Our Student Population
As of Fall 2021, CSUSB has a student population of 19,182 (FTES 16,057), 86% from San Bernardino and Riverside counties, 5% from other countries, 8% from other California counties, and <1% from out-of-state; 2,350 (12%) students take at least 1 unit at the Palm Desert Campus. Of the 19,182 students, 12,099 (63%) are female and 7,083 (37%) are male. Eighty-seven percent of students are seeking an undergraduate degree, 78% attend on a full-time basis, 80% are first-generation college students (parents without a bachelor's degree); 66% are Hispanic, 12% are White, 5% are non-resident foreign students, 5% are African American, 5% are Asian, 3% Unknown, 2% are Two or More Races, and <1% are Native American/Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. Sixteen percent of our students are freshmen, 12% are sophomores, 30% are juniors, 29% are seniors, 3% are post-baccalaureate students, 10% 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 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 24% and six-year graduation rate is 57%.