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Rank: 70

California State University-San Bernardino

San Bernardino, CAhttps://www.csusb.edu
Settled into the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, California State University, San Bernardino offers terrific scenery in addition to solid academics. The school, one of the 23 campuses in the Cal State system, has glass-blowing facilities, a crime analysis lab, and an electronic music studio, among other amenities. Overall, the school offers more than 70 academic programs spread over five colleges. CSUSB has developed a variety of focused student support programs, including its Veterans Success Center and Coyote First STEP (Student Transition Enhancement Program), a free fully residential summer program for incoming students aimed at helping them improve their math skills before the semester starts. CSUSB's student body is 61% Hispanic, and it's designated a Hispanic-serving institution -- a federal program that helps U.S. colleges expand educational opportunities for Hispanic students. It has a 54% graduation rate, which is an impressive 56% above institutions with similar student populations, and early career earnings come in at $47,900. As for student life, CSUSB boasts more than 100 organizations and a 34-foot climbing wall.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$25,300
% of students who get any grants
81%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$9,300
Average price for low-income students
$6,350
admissions
Acceptance rate
57%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1000/19
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
18,088
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
95%
% of need met
88%
% of students who get merit* grants
N/A
Average merit grant
$3,827
student success
Graduation rate
54%
Average time to a degree
5.1 years
Average student debt
$15,000
Average salary within 3 years
$47,900
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
31%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
Nov 30

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

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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