Paying for Cal State Long Beach

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$18,714 ($6,834)
Graduate Tuition & Fees
$17,784 ($8,280)
On-campus Living Costs
$16,366
Off-campus Living Costs
$18,338
Undergraduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$396
Graduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$396

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of California State University-Long Beach are $6,834 for California residents and $18,714 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, the tuition & fees are $8,280 for California residents and $17,784 for out-of-state students.
Compare to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California, both undergraduate and graduate tuition & fees are average.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as California Baptist University and California Lutheran University, tuition & fees of California State University-Long Beach is relatively inexpensive where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $24,262.
The average living cost of the school is $16,366 when a student lives in on-campus housing. When a student lives off-campus, the average living cost is $18,338.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at California State University-Long Beach are $6,834 for California residents and $18,714 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 0.19% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees are $8,280 for California residents and $17,784 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition & fees have increased by 0.20% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Trends Table

2020 Tuition & fees
YearUndergraduateGraduate
California ResidentsOut-of-StateCalifornia ResidentsOut-of-State
2016$6,452$17,612$7,718$16,646
2017$6,460$17,620$7,726$16,654
2018$6,730$18,610$8,164$17,668
2019$6,798$18,678$8,232$17,736
2020$6,834$18,714$8,268$17,772
2021$6,834$18,714$8,280$17,784

Tuition Trends Chart

2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average on-campus living costs is $16,366 including room & board and other living expenses (a student lives in on-campus housing such as dormitory and school-owned apartment). For students living in off-campus housing, the average living cost is $18,338.
The living cost at the school has increased by 2.69% from last year.
The following table and chart show the living costs changes over the last 5 years.

Living Costs Trends

2020 Living Costs
YearOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
2016$11,880$2,772$12,492$2,838
2017$12,398$2,854$12,910$2,934
2018$12,484$2,904$13,486$2,974
2019$12,986$2,952$14,090$3,024
2020$13,158$3,208$15,056$3,282
2021$13,158$3,152$13,156$3,798

Living Costs Trends Chart

2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $2,058 at California State University-Long Beach. The books & supplies cost has increased by 2.80% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.

Books & Supplies Costs Trends

California State University-Long Beach 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$1,860
2017$1,898
2018$1,948
2019$2,002
2020$2,058
2021$1,050

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

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2020 Tuition Per Credit Hour

The 2020 undergraduate tuition per credit hour at California State University-Long Beach is $396 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour stays same as last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition per credit hour is $396 on average. The graduate tuition per credit hour stays same as last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition per credit hour and its trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Table

2020 Tuition per Credit Hour
YearUndergraduateGraduate
2016$372 $372
2017$372 $372
2018$396 $396
2019$396 $396
2020$396 $396
2021$396 $396

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Chart