California State University-San Marcos

General Information

Website www.csusm.edu
Address 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd
City San Marcos
State CA
Zip 92096-0001
Locale Suburb: Large

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 81%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 13.5%
Five-year graduation rate 41.3%
Six-year graduation rate 53.1%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out 3.0%

College Characteristics

Sector Public
Carnegie Classification Masters Medium
Size: Number of Undergraduates 14,615
Endowment Assets $24,096,974
Minority-Serving Institution Hispanic-Serving
Accrediting Agency -
Net Price Calculator Website https://www2.calstate.edu/attend/paying-for-college/Pages/csu-costs.aspx
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 29%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen 3.31
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 475 (25th - 75th percentile = 430 - 520)
Median SAT Math 485 (25th - 75th percentile = 430 - 540)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 20.5 (25th - 75th percentile = 18 - 23)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 51.8%
In-State Tuition and Fees $7,383
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $18,543
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $24,641
Average Net Price After Grants $10,454
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $5,604
Median earnings 10 years after entry $47,300
Median debt of completers $17,498
Federal Loan Default Rate 4.4%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 45.4%
% Underrepresented Minority 46.4%
% Black 3.3%
% Latino 42.8%
% Native American 0.3%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.3%
% Asian 10.0%
% White 28.0%
% Two or More Races 5.3%
% Other 9.9%
% Noresident Aliens 5.0%
% Female 61.3%
% Male 38.7%
% Age 25 and Over 16.2%
% Part-time 16.7%