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California State University-Monterey Bay

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Rating

Public

Type

8,476

Students

$17,622

Tuition

75%

Acceptance

#1080

Ranking

Midsize Suburb

Campus Setting

Seaside, CA

100 Campus Center, Seaside, CA 93955-8001

California State University-Monterey Bay is a mid-sized public liberal arts college located in Seaside, CA with a student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1. It has a total of 7,444 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 75.28% acceptance rate. California State University-Monterey Bay offers 39 different majors and is best known for its Japanese Language and Literature, Human Services, and Humanities programs (nationally ranked 40th, 42nd, and 44th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-Monterey Bay is reasonably priced. 55.6% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to take in approximately $44,800 per year, which is 8% over the national median.
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Cost

$19,023
Above Average

California State University-Monterey Bay

$19,023

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$36,658

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$27,966

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

75%Acceptance
Less Selective

California State University-Monterey Bay

75%

National

69%
Sat

955 - 1170

92% of students submit

Admissions Yield

11%

ACT

16 - 22

35% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$70

Students

7,444Undergrads
Medium Student Population

Full-Time

99%

Part-Time

1%
Male

38%

In-state

83%

Female

62%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

19%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
17% Business Administration and Management, General11% Psychology, General8% Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General64% Others

17% Business Administration and Management, General

11% Psychology, General

8% Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General

64% Others

Business Administration and Management, General

17%

380 Graduates

Psychology, General

11%

243 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General

8%

184 Graduates

Computer Science

7%

162 Graduates

Humanities/Humanistic Studies

6%

144 Graduates

Human Services, General

6%

134 Graduates

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

6%

131 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

4%

95 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors23:123:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

23

Number of Library Books

82,519

Academic Spend per Student

$8,541

Full-time Retention Rate

81%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$32,200/Year

California State University-Monterey Bay

$32,200

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$32,200

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$44,800

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

55%