California State University - Sacramento Teaching Programs
California State University - Sacramento is a public institution situated in Sacramento, California. Sacramento is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
California State University - Sacramento Rankings
Sac State is ranked #198 out of 1,358 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Sac State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Sac State.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Sac State has earned from around the web.
|#42||Best Early Childhood Education Schools||College Factual|
|#57||Highest Paid Education Graduates||College Factual|
|#92||Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Schools||College Factual|
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|#161||Best Education Schools||College Factual|
|#195||Best Education Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
Where Is California State University - Sacramento?
Contact details for Sac State are given below.
|Address:||6000 J St, Sacramento, CA 95819-2694|
How Do I Get Into Sac State?
You can apply to Sac State online at: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for Sac State
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
|TOEFL||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Sac State?
Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 80%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.
Average Test Scores
About 95% of students accepted to Sac State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 570. Math scores were between 460 and 560.
Can I Afford California State University - Sacramento?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Sac State, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $5,191 a year. That adds up to $20,764 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Sac State is 4.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
California State University - Sacramento Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,997 graduate students at the school.
Of the 24,068 full-time undergraduates at Sac State, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of California State University - Sacramento students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,508|
|Hispanic or Latino||8,837|
California students aren't the only ones who study at California State University - Sacramento. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 78 countries are represented at Sac State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and South Korea.
Online Learning at California State University - Sacramento
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Sac State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 16th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Sac State
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at California State University - Sacramento was $7,368 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $19,248. The following table shows how Sac State is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Trade & Industrial Teacher Education||#10||#12|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#28||#48|
Online Growth Rankings of Sac State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at California State University - Sacramento was 1,099.4%. This is the #74 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Sac State regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
California State University - Sacramento Teaching Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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