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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 60 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 129 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 95%
Applicants who took ACT 34%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+1%
600-69915%
600+16%

SAT Math Score

700+3%
600-69924%
600+27%

ACT Score

30-364%
24-2938%
24+42%

Students applied56,357
Students admitted20,326
Admission rate36%

Students per faculty24

4-year graduation rate15%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$5,472
Fees$980
Room and board$11,800
Estimated book expense$1,828
Total cost$20,080

Cost after need-based aid$13,542
Cost after non-need-based aid$17,724

Average debt at graduation$16,579

Out of State

Tuition$11,160
Fees$980
Room and board$11,800
Estimated book expense$1,828
Total cost$25,768

Cost after need-based aid$19,230
Cost after non-need-based aid$23,412

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$46,900

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met83%
Average need-based aid$6,538
Average non-need-based aid$2,356

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment31,523

Full-Time

Men11,775
Women15,399

Part-Time

Men1,955
Women2,394

Freshmen retained90%

# - 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. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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