California State University - Sacramento: Statistics

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#1085 of 14,131 In the World
#312 of 2,597 In North America
#281 of 2,496 In the United States
#28 of 249 In California
#1 of 3 In Sacramento
#273 of 1,044 For Social Work
Top50% For 95 other topics
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
94%
Aid receiving
83%
Undergraduates
29,451
Graduates
3,047
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.csus.edu

California State University - Sacramento Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

California State University - Sacramento has an acceptance rate of 94% and is among the 30% of the easiest universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 94% 92% 95%
Applicants 22,706 9,400 13,306
Admissions 21,272 8,671 12,601
Freshmen enrolled full time 3,486 1,451 2,035
Freshmen enrolled part time 95 54 41

16,876 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

13,693 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

Hispanic 11497 (35%)
White 8152 (25%)
Asian 6145 (19%)
Black or African American 2023 (6%)
Two or more races 1844 (6%)
Nonresident Alien 1297 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 1180 (4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 280 (0.9%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 30 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$9,769
Students receiving aid
83%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $5,742$7,176
Tuition in-state $5,742$7,176
Tuition out-of-state $17,622$16,680
Fee in-district $1,650$1,650
Fee in-state $1,650$1,650
Fee out-of-state $1,650$1,650

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 2,173
Combined charge for room and board $12,774
Room charge $7,744
Meal charge $5,030

California State University - Sacramento majors

California State University - Sacramento has granted 7,485 bachelor's degrees across 61 programs, 1,023 master's across 38 programs, and 56 doctorate degrees across 3 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at California State University - Sacramento.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General 930 204
Psychology, General 587 9
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 485 4
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 481 4
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 475 2
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 255 61
Computer Science 260 49
Social Work 207 100
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 299 4
Sociology, General 286 6
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 259 13
Mechanical Engineering 209 19
Economics, General 206 5
Civil Engineering, General 162 17
English Language and Literature, General 148 29
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 174
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 128 32
Political Science and Government, General 149 11
Nutrition Sciences 153
Education, General 143
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 140
Public Health, General 139
History, General 120 18
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 90 23
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies 96 4
Mathematics, General 63 12
Computer Engineering, General 64 10
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General 69
Gerontology 65
Environmental Science 57
Construction Engineering Technology & Technician 55
Spanish Language and Literature 42 9
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 50
Anthropology, General 43 4
Art & Art Studies, General 44 1
Graphic Design 44
Music Performance, General 40 4
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 43
Journalism 41
Chemistry, General 32 4
Apparel and Textiles, General 35
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 33
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 33
Physical Therapy & Therapist 31
Geography 30
Philosophy 30
Biochemistry 29
Social Sciences, General 27
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 26
Interior Architecture 26
Public Administration 26
Deaf Studies 23
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 22 1
Women's Studies 22
Geology & Earth Science, General 14 6
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 17 3
Photography 20
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education 20
Physics, General 19
Community College Administration 15
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 10
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 8
Asian Studies & Civilization 7
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 7
Interior Design 7
Music, General 6
Fine & Studio Arts, General 5
French Language and Literature 5
Design and Applied Arts, Other 4
Public & Applied History 3
Computer Software Engineering 2
Business and Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teacher Education 1
Grand Total 7,485 1,023 56

California State University - Sacramento has a graduation rate of 57%, which is among the 45% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 57% 51% 62%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%
  • Part-time retention rate - 52%

Publications & Citations

California State University - Sacramento has published 7,408 scientific papers with 106,707 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Medicine, Political Science, Biology, Environmental Science, Law, Psychology, Engineering, and Sociology.

Publications
7,408
Citations
106,707

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
4,753 / 65,820
Computer Science
3,011 / 48,427
Medicine
3,006 / 51,157
Political Science
2,957 / 38,048
Biology
2,864 / 52,042
Environmental Science
2,796 / 48,236
Law
2,735 / 35,308
Psychology
2,565 / 46,001
Engineering
2,557 / 36,884
Sociology
2,546 / 39,590
Physics
2,250 / 32,371
Philosophy
2,161 / 30,234
Business
1,823 / 30,822
Geography and Cartography
1,757 / 29,929
Mathematics
1,755 / 28,159
Chemistry
1,620 / 27,033
History
1,545 / 19,552
Economics
1,467 / 17,574
Quantum and Particle physics
1,404 / 21,116
Geology
1,330 / 26,860
Archaeology
1,193 / 18,695
Ecology
1,150 / 21,365
Statistics
1,104 / 18,794
Social Psychology
1,055 / 21,216
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,040 / 14,042
Linguistics
1,000 / 15,125
Psychiatry
998 / 19,956
Art & Design
901 / 9,186
Paleontology
893 / 19,393
Pathology
887 / 17,362
Genetics
864 / 13,485
Management
857 / 16,398
Development Studies
799 / 8,852
Biochemistry
754 / 13,714
Materials Science
664 / 10,216
Public Health
654 / 13,640
Neuroscience
631 / 14,747
Child Psychology
618 / 14,428
Machine Learning
608 / 9,822
Education Majors
597 / 8,763

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 59 302
1991 79 331
1992 60 328
1993 64 363
1994 58 378
1995 77 392
1996 80 443
1997 71 534
1998 105 542
1999 112 612
2000 112 680
2001 103 768
2002 119 833
2003 170 1133
2004 187 1271
2005 197 1442
2006 192 1792
2007 173 2149
2008 182 2546
2009 250 2975
2010 220 3633
2011 218 4002
2012 199 4570
2013 218 4945
2014 208 5335
2015 234 5392
2016 237 5101
2017 258 5310
2018 303 5765
2019 371 6832
2020 422 8064
2021 464 10278
2022 369 9433
Academic rankings

California State University - Sacramento alumni

  1. Tom Hanks

    Tom Hanks
    Born in
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    Years
    1956-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    short story writerfilm directorcharacter actorfilm actornarrator
    Biography

    Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, he is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is regarded as an American cultural icon. Hanks' films have grossed more than $4.9 billion in North America and more than $9.96 billion worldwide, making him the fourth-highest-grossing actor in North America. He has received numerous honors including the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2002, the Kennedy Center Honor in 2014, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the French Legion of Honor both in 2016, as well as the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2020.

  2. Edward James Olmos

    Edward James Olmos
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    film actorfilm directorfilm produceractortelevision actor
    Biography

    Edward James Olmos is an American actor, director, producer, and activist. He is best known for his roles as Lieutenant Martin "Marty" Castillo in Miami Vice (1984–1989), American Me (1992) (which he also directed), William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009), teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver (1988) (for which he received an Academy Award nomination), Detective Gaff in Blade Runner (1982) and its sequel Blade Runner 2049 (2017) and the English dub voice of Mito in the 2005 Disney dub of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. In 2018 through 2022, he has played the father of two members of an outlaw motorcycle club in the FX series Mayans MC.

  3. Ryan Coogler

    Ryan Coogler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    writerfilm producerscreenwriterdirectorfilm director
    Biography

    Ryan Kyle Coogler is an American filmmaker. He is a recipient of four NAACP Image Awards, four Black Reel Awards, a Golden Globe Award nomination, and two Academy Award nominations.

  4. Bridget Marquardt

    Bridget Marquardt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    modelfilm actorfashion modelactortelevision actor
    Biography

    Bridget Marquardt is an American television personality and model, known for her role in the reality TV series The Girls Next Door, which depicted her life as one of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's girlfriends. Although not a Playboy Playmate, Marquardt has appeared in nude pictorials with her Girls Next Door co-stars and fellow Hefner girlfriends Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson.

All 54 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names CSUS
Sacramento State
Founded 1947
Motto Leadership Begins Here
Colors green, gold
Academic calendar August to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 2,535
Carnegie classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and contacts

Address 6000 J St
Sacramento, California, 95819-2694
United States
City population 525,000
Phone 9162786011

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