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Our Tuition is 32% Below
the National Average

Big Dreams, Not Big Debt

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Delivering Exceptional Value

The value we deliver to our students is core to our founding principles and part of our legacy. Offering a remarkable depth and breadth of educational programs with a tuition well below the national average — while being recognized as a top institution in the West for students graduating with the least debt — are achievements we hold high.


Low Cost for Students  footnote

Average Tuition and Fees, 2015-16


CSUF "net price" paid by full-time undergraduates


CSUF "sticker price" charged to all full-time undergraduates


National "sticker price" charged to public four-years full-time in-state undergraduates


Low Student Indebtedness  footnote

Average % of freshmen assuming loans
CSUF $14,965 42
CA Average $21,382 55
National Public Four-Year $25,902 60
National Private (Not-for-Profit) Four-Year $29,657 64


U.S News Report Infographic

CSUF has the second-lowest percentage of graduates with debt among regional universities in the West.  footnote


CSUF delivers 109 degrees at 45% below the national average cost of attendance.


CSUF is among top U.S. institutions for 'Best Value'  footnote


Meaningful Outcomes  footnote

CSUF graduates earn 12% more than the national average.


A National Leader in Affordability, Accessibility and Quality  footnote

CSUF is one of only five institutions doing a good job serving low-income students among 1,200 four-year colleges and universities.