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Cal State Long Beach is a public graduate school in Long Beach, California in the Los Angeles Area. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 5,776 graduate students. Of the 70 graduate programs offered at California State University - Long Beach, 3 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at California State University - Long Beach are Social Work, Registered Nursing (RN), and Teaching. 40% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
5,776
Part-Time Grad Students
2,314
Research Assistants
Teaching Assistants
213
Racial Diversity
  • Hispanic
    34.4%
  • White
    27.3%
  • Asian
    14.6%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    8.5%
  • Unknown
    6.6%
  • African American
    4.5%
  • Multiracial
    3.7%
  • Native American
    0.2%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.2%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 13 responses
  • Driven
    54%
  • Down-to-earth
    8%
  • Friendly
    23%
  • Intellectual
    8%
  • Driven, supportive , empathetic and encouraging
    8%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 13 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    38%
  • Great brand name
    15%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    23%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    23%

Professors

Poll
92%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.13 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.13 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 13 responses
  • $75K-$100K
    8%
  • $25K-$50K
    31%
  • <$25K
    62%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 13 responses
  • $50-$75K
    8%
  • <$50K
    15%
  • Did not graduate yet
    77%
85%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.13 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Nightlife
    A
Median Household Income
$60,551
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,252
National
$949
Median Home Value
$519,300
National
$184,700
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California State University - Long Beach Reviews

63 reviews
My experience as a graduate student in the School of Social Work at California State University Long Beach has been positive even in the midst of a pandemic where my in-person program was moved to a completely online platform. The school recognizes various needs students have from social connectedness to technology issues to food disparities, exacerbated by a global pandemic. Faculty and staff have done very well reaching out to students and addressing these issues, providing opportunities online for students to be connected and seen in all these aspects.
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CSULB is a very nice campus! I mostly like that they are committed to environmental issues because they provide different trashes so we can sort and recycle our trash. Also, they put a lot of emphasis on diversity by celebrating foreign cultural events... Professors are always happy to help clarify something and help us succeed. Finally, there are a cinema, gym, food courts and other cool stuff on campus.
CSULB, is a great University to attend. I enjoyed my years as an undergraduate that I applied to the same University for a graduate program. I was fortunate enough to have been accepted and cannot wait to learn new courses. The campus is great with having access to many on-campus resources that I found useful as a student in need. CSULB provides low income students the opportunity to get all the resources they need to succeed such as enrolling into the EOP program. CSULB also has on campus counseling for students who need someone to confide in and I feel so safe knowing there are people willing to help a student in need. Campus police is always present which gives you another sense of security. The student lifestyle is very active as well such as having many organizations and clubs students can join.