California State University Monterey Bay

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School Overview

California State University Monterey Bay is a public school with a small student body in Monterey, CA. Its campus is located on the same location as historic Fort Ord. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges has recognized California State University � Monterey Bay as an accredited institution.

General Information

Admission Office

100 Campus Center, Building 47

Seaside, CA 93955-8001

(831) 582-3738

Fax: (831) 582-3783



Contact: David Linnevers

Director of Admissions & Recruitment
Main Address

100 Campus Center

Seaside, CA 93955-8001

(831) 582-3000

www.csumb.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 3,889

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 913

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,889

Graduate enrollment: 451

Setting

Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $55

Online application fee: $55

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 71%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 67%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $3,256 $3,535 $4,512 $4,721 +4.63%
Books and Supplies $1,386 $1,386 $1,386 $1,386 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $9,152 $9,152 $9,152 $9,152 0.00%
Other $3,672 $3,672 $3,332 $3,332 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $10,710 $10,710 $10,710 $10,710 0.00%
Other $3,798 $3,544 $3,672 $3,672 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $17,466 $17,745 $18,382 $18,591 +1.14%
In-state Off Campus $19,150 $19,175 $20,280 $20,489 +1.03%
In-state with Family $4,642 $4,921 $5,898 $6,107 +3.54%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 541 60%
Grant or scholarship aid 363 40% $2,581,409 $7,111
• Federal grants 253 28% $1,126,537 $4,453
• Pell grants 250 28% $919,642 $3,679
• Other federal grants 206 23% $206,895 $1,004
State and local government grant or scholarships 220 24% $377,569 $1,716
Institutional scholarships or grants 290 32% $1,077,303 $3,715
Student loan financial aid 389 43% $1,759,445 $4,523
• Federal student loans 388 43% $1,659,335 $4,277
• Other student loans 12 1% $100,110 $8,343

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 584 85
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 12 10
Biology/biological Sciences, General 12
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 10
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 116 8
Business Administration and Management, General 116 8
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 27
Radio and Television 27
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 18
Computer and Information Sciences, Other 18
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Education 31
Education, General 19
Educational/instructional Technology 12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 17
Linguistics 17
Human Services, General 9
Public Administration 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 159
Humanities/humanistic Studies 93
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 66
Mathematics and Statistics 4
Mathematics, General 4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 27 22
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 27 22
Natural Resources and Conservation 42 5
Environmental Science 42
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management 5
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 47
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General 47
Psychology 34
Psychology, General 34
Social Sciences 49
International Relations and Affairs 18
Social Sciences, General 31
Visual and Performing Arts 32
Art/art Studies, General 22
Music, General 10
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications B
Computer Science B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health Services – General B
Kinesiotherapy B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources Management/Policy B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General 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-Monterey Bay Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(831) 582-3000
Website:www.csumb.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.csumentor.edu/AdmissionApp
Address:100 Campus Center, Seaside, CA 93955-8001
Setting:22
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:7,274
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):38%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:23 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:5,138 (71% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$6,379
Out-of-state Tuition:$17,539
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:80%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$8,623

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

California State University-Monterey Bay Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services21
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
Education2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies31
Natural Resources and Conservation21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions12
Social Sciences2
Visual and Performing Arts3
Grand total277

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at California State University-Monterey Bay.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education1
Grand total12

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at California State University-Monterey 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,379
Out-of-state$17,539
Books and supplies$1,339

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,645
Out-of-state$16,573

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid83480%
Grant or scholarship aid77374%$8,623
Student loan aid54352%$4,532

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,43367%$8,027
Federal student loans3,04846%$5,061

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for California State University-Monterey 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-Monterey Bay students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants16,2585,77510,483
Percent admitted100%30%38%
Percent admitted who enrolled5%5%5%

Admissions Considerations

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

California State University-Monterey Bay Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment7,274
Undergraduate enrollment6,758
Graduate enrollment516

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-Monterey Bay Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

*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. CollegeAtlas.org 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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