California State University-Sacramento

Public, Four-years School Located in Sacramento, CA

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How much is the Sacramento State tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Sacramento State's tuition & fees is $7,602 for California residents and $19,482 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 $28,844 for California residents and $40,724 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Sacramento State Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$7,602
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$19,482
Books & Supplies Costs$1,136
On-campus Room & Board$16,278
On-campus Expenses$3,828
Off-campus Room & Board$21,620
Off-campus Expenses$4,072
2023-2024 Projection
California Residents Tuition & Fees$7,484
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$19,364

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

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $79,122 at Sacramento 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 $165,050. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $128,698.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$19,601$40,243$31,237
Sophomore (2024-25)$19,720$40,912$31,852
Junior (2025-26)$19,840$41,597$32,482
Senior (2026-27)$19,961$42,298$33,127
4 Years Total$79,122$165,050$128,698
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$19,720$40,912$31,852
Sophomore (2025-26)$19,840$41,597$32,482
Junior (2026-27)$19,961$42,298$33,127
Senior (2027-28)$20,083$43,015$33,788
4 Years Total$79,605$167,823$131,249
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$19,840$41,597$32,482
Sophomore (2026-27)$19,961$42,298$33,127
Junior (2027-28)$20,083$43,015$33,788
Senior (2028-29)$20,205$43,749$34,465
4 Years Total$80,090$170,659$133,862
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$19,961$42,298$33,127
Sophomore (2027-28)$20,083$43,015$33,788
Junior (2028-29)$20,205$43,749$34,465
Senior (2029-30)$20,328$44,499$35,160
4 Years Total$80,578$173,561$136,540
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$20,083$43,015$33,788
Sophomore (2028-29)$20,205$43,749$34,465
Junior (2029-30)$20,328$44,499$35,160
Senior (2030-31)$20,452$45,268$35,871
4 Years Total$81,069$176,531$139,284

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Sacramento 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-Sacramento$7,602$19,482
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 Sacramento 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-SacramentoSacramento, CA$7,602$19,482
California State University-East BayHayward, CA$7,055$18,935
University of Mary WashingtonFredericksburg, VA$14,559$31,479
University of Hawaii at HiloHilo, HI$7,838$20,798
Lock Haven UniversityLock Haven, PA$10,878$20,702
Southern Utah UniversityCedar City, UT$6,770$20,586
The University of Texas at TylerTyler, TX$9,920$25,198
University of Washington-Tacoma CampusTacoma, WA$12,817$42,171
State University of New York at New PaltzNew Paltz, NY$8,524$18,434
Colorado State University PuebloPueblo, CO$9,401$17,242
Louisiana State University-ShreveportShreveport, LA$7,327$20,481

Financial Aid and COA

At California State University-Sacramento, 20,995 students (71%) 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 $8,951.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Sacramento State is $31,773 for students living on-campus and $37,359 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 2,864 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 $9,590 and the average amount of student loans is $4,958.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$28,844$40,724
COA (off-campus)$34,430$46,310
Tuition & Fees$7,602$19,482
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$21,242$21,242
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$26,828$26,828
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,893$31,773
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$25,479$37,359
Average Financial Aid$8,951$8,951
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship20,99571%$8,951
Pell Grants14,82650%$4,752
Federal Student Loan7,17024%$6,713
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid2,86482%-
Grants or Scholarships2,72578%$9,590
Federal Grants1,88954%$5,307
Pell Grants1,88754%$5,119
Other Federal Grants69120%$529
State/Local Grants2,37768%$2,421
Institutional Grants1,84053%$5,626
Student Loan Aid79623%$4,958
Federal Student Loans78322%$4,691
Other Student Loans211%$13,013
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level2,2552,168$10,485
110,001 or more208143$1,530

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Sacramento State's acceptance rate is 93.68%. A total of 22,706 applicants applied to and 21,272 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 3,581 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 16.83%.
To apply to Sacramento State, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and Completion of college-preparatory program.
Acceptance Rate93.68%92.24%94.70%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)16.83%17.36%16.47%
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-Sacramento has a total of 31,818 students including 28,921 undergraduate and 2,897 graduate students. By gender, there are 13,605 male students and 18,893 female students attending Sacramento State. The school offers online degree programs and 2,262 students enrolled online exclusively (7.11% of all students).
Total32,498 13,60518,893
Undergraduate29,451 12,60316,848
Graduate3,047 1,0022,045

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address6000 J St, Sacramento, CA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered121 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered51 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate93.21%
Student Population31,818
Graduation Rate54%
Transfer-out Rate3%
Retention Rate80% (Full-time), 53% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate24 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties821 (Full-time), 885 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs2,243 (Full-time), 927 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$87,328
Average Staff Salary$69,213