Tool December 2017

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 70 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 184 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 91%
Applicants who took ACT 39%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+2%
600-69915%
600+17%

SAT Math Score

700+3%
600-69921%
600+24%

ACT Score

30-366%
24-2941%
24+47%

Students applied60,732
Students admitted19,711
Admission rate32%

Students per faculty26

4-year graduation rate14%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$5,562
Fees$1,052
Room and board$12,644
Estimated book expense$1,948
Total cost$21,206

Cost after need-based aid$14,689
Cost after non-need-based aid$21,206

Average debt at graduation$15,165

Out of State

Tuition$16,038
Fees$1,052
Room and board$12,644
Estimated book expense$1,948
Total cost$31,682

Cost after need-based aid$25,165
Cost after non-need-based aid$31,682

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$47,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met80%
Average need-based aid$6,517
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment32,246

Full-Time

Men12,017
Women15,888

Part-Time

Men2,031
Women2,310

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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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