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Using the Comparative View

The Comparative View allows you to view specific information for each of the California State University campuses. You may click on any of the headings to sort the information for that category. The information may be sorted from highest to lowest or lowest to highest by clicking on the arrow at the side of the column you are on.

Definition of Terms

Location: The geographic region where the campus is located within the state of California.

Setting: The type of area where the campus is located such as large city or town.

Fees only: Total fees for a California resident to attend the campus full time for one full academic year, including the CSU State University Fee and required campus-based fees. Students not classified as California residents must pay an additional $339 per semester unit ($226 per quarter unit).

Est. total cost living on campus: The total estimated costs to attend a campus full time for one full academic year, including fees, books and supplies, food and housing, transportation, and personal expenses. Students not classified as California residents must pay an additional $339 per semester unit ($226 per quarter unit).

Total enrollment: The total number of students (graduate and undergraduate) enrolled at the campus.

On-Campus housing: Indicates whether or not college-owned or -operated housing is available to undergraudates.

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Campus Location Setting Sort high to lowFees only Est. total cost
living on campus
Total enrollment
CSU Monterey Bay Central California Large Town $4,721 $18,591 7,102
CSU Long Beach Southern California Small/Medium City $4,810 $20,675 36,809
Cal Poly Pomona Southern California Large Town $4,812 $18,609 23,717
CSU Los Angeles Southern California Major City $4,847 $19,610 24,488
CSU Dominguez Hills Southern California Large Town $4,849 $20,197 14,635
CSU Fullerton Southern California Small/Medium City $4,866 $20,018 38,948
CSU Fresno Central California Small/Medium City $4,878 $20,796 24,136
San Francisco State University Northern California Major City $5,014 $23,476 30,256
CSU San Bernardino Southern California Small/Medium City $5,049 $19,683 20,024
CSU Northridge Southern California Major City $5,076 $22,931 40,131
CSU Channel Islands Southern California Large Town $5,085 $22,209 6,700
CSU East Bay Northern California Major City $5,091 $21,815 15,528
CSU San Marcos Southern California Large Town $5,124 $21,478 12,150
CSU Sacramento Northern California Major City $5,194 $21,772 30,284
San Diego State University Southern California Major City $5,206 $22,306 34,254
Cal Maritime Northern California Large Town $5,294 $20,812 1,149
CSU Stanislaus Central California Large Town $5,302 $19,142 9,045
CSU Bakersfield Southern California Major City $5,341 $17,983 9,225
San Jose State University Central California Major City $5,370 $21,586 32,773
Sonoma State University Northern California Large Town $5,580 $21,808 9,350
CSU Chico Northern California Small/Medium City $5,620 $21,642 17,220
Humboldt State University Northern California Small Town $5,755 $20,995 8,790
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Central California Large Town $6,780 $28,864 20,944

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Fees only and Est. total cost living on campus reflect 2010 - 11 figures.

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