San Diego State University

Acceptance Rate 37.90 %
2023 Tuition & Fees $20,054
Student Population 36,484
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $9,279
Graduation Rate 76 %

Academic Overview

San Diego State University Campus, San Diego, CA
San Diego State University is a public, four-years institute located in San Diego, California. It is a Research University (high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $8,173 for California residents and $20,054 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $9,608 for California residents and $19,112 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 36,484 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 37.90% and the graduation rate is 76% last year.
The salary after graduation from San Diego State University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $55,900. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, San Diego State's tuition & fees is $8,173 for California residents and $20,054 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $9,608 for in-state students and $19,112 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
California ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at San Diego State. The acceptance rate of San Diego State is 37.90% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 20.55%. The average graduation rate is 76% and the transfer-out rate is 1%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $9,279 and 53% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 36,484 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 26 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for San Diego State University is 37.90 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for San Diego State University is 76 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for San Diego State University is 1 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for San Diego State University is 90 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for San Diego State University is 36,484
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for San Diego State University is 26 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
26 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $9,279 at San Diego State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182-0001
Online Applicationhttps://www2.calstate.edu/apply
Financial Aidgo.sdsu.edu/student_affairs/financialaid/Default.aspx
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www2.calstate.edu/attend/paying-for-college/pages/csu-costs.aspx
Disability Servicego.sdsu.edu/student_affairs/sds/Default.aspx

Offered Degrees

San Diego State offers 242 major programs through online and on-site education where 1 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree940
Post Bachelor's Degree381
Master's Degree850
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship210
Doctor's degree - professional practice20
Doctor's degree - other20

Special Learning Opportunities

San Diego State University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, NAVY, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:6,514)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $6,344)

Veterans Benefits

San Diego State University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges