychology
Psychology, General68623-
Category total68623-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration4327d-
Social Work-107d-
Category total4434d-
Social Sciences
Anthropology5313-
Economics, General66--
Geography2714-
Political Science and Government, General14917-
Sociology5058-
Urban Studies/Affairs40--
Category total84052-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General24518-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General493-
Fine/Studio Arts, General-2-
Music Performance, General5118-
Music, General61--
Playwriting and Screenwriting-9-
Category total40650-
Grand total6,8851,83813
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined90109
Baseball35
Basketball1615
Golf1112
Soccer3039
Softball18
Tennis14
Volleyball2315
Water Polo18
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities 2/28/1960 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - 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 (SP) - 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 programs offered outside schools of public health2/19/1971 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers(!)3/1/1984 -  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, Commission on Community/Junior College 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
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2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession362
Drug law violations414120
Liquor law violations7166
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations17149
Liquor law violations102
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible917
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery456
Aggravated assault163
Burglary473223
Motor vehicle theft111511
Arson102
  • After completing an audit on our 2010 Clery compliance, we reviewed all statistics for 2011 and found that two cases that had been classified as burglary under the state requirements, did not meet all three of the criteria for the federal definition. Therefore those two burglaries were reclassified as thefts and the number decreased from 34 to 32.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible600
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery120
Aggravated assault021
Burglary42265
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson100
  • (!) 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.
  • 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 Year20102009
Default rate8.7%8.5%
Number in default494491
Number in repayment5,6695,728
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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