California State University-San Marcos is one of the fifty public 4-year colleges in California. The campus is located in a suburb, in San Marcos.
According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 15,755 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 2,499 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,974 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 79%). Every year 53% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
California State University-San Marcos’s in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,742, and fees were $1,911. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $17,622 and $1,911 respectively.