California Colleges Ranked by Highest In State Tution

List of Colleges by In State Tution

Below is a college cost ranking of the 174 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 $64,726. 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 2022-2022 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

$64,726
Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

$63,142
Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA

$62,817
California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

$60,864
Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA

$60,715
Scripps College

Claremont, CA

$60,712
Chapman University

Orange, CA

$60,672
Pitzer College

Claremont, CA

$60,578
Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA

$60,566
Pomona College

Claremont, CA

$59,238
Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$58,416
Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

$57,534
Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

$55,926
University of Redlands

Redlands, CA

$55,678
University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$55,532
California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

$55,056
California College of the Arts

Oakland, CA

$54,706
University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

$54,554
Saint Marys College of California

Moraga, CA

$53,932
University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA

$53,682
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco, CA

$52,800
Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, CA

$52,460
Southern California Institute of Architecture

Los Angeles, CA

$50,690
Westmont College

Santa Barbara, CA

$50,066
Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, CA

$49,942
Whittier College

Whittier, CA

$49,864
Dominican University of California

San Rafael, CA

$49,426
Menlo College

Atherton, CA

$49,090
California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, CA

$48,012
University of La Verne

La Verne, CA

$47,000
Mount St. Mary's College

Los Angeles, CA

$46,740
San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, CA

$46,064
Woodbury University

Burbank, CA

$44,908
Biola University

La Mirada, CA

$44,382
Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA

$42,330
Holy Names University

Oakland, CA

$42,115
Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, CA

$41,100
Concordia University Irvine

Irvine, CA

$40,180
Vanguard University of Southern California

Costa Mesa, CA

$38,700
California Baptist University

Riverside, CA

$38,058
Simpson University

Redding, CA

$37,480
William Jessup University

Rocklin, CA

$37,150
Marymount California University

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

$36,908
Notre Dame de Namur University

Belmont, CA

$36,596
West Coast University Los Angeles

North Hollywood, CA

$36,140
West Coast University Ontario

Ontario, CA

$36,140
Hope International University

Fullerton, CA

$35,700
Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, CA

$35,544
La Sierra University

Riverside, CA

$34,902
Laguna College of Art and Design

Laguna Beach, CA

$34,600
Fresno Pacific University

Fresno, CA

$34,188
Providence Christian College

Pasadena, CA

$33,884
Pacific Union College

Angwin, CA

$33,678
Santa Barbara Business College Ventura

Ventura, CA

$33,037
The Master's College and Seminary

Santa Clarita, CA

$32,870
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

$32,645
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$32,645
American Jewish University

Los Angeles, CA

$32,404
Mills College

Oakland, CA

$30,950
American Conservatory Theater

San Francisco, CA

$30,800
Newschool of Architecture and Design

San Diego, CA

$30,291
University of Saint Katherine

San Marcos, California

$28,800
John Paul the Great Catholic University

San Diego, CA

$28,000
Design Institute of San Diego

San Diego, CA

$27,875
Thomas Aquinas College

Santa Paula, CA

$27,000
San Diego Christian College

El Cajon, CA

$26,300
Columbia College Hollywood

Tarzana, CA

$26,175
Los Angeles College of Music

Pasadena, CA

$25,650
Musicians Institute

Hollywood, CA

$24,795
American University of Health Sciences

Signal Hill, CA

$24,575
West Coast University Orange County

Anaheim, CA

$22,889
California Jazz Conservatory

Berkeley, CA

$22,800
Cogswell College

Sunnyvale, CA

$22,480
Expression College for Digital Arts

Emeryville, CA

$21,650
Coleman University

San Diego, CA

$20,725
Southern California Institute of Technology

Anaheim, CA

$19,190
Life Pacific College

San Dimas, CA

$19,140
California College San Diego

San Diego, California

$18,480
Southern California Seminary

El Cajon, CA

$18,240
Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre

Blue Lake, CA

$17,650
Minerva University

San Francisco, California

$17,650
Oak Valley College

Rialto, California

$16,080
DeVry University California

Pomona, California

$15,915
Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad West Coast Talmudical Seminary

Los Angeles, CA

$15,700
Mt Sierra College

Monrovia, CA

$15,588
Platt College San Diego

San Diego, CA

$15,310
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science

Los Angeles, CA

$14,954
University of California San Diego

La Jolla, CA

$14,906
University of California Davis

Davis, CA

$14,858
Humphreys College Stockton and Modesto Campuses

Stockton, CA

$14,760
University of California Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

$14,617
Touro College Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

$14,600
Platt College Los Angeles

Alhambra, CA

$14,519
Platt College Ontario

Ontario, CA

$14,519
Shasta Bible College and Graduate School

Redding, CA

$14,460
University of California Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

$14,395
University of California Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

$14,240
University of the West

Rosemead, CA

$14,018
University of California Irvine

Irvine, CA

$13,939
University of California Riverside

Riverside, CA

$13,874
University of California Merced

Merced, CA

$13,791
University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

$13,401
National University

San Diego, CA

$13,320
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

$13,224
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at San Diego

San Diego, California

$13,224
King's University

Van Nuys, TX

$12,720
Pacific Oaks College

Pasadena, CA

$11,692
Santa Barbara Business College Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

$11,658
Santa Barbara Business College Santa Maria

Santa Maria, CA

$11,658
Lincoln University

Oakland, CA

$11,420
Azusa Pacific Online University

Glendora, CA

$11,400
University of Phoenix Southern California Campus

Costa Mesa, California

$11,320
University of Phoenix Central Valley Campus

Fresno, California

$11,309
University of Phoenix Bay Area Campus

San Jose, California

$11,308
University of Phoenix Sacramento Valley Campus

Sacramento, California

$11,303
University of Phoenix San Diego Campus

San Diego, California

$11,275
California Christian College

Fresno, CA

$10,890
SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary

Oakland, CA

$10,730
Latin American Bible Institute

La Puente, California

$10,520
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA

$10,319
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine LLC San Diego

San Diego, CA

$10,138
Horizon College San Diego

San Diego, CA

$9,840
Epic Bible College

Sacramento, CA

$9,689
California Arts University

Fullerton, California

$9,300
Trident University International

Cypress, CA

$9,240
Presbyterian Theological Seminary in America

Santa Fe Springs, California

$8,835
San Francisco Bay University

Fremont, California

$8,720
The National Hispanic University

San Jose, California

$8,196
San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

$8,174
Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, CA

$8,060
California State University Chico

Chico, CA

$7,972
Agape College of Business and Science

Fresno, California

$7,942
San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

$7,899
Humboldt State University

Arcata, CA

$7,864
California State University Stanislaus

Turlock, CA

$7,734
California State University San Marcos

San Marcos, CA

$7,733
California State University Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

$7,637
Pacific States University

Los Angeles, CA

$7,530
San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

$7,524
California State University San Bernardino

San Bernardino, CA

$7,486
California State University Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

$7,484
California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Pomona, CA

$7,439
California State University Monterey Bay

Seaside, CA

$7,323
California Maritime Academy

Vallejo, CA

$7,116
California State University Northridge

Northridge, CA

$7,069
California State University Dominguez Hills

Carson, CA

$7,060
Pathways College

Pasadena, California

$7,056
Haven University

Garden Grove, California

$7,010
California State University Fullerton

Fullerton, CA

$7,007
California State University East Bay

Hayward, CA

$6,995
California State University Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

$6,884
California State University Channel Islands

Camarillo, CA

$6,817
California State University Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

$6,805
World Mission University

Los Angeles, CA

$6,680
California State University Fresno

Fresno, CA

$6,663
Bethesda University of California

Anaheim, CA

$6,560
America Evangelical University

Gardena, California

$6,200
San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus

Calexico, California

$5,706
Grace Mission University

Fullerton, CA

$3,480
Taft University System

Santa Ana, CO

$3,410
Berkeley School of Theology

Berkeley, CA

$2,896
University of the People

Pasadena, California

$1,200
California Institute of Integral Studies

San Francisco, CA

$0
Casa Loma College Los Angeles

Sherman Oaks, CA

$0
Golden Gate University

San Francisco, CA

$0
Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA

$0
Palo Alto University

Palo Alto, CA

$0
Samuel Merritt University

Oakland, CA

$0
Antioch University Los Angeles

Culver City, CA

$0
Antioch University Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

$0
Northcentral University

San Diego, CA

$0
Homestead Schools

Torrance, CA

$0
The University of America

Temecula, California

$0
Claremont Lincoln University

Claremont, California

$0