California State University-San Bernardino

San Bernardino, CA 92407
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California State University-San Bernardino is one of the fifty public 4-year colleges in California. The campus is located in an urban area, in San Bernardino.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 20,692 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 2,517 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 2,139 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 85%). Every year 54% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

California State University-San Bernardino's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,742, and fees were $1,143. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $17,622 and $1,143 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students20,692
Student to Faculty Ratio30:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate85%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 1
Master's degree 0 4
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
05/31/1964 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/20/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/16/2010 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT910 to 1090
ACT16 to 21
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$264/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students$264/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 -- -- $11,880
ADN 70 -- -- $18,480
BSN 125 -- -- $33,000
FNP 50 -- -- $13,200
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, 91% of California State University-San Bernardino's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 68% $4,841
Other Federal Grant 3% $1,006
State Grant & Scholarships 74% $2,409
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 58% $5,287
Federal Student Loans 30% $4,519
Private Loans 1% $6,193


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$6,354
$30,001 to $48,000$6,802
$48,001 to $75,000$10,115
$75,001 to $110,000$14,265
Over $110,000$17,580

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
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-San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407

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