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IPEDS ID: 110583
OPE ID: 00113900
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California State University-Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California 90840-0115
General information:  (562) 985-4111
Website:  www.csulb.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  37,446 (32,195 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  24 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, Air Force)
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 faculty1,0261,098
Instructional1,0261,098
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-471
Instructional-244
Research-227
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$6,052$6,240$6,452$6,4520.0%
Out-of-state$17,212$17,400$17,612$17,6120.0%
Books and supplies$1,666$1,788$1,828$1,8601.8%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,300$11,352$11,688$11,8801.6%
Other$4,072$2,726$2,756$2,7720.6%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,534$11,864$12,138$12,4922.9%
Other$4,100$2,794$2,824$2,8380.5%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,342$2,832$2,862$2,8780.6%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
On Campus$23,090$22,106$22,724$22,9641.1%
Off Campus$23,352$22,686$23,242$23,6421.7%
Off Campus with Family$12,060$10,860$11,142$11,1900.4%
Out-of-state
On Campus$34,250$33,266$33,884$34,1240.7%
Off Campus$34,512$33,846$34,402$34,8021.2%
Off Campus with Family$23,220$22,020$22,302$22,3500.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$6,738
In-state fees$980
Out-of-state tuition$15,666
Out-of-state fees$980
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 aid13,35779%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,20476%$25,517,621$7,964
Federal grants2,08049%$10,104,046$4,858
Pell grants2,08049%$10,045,746$4,830
Other federal grants1604%$58,300$364
State/local government grant or scholarships2,66563%$6,247,547$2,344
Institutional grants or scholarships1,64039%$9,166,028$5,589
Student loan aid1,56137%$8,346,409$5,347
Federal student loans1,55137%$7,638,852$4,925
Other student loans631%$707,557$11,231
  • 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 aid122,63772%$169,293,707$7,479
Pell grants15,97650%$70,815,231$4,433
Federal student loans11,99338%$74,481,175$6,210
  • 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$8,169$7,672$9,597
  • 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$6,048$5,549$5,588
$30,001 – $48,000$8,133$7,027$7,459
$48,001 – $75,000$11,590$10,649$10,754
$75,001 – $110,000$16,560$15,764$14,690
$110,001 and more$17,785$17,379$17,105
  • 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 enrollment37,446
Undergraduate enrollment32,195
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment3,629
Graduate enrollment5,251
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 86%
Part-time: 14%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 23%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 39%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 19%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 7%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 82%
25 and over: 18%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 97%
Out-of-state: 1%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 57%
Part-time: 43%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 83%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 89%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $55
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants58,10923,49434,615
Percent admitted34%32%35%
Percent admitted who enrolled23%24%22%
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
SAT4,22494%
ACT1,78139%
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 Reading460570
SAT Math470600
ACT Composite2026
ACT English1926
ACT Math2027
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: 89%
Part-time students: 82%
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, 53 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: 67%
Transfer-out rate: 1%
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: 14%
6-year: 60%
8-year: 70%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 16%
6-year: 67%
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: 62%
Female: 70%
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: 100%
Asian: 70%
Black or African American: 64%
Hispanic/Latino: 64%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 25%
White: 73%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 62%
Non-resident alien: 54%
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--
American/United States Studies/Civilization36--
Asian Studies/Civilization111-
Asian-American Studies6--
East Asian Studies8--
European Studies/Civilization5--
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies12--
Women's Studies18--
Category total1081-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry704-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General15813-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography15--
Microbiology, General161-
Category total25918-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General96082-
Business/Managerial Economics53--
Hospitality Administration/Management, General61--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-0-
Category total1,07482-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism121--
Radio and Television0--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric39913-
Category total52013-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science8181-
Category total8181-
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-77-
Education, General-92-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--23
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-5-
Special Education and Teaching, General-12-
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education00-
Category total018623
Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering4419-
Chemical Engineering47--
Civil Engineering, General10614-
Computer Engineering, General49--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering8299-
Engineering, General1116-
Manufacturing Engineering0--
Mechanical Engineering16320-
Category total502168-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician5--
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician57--
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician18--
Engineering Technology, General1--
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician2--
Category total83--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-9-
English Language and Literature, General22648-
Rhetoric and Composition00-
Category total22657-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General3510-
Human Development and Family Studies, General245--
Category total5960-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General10--
Comparative Literature13--
French Language and Literature82-
German Language and Literature58-
Japanese Language and Literature11--
Language Interpretation and Translation0--
Linguistics3418-
Spanish Language and Literature4812-
Category total12940-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer22--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General00-
Dietetics/Dietitian1129-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other0--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General1660-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management22947-
Nursing Administration-5-
Physical Therapy/Therapist-1631
Public Health, General-12-
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing-11-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse214155-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist5337-
Category total79629231
History
History, General1196-
Category total1196-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies1245-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other-16-
Category total12421-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies227--
Category total227--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General7241-
Statistics, Other-15-
Category total7256-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology-8-
International/Global Studies44--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other00-
Category total448-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science48--
Category total48--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General24883-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies525-
Category total30088-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies0--
Philosophy264-
Religion/Religious Studies108-
Category total3612-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General303-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other0--
Geology/Earth Science, General199-
Physics, General229-
Category total7121-
Psychology
Psychology, General44658-
Category total44658-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-96-
Social Work63200-
Category total63296-
Social Sciences
Anthropology745-
Economics, General949-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography-16-
Geography6511-
International Relations and Affairs7--
Political Science and Government, General1603-
Sociology3194-
Category total71948-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General21513-
Dance, General311-
Design and Applied Arts, Other39--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General6910-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies179--
Fine/Studio Arts, General19022-
Industrial and Product Design18--
Interior Design23--
Music Performance, General6925-
Music, General50-
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management-4-
Category total83875-
Grand total7,4811,62754
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
  • The Post 9/11 GI Bill pays the full cost of tuition and fees at public institutions, making it unnecessary to be a Yellow Ribbon Program participant.
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: 309
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 55
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 7
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 3
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: $3,760
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $5,397
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,264
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,083
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: 88%
Part-time students: 100%
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 Combined7795
Baseball37
Basketball1814
Beach Volleyball17
Golf89
Soccer25
Softball24
Tennis8
Volleyball2315
Water Polo3136
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission3/31/1957 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics7/1/1975 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist5/1/1968 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs6/1/1974 -  Accredited
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs4/1/1985 - 4/4/2006Resigned
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/29/2001 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/29/2001 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language4/1/2002 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health11/3/1990 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists10/1/1992 - 6/1/2013Resigned
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(!)9/1/1970 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1982 -  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(!)9/1/1973 -  Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship1/1/1975 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Counseling and Psychological Services
2/12/1999 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession521
Drug law violations2714
Liquor law violations314
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession310
Drug law violations002
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible13
Rape0
Fondling3
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)10
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery001
Aggravated assault121
Burglary23285
Motor vehicle theft8234
Arson100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible11
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary122
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 rate3.4%3.8%5.5%
Number in default214208291
Number in repayment6,1455,4615,283
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)