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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,632 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
18,735 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
85.8% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,459 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at California State University-Fresno is $5,472, which is $1,519 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $16,632, which is 303% of the cost for in-state students, and is $1,744 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,177.

In 2016, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 32% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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California State University-Fresno received 18,735 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.03% annual decline. Out of those 18,735 applicants, 10,031 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.5% acceptance rate.

There were 24,405 students enrolled at California State University-Fresno in 2016, and 93% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Fresno has an overall enrollment yield of 32.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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California State University-Fresno has a total enrollment of 24,405 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Fresno is 20,935 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,470. This means that 85.8% of students enrolled at California State University-Fresno are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California State University-Fresno, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.7% Hispanic or Latino, 21.1% White, 13.7% Asian, 3.06% Black or African American, 2.77% Two or More Races, 0.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.16% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at California State University-Fresno in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (24.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.2%) and White Female (8.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (2.36%), followed by White Female (1.74%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (0.89%).

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In 2016, 998 more women than men graduated from California State University-Fresno. The majority of students graduating from California State University-Fresno are Hispanic or Latino. These 2,072 graduates mean that there were 1.41 times more Hispanic or Latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,472 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at California State University-Fresno is General Business Administration & Management with 570 graduates, followed by Criminology with 348 graduates and General Psychology with 334 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at California State University-Fresno, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Agriculture, with 347 graduates, followed by Parks, Recreation, & Leisure with 277 graduates and Social Sciences with 574 graduates.


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California State University-Fresno has an endowment valued at nearly $156M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.63M (2.31%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, California State University-Fresno had a total expenditure of $318M. Of that $318M, they spent $137M on salaries and $54.1M on benefits.

California State University-Fresno employs 216 Professors, 168 Lecturers, and 150 Associate professors. Most academics at California State University-Fresno are Male Professors (149), Female Lecturers (85), and Male Lecturers (83).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Fresno are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 199 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 181 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 158 employees.



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