Our Student Population
As of fall 2020, CSUSB has a student population of 19,404 (FTES 16,757), 87% from San Bernardino and Riverside counties, 6% from other countries, 7% from other California counties, and <1% from out-of-state; 3,618 (19%) students take at least 1 unit at the Palm Desert Campus. Of the 19,404 students, 12,167 (63%) are female and 7,237 (37%) are male. Eighty-eight percent of students are seeking an undergraduate degree, 82% attend on a full-time basis, 81% are first-generation college students (parents without a bachelor's degree); 66% are Hispanic, 12% are White, 6% are non-resident foreign students, 5% are African American, 5% 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, 14% are sophomores, 29% are juniors, 28% are seniors, 2% are post-baccalaureate students, 9% are masters, and <1% are doctoral students. Fifty-eight percent of our undergraduates are low-income students (Pell Grant recipients). Average age for our undergraduate students is 22 and 32 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 85%, four-year graduation rate is 25% and six-year graduation rate is 59%.