California State University, Fresno

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California State University, Fresno (A.K.A Fresno State) is a public university located in Fresno, CA. It is a member of the California State University System. National publications have recognized as Fresno State as one of the leading public universities in the Western U.S. Fresno State is situated near Yosemite National Park.

General Information

Admission Office

5150 North Maple Avenue, M/S JA 57

Fresno, CA 93740-8026

(559) 278-2261

Fax: (559) 278-4812



Contact: Vivian Franco

Director
Main Address

5150 North Maple Avenue

Fresno, CA 93740-8027

(559) 278-4240

www.csufresno.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 19,245

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,823

Degree-seeking undergrads: 19,245

Graduate enrollment: 2,483

Setting

Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $55

Online application fee: $55

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 70%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 82%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $3,299 $3,687 $4,672 $4,879 +4.43%
Books and Supplies $1,072 $1,228 $1,288 $1,224 -4.97%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,162 $8,590 $9,652 $11,890 +23.19%
Other $2,402 $2,752 $2,832 $2,806 -0.92%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $7,410 $9,800 $10,224 $10,632 +3.99%
Other $3,154 $3,358 $3,454 $3,418 -1.04%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $14,935 $16,257 $18,444 $20,799 +12.77%
In-state Off Campus $14,935 $18,073 $19,638 $20,153 +2.62%
In-state with Family $4,371 $4,915 $5,960 $6,103 +2.40%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,063 76%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,852 68% $15,371,659 $8,300
• Federal grants 1,360 50% $6,315,462 $4,644
• Pell grants 1,355 50% $5,399,456 $3,985
• Other federal grants 1,133 41% $916,006 $808
Local and state government scholarships or grants 1,464 54% $3,220,292 $2,200
Institutional scholarships or grants 1,469 54% $5,835,905 $3,973
Student loan financial aid 698 26% $2,862,711 $4,101
• Federal student loans 694 25% $2,598,939 $3,745
• Other student loans 27 1% $263,772 $9,769

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 3236 885 26
Agriculture 42 3
Agricultural Business and Management 42
Animal Sciences 3
Area, Cultural, Ethnic, Gender, and Group Studies 43
Black/african-american Studies 6
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-american/chicano Studies 26
Women’s Studies 11
Biology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences 84 17
Biology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 2
Biology and Biological Sciences 82 17
Business, Management, Administration and Marketing Services 619 110
Business Administration and Management 600 91
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 19 19
Communication and Journalism Studies 118 2
Speech Communication 118 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 12 19
Computer Science 12 19
Education 103 310 26
Agricultural Teacher Education 35
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 43
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 68
General Education 248
Educational Leadership, Management and Administration 26
Special Education Teacher Education 19
Engineering 125 23
Computer Engineering 8
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 28
Engineering 56 23
Mechanical Engineering 33
Engineering Technology 62
Construction Engineering Technology/technician 46
Surveying Technology/surveying 16
English Language and Literature/letters 130 27
English Language and Literature 68 20
Rhetoric and Composition 62 7
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 54 21
French Language and Literature 3
Linguistics 10 14
Spanish Language and Literature 41 7
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 247 146
Communication Sciences and Disorders 66 37
Physical Therapy/therapist 19
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 181 45
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/counselor 45
History 85 10
History 85 10
Human Services 127 88
Public Administration 7 29
Social Work 120 59
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 288
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 288
Mathematics and Statistics 45 9
Mathematics 45 9
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 11 1
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 11 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 162 25
Health and Physical Education/fitness 138 25
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 24
Physical Sciences 49 8
Chemistry 31 3
Geology/earth Science 9 3
Physical Sciences 8
Physics 1 2
Psychology 226 24
Psychology 226 13
School Psychology 11
Social Sciences 386 25
Anthropology 21
Criminology 236 15
Economics 15
Geography 20
Political Science and Government 43 10
Sociology 51
Visual and Performing Arts 185 17
Art/art Studies 131 11
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 20
Music 34 6
Work and Family Studies 33
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 33
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business B
Agriculture – General B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Health B
Animal Sciences B
Dairy Science B
Food Science B
Horticulture Science B
Pest Management B
Plant Sciences B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Interior Design B
Music – General B
Music Theory/Composition B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Anatomy B
Bacteriology B
Biology B
Cellular Biology/Histology B
Ecology B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Real Estate B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Construction Trades

Building/Property Maintenance B

Education

Education – General B
Education of Deaf/Hearing Impaired B
Physical Education B

Engineering

Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Civil Engineering/Technology B
Construction/Building Technologies B
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Surveying Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Linguistics B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Social Work B
Communication Disorders B
Environmental Health B
Health System Administration B
Nursing (RN) B
Occupational Health/Industrial Hygiene B
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Natural Sciences B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences A,B
Health/Physical Fitness A
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management A,B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Criminology 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.


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