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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,632 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
44,493 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
76.1% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
2,334 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at California State University-Fullerton 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 $8,170.

In 2016, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 30% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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California State University-Fullerton received 44,493 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.34% annual growth. Out of those 44,493 applicants, 21,459 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48.2% acceptance rate.

There were 40,235 students enrolled at California State University-Fullerton in 2016, and 90% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Fullerton has an overall enrollment yield of 20.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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California State University-Fullerton has a total enrollment of 40,235 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Fullerton is 30,607 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,628. This means that 76.1% 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 39.1% Hispanic or Latino, 21.5% White, 20.5% Asian, 4.27% Two or More Races, 2.1% Black or African American, 0.16% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.12% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at California State University-Fullerton in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (17.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (11.5%) and Asian Female (7.94%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (1.23%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (1.08%) and Asian Female (0.62%).

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In 2016, 1,626 more women than men graduated from California State University-Fullerton. The majority of students graduating from California State University-Fullerton are Hispanic or Latino. These 3,267 graduates mean that there were 1.15 times more Hispanic or Latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 2,835 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at California State University-Fullerton is General Business Administration & Management with 2,120 graduates, followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 818 graduates and General Psychology with 594 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at California State University-Fullerton, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Cultural & Gender Studies, with 132 graduates, followed by Communications with 1,050 graduates and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure with 557 graduates.


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California State University-Fullerton has an endowment valued at nearly $52.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.4M (2.65%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, California State University-Fullerton had a total expenditure of $518M. Of that $518M, they spent $218M on salaries and $84M on benefits.

California State University-Fullerton employs 305 Professors, 239 Associate professors, and 221 Lecturers. Most academics at California State University-Fullerton are Male Professors (178), Female Lecturers (132), and Female Professors (127).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Fullerton are: Office and Administrative Support, with 350 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 343 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 223 employees.



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