California State University-Northridge

Northridge, California

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80

CA Relative Cost

Top Reasons to Choose California State University-Northridge Online

  1. CSU-Northridge offers two BA degrees, 11 MA degrees, and five certificates, online. Four of the certificates are advanced professional development.
  2. Through Open University, students can take individual classes for credit, without formal admission to the school.
  3. Veterans and their families are served through the Office of Veterans Affairs.
  4. CSU-Northridge participates in CSU Fully Online, which allows students to enroll in one fully online course per term offered by another CSU campus.

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Overview

Key FactsAnswers
Total Enrollment39,910 (4% fully online)
Public or PrivatePublic
USDE Special Government StatusAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Hispanic-Serving Institution
Number of Online Programs20
Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$6,977 per year
Accreditation TypeRegional
AccreditationWASC Senior College and University Commission
Established1958
Athletic AffiliationNCAA Division I
Religious AffiliationNone
Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

California State University-Northridge is a public university established in 1958 and part of the California State University System. The university has nearly 42,000 students, 3% of whom are enrolled fully online.

CSUN offers 20 online programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate levels. Undergraduate students have two options to select from: a bachelor of arts in liberal studies, or a bachelor of arts in public sector management. Graduate students may select from a variety of master’s degree programs, in subjects including humanities, public administration (MPA), social work (MSW), community health education (MPH), and engineering management. Certificate options include topics such as design thinking, speech-language pathology, and radiologic technology. CSUN students also benefit from CSU Fully Online, which allows them to enroll in one online course per semester from another institution in the CSU system. Additionally, CSUN offers the Open University, which allows students (without admission) to take individual classes for credit.

The average cost for in-state undergraduate tuition at CSUN is $5,742, and for graduate students is $7,176. 85% of students at CSUN receive some form of financial aid or scholarship, averaging $9,753. CSUN is federally recognized as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution and Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Tuition

Tuition TypeCost
Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$6,977
Average In-State Graduate Tuition$7,176
Percentage Students Who Received Financial Aid or Scholarships86%
Tution Guarantee No
Pre-paid Tuition Plan No
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Average Amount of Aid$9,398
Net Cost by Income
Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

Student Body

Key FactAnswer
Fully Online Students4%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio27:1
First-Year Student Retention Rate81%
Percentage Students Who Received Financial Aid or Scholarships86%
Percentage of Students of Color80%
Percentage of Non-Resident Alien Students7%
Graduation Rate55%
Students With Registered Disabilities4%
Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

Online Bachelor’s Degrees

Liberal Arts & Humanities
Degree RankingCredits NeededCompletion Time
BA - Liberal Studies604-5 years
BA - Public Sector Management604-5 years

Online Master’s Degrees

Computers & Technology
Degree RankingCredits NeededCompletion Time
MKM - Knowledge Management242-3 years
Education & Teaching
Degree RankingCredits NeededCompletion Time
MA - Instructional Design302-3 years
Liberal Arts & Humanities
Degree RankingCredits NeededCompletion Time
MA - Diverse Community Development Leadership302-3 years
MA - Humanities332-3 years
MPA - Public Administration: Health Administration332-3 years
MPA - Public Administration: Nonprofit Sector Management332-3 years
MPA - Public Administration: Public Sector Management and Leadership332-3 years
MSW - Social Work603.5-4.5 years
Nursing & Healthcare
Degree RankingCredits NeededCompletion Time
MPH - Community Health Education422.5-3.5 years
Psychology & Counseling
Degree RankingCredits NeededCompletion Time
MS - Communicative Disorders633.5-4.5 years
Science & Engineering
Degree RankingCredits NeededCompletion Time
MS - Assistive Technology Engineering332-3 years
MS - Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services302-3 years
MS - Engineering Management332-3 years

Online Certificates

Art & Design
Degree RankingCredits NeededCompletion Time
Certificate - Design Thinking and Innovation4 courses4 courses
Education & Teaching
Degree RankingCredits NeededCompletion Time
Certificate - Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Fieldwork Experience131 year or less
Liberal Arts & Humanities
Degree RankingCredits NeededCompletion Time
Certificate - Leadership in an Age of Disruption5 courses5 courses
Nursing & Healthcare
Degree RankingCredits NeededCompletion Time
Certificate - Preparation for Advanced Studies in Speech-Language Pathology301 year or less
Certificate - Radiologic Technology: CT/MRI831-2 years

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