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Cal State San Marcos is a public graduate school in San Marcos, California in the San Diego Area. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 1,049 graduate students. Of the 17 graduate programs offered at California State University - San Marcos, only 1 is offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at California State University - San Marcos are Teaching, Business, and Social Work. 27% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

About

Address
333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096
Website

Graduate Schools

Masters and Doctoral Programs

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
1,049
Part-Time Grad Students
288
Research Assistants
No data available  
Teaching Assistants
47
Racial Diversity
  • White
    34.7%
  • Unknown
    23.6%
  • Hispanic
    23%
  • Asian
    7.2%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    4.4%
  • Multiracial
    4.3%
  • African American
    2.6%
  • Native American
    0.2%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.2%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 5 responses
  • Down-to-earth
    40%
  • Friendly
    40%
  • Organized
    20%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 5 responses
  • Prepared me for the real world
    20%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    80%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 5 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 5 responses
  • $25K-$50K
    40%
  • <$25K
    60%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 5 responses
  • $50-$75K
    20%
  • Did not graduate yet
    80%
100%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 5 responses

Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A minus
Median Household Income
$78,797
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,704
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$538,200
National
$217,500

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