33,605
undergraduate students
(Fall '21)

5,830
graduate students
(Fall '21)

Number 1
'Best Bang for the Buck' In the Western U. S.
(Washington Monthly, 2021)

Number 4
producer of Bachelor’s degreesfor minority students (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2021)

Number Elevated to "Doctoral University:
High Research Activity" status

(Carnegie Classification of institutions of Higher Education, 2022)

Student Diversity

 (as of Fall 2021, undergraduates)
  • 15,720 — Hispanic / Latino 43%
  • 7,174 — Asian-American 20%
  • 5,319 — White / Caucasian 18%
  • 1,892 — Non-Resident 7%
  • 1,456 — Two or more races 4%
  • 1,240 — African American 4%
  • 29 — American Indian 0.3%
  • 79 — Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.7%
  • 723 — Declined to state 3%

Distribution of Student Diversity

Number No. 2
Master's-level university
in the nation

(Washington Monthly, September 2021)

Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Mid-Career Pay

$5,742
full-time
California resident
undergraduate
tuition and fees

$212M
scholarships and grants
for 2020-2021
academic year

(CSULB)

76%
undergraduate
students receive some
form of financial aid

(CSULB)

$16,038
full-time non-CA resident
tuition and fees

Number 3
nationally
for promoting
social mobility
(Social Mobility Index, 2021)

55%
of bachelor's degree
recipients are
first in family to receive
a university degree

(CSU)

$7,966
average need-based
scholarship award

(full-time undergraduates)

In the Top 10%
In the Top 10% of schools nationwide for return on investment
(Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce)

$109,200
mid-career pay
(payscale.com)

Number 18 'Best College in America 2022, Ranked by Value'
(Money magazine)

350,000+
Beach alumni

CSULB’s Economic Impact

$1.88B

CSULB's economic impact
in the state 

$8.23B

state economic impactby Beach alumni

CSULB in California

Number in the nation
for campus diversity

(Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education)

$462M Operating Revenue and Expenditures (General Fund)

Estimate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022

Revenue

  • 46% State Appropriation
  • 51% Tuition and Fees
  • 3% Other Revenues

Distribution of Revenue

Expenditures

  • 49% Salaries and Wages
  • 28% Benefits
  • 13% Student Financial Aid
  • 10% Operating Expenses

Distribution of Expenditures

$46.6M
total philanthropic gift commitments
for fiscal year 2020-2021

Degrees Awarded

 (from July 2020 - June 30, 2021)

Distribution of Degrees Awarded

  • 9,063 Bachelor's
  • 1,630 Master's
  • 40 Doctoral

10,666

Total Degrees
Awarded

Faculty

2,432

Total
Instructional
Faculty

1,048

Full-Time
Faculty

1,384

Part-Time
Faculty

26:1

Student to Faculty
Ratio

190+

Academic Programs Offered