California Colleges Ranked by Highest In State Tution

List of Colleges by In State Tution

Below is a college cost ranking of the 143 colleges in California with the highest in state tution. What is the most expensive college in California? University of Southern California tops the list with a tuition and fee total of $61,503. Note these costs do not include room and board or living expenses.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2021/2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 academic year.

List of California Colleges Ranked by Highest In State Tution
School Tuition In State
University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

$61,503
Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA

$60,703
Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

$59,702
California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

$58,680
Chapman University

Orange, CA

$58,634
Scripps College

Claremont, CA

$58,442
Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA

$58,426
Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA

$58,111
Pitzer College

Claremont, CA

$57,978
Pomona College

Claremont, CA

$56,686
Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$56,169
Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

$55,860
University of Redlands

Redlands, CA

$54,066
Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

$53,526
University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$53,472
California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

$53,466
University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

$52,864
University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA

$52,352