The Student Achievement Measure is supported by six sponsoring associations, working together to provide a more comprehensive and accurate picture of student progress and completion as students move across institutions and state boundaries.

California State University-Long Beach

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB; also known as Long Beach State, Cal State Long Beach, LBSU, or The Beach) is the third largest campus of the 23-school California State University system (CSU) and one of the largest universities in the state of California by enrollment, its student body numbering 37,776 for the Fall 2016 semester. As of Fall 2014, the school had 2,283 total faculty, with 36.7 percent of those faculty on the tenure track. With 5,286 graduate students, the university enrolls one of the largest graduate student populations across the CSU and in the state of California alone. The university is located in the Los Altos neighborhood of Long Beach at the southeastern coastal tip of Los Angeles County, less than one mile from the border with Orange County. The university offers 82 different Bachelor's degrees, 65 types of Master's degrees, four Doctoral degrees. Long Beach State is one of the West Coast's top universities in terms of student body racial diversity, being named the 5th most diverse university in the West by U.S. News & World Report. It is also home to the largest publicly funded art school west of the Mississippi. The university currently operates with one of the lowest student fees in the country at $6,738 per year for full-time students having California residence. CSULB has been recognized as one of "America's Best Value Colleges" by the Princeton Review.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 3,988

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69%
4%
9%
7%
11%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
52%
2%
27%
9%
10%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
15%
1%
65%
10%
9%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at California State University-Long Beach in the Fall of 2010. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from California State University-Long Beach are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at California State University-Long Beach and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at California State University-Long Beach are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at California State University-Long Beach and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

California State University-Long Beach | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-LONG BEACH IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from California State University-Long Beach 0% 0% 1% 15% 52% 69%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from California State University-Long Beach 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from California State University-Long Beach 0% 0% 1% 15% 52% 69%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 2% 3%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 2% 4%
Enrolled at California State University-Long Beach 98% 88% 82% 65% 27% 9%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 1% 2% 3% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 6% 7% 7% 6% 5%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 7% 9% 10% 9% 7%
Current Status Unknown 2% 5% 8% 9% 10% 11%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 2,275

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89%
4%
1%
1%
5%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
86%
3%
5%
2%
4%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
31%
2%
57%
2%
8%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at California State University-Long Beach in the Fall of 2010. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from California State University-Long Beach are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at California State University-Long Beach and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at California State University-Long Beach are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at California State University-Long Beach and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

California State University-Long Beach | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-LONG BEACH IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from California State University-Long Beach 1% 31% 74% 86% 88% 89%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from California State University-Long Beach 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from California State University-Long Beach 1% 31% 74% 86% 88% 89%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 2% 2%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 4% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 4% 2% 3% 3% 4% 4%
Enrolled at California State University-Long Beach 85% 57% 16% 5% 3% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 2% 2% 2% 2% 1%
Current Status Unknown 10% 8% 5% 4% 3% 5%