California State University-Monterey Bay

#42 in Federal Region IX

  • Public4 Years (or High)Seaside, CADegree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or aboveMaster's degree7,274 Students35.24 % Acceptance Ratio23:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
    California State University-Monterey Bay is a Public (4 Years or High) college located in Seaside, California. It has a total enrollment of 7,274 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 23:1. It is a Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree. The acceptance ratio for undergraduate school is 35.24% last year.
  • Open Admission Policy
    Acceptance Ratio35.24 %
    Admission Yield14.00 %
    Undergraduate Application Fees$55
    Graduate Application Fees$55

    The acceptance ratio is 35.24% last year at California State University-Monterey Bay where total 16,258 students applied and 5,729 were accepted.

  • In-StateOut-of-State
    Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$7,043$18,923
    Graduate Tuition & Fees$8,477$17,981
    On-Campus Living Costs$14,466
    Off-Campus Living Costs$16,250

    The tuition & fees at California State University-Monterey Bay, for academic year 2017-2018 is $7,043 for in-state students and $18,923 for out-of-students.

    The living cost including room, board, and other expenses is $14,466 when living on campus and $16,250 when living off campus.

    Cost of Attendance
  • NCAA Member

    Campus Housing

    Meal Plan

    Online Learning

    Study Abroad

    Remedial Service

    Career Counseling

    Employment Service

    California State University-Monterey Bay provides various learning opportunities and services for their students.

    It includes NCAA Member, Campus Housing, Meal Plan, Online Learning, Study Abroad, Remedial Service, Career Counseling and more.

    Explore campus life and get your opportunities at California State University-Monterey Bay.

    Learning Opportunities & Services

The Numbers Say it All about California State University-Monterey Bay

Key Stats for California State University-Monterey Bay

Costs of Attendance average in nation

California State University-Monterey Bay$18,923
All U.S. Colleges$18,355
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges$18,374
4 Years or High Colleges$22,271
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California$19,392

Admission Chances extremely difficult to get in


Admission Ratio

  • All U.S. Colleges66.99%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges68.96%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges66.20%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California53.62%

Financial Helps average in nation


Financial Aid Rates

  • All U.S. Colleges76.94%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges74.61%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges82.17%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California68.74%

Student Population small

California State University-Monterey Bay7,274
All U.S. Colleges20,523,036
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges8,898,653
4 Years or High Colleges14,093,854
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California990,462

Graduation Rates average


Graduation Rate

  • All U.S. Colleges47.15%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges45.08%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges48.69%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California53.07%

Major Programs limited programs


Major Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges70
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges203
  • 4 Years or High Colleges109
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California222

Distance Learning few online programs


Online Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges8
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges21
  • 4 Years or High Colleges15
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California7

Contact Information & Online Resources


California State University-Monterey Bay 100 Campus Center,
Seaside, CA 93955-8001
831) 582-3000


California State University-Monterey Bay is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission (06/21/2003 - 02/26/1998).
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