California State University-Dominguez Hills

Public, Four-years School Located in Carson, CA

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How much is the CSUDH tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, CSUDH's tuition & fees is $7,064 for California residents and $18,944 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $27,595 for California residents and $39,475 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

CSUDH Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$7,064
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$18,944
Books & Supplies Costs$1,150
On-campus Room & Board$16,035
On-campus Expenses$3,346
Off-campus Room & Board$21,843
Off-campus Expenses$4,380
2023-2024 Projection
California Residents Tuition & Fees$7,055
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$18,935

How Much Does it Cost to Go to CSUDH for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $75,816 at CSUDH. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $172,407. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $136,372.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$18,948$40,072$31,066
Sophomore (2024-25)$18,952$41,975$32,967
Junior (2025-26)$18,956$44,050$35,040
Senior (2026-27)$18,960$46,310$37,298
4 Years Total$75,816$172,407$136,372
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$18,952$41,975$32,967
Sophomore (2025-26)$18,956$44,050$35,040
Junior (2026-27)$18,960$46,310$37,298
Senior (2027-28)$18,964$48,773$39,760
4 Years Total$75,832$181,108$145,066
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$18,956$44,050$35,040
Sophomore (2026-27)$18,960$46,310$37,298
Junior (2027-28)$18,964$48,773$39,760
Senior (2028-29)$18,968$51,458$42,443
4 Years Total$75,848$190,591$154,541
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$18,960$46,310$37,298
Sophomore (2027-28)$18,964$48,773$39,760
Junior (2028-29)$18,968$51,458$42,443
Senior (2029-30)$18,972$54,384$45,366
4 Years Total$75,864$200,925$164,867
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$18,964$48,773$39,760
Sophomore (2028-29)$18,968$51,458$42,443
Junior (2029-30)$18,972$54,384$45,366
Senior (2030-31)$18,976$57,572$48,553
4 Years Total$75,880$212,187$176,122

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, CSUDH' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $13,259.
California State University-Dominguez Hills$7,064$18,944
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between CSUDH and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
California State University-Dominguez HillsCarson, CA$7,064$18,944
University of GuamMangilao, GU$6,110$11,414
Nicholls State UniversityThibodaux, LA$8,173$9,266
Southern Oregon UniversityAshland, OR$12,093$30,723
CUNY Queens CollegeQueens, NY$7,538$15,488
Mississippi University for WomenColumbus, MS$7,866$8,092
Murray State UniversityMurray, KY$9,708$19,452
Eastern Connecticut State UniversityWillimantic, CT$13,292$16,624
Central Connecticut State UniversityNew Britain, CT$12,460$25,736
University of Wisconsin-PlattevillePlatteville, WI$8,315$17,274
West Texas A & M UniversityCanyon, TX$9,101$10,996

Financial Aid and COA

At California State University-Dominguez Hills, 11,971 students (79%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $9,004.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at CSUDH is $30,471 for students living on-campus and $37,313 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,754 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $9,819 and the average amount of student loans is $4,654.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$27,595$39,475
COA (off-campus)$34,437$46,317
Tuition & Fees$7,064$18,944
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$20,531$20,531
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$27,373$27,373
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$18,591$30,471
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$25,433$37,313
Average Financial Aid$9,004$9,004
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship11,97179%$9,004
Pell Grants9,41462%$4,700
Federal Student Loan2,82419%$7,046
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,75491%-
Grants or Scholarships1,73390%$9,819
Federal Grants1,42174%$5,095
Pell Grants1,42174%$5,003
Other Federal Grants1035%$1,280
State/Local Grants1,27666%$2,223
Institutional Grants1,38472%$5,014
Student Loan Aid1749%$4,654
Federal Student Loans1739%$4,397
Other Student Loans7-$7,015
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level1,4851,468$10,900
110,001 or more3929$9,352

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

CSUDH's acceptance rate is 89.59%. A total of 16,741 applicants applied to and 14,999 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 2,048 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 13.65%.
To apply to CSUDH, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and Completion of college-preparatory program.
Acceptance Rate89.59%86.47%91.85%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)13.65%14.66%12.97%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither Required Nor Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

California State University-Dominguez Hills has a total of 16,426 students including 13,969 undergraduate and 2,457 graduate students. By gender, there are 6,365 male students and 11,472 female students attending CSUDH. The school offers online degree programs and 2,367 students enrolled online exclusively (14.41% of all students).
Total17,837 6,36511,472
Undergraduate15,238 5,6239,615
Graduate2,599 7421,857

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1000 E Victoria St, Carson, CA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered93 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered25 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate89.13%
Student Population16,426
Graduation Rate46%
Transfer-out Rate3%
Retention Rate70% (Full-time), 32% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate22 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties419 (Full-time), 531 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs1,180 (Full-time), 559 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$88,765
Average Staff Salary$73,254