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California State University - Fullerton Graduate School Report

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California State University - Fullerton Graduate School Rankings

#427 Master's Degree School in U.S.

College Factual produces its Best Quality Schools rankings on a yearly basis to recognize those graduate schools that provide an excellent educational experience and are dedicated to helping their students succeed. Factors that go into these rankings include how much money students make after graduation, the number of FTE students per instructor, and how much debt students take on to attend the school.

Best Master’s Degree Schools Ranking

In College Factual's 2021 ranking of the Best Master's Degree Schools in the U.S., California State University - Fullerton landed the #427 spot out of the 782 schools analyzed for this list.

For the Best Master's Degree Schools in California, Cal State Fullerton came in at #55.


California State University - Fullerton Graduate Student Diversity

5,110 Graduate Students
62.5% Women
52.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the last year in which we have data, 5,110 graduate students decided that California State University - Fullerton was the best place for them. Since diversity is such an important part of the grad school experience, College Factual looked deeper at the demographics of these students. Here is what we found.

Cal State Fullerton Graduate Student Male-Female Ratio

Athough the male-female ratio may vary depending on the degree program, 62.5% of the total graduate students at Cal State Fullerton are women and 37.5% are men.


Cal State Fullerton Graduate Student Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Racial-ethnic minorities* make up 52.8% of the graduate student population at Cal State Fullerton. Americans aren't the only ones who appreciate the graduate programs at Cal State Fullerton. Around 12.8% of graduate students are international. The chart below shows the breakdown of graduate student demographics at the school. You can click on it for a more detailed view.


Cal State Fullerton Graduate School Cost of Attendance

$8,358 Avg Tuition & Fees (In-State)
$30,156 Avg Student Debt (Master's)
$44,417 Avg Student Debt (Doctorate)

The average tuition and fees for graduate students is shown below.

In-State Out-of-State
Tuition $7,176 $16,680
Fees $1,182 $1,182

Cal State Fullerton Grad School Student Debt

Another way to look at cost of attendence is to consider how much student debt the average graduate student at Cal State Fullerton accumulates. It's not that hard to take out student loans, but it can be hard paying them back even if you do so over a 10-year period.

Master’s Degree Debt

Master's degree students at Cal State Fullerton took out an average of $30,156 in student loans. That's 30% lower than the national average of $43,194. The average monthly payment for such a loan is $351 if repaying the amount over 10 years.


Doctorate Degree Debt

After receiving a doctorate degree from Cal State Fullerton, graduates have accumulated an average of $44,417 in student debt. That number is 62% lower than the national average of $116,043. To repay such a loan, you're looking at an average monthly payment of $518 over a 10-year repayment period.


Average Salary of Cal State Fullerton Grads with Master’s or Doctorate

$61,091 Avg Salary (Master's)
$149,900 Avg Salary (Doctorate)

Master’s Degree Average Earnings

The average starting salary for graduate students who earn their master's degree at Cal State Fullerton is $61,091. That's pretty good comparatively. In fact, it is 8% higher than the national average of $56,398.


Doctorate Degree Average Earnings

After obtaining their doctorate degree from Cal State Fullerton, graduates go on to jobs earning an average starting salary of $149,900. Chalk that up in the win column since that salary is 106% higher than the national average of $72,680.


Location of California State University - Fullerton Graduate School

California State University - Fullerton is a public institution situated in Fullerton, California. Cal State Fullerton is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for Cal State Fullerton are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
Phone: 657-278-2593

Online Learning for Cal State Fullerton Grad Students

36.6% Took At Least One Online Class
20.9% Took All Classes Online

In 2018-2019, 36.6% of the graduate students at California State University - Fullerton took at least one class online. For that same period, 20.9% of grad students took all of their classes online.


California State University - Fullerton Master’s Degree Programs

The only degree programs listed here are those in which master’s degrees were awarded in 2018-2019.

Master’s Degree Program Annual Graduates
Accounting 48
Anthropology 5
Area Studies 9
Business Administration & Management 139
Chemistry 8
Civil Engineering 59
Communication & Media Studies 34
Communication Sciences 29
Computer Engineering 158
Computer Information Systems 110
Computer Science 83
Drama & Theater Arts 15
Economics 12
Electrical Engineering 67
Environmental Engineering 34
Fine & Studio Arts 12
General Biology 12
General Education 275
General English Literature 15
General Psychology 30
Geography & Cartography 6
Geological & Earth Sciences 3
Gerontology 7
Health & Physical Education 32
History 28
Instructional Media Design 144
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 15
Mathematics 30
Mechanical Engineering 32
Music 18
Natural Resources Conservation 20
Nursing 73
Physics 12
Political Science & Government 9
Public Administration 35
Public Health 26
Romance Languages 4
Social Work 106
Sociology 9
Statistics 17
Student Counseling 68
Taxation 19

California State University - Fullerton Doctorate Degree Programs

Just like the master’s degree programs, only programs that had doctorate degrees awarded in 2018-2019 are shown here.

Doctorate Degree Program Annual Graduates
Educational Administration 28
Nursing 29

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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