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California State University Sacramento

Sacramento, California

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Overview

Student Population
32,498
California State University Sacramento overview
Location Sacramento, California
Online csus.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
California State University Sacramento overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Sacramento, California, California State University Sacramento is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 22,706 prospective students applied, and 21,272 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,581 enrolled in the school.  25,120 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 7,378 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $5,742 plus fees of $1,650. Sacramento State is ranked 808 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10
Overall
3/10
Academics
2/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes
3/10
Value

Sacramento State is rated within the lower 36% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for California State University Sacramento within the 2023 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
California State University Sacramento overview
SAT 930/1130
ACT 17/23
GPA 3.42
Applications Accepted
93.7% 
California State University Sacramento overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
$5,742
In State Costs for California State University Sacramento
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,110
Other Fees$1,650
Room and Board $15,944
Budget for Other Expenses$3,640
Total One Year Cost$28,086
Out of State Resident Tuition
$17,622
Out of State Costs for California State University Sacramento
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,110
Other Fees$1,650
Room and Board $15,944
Budget for Other Expenses$3,640
Total One Year Cost$39,966

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$51,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
42% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by California State University Sacramento students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 24%
Social Sciences 9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 8%
Communication 7%
Health Professions 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110617 IPEDS survey data for California State University Sacramento.

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