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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,472
$16,632 Out-of-State
$14,344
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
3.6%
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
34.6%
60,834 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
34,688
85.8% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
73.3%
2,222 Graduates

Costs

The median in-state tuition at San Diego State University 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 $14,344.

In 2016, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 32% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Admissions

San Diego State University received 60,834 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.02% annual growth. Out of those 60,834 applicants, 21,072 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 34.6% acceptance rate.

There were 34,688 students enrolled at San Diego State University in 2016, and 80% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

San Diego State University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Enrollment

San Diego State University has a total enrollment of 34,688 students. The full-time enrollment at San Diego State University is 29,756 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,932. This means that 85.8% of students enrolled at San Diego State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at San Diego State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.8% White, 29.8% Hispanic or Latino, 12.8% Asian, 6.14% Two or More Races, 3.91% Black or African American, 0.32% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.22% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at San Diego State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (14.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (13.7%) and White Male (12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (2.14%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (1.45%) and White Male (0.99%).

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Graduates

In 2016, 1,395 more women than men graduated from San Diego State University. The majority of students graduating from San Diego State University are White. These 3,278 graduates mean that there were 1.23 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,660 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at San Diego State University is General Business Administration & Management with 1,239 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 552 graduates and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 341 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at San Diego State University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Language & Linguistics, with 219 graduates, followed by Parks, Recreation, & Leisure with 364 graduates and Communications with 561 graduates.

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Operations

San Diego State University has an endowment valued at nearly $210M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.05M (0.98%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, San Diego State University had a total expenditure of $538M. Of that $538M, they spent $219M on salaries and $87.8M on benefits.

San Diego State University employs 328 Professors, 219 Associate professors, and 164 Lecturers. Most academics at San Diego State University are Male Professors (220), Male Associate professors (120), and Female Professors (108).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Diego State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 347 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 287 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 225 employees.

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