Our Student Population
As of Fall 2023, CSUSB has a student population of 18,510 (FTES 15,499), 88% from San Bernardino and Riverside counties, 3% from other countries, 9% from other California counties, and <1% from out-of-state; 2,144 (12%) students take at least 1 unit at the Palm Desert Campus. Of the 18,510 students, 11,371 (61%) are female and 7,139 (39%) are male. Eighty-five percent of students are seeking an undergraduate degree, 78% attend on a full-time basis, 79% are first-generation college students (parents without a bachelor's degree); 69% are Hispanic, 11% are White, 3% are non-resident foreign students, 5% are African American, 6% are Asian, 4% Unknown, 2% are Two or More Races, and <1% are Native American/Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. Eighteen percent of our students are freshmen, 10% are sophomores, 25% are juniors, 32% are seniors, 3% are post-baccalaureate students, 11% are masters, and <1% are doctoral students. Fifty-six percent of our undergraduates are low-income students (Pell Grant recipients). Average age for our undergraduate students is 23 and 31 for our graduate/post-baccalaureate students. Our current student success measures are as follows: first-to-second year retention rate of first-time full-time freshmen is 78%, four-year graduation rate is 25% and six-year graduation rate is 55%.