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California State University-Dominguez Hills

Classes at California State University, Dominguez Hills began in 1965, but the Watts riots later that year inspired a campus move inland to serve a diverse student body reflective of South Los Angeles. The school was successful in that endeavor, as the student population is still mostly comprised of minorities. With fewer than 15,000 undergraduate students, the school boasts a tight-knit community and smaller class sizes than are typical at public universities. The university offers around 45 majors across six schools: arts and humanities; business administration and public policy; education, extended and international education; natural and behavioral sciences; and health, human services, and nursing. The most popular programs range from nursing and business management and marketing to homeland security and law enforcement, psychology, and sociology. The vast majority of students live off campus, but the school boasts over 100 student organizations, including about 16 sororities and fraternities, plus 10 Division II sports teams cheered on by the school's mascot the Toro. Students can attend professional sports games, too, right in their backyard: The campus houses a 27,000-seat stadium where two Major League Soccer teams play. The 346-acre campus, which the university calls "park-like," is just a half-hour drive away from both Los Angeles (to the north) and the beach (to the west).
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: California State University, Dominguez Hills is limiting fall in-person instruction to courses that require practical and hands on learning, with most other classes taught virtually.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$24,400
% of students who get any grants
80%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$4,700
Average price for low-income students
$2,000
admissions
Acceptance rate
64%
Median SAT/ACT Score
NA/NA
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
13,870
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
85%
% of need met
31%
% of students who get merit* grants
1%
Average merit grant
$3,770
student success
Graduation rate
45%
Average time to a degree
5 years
Average student debt
$14,500
Average salary within 5 years
$46,500
% earning more than $28,000
74%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
rolling

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: California State University, Dominguez Hills is limiting fall in-person instruction to courses that require practical and hands on learning, with most other classes taught virtually.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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