California State University, East Bay

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School Overview

California State University, East Bay (CSU East Bay or Cal State East Bay) is located in San Francisco’s eastern section. It is a public university and member of the California State University System. Cal State East Bay offers more than 130 bachelor’s and 50 master’s degree programs. The school also offers an Ed.D program. Leading nationally publications have designated Cal State East Bay as one of the premier public universities in the Western United States.

General Information

Admission Office

25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard

Hayward, CA 94542-3095

(510) 885-2784

Fax: (510) 885-4059

Contact: Gregory Smith

Associate Vice President, Planning and Enrollment Management
Main Address

25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard

Hayward, CA 94542-3095

(510) 885-3000

Total undergrads: 10,913

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,362

Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,336

Graduate enrollment: 3,254


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $55

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 72%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $3,345 $3,660 $4,872 $5,091 +4.50%
Books and Supplies $1,386 $1,566 $1,734 $1,734 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,739 $7,940 $10,029 $10,688 +6.57%
Other $4,050 $4,176 $4,296 $4,302 +0.14%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $9,999 $10,152 $11,970 $12,078 +0.90%
Other $4,104 $3,486 $4,386 $4,392 +0.14%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $17,520 $17,342 $20,931 $21,815 +4.22%
In-state Off Campus $18,834 $18,864 $22,962 $23,295 +1.45%
In-state with Family $4,731 $5,226 $6,606 $6,825 +3.32%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 809 60%
Grant or scholarship aid 642 47% $5,053,541 $7,872
• Federal grants 525 39% $2,414,852 $4,600
• Pell grants 525 39% $1,980,183 $3,772
• Other federal grants 350 26% $434,669 $1,242
State and local government grant or scholarships 428 32% $854,628 $1,997
Institutional scholarships or grants 475 35% $1,784,061 $3,756
Student loan financial aid 429 32% $2,290,560 $5,339
• Federal student loans 425 31% $2,168,840 $5,103
• Other student loans 13 1% $121,720 $9,363

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 2394 1067
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 9
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 8
Latin American Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 121 39
Biochemistry 18
Biology/biological Sciences, General 103 18
Biostatistics 21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 762 262
Business Administration and Management, General 753 249
Hospitality Administration/management, Other 9 5
Taxation 8
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 118 12
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia 12
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 118
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 41 73
Computer Science 41 62
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 11
Education 252
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 47
Education, General 138
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 50
Special Education and Teaching, General 17
Engineering 7
Engineering, General 7
Engineering Technology, General 23
Engineering/industrial Management 23
English Language and Literature/letters 59 37
English Language and Literature, General 59 34
Rhetoric and Composition 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 7
Spanish Language and Literature 7
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 184 77
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 30 37
Health/health Care Administration/management 40
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 154
History 48 5
History, General 48 5
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 122
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 122
Human Services, General 185
Public Administration 79
Social Work 106
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 158
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 158
Mathematics and Statistics 25 46
Mathematics, General 16 16
Statistics, General 9 30
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 4 1
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 4 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 13
Environmental Science 13
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 91 16
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General 64 16
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 27
Physical Sciences 11 16
Chemistry, General 6 15
Geology/earth Science, General 3 1
Physics, General 2
Psychology 125
Psychology, General 125
Social Sciences 244 22
Anthropology 13 10
Economics, General 31 6
Geography 4
International Relations and Affairs 15
Political Science and Government, General 52
Sociology 129 6
Visual and Performing Arts 109 1
Art/art Studies, General 65
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 7
Fine/studio Arts, General 11
Music, General 26 1
Work and Family Studies 136
Human Development and Family Studies, General 136
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
Asian American Studies B
Hispanic-American Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Native American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts Management B
Ceramics B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Drawing B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Painting B
Photography B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biomedical Sciences B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Purchasing/Procurement/Contracts B,C
Real Estate B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications B,C
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Mathematics Education B
Physical Education B
Speech Teacher Education B


Software Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Engineering/Industrial Management B

English Language & Literature

American Literature B
English Language & Literature – General B
English Literature (British) B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Facilities/Event Planning C

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology B
Environmental Health B
Prenursing B
Recreational Therapy B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B
Substance Abuse Counseling C


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B
Sport/Fitness Administration C

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Public Policy Analysis B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Corrections B
Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Archaeology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

California State University-East Bay Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (510) 885-3000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, CA 94542
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 16,064
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 42%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 26 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 6,703 (42% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $7,000
Out-of-state Tuition: $18,880
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 86%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $9,701

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

California State University-East Bay Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at California State University-East Bay.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 122
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 36
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 12
Education 24
Engineering 3
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 12
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 42
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 22
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 121
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 21
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 32
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 12
Social Sciences 164
Visual and Performing Arts 41
Grand total 54735

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at California State University-East Bay and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,000
Out-of-state $18,880
Books and supplies $1,972

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,434
Out-of-state $17,938

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,211 86%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,153 81% $9,701
Student loan aid 563 40% $5,382

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 8,610 67% $8,738
Federal student loans 4,269 33% $6,806

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for California State University-East Bay. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled California State University-East Bay students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 16,195 6,291 9,904
Percent admitted 100% 73% 78%
Percent admitted who enrolled 9% 9% 9%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

California State University-East Bay Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 16,064
Undergraduate enrollment 13,202
Graduate enrollment 2,862

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

California State University-East Bay Accreditation

This institution is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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