California State University-Fullerton

Fullerton, CA 92831
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California State University-Fullerton is one of the fifty public 4-year colleges in California. The campus is located in a suburb, in Fullerton.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 40,905 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 4,437 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 3,860 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 87%). Every year 66% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

California State University-Fullerton's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,742, and fees were $1,108. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $17,622 and $1,108 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students40,905
Student to Faculty Ratio25:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate87%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 1 2
Master's degree 24 57
Doctor's degree - professional practice 3 13
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
02/28/1961 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1981 - 06/30/2007
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1981 - 06/30/2007
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
01/27/2007 - Current
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
01/31/2004 - 01/27/2007
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/01/2007 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/20/2002 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
04/01/1972 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1020 to 1180
ACT19 to 24
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, 79% of California State University-Fullerton's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 47% $4,772
Other Federal Grant 7% $806
State Grant & Scholarships 67% $2,731
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 37% $5,363
Federal Student Loans 32% $4,928
Private Loans 2% $11,963


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$4,850
$30,001 to $48,000$6,093
$48,001 to $75,000$10,020
$75,001 to $110,000$14,187
Over $110,000$16,921

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
California State University-Fullerton
800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831

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