California State University-Fullerton

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,742
2022 Average Net Price
$7,925
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.814%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
66.7%
48,748 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
40,386
74.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
69.3%
2,962 Graduates

About

California State University-Fullerton is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at California State University-Fullerton were General Business Administration & Management (2,233 degrees awarded), General Psychology (890 degrees), and General Health & Physical Education (541 degrees).

In 2022, 11,468 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Fullerton. 61.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (4,873 degrees), 2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2,431 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Fullerton is $5,742, which is $−24,408 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Fullerton is $5,742, which is $−24,408 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,925.

In 2022, 68% of undergraduate students attending California State University-Fullerton received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 20% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,742
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at California State University-Fullerton was $5,742. The cost of tuition at California State University-Fullerton is $−24,408 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$7,925
2022 Value
60.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 California State University-Fullerton had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,925. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of California State University-Fullerton grew by 60.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,902
Room and Board
$1,203
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Fullerton was of $16,902 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 6.01% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,203. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.61% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
20%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

68% of undergraduate students at California State University-Fullerton received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.03% with respect to 2021, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.814%
2019 Default Rate
50
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Fullerton was 0.814%, which represents 50 out of the 6142 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

California State University-Fullerton received 48,748 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 7.99% annual growth. Out of those 48,748 applicants, 32,527 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.7% acceptance rate.

There were 40,386 students enrolled at California State University-Fullerton in 2022.

California State University-Fullerton has an overall enrollment yield of 16.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
32,527
Accepted Out of 48,748

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Fullerton was 66.7% (32,527 admissions from 48,748 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 59.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 7.99%, while admissions grew by 21.2%..

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Enrollment

California State University-Fullerton had a total enrollment of 40,386 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Fullerton is 30,089 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,297. This means that 74.5% of students enrolled at California State University-Fullerton are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California State University-Fullerton, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.2% Hispanic or Latino, 21.8% Asian, 16.4% White, 3.59% Two or More Races, 2.24% Black or African American, 0.154% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.099% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at California State University-Fullerton in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (32.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (19.4%) and Asian Female (11.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (25.2%), followed by White Female (14.8%) and Asian Female (11.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Fullerton in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40,386 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Fullerton is 30,089 and the part-time enrollment is 10,297. This means that 74.5% of students enrolled at California State University-Fullerton are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at California State University-Fullerton was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), California State University-Fullerton had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    20,265 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    8,817 enrolled students
  3. White
    6,637 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at California State University-Fullerton is 50.2% Hispanic or Latino, 21.8% Asian, 16.4% White, 3.59% Two or More Races, 2.24% Black or African American, 0.154% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.099% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,000 students (2.48%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 2,590 more women than men received degrees from California State University-Fullerton. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at California State University-Fullerton is hispanic or latino (4,873 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2431 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Fullerton is General Business Administration & Management (2,233 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (890 degrees) and General Health & Physical Education (541 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at California State University-Fullerton, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (558 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (753 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (451 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Fullerton are Elementary & middle school teachers (288,648 people), Social workers, all other (257,854 people), Other managers (254,548 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (175,956 people), and Postsecondary teachers (160,075 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Fullerton in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (558 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (753 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (451 degrees), Psychology (912 degrees), and History (133 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Fullerton are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at California State University-Fullerton are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (558 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (753 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (451 degrees), Psychology (912 degrees), and History (133 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Fullerton are Elementary & secondary schools (787,038 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (413,508 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (342,880 people), Outpatient care centers (250,587 people), and Individual & family services (243,938 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Fullerton are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (558 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (753 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (451 degrees), Psychology (912 degrees), and History (133 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by California State University-Fullerton.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 2,451 degrees awarded
  2. 791 degrees awarded
  3. 544 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Fullerton was General Business Administration & Management with 2,451 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,439
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
7,029
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 4,439 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Fullerton, which is 0.632 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (7,029).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 1304 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Fullerton in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.24 times more than the 1054 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 1054 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Fullerton in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.808 times less than the 1304 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 26% of students graduating from California State University-Fullerton completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at California State University-Fullerton is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.54% of graduates (105 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    4,873 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    2,431 degrees awarded
  3. White
    2,394 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Fullerton is hispanic or latino (4,873 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2431 degrees).

3.43% of degree recipients (393 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    3,230 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    1,643 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    1,435 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at California State University-Fullerton is hispanic or latino female (3,230 degrees awarded). There were 1.97 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1643 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Fullerton has an endowment valued at nearly $125M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−17.7%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, California State University-Fullerton had a total salary expenditure of 723M. California State University-Fullerton employs 362 Professors, 257 Associate professors and 236 Lecturers. Most academics at California State University-Fullerton are Male Professor (211), Female Professor (151), and Female Lecturer (142).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Fullerton are: Business and Financial Operations, with 350 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 284 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 255 employees.

Endowment

$125M
2022 Endowment
18.1%
growth from 2021

California State University-Fullerton has an endowment valued at about $125M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Fullerton grew 18.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $248M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$244M
2022 Salaries
3.55%
growth from 2021

In 2022, California State University-Fullerton paid a median of $244M in salaries, which represents 33.7% of their overall expenditure ($723M) and a 3.55% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$106M
Instructional Salaries
1,027
Number of Employees

In 2022, California State University-Fullerton paid a total of $106M to 1,027 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
362 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
350 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Fullerton were Professor with 362 employees, Associate professor with 257 employees, and Lecturer with 236 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Fullerton were Business and Financial Operations with 350 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 284 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 255 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Fullerton was Male Professor with 211 employees, Female Professor with 151 employees, and Female Lecturer with 142 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at California State University-Fullerton.

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