CSU Budget Office

Comparison Institution Fees

CSU annually surveys certain public institutions to compare resident student fee rates. For the past several years, CSU's fee levels have been among the lowest of the comparative institutions.

2015-16 CSU Comparison Institution
Academic Year Resident Undergraduate Student Tuition and Fees

Campus 2014-15 2015-16 Increase
Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) $13,813 $14,131 $318 2.3%
Illinois State University (Normal, IL) $13,328 $13,666 $338 2.5%
University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT) $12,700 $13,366 $666 5.2%
Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) $12,397 $12,791 $394 3.2%
University of Maryland, Baltimore County $10,384 $11,006 $622 6.0%
George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) $10,657 $10,752 $95 0.9%
Comparison Average1 $10,436 $10,736 $300 2.9%
University of Colorado at Denver $10,498 $10,719 $221 2.1%
Georgia State University at Atlanta $10,240 $10,686 $446 4.4%
Arizona State University at Tempe $10,157 $10,478 $321 3.2%
State University of New York at Albany $9,525 $9,972 $447 4.7%
Cleveland State University $9,636 $9,636 $0 0.0%
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee $9,391 $9,429 $38 0.4%
University of Texas at Arlington $8,878 $8,878 $0 0.0%
North Carolina State University $8,296 $8,581 $284 3.4%
University of Nevada at Reno $6,639 $6,952 $313 4.7%
California State University $6,759 $6,815 $56 0.8%

1Comparison average does not include the CSU.

Comparison Institution Resident Student Fees - PDF Format
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The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees.  All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun.  All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate.  Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).