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California State University-San Marcos

  • San Marcos, CA
  • Size: Medium
  • Public University
  • Degree: Four-year bachelor's
  • Selectivity: Moderately selective
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Average Net Price

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National Average Net Price

College's Average Net Price [i]
$8,502

National Average Net Price
$18,158

  • College's Average Net Price
  • National Average Net Price

Family income under $30,000 per year

$5,308
$15,268

Family income $30,001 to $48,000 per year

$7,640
$16,190

Family income $48,001 to $75,000 per year

$11,380
$18,815

Family income $75,001 to $110,000 per year

$15,202
$21,285

Family income over $110,001 per year

$16,667
$23,280

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Average Net Price National Average Average Net Price
Family income under $30,000 per year $5,308 $15,268
Family income $30,001 to $48,000 per year $7,640 $16,190
Family income $48,001 to $75,000 per year $11,380 $18,815
Family income $75,001 to $110,000 per year $15,202 $21,285
Family income over $110,001 per year $16,667 $23,280

Graduation Rate

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Going to college means getting a degree. The graduation rate is a good indicator of how long it might take to earn that diploma.

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Graduation Rate [i]
19.3%

National Average
33.3%

  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years

All Races

  • 19.3% Within
    4 Years
  • 48.5% Within
    6 Years

Asian

4 Years 6 Years
17.6% 50.0%

Black

4 Years 6 Years
11.1% 44.4%

Hispanic

4 Years 6 Years
20.0% 51.6%

White

4 Years 6 Years
20.3% 48.3%
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years

All Races

  • 10.9% Within
    4 Years
  • 38.9% Within
    6 Years

Asian

4 Years 6 Years
4.2% 50.0%

Black

4 Years 6 Years
20.0% 40.0%

Hispanic

4 Years 6 Years
12.2% 28.6%

White

4 Years 6 Years
10.6% 43.3%
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years

All Races

  • 24.0% Within
    4 Years
  • 54.0% Within
    6 Years

Asian

4 Years 6 Years
25.0% 50.0%

Black

4 Years 6 Years
7.7% 46.2%

Hispanic

4 Years 6 Years
23.6% 62.3%

White

4 Years 6 Years
26.5% 51.6%
4 Years 6 Years
All 19.3% 48.5%
Asian 17.6% 50.0%
Black 11.1% 44.4%
Hispanic 20.0% 51.6%
White 20.3% 48.3%
4 Years 6 Years
Male 10.9% 38.9%
Asian 4.2% 50.0%
Black 20.0% 40.0%
Hispanic 12.2% 28.6%
White 10.6% 43.3%
4 Years 6 Years
Female 24.0% 54.0%
Asian 25.0% 50.0%
Black 7.7% 46.2%
Hispanic 23.6% 62.3%
White 26.5% 51.6%

Debt Repayment & Earnings

Not all families need loans for college. For those that do, here is what the monthly payments might look like over 10 years compared with the graduate's average earnings.

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Debt at Graduation [i]
$14,214

National Average
$14,141

  • Monthly
  • Yearly
  • Income, Early Career
  • Estimated Debt Payments
  • National Average
  • National Default Rate 6.3%
$3,183
$164
Default Rate [i]: 2.1%
California State University-San Marcos National Average
Income $3,183 $3,192
Debt Payments $164 $199
Default Rate 2.1% 6.3%