Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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California State University, Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)

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California State University, Long Beach is ranked 52 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 156 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 94%
Applicants who took ACT 40%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+1%
600-69916%
600+17%

SAT Math Score

700+4%
600-69923%
600+27%

ACT Score

30-365%
24-2942%
24+47%

Students applied56,975
Students admitted19,650
Admission rate34%

Students per faculty25

4-year graduation rate12%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$5,472
Fees$988
Room and board$12,398
Estimated book expense$1,898
Total cost$20,756

Cost after need-based aid$14,269
Cost after non-need-based aid$18,538

Average debt at graduation$16,077

Out of State

Tuition$15,144
Fees$988
Room and board$12,398
Estimated book expense$1,898
Total cost$30,428

Cost after need-based aid$23,941
Cost after non-need-based aid$28,210

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$46,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met82%
Average need-based aid$6,487
Average non-need-based aid$2,218

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment32,079

Full-Time

Men11,694
Women15,033

Part-Time

Men2,344
Women3,008

Freshmen retained91%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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