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Address333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
Phone760-750-4000
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School TypePublic, 4 or more years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (medium programs)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - other
California State University-San Marcos Campus, San Marcos, CA

2021 Tuition & Fees and 2022 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2021 tuition and fees of California State University-San Marcos are $7,723 for in-state students and $19,603 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2021 tuition and fees are $9,157 for in-state students and $18,661 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2022 tuition & fees are $7,729 for California residents and $19,609 for out-of-state students based on the tuition changes over the past five years. The estimated 2022 graduate school tuition & fees are $9,163 for California residents and $18,667 for out-of-state students.
The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $51,100. The average salary varies depending on the field of study where the Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse program shows the highest salary with $83,300 after graduating.
2020-21 Tuition & Fees2021-22 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$7,723$19,603
Graduate$9,157$18,661
*Updated with 2021 tuition data: source: NCES (National Center for Education Statistics)
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$7,729$19,609
Graduate$9,163$18,667
The estimation for 2021-2022 tuition costs is based on the cost change rates of last year.

2021 Key Stats

The Acceptance rate at California State University-San Marcos is 62% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 21%. The average SAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 1,045.
The average graduation rate is 54%. Total 15,972 students are attending the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school). Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2021 Key Academics Statistics
Admission Stats »62% Acceptance Rate / 21% Yield
Test Scores »1,045 SAT / 20 ACT
Graduation Rate »54%
Transfer-out Rate4%
Retention Rate77%(full-time), 50% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio4.00% (25 to 1)
Student Population »15,972 (14,923 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$8,581
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$51,100
Average Salary by Field of Study$21,200 - $83,300

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

California State University-San Marcos offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has ROTC programs and offers teacher certification programs designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers. The next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate, Graduate
ROTCArmy, NAVY, Air Force
Weekend/Evening CollegeNo
Teacher CertificationYes
Study AbroadYes
It provides several student services including remedial services, academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services
Remedial servicesYes
Academic/career counseling serviceYes
Employment services for studentsYes
Placement services for completersYes
On-campus day care for students' childrenYes
Library facilities at institutionVarious Library Facilities Provided

Campus Life

The following table illustrates the special characteristics of California State University-San Marcos. It has dormitories (or campus-owned housing) and its capacity is 1,548. It also offers separate board/meal plans.
Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanNo
Dormitory Capacity1,548


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