California State University-Fresno

Fresno, CA 93740
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California State University-Fresno is one of the fifty public 4-year colleges in California. The campus is located in an urban area, in Fresno.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 25,325 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 3,446 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 2,791 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 81%). Every year 56% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

California State University-Fresno's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,742, and fees were $843. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $17,622 and $843 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students25,325
Student to Faculty Ratio23:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4-year
TypePublic
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate81%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 1
Master's degree 4 30
Doctor's degree - professional practice 2 19
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 84.5%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
01/31/1954 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
ACEN
04/01/1971 - 12/31/2005
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
ACEN
07/01/1964 - 12/31/2005
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels (Northern California Consortium, DNP)
CCNE
10/07/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
04/08/2006 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
04/08/2006 - Current

Admission

59%

Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT910 to 1110
ACT16 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $55
Graduates $55

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students$396/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students$396/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 -- -- $17,820
ADN 70 -- -- $27,720
BSN 125 -- -- $49,500
FNP 50 -- -- $19,800
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 87% of California State University-Fresno's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 63% $5,004
Other Federal Grant 8% $1,013
State Grant & Scholarships 70% $2,484
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 57% $6,040
Federal Student Loans 25% $4,497
Private Loans 1% $8,518

$5,879

Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$3,477
$30,001 to $48,000$4,725
$48,001 to $75,000$7,936
$75,001 to $110,000$12,925
Over $110,000$15,338

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Student Population

22,261

Undergrads

3,064

Graduates

14,922

Women

10,403

Men

85%

Full-time

15%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
Hispanic
49%
White
20%
Asian
14%
Non-resident alien
6%
Race/ethnicity unknown
5%
Black/African American
3%
Two or more races
3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.

California State University-Fresno
5241 N Maple Ave
Fresno, CA 93740
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