California State University-Fresno

Public, Four-years School Located in Fresno, CA

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How much is the Fresno State tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Fresno State's tuition & fees is $6,980 for California residents and $18,860 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 $23,206 for California residents and $35,086 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Fresno State Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$6,980
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$18,860
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
On-campus Room & Board$11,080
On-campus Expenses$3,994
Off-campus Room & Board$16,484
Off-campus Expenses$4,500
2023-2024 Projection
California Residents Tuition & Fees$6,665
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$18,545

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Fresno State for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $78,720 at Fresno State. 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 $144,644. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $105,284.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$19,182$34,799$25,208
Sophomore (2024-25)$19,510$35,690$25,934
Junior (2025-26)$19,844$36,606$26,684
Senior (2026-27)$20,183$37,549$27,457
4 Years Total$78,720$144,644$105,284
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$19,510$35,690$25,934
Sophomore (2025-26)$19,844$36,606$26,684
Junior (2026-27)$20,183$37,549$27,457
Senior (2027-28)$20,528$38,519$28,255
4 Years Total$80,066$148,363$108,331
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$19,844$36,606$26,684
Sophomore (2026-27)$20,183$37,549$27,457
Junior (2027-28)$20,528$38,519$28,255
Senior (2028-29)$20,879$39,518$29,079
4 Years Total$81,434$152,192$111,475
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$20,183$37,549$27,457
Sophomore (2027-28)$20,528$38,519$28,255
Junior (2028-29)$20,879$39,518$29,079
Senior (2029-30)$21,236$40,546$29,928
4 Years Total$82,826$156,132$114,719
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$20,528$38,519$28,255
Sophomore (2028-29)$20,879$39,518$29,079
Junior (2029-30)$21,236$40,546$29,928
Senior (2030-31)$21,599$41,605$30,805
4 Years Total$84,242$160,188$118,067

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Fresno State' 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-Fresno$6,980$18,860
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 Fresno State 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-FresnoFresno, CA$6,980$18,860
University of California-RiversideRiverside, CA$14,170$44,947
California State University-FullertonFullerton, CA$7,073$18,953
San Francisco State UniversitySan Francisco, CA$7,424$19,304

Financial Aid and COA

At California State University-Fresno, 17,391 students (78%) 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 $9,430.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Fresno State is $25,656 for students living on-campus and $31,566 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 2,806 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 $9,968 and the average amount of student loans is $5,178.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$23,206$35,086
COA (off-campus)$29,116$40,996
Tuition & Fees$6,980$18,860
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$16,226$16,226
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$22,136$22,136
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$13,776$25,656
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,686$31,566
Average Financial Aid$9,430$9,430
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship17,39178%$9,430
Pell Grants12,89958%$4,926
Federal Student Loan3,84817%$6,344
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid2,80689%-
Grants or Scholarships2,70285%$9,968
Federal Grants2,04164%$5,480
Pell Grants2,04164%$5,350
Other Federal Grants2167%$1,229
State/Local Grants1,54849%$2,462
Institutional Grants2,03064%$5,881
Student Loan Aid46315%$5,178
Federal Student Loans45514%$4,746
Other Student Loans221%$10,821
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level2,2892,225$10,764
110,001 or more14093$1,519

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Fresno State's acceptance rate is 97.28%. A total of 15,231 applicants applied to and 14,816 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 3,451 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 23.29%.
To apply to Fresno State, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and Completion of college-preparatory program.
Acceptance Rate97.28%96.37%97.90%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.29%23.11%23.41%
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-Fresno has a total of 23,999 students including 21,354 undergraduate and 2,645 graduate students. By gender, there are 9,819 male students and 15,228 female students attending Fresno State. The school offers online degree programs and 812 students enrolled online exclusively (3.38% of all students).
Total25,047 9,81915,228
Undergraduate22,187 8,85213,335
Graduate2,860 9671,893

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address5241 N Maple Ave, Fresno, CA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered141 Programs
Online Program Offered6 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered58 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate96.00%
Student Population23,999
Graduation Rate56%
Transfer-out Rate1%
Retention Rate76% (Full-time), 42% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate21 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties796 (Full-time), 624 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs1,842 (Full-time), 646 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$85,958
Average Staff Salary$69,417