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Sonoma State University is a public institution located in Rohnert Park, California. SSU is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

59 Undergraduate Degrees
30 Graduate Degrees
$30,078 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
89% Acceptance Rate

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Sonoma State University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

SSU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#29 Best Healthcare Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#113 Best Healthcare Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SSU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#34 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#102 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards SSU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#21 Highest Paid Registered Nursing Graduates College Factual
#24 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search
#29 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual
#33 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual

Where Is Sonoma State University?


Contact details for SSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
Phone: 707-664-2880

How Do I Get Into SSU?

You can apply to SSU online at:

Admission Requirements for SSU

Submission Required?
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 SSU?

89% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
90% Submit SAT Scores
SSU has the high acceptance rate of 89%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 87%, and the acceptance rate for women is 90%.

Average Test Scores

About 90% of students accepted to SSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 590. Math scores were between 470 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Sonoma State University  ( 480 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Sonoma State University  ( 470 to 560 )
SSU received ACT scores from 28% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 24. Math scores were between 16 and 23. Composite scores were between 17 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Sonoma State University  ( 16 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Sonoma State University  ( 16 to 23 )
ACT Composite Scores for Sonoma State University  ( 17 to 23 )

Can I Afford Sonoma State University?

$30,078 Net Price
38% Take Out Loans
2.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SSU is $30,078. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At SSU, approximately 38% of students took out student loans averaging $6,087 a year. That adds up to $24,348 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SSU is 2.9%. 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.

Sonoma State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,419 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,255 undergraduate students at SSU, with 6,419 being full-time and 836 being part-time.


There are also 763 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,419 full-time undergraduates at SSU, 36% are male and 64% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Sonoma State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 321
Black or African American 152
Hispanic or Latino 2,420
White 2,625
International Students 208
Other Races/Ethnicities 693

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at Sonoma State University. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 34 countries are represented at SSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, China, and Germany.

Online Learning at Sonoma State University

7,382 Took All Classes Online
7,905 Took At Least One Class Online
2,100.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 7,905 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SSU has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of SSU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Sonoma State University was 2,100.2%. This is the #55 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at SSU 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%.

Sonoma State University Healthcare Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 59 30 89
TOTAL 59 30 89


*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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