California State University-San Marcos

  • Details

    • Name: California State University-San Marcos
    • Location: San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
    • Control: Public
    • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior Colleges and University Commission
  • Attendance

    • Admissions Rate 79.42%
    • Average SAT Scores 1039
    • Four Year Completion Rate 16.5% Completion rates for full-time, first-time students within 4 years
    • Six Year Completion Rate 56.98% Completion rates for full-time, first-time students within 6 years
    • Eight Year Completion Rate 60.69% Completion rates for full-time, first-time students within 8 years. This is what is normally reported for college completion rates.
  • Costs

    • Yearly Costs: $22,531.00 The average annual cost of attendance includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses for all full-time, first-time, degree-certificate-seeking undergraduates
    • Out of State Tuition: $19,592.00 Tuition and required fees for out-of-state students
    • In State Tuition: $7,712.00 Tuition and required fees for in-state students
    • Median Debt Total: $12,750.00 Median loan debt accumulated at the institution (the sum of all undergraduate federal loans over students’ college education at the institution for which the median debt is reported)
    • Median Debt for Graduates: $17,134.00 Median loan debt accumulated for only graduates
    • Median Debt for Withdrawals: $8,000.00 Median loan debt accumulated for only graduates
    • Net Price Quintile 1 $9,397.00 Average net price derived from the full cost of attendance (including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses) minus federal, state, and institutional grant/scholarship aid, for full-time, first-time undergraduate Title IV-receiving students for students reporting a family income of $0-$30,000
    • Net Price Quintile 2 $10,348.00 Average net price derived from the full cost of attendance (including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses) minus federal, state, and institutional grant/scholarship aid, for full-time, first-time undergraduate Title IV-receiving students for students reporting a family income of $30,001-$48,000
    • Net Price Quintile 3 $14,309.00 Average net price derived from the full cost of attendance (including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses) minus federal, state, and institutional grant/scholarship aid, for full-time, first-time undergraduate Title IV-receiving students for students reporting a family income of $48,001-$75,000
    • Net Price Quintile 4 $18,439.00 Average net price derived from the full cost of attendance (including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses) minus federal, state, and institutional grant/scholarship aid, for full-time, first-time undergraduate Title IV-receiving students for students reporting a family income of $75,001-$110,000
    • Net Price Quintile 5 $21,551.00 Average net price derived from the full cost of attendance (including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses) minus federal, state, and institutional grant/scholarship aid, for full-time, first-time undergraduate Title IV-receiving students for students reporting a family income of $110,000+
  • Earnings

    • Median 6 Year Earnings $46,208.00 Median earnings measured 6 years after enrollment. Aggregate of all federally aided undergraduate students who enroll in an institution each year and who are employed but not enrolled. Earnings are defined as the sum of wages and deferred compensation from all non-duplicate W-2 forms received for each individual (from both full- and part-time employment), plus positive self-employment earnings from Schedule SE.
    • Median 7 Year Earnings No data Median earnings measured 7 years after enrollment. Aggregate of all federally aided undergraduate students who enroll in an institution each year and who are employed but not enrolled. Earnings are defined as the sum of wages and deferred compensation from all non-duplicate W-2 forms received for each individual (from both full- and part-time employment), plus positive self-employment earnings from Schedule SE.
    • Median 8 Year Earnings $51,062.00 Median earnings measured 8 years after enrollment. Aggregate of all federally aided undergraduate students who enroll in an institution each year and who are employed but not enrolled. Earnings are defined as the sum of wages and deferred compensation from all non-duplicate W-2 forms received for each individual (from both full- and part-time employment), plus positive self-employment earnings from Schedule SE.
    • Median 9 Year Earnings No data Median earnings measured 9 years after enrollment. Aggregate of all federally aided undergraduate students who enroll in an institution each year and who are employed but not enrolled. Earnings are defined as the sum of wages and deferred compensation from all non-duplicate W-2 forms received for each individual (from both full- and part-time employment), plus positive self-employment earnings from Schedule SE.
    • Median 10 Year Earnings $54,811.00 Median earnings measured 10 years after enrollment. Aggregate of all federally aided undergraduate students who enroll in an institution each year and who are employed but not enrolled. Earnings are defined as the sum of wages and deferred compensation from all non-duplicate W-2 forms received for each individual (from both full- and part-time employment), plus positive self-employment earnings from Schedule SE.
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Name Credential Debt Mean Debt Median Earnings
Criminology Bachelor's Degree No data No data $31,316.00
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree No data No data $58,962.00
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree No data No data $25,641.00
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology Bachelor's Degree No data No data $46,580.00
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Health and Physical Education/Fitness Bachelor's Degree $23,579.00 $17,100.00 $29,198.00
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Biology, General Bachelor's Degree No data No data $32,192.00
Biotechnology Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
International/Global Studies Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Physics Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree No data No data $33,589.00
Political Science and Government Bachelor's Degree No data No data $32,978.00
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences Bachelor's Degree No data No data $37,173.00
Mathematics Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Economics Bachelor's Degree No data No data $45,626.00
Visual and Performing Arts, General Bachelor's Degree No data No data $25,472.00
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing Bachelor's Degree $24,053.00 $11,551.00 $90,827.00
Management Information Systems and Services Bachelor's Degree No data No data $45,341.00
Communication and Media Studies Bachelor's Degree $25,948.00 No data $35,822.00
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree No data No data $28,598.00
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities Bachelor's Degree $20,706.00 No data $23,647.00
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Chemistry Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
International Relations and National Security Studies Bachelor's Degree No data No data $28,153.00
Music Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Accounting and Related Services Bachelor's Degree No data No data $59,252.00
Marketing Bachelor's Degree $21,079.00 No data $42,327.00
Natural Resources Conservation and Research Bachelor's Degree No data No data $31,705.00
Computer Systems Analysis Bachelor's Degree No data No data $57,393.00
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods Bachelor's Degree No data No data $29,138.00
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services Bachelor's Degree $27,686.00 $17,896.00 $27,490.00
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree $20,275.00 No data $29,075.00
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree No data No data $27,084.00
Sociology Bachelor's Degree No data No data $30,004.00
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services Bachelor's Degree $16,158.00 No data No data
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree No data No data $38,582.00
Finance and Financial Management Services Bachelor's Degree No data No data $45,297.00
Business Administration, Management and Operations Bachelor's Degree $13,287.00 No data $45,186.00
International Business Bachelor's Degree No data No data $41,224.00
History Bachelor's Degree No data No data $19,478.00