California State University-Fullerton Graduate Schools

California State University-Fullerton (referred to as Cal State Fullerton) is a Public, 4 years school located in Fullerton, CA. It is classified as a Doctoral/Research University school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree- professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at California State University-Fullerton is $8,410 for California residents and $17,914 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,138 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 40,738 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

California State University-Fullerton (referred to as Cal State Fullerton) is a Public, 4 years school located in Fullerton, CA. It is classified as a Doctoral/Research University school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree- professional practice.
The school is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (2/28/1961 - Current).
Cal State Fullerton Directory Information
School NameCalifornia State University-Fullerton (Cal State Fullerton)
Address800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
Phone657-278-2593
Webhttps://www.fullerton.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www2.calstate.edu/apply
Financial Infohttps://www.fullerton.edu/financialaid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at California State University-Fullerton is $8,410 for California residents and $17,914 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,138 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 40,738 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 115 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Professional Practice), and Doctorate (Other). Among them, 2 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$17,914
$8,410 for California Residents
Student Population5,138
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Professional Practice), and Doctorate (Other)
Number of Programs115 graduate programs
(2 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio25 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at California State University-Fullerton is $8,410 for California residents and $17,914 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is -$1 for California residents and $396 for out-of-state students.
California State University-Fullerton offers the alternative tuition plans.
California State University-Fullerton offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)2 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of California State University-Fullerton is $8,410 for California residents and $17,914 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 0.12% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
California ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$7,176$1,108$16,680$1,108
2018-2019$7,176$1,144$16,680$1,144
2019-2020$7,176$1,182$16,680$1,182
2020-2021$7,176$1,212$16,680$1,212
2021-2022$7,176$1,234$16,680$1,234
The graduate school tuition & fees of Cal State Fullerton is average compared to public graduate schools in California. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,225 and the California graduate tuition is $21,770 (public) / $23,520 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
California State University-Fullerton$8,410$17,914
All Graduate Schools$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
California Graduate Schools$19,744$22,117
Public$11,503$21,770
Private$23,520
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $21,706 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at California State University-Fullerton. On-campus living costs are decreased by -3.76% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $22,103. Off-campus living costs are increased by 8.05% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$15,642$2,902$14,502$2,974
2018-2019$15,898$2,952$15,150$3,024
2019-2020$15,852$3,209$16,189$3,283
2020-2021$16,296$4,316$15,592$4,864
2021-2022$16,703$3,133$17,100$5,003
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $396 at California State University-Fullerton. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2017-2018$396
2018-2019$396
2019-2020$396
2020-2021$396
2021-2022$396

Graduate Programs at Cal State Fullerton

California State University-Fullerton offers 58 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 1,642 students have completed their study at California State University-Fullerton.
Offered Degrees at California State University-Fullerton
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree5021,575
Doctor's degree - professional practice2041
Doctor's degree - other2026
Post Bachelor's Degree400
Total5821,642
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at California State University-Fullerton by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor program with 12 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Education program with 274 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Educational Leadership and Administration program with 29 completers.
California State University-Fullerton offers 58 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,642 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,575 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 26 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 41 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Other) program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 17 completers$56,400
Environmental Science17-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 8 completers-
American/United States Studies/Civilization8-
Communication and Journalism [+] 23 completers$55,500
Speech Communication and Rhetoric23$55,500
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 151 completers-
Information Technology62-
Computer Science89$75,100
Education [+] (1 completers) 430 completers-
Education255-
Educational/Instructional Technology129-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services46-
Engineering [+] (1 completers) 198 completers-
Civil Engineering45$67,900
Computer Engineering30$93,200
Computer Software Engineering59-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering20-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering28$67,000
Mechanical Engineering16-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 12 completers-
Linguistics11-
Spanish Language and Literature1-
English Language and Literature [+] 25 completers$42,200
English Language and Literature25$42,200
Rhetoric and Composition0-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 14 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences14-
Biotechnology0-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 42 completers-
Mathematics17-
Statistics25-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 16 completers-
Gerontology16-
Natural Sciences0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 37 completers-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness37$33,600
Physical Sciences [+] 14 completers-
Chemistry6-
Geology/Earth Science1-
Physics7-
Psychology [+] 21 completers-
Psychology21-
Human Services [+] 140 completers-
Public Administration33-
Social Work107$52,900
Social Sciences [+] 41 completers-
Anthropology9-
Economics0-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics7-
Geography3-
Political Science and Government9-
Sociology13-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 54 completers-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts3-
Playwriting and Screenwriting9-
Art/Art Studies4-
Fine/Studio Arts14-
Music5-
Music Performance19-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 106 completers-
Communication Sciences and Disorders30$68,100
Public Health26$46,200
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse50$111,400
Business [+] 201 completers-
Business Administration and Management137$75,500
Accounting49$62,300
Taxation15$63,400
History [+] 25 completers-
History25$44,800
Total1,575
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 0 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 26 completers-
Nursing Practice26-
Total26
Doctorate (Other) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 41 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration23-
Community College Education18-
Total41
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 0 completers-
Community College Education0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor0-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 0 completers-
Industrial and Product Design0-
Music Performance0-
Total0

Graduate Student Population at Cal State Fullerton

For academic year 2021-2022, total 5,138 students enrolled into California State University-Fullerton graduate schools where it has total 40,738 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 2,230 full-time and 2,908 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,892 male and 3,246 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,1381,8923,246
Full-time2,2307121,518
Part-tme2,9081,1801,728
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,402 White (27.29%), 140 Black/African American (2.72%), 1,784 Hispanic (34.72%), 968 Asian (18.84%), and 844 students with other races. 445 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,1381,8923,246
American Indian/Native American422
Asian968391577
Black/African American1405090
Hispanic1,7845851,199
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander523
White1,402502900
Two More17855123
Un-Known21291121
Non-resident Alien445214231
California State University-Fullerton offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,295 graduate students (25.20% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 2,064 graduate students (40.17% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total5,138
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,295
Enrolled Some Online Courses2,064
Not in Online Courses1,779
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at California State University-Fullerton. 1,330 students are aged 20 to 24 (25.89% of total students), 224 students are aged above 50 (4.36%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at California State University-Fullerton.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,1381,8923,246
Age 20-21541638
Age 22-241,276420856
Age 25-291,8117211,090
Age 30-34835352483
Age 35-39465162303
Age 40-49473156317
Age 50-6421258154
Over 641275

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