California State University – Channel Islands

Also known as CSU Channel Islands

One University Dr, Camarillo, CA

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California State University - Channel Islands is a public school that has a large selection of degrees available for students to choose from. The school is located in Camarillo, California, in a predominantly rural area. Around three thousand students enroll at California State University - Channel Islands per year.

Students may select from many areas of study, including:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

Students applying for admission are usually required to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. Either the ACT or SAT exam can be taken in order to be able to apply to CI. Scores within the range of 16 - 22 on the ACT or 870 - 1080 on the SAT are needed to increase your chances for acceptance. CI admits around 60 percent of applicants yearly. Of those applicants admitted, nearly 16 percent of students registered for enrollment. More information on admissions can be found at

The tuition at this school varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay around $6,900 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $19,000 annually. Housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is about $9,500. Students attending CI may qualify for aid which is generally grants and loans.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the candidates CSU Channel Islands accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at California State University – Channel Islands is around 6,200 students, with undergraduate students making up about 96% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $55 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • State Residents: $5,500-$6,600
    • Out-of-State: $17,000-$19,960

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid82%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships78%$8,470
Receiving Student Loans48%$5,848

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, California State University – Channel Islands may offer services to students like:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of California State University – Channel Islands is around 52%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years21%
Graduating in 5 Years25%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2015)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2015)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences


Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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