2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at San Diego State University is $7,510 for California residents and $19,390 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees for San Diego State is $7,532 for California residents and $19,412 for out-of-state students. The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 0.29% for California residents and increased by 0.11% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 5.66% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 1.76% from the previous year. The in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at San Diego State University are lower than the average amount ($10,748) and the out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($24,326 - Public Research University (high research activity)).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$7,488 $19,368$19,915
2019-2020$7,510$19,390$21,043
Change % 2019-20200.29%0.11%5.66%
2020-2021$7,532$19,412$22,235
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $8,944 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,448 for academic year 2019-2020. The graduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees at San Diego State is $8,966 for California residents and $18,470 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition has been risen by 0.25% for California residents and increased by 0.12% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. The in-state graduate tuition and fees at San Diego State University are little bit lower than the average amount ($10,923) and the out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are little bit lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($22,504 - Public Research University (high research activity)).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$8,922 $18,426$19,915
2019-2020$8,944$18,448$21,043
Change % 2019-20200.25%0.12%5.66%
2020-2021$8,966$18,470$22,235
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
Below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at San Diego State.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$0$396
2019-2020-$1$396
2020-2021-$396
Graduate2018-2019-$396
2019-2020-$396
2020-2021-$396
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for San Diego State University graduates. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $41,600 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $55,900 for San Diego State University graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$41,600$45,200$39,000
7 Years After Graduation$44,400--
8 Years After Graduation$48,500--
9 Years After Graduation$50,100--
10 Years After Graduation$55,900$62,800$51,500

San Diego State 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at San Diego State for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year tuition is $31,120 for California residents and $80,468 for out-of-state students. The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at San Diego State University.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at San Diego State University
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$7,617$7,725$7,834$7,945$31,120
Out-of-State$19,677$19,967$20,262$20,562$80,468
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$7,725$7,834$7,945$8,058$31,562
Out-of-State$19,967$20,262$20,562$20,865$81,657
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$7,834$7,945$8,058$8,172$32,009
Out-of-State$20,262$20,562$20,865$21,174$82,863
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$7,945$8,058$8,172$8,288$32,463
Out-of-State$20,562$20,865$21,174$21,487$84,087
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$8,058$8,172$8,288$8,406$32,923
Out-of-State$20,865$21,174$21,487$21,804$85,330
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at San Diego State University. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses. For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year COA is $132,271 for California residents and $181,618 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at San Diego State University.
4 years COA at San Diego State University
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$31,504$32,522$33,537$34,590$132,271
Out-of-State$43,564$44,764$46,004$47,286$181,618
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$32,522$33,576$34,629$35,721$136,568
Out-of-State$44,764$46,004$47,286$48,609$186,664
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$33,576$34,669$35,761$36,894$141,023
Out-of-State$46,004$47,286$48,609$49,978$191,877
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$34,669$35,802$36,934$38,109$145,640
Out-of-State$47,286$48,609$49,978$51,392$197,264
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$35,802$36,976$38,151$39,369$150,425
Out-of-State$48,609$49,978$51,392$52,853$202,832
Last year, 51 students ( 0.17% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans. After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $98,791 for California residents and $148,138 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at San Diego State University.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at San Diego State University
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$23,134$24,152$31,492$26,220$98,791
Out-of-State$35,194$36,394$37,634$38,916$148,138
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$24,152$25,206$32,545$27,351$103,088
Out-of-State$36,394$37,634$38,916$40,239$153,184
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$25,206$26,299$33,637$28,524$107,543
Out-of-State$37,634$38,916$40,239$41,608$158,397
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$26,299$27,432$34,769$29,739$112,160
Out-of-State$38,916$40,239$41,608$43,022$163,784
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$27,432$28,606$35,944$30,999$116,945
Out-of-State$40,239$41,608$43,022$44,483$169,352

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2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for last five years. Use left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at San Diego State University.
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San Diego State University 2020 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$7,510$1,969$21,043$19,390$1,969 $21,043
Graduate$8,944 $1,969$21,043$18,448 $1,969$21,043


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