San Francisco State University

Acceptance Rate 92.92 %
2023 Tuition & Fees $19,404
Student Population 26,899
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $8,988
Graduation Rate 54 %

Academic Overview

San Francisco State University Campus, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University is a public, four-years institute located in San Francisco, California. It is a Doctoral/Research University by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $7,523 for California residents and $19,404 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $8,958 for California residents and $18,462 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 26,899 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 92.92% and the graduation rate is 54% last year.
The salary after graduation from San Francisco State University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $54,700. 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 Francisco State's tuition & fees is $7,523 for California residents and $19,404 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $8,958 for in-state students and $18,462 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 Francisco State. The acceptance rate of San Francisco State is 92.92% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 12.20%. The average graduation rate is 54% and the transfer-out rate is 7%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $8,988 and 60% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 26,899 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for San Francisco State University is 92.92 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for San Francisco State University is 54 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for San Francisco State University is 7 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for San Francisco State University is 85 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for San Francisco State University is 26,899
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for San Francisco State University is 20 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
20 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $8,988 at San Francisco State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132
Online Applicationhttps://www2.calstate.edu/apply
Financial Aidwww.sfsu.edu/~finaid/
Net Price Calculatorhttps://financialaid.sfsu.edu/sites/default/files/finaid/NPC/index.html
Veterans Tuitionbursar.sfsu.edu/content/fee-and-payment-information-17#veterans
Disability Serviceaccess.sfsu.edu/

Offered Degrees

San Francisco State offers 182 major programs on-site (in-person class) only. 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 Degree870
Post Bachelor's Degree180
Master's Degree700
Post Master's Degree10
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship30
Doctor's degree - professional practice10
Doctor's degree - other20

Special Learning Opportunities

San Francisco 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.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:4,332)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,392)

Veterans Benefits

San Francisco 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