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California State University - San Marcos
  • Graduate School
  • SAN MARCOS, CA

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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 Public Health, Social Work, and Business. 27% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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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
Which word or phrase best describes the students at your graduate school?
Based on 12 responses
  • Driven
    8%
  • Down-to-earth
    25%
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Organized
    8%
  • Open minded would be the term I would use.
    8%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 12 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    8%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    17%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    58%
  • All of the above
    17%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 12 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 12 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree in total?
Based on 12 responses
  • Less than $25,000
    50%
  • $25,000 - $50,000
    42%
  • $75,000 - $100,000
    8%
Poll
How much do you make post-graduation?
Based on 12 responses
  • Less than $50,000
    8%
  • $50,000 - $75,000
    8%
  • Did not graduate yet
    83%
83%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 12 responses

Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade B+
Median Household Income
$86,408
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,802
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$584,600
National
$229,800

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