California State University-Long Beach

Long Beach, CA 90840

California State University Long Beach (CSULB) was founded in 1949 by the governor of California Earl Warren. The original campus included just two apartment buildings. The following year, the citizens of Long Beach purchased 322 acres for the new campus and enrollment grew steadily. From 1959 to 1964, the student body increased from 10,000 to 30,000. CSULB is part of the California State University school system that includes 23 different campuses. It is also one of the largest universities in the state, with a student body of 37,776 students for the 2016 Fall semester. For in-state students, CSULB is also one of the most affordable choices.


The School of Nursing at CSULB is accredited and recognized locally and nationally. They have full national accreditation by the CCNE and state accreditation by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Students that are interested in a nursing career can start with the BSN program. The school offers a traditional BSN degree to prepare students for the NCLEX exam to become a registered nurse. The MSN program includes six different specialty tracks, including Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and several other paths. CSULB nursing programs also give students the chance to gain clinical experience at nearby healthcare facilities.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio24:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate90%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Accelerated MSN
  3. RN to BSN
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. LPN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 252
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 130
Nursing Administration Master's degree 1
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 6

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from California State University-Long Beach

Preferred College of Nursing - Carson
7.97 miles away
California Career Institute, Garden Grove
8.81 miles away
Stanton University, Garden Grove
8.85 miles away
American Career College - Orange County
9.11 miles away
Medical Allied Career Center
9.71 miles away
Coast Health Career College
9.79 miles away
CIT College of InfoMedical Technology
10.06 miles away
California State University-Dominguez Hills
10.18 miles away
Bethesda University of California
10.63 miles away
Summit College - Anaheim
12.08 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
03/31/1957 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading460 to 570
SAT: Math470 to 590
ACT Composite20 to 26
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$6,278
30k to 48k$7,917
48k to 75k$11,271
75k to 110k$15,460
Over 110k$17,590
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $372.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $372.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholarship Program

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing
California State University-Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840

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