College Costs in California

The 2013 Directory of California Colleges and Prices


California Colleges

There are 336 colleges and universities in California. The largest being University of California Los Angeles with 37,900 full time students. Harvey Mudd College is the most expensive with an in-state tuition of $44,159.

On average, how much does it costs to attend college in California?  The average annual in-state college tuition in California is $13,002 in 2013. Our list of California colleges below provides school specific costs.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific college savings plans and potential student loan payment calculations. California colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to cheap California colleges.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey

School City Students Tuition
Academy of Art University San Francisco 10,383 $18,360
Allan Hancock College Santa Maria 2,948 $1,288
American Academy of Dramatic Arts Los Angeles Los Angeles 193 $29,900
American Conservatory Theater San Francisco 25 $18,866
American Jewish University Los Angeles 225 $25,992
American River College Sacramento 9,637 $0
American University of Health Sciences Signal Hill 228 $30,000
Antelope Valley College Lancaster 4,401 $1,104
Argosy University Inland Empire Ontario 368 $12,240
Argosy University Los Angeles Los Angeles 380 $12,240
Argosy University Orange County Orange 596 $12,240
Argosy University San Diego San Diego 309 $12,240
Argosy University San Francisco Bay Area Alameda 577 $12,240
Art Center College of Design Pasadena 1,515 $35,052
Azusa Pacific Online University Glendora 50 $14,400
Azusa Pacific University Azusa 6,805 $30,236
Bakersfield College Bakersfield 5,359 $1,288
Barstow Community College Barstow 1,056 $1,104
Berkeley City College Berkeley 1,363 $1,104
Bethesda University of California Anaheim 274 $7,500
Biola University La Mirada 4,914 $31,004
Brooks Institute Santa Barbara 839 $19,620
Bryan University Los Angeles 967 $11,645
Butte College Oroville 5,758 $1,104
Cabrillo College Aptos 4,531 $1,288
California Baptist University Riverside 4,398 $25,090
California Christian College Fresno 18 $8,060
California College of the Arts Oakland 1,847 $38,448
California College San Diego San Diego 200 $16,796
California Culinary Academy San Francisco 731 $14,987
California Institute of Technology Pasadena 2,231 $38,085
California Institute of the Arts Valencia 1,411 $38,438
California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks 3,395 $33,910
California Maritime Academy Vallejo 889 $5,472
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo 17,843 $5,472
California State Polytechnic University Pomona Pomona 17,417 $5,472
California State University Bakersfield Bakersfield 6,757 $5,472
California State University Channel Islands Camarillo 3,401 $5,472
California State University Chico Chico 14,422 $5,472
California State University Dominguez Hills Carson 8,982 $5,472
California State University East Bay Hayward 11,182 $5,472
California State University Fresno Fresno 18,417 $5,472
California State University Fullerton Fullerton 26,824 $5,472
California State University Long Beach Long Beach 27,285 $5,472
California State University Los Angeles Los Angeles 16,386 $5,472
California State University Monterey Bay Seaside 4,640 $5,472
California State University Northridge Northridge 27,763 $5,472
California State University Sacramento Sacramento 21,523 $5,472
California State University San Bernardino San Bernardino 14,083 $5,472
California State University San Marcos San Marcos 7,626 $5,472
California State University Stanislaus Turlock 7,116 $5,472
Canada College Redwood City 1,382 $828
Cerritos College Norwalk 6,306 $1,288
Cerro Coso Community College Ridgecrest 969 $1,288
Chabot College Hayward 4,420 $0
Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga 6,678 $1,104
Chapman University Orange 6,449 $41,040
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science Los Angeles 325 $9,857
Citrus College Glendora 4,071 $1,104
City College of San Francisco San Francisco 11,274 $0
Claremont McKenna College Claremont 1,306 $43,840
Coastline Community College Fountain Valley 1,364 $1,104
Cogswell College Sunnyvale 182 $19,488
Coleman University San Diego 693 $19,500
College of Alameda Alameda 1,153 $1,104
College of Marin Kentfield 1,740 $1,380
College of San Mateo San Mateo 2,600 $1,344
College of the Canyons Santa Clarita 6,285 $1,104
College of the Desert Palm Desert 3,759 $1,288
College of the Redwoods Eureka 2,465 $1,104
College of the Sequoias Visalia 5,000 $1,288
College of the Siskiyous Weed 1,095 $552
Columbia College Sonora 914 $1,104
Columbia College Hollywood Tarzana 315 $18,375
Community Christian College Redlands 121 $10,463
Concordia University Irvine Irvine 2,586 $27,900
Contra Costa College San Pablo 2,500 $1,288
Copper Mountain Community College Joshua Tree 719 $1,104
Cosumnes River College Sacramento 4,963 $0
Crafton Hills College Yucaipa 2,100 $1,104
Cuesta College San Luis Obispo 4,500 $1,196
Cuyamaca College El Cajon 1,958 $1,334
Cypress College Cypress 5,024 $1,104
De Anza College Cupertino 10,017 $1,395
Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre Blue Lake 41 $12,000
Design Institute of San Diego San Diego 149 $20,460
DeVry University California Pomona 5,244 $15,835
Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill 7,040 $1,288
Dominican University of California San Rafael 1,698 $38,600
East Los Angeles College Monterey Park 8,203 $1,218
East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program West Covina 602 $3,700
El Camino College Compton Center Compton 1,970 $1,104
El Camino Community College District Torrance 7,792 $1,104
Epic Bible College Sacramento 141 $10,775
Everest College Anaheim Anaheim 629 $13,896
Everest College City of Industry City of Industry 904 $14,076
Everest College LA Wilshire Los Angeles 269 $14,904
Everest College Ontario Metro Ontario 524 $14,904
Everest College Reseda Reseda 641 $14,364
Everest College San Bernardino San Bernardino 652 $13,572
Everest College West Los Angeles Los Angeles 384 $14,328
Evergreen Valley College San Jose 3,018 $1,288
Expression College for Digital Arts Emeryville 108 $23,072
Fashion Careers College San Diego 101 $21,775
Feather River Community College District Quincy 750 $0
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles Los Angeles 3,780 $26,660
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Orange County Irvine 285 $26,660
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Diego San Diego 250 $26,660
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Francisco San Francisco 765 $26,660
Folsom Lake College Folsom 2,823 $0
Foothill College Los Altos Hills 5,322 $1,395
Fresno City College Fresno 5,981 $1,104
Fresno Pacific University Fresno 2,661 $24,960
Fullerton College Fullerton 6,889 $1,104
Gavilan College Gilroy 2,498 $1,196
Glendale Community College Glendale 5,629 $1,104
Golden West College Huntington Beach 4,727 $1,104
Golf Academy of America Carlsbad Carlsbad 273 $15,270
Grossmont College El Cajon 7,301 $1,334
Hands on Medical Massage School Redlands 19 $9,750
Hartnell College Salinas 3,168 $1,380
Harvey Mudd College Claremont 776 $44,159
Heald College Concord Concord 967 $12,900
Heald College Fresno Fresno 1,311 $12,900
Heald College Hayward Hayward 906 $12,900
Heald College Modesto Salida 565 $12,900
Heald College Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova 658 $12,900
Heald College Roseville Roseville 945 $13,020
Heald College Salinas Salinas 798 $12,900
Heald College San Francisco San Francisco 534 $12,900
Heald College San Jose Milpitas 807 $12,900
Heald College Stockton Stockton 652 $12,900
Holy Names University Oakland 792 $31,260
Hope International University Fullerton 882 $24,800
Horizon College San Diego San Diego 36 $6,300
Humboldt State University Arcata 7,238 $5,472
Humphreys College Stockton and Modesto Campuses Stockton 550 $11,160
Imperial Valley College Imperial 3,886 $1,288
International Academy of Design and Technology Sacramento Sacramento 398 $15,840
International Professional School of Bodywork San Diego 58 $6,506
Irvine Valley College Irvine 4,073 $1,451
ITT Technical Institute Clovis Clovis 484 $17,748
ITT Technical Institute Concord Concord 340 $17,748
ITT Technical Institute Corona Corona 320 $17,748
ITT Technical Institute Culver City Culver City 236 $17,748
ITT Technical Institute Lathrop Lathrop 533 $17,748
ITT Technical Institute Oakland Oakland 74 $17,748
ITT Technical Institute Orange Orange 826 $17,748
ITT Technical Institute Oxnard Oxnard 352 $17,748
ITT Technical Institute Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova 527 $17,748
ITT Technical Institute San Bernardino San Bernardino 1,023 $17,748
ITT Technical Institute San Diego San Diego 1,310 $17,748
ITT Technical Institute San Dimas San Dimas 539 $17,748
ITT Technical Institute Sylmar Sylmar 746 $17,748
ITT Technical Institute Torrance Torrance 604 $17,748
ITT Technical Institute West Covina West Covina 357 $17,748
John Paul the Great Catholic University San Diego 111 $23,400
King's University Van Nuys 159 $10,350
La Sierra University Riverside 1,889 $27,180
Laguna College of Art and Design Laguna Beach 424 $25,000
Lake Tahoe Community College South Lake Tahoe 885 $1,209
Laney College Oakland 2,825 $1,104
Las Positas College Livermore 3,332 $1,104
Lassen Community College Susanville 606 $1,104
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Pasadena Pasadena 2,658 $12,912
Life Pacific College San Dimas 417 $12,600
Lincoln University Oakland 315 $9,730
Long Beach City College Long Beach 7,302 $1,288
Los Angeles City College Los Angeles 5,613 $1,218
Los Angeles College of Music Pasadena 149 $22,275
Los Angeles Harbor College Wilmington 2,768 $1,218
Los Angeles Mission College Sylmar 2,844 $1,218
Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills 5,785 $1,218
Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles 1,541 $1,218
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles 3,978 $1,218
Los Angeles Valley College Valley Glen 4,587 $1,218
Los Medanos College Pittsburg 3,150 $1,288
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles 8,428 $38,212
Marymount College Rancho Palos Verdes 913 $28,220
Mendocino College Ukiah 1,231 $1,380
Menlo College Atherton 640 $35,510
Merced College Merced 5,077 $1,104
Merritt College Oakland 1,084 $1,104
Mills College Oakland 1,407 $38,850
MiraCosta College Oceanside 4,547 $864
Mission College Santa Clara 2,816 $1,104
Modesto Junior College Modesto 6,289 $1,104
Monterey Peninsula College Monterey 2,000 $1,104
Moorpark College Moorpark 6,179 $1,288
Moreno Valley College Moreno Valley 1,626 $1,380
Mount St. Mary's College Los Angeles 2,166 $31,924
Mt Sierra College Monrovia 329 $12,492
Mt. San Antonio College Walnut 11,300 $1,104
Mt. San Jacinto Community College District San Jacinto 5,102 $1,380
Musicians Institute Hollywood 1,235 $23,985
Napa Valley College Napa 2,549 $1,104
National University La Jolla 7,896 $11,736
Newschool of Architecture and Design San Diego 504 $23,700
Norco College Norco 2,193 $1,380
Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont 1,004 $30,202
Occidental College Los Angeles 2,116 $43,490
Ohlone Community College Fremont 3,142 $1,104
Orange Coast College Costa Mesa 9,448 $1,104
Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles 1,175 $36,350
Oxnard College Oxnard 2,138 $1,288
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine LLC San Diego San Diego 427 $11,008
Pacific States University Los Angeles 195 $18,740
Pacific Union College Angwin 1,358 $25,740
Palo Verde College Blythe 517 $1,288
Palomar College San Marcos 8,831 $1,288
Pasadena City College Pasadena 9,114 $1,104
Patten University Oakland 404 $8,036
Pepperdine University Malibu 5,333 $42,520
Pitzer College Claremont 1,058 $43,136
Platt College Los Angeles Alhambra 402 $17,991
Platt College Ontario Ontario 782 $17,991
Platt College San Diego San Diego 380 $23,250
Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego 2,959 $28,900
Pomona College Claremont 1,563 $41,120
Porterville College Porterville 1,756 $1,288
Professional Golfers Career College Temecula 456 $13,400
Providence Christian College Pasadena 69 $21,936
Reedley College Reedley 4,840 $1,104
Rio Hondo College Whittier 4,816 $1,104
Riverside City College Riverside 4,484 $1,380
Sacramento City College Sacramento 8,151 $0
Saddleback College Mission Viejo 8,588 $728
Sage College Moreno Valley 294 $12,200
Saint Marys College of California Moraga 3,324 $38,300
San Diego Christian College El Cajon 564 $23,824
San Diego City College San Diego 3,682 $1,104
San Diego Mesa College San Diego 6,464 $1,104
San Diego Miramar College San Diego 2,182 $1,104
San Diego State University San Diego 25,085 $5,472
San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus Calexico 569 $5,472
San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco 589 $35,748
San Francisco Conservatory of Music San Francisco 377 $37,600
San Francisco State University San Francisco 23,826 $5,472
San Joaquin Delta College Stockton 7,602 $1,104
San Joaquin Valley College Bakersfield Bakersfield 1,094 $16,290
San Joaquin Valley College Fresno Fresno 1,088 $15,602
San Joaquin Valley College Fresno Aviation Fresno 113 $12,850
San Joaquin Valley College Hesperia Hesperia 908 $16,658
San Joaquin Valley College Modesto Salida 619 $15,528
San Joaquin Valley College Online Visalia 954 $14,315
San Joaquin Valley College Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova 160 $21,560
San Joaquin Valley College Rancho Cucamonga Rancho Cucamonga 1,121 $17,795
San Joaquin Valley College Temecula Temecula 177 $17,351
San Joaquin Valley College Visalia Visalia 1,583 $16,787
San Jose City College San Jose 2,739 $1,288
San Jose State University San Jose 25,170 $5,472
Santa Ana College Santa Ana 4,414 $1,104
Santa Barbara Business College Bakersfield Bakersfield 816 $10,980
Santa Barbara Business College Santa Maria Santa Maria 276 $10,980
Santa Barbara Business College Ventura Ventura 378 $10,980
Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara 8,160 $1,288
Santa Clara University Santa Clara 6,974 $40,572
Santa Monica College Santa Monica 10,630 $1,104
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa 7,776 $1,242
Santiago Canyon College Orange 2,615 $1,104
Scripps College Claremont 977 $43,406
Shasta Bible College and Graduate School Redding 45 $9,600
Shasta College Redding 3,817 $1,104
Sierra College Rocklin 7,677 $1,104
Simpson University Redding 1,129 $22,400
Skyline College San Bruno 2,718 $1,080
Soka University of America Aliso Viejo 439 $27,214
Solano Community College Fairfield 3,779 $1,380
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park 7,544 $5,472
Southern California Institute of Architecture Los Angeles 423 $33,276
Southern California Institute of Technology Anaheim 601 $16,900
Southern California Seminary El Cajon 91 $13,320
Southwestern College Chula Vista 7,367 $1,288
Stanford University Stanford 15,671 $41,250
SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary Oakland 277 $7,800
Taft College Taft 1,190 $1,380
Taft University System Santa Ana 277 $7,300
The Art Institute of California Hollywood North Hollywood 997 $18,648
The Art Institute of California Inland Empire San Bernardino 1,515 $18,648
The Art Institute of California Los Angeles Santa Monica 1,441 $18,648
The Art Institute of California Orange County Santa Ana 1,279 $18,648
The Art Institute of California Sacramento Sacramento 709 $18,648
The Art Institute of California San Diego San Diego 1,597 $18,648
The Art Institute of California San Francisco San Francisco 960 $18,648
The Art Institute of California Sunnyvale Sunnyvale 426 $18,648
The Master's College and Seminary Santa Clarita 1,195 $27,300
The National Hispanic University San Jose 350 $7,896
Thomas Aquinas College Santa Paula 358 $23,600
Touro College Los Angeles Los Angeles 94 $15,960
Trident University International Cypress 2,383 $6,120
Unitek College Fremont 613 $14,417
University of California Berkeley Berkeley 34,261 $11,220
University of California Davis Davis 30,125 $11,220
University of California Irvine Irvine 26,683 $11,220
University of California Los Angeles Los Angeles 37,900 $11,220
University of California Merced Merced 5,158 $11,220
University of California Riverside Riverside 20,482 $11,220
University of California San Diego La Jolla 29,155 $11,220
University of California Santa Barbara Santa Barbara 21,253 $11,220
University of California Santa Cruz Santa Cruz 16,675 $11,220
University of La Verne La Verne 4,802 $33,350
University of Phoenix Bay Area Campus San Jose 1,880 $10,560
University of Phoenix Central Valley Campus Fresno 2,404 $10,560
University of Phoenix Sacramento Valley Campus Sacramento 3,642 $10,560
University of Phoenix San Diego Campus San Diego 5,842 $10,560
University of Phoenix Southern California Campus Costa Mesa 9,611 $12,000
University of Redlands Redlands 3,578 $39,038
University of San Diego San Diego 6,969 $39,486
University of San Francisco San Francisco 9,048 $38,490
University of Southern California Los Angeles 33,082 $43,722
University of the Pacific Stockton 5,987 $37,800
University of the West Rosemead 109 $8,400
Vanguard University of Southern California Costa Mesa 1,550 $28,500
Ventura College Ventura 4,619 $1,288
Victor Valley College Victorville 4,516 $1,104
West Coast Ultrasound Institute Beverly Hills 850 $33,250
West Coast University Los Angeles North Hollywood 971 $31,617
West Coast University Ontario Ontario 802 $31,439
West Coast University Orange County Anaheim 1,149 $31,535
West Hills College Coalinga Coalinga 925 $1,380
West Hills College Lemoore Lemoore 951 $1,380
West Los Angeles College Culver City 2,824 $1,218
West Valley College Saratoga 3,854 $1,104
Westmont College Santa Barbara 1,335 $35,920
Westwood College Anaheim Anaheim 867 $14,103
Westwood College Inland Empire Upland 944 $14,739
Westwood College Los Angeles Los Angeles 2,149 $14,678
Westwood College South Bay Torrance 610 $14,739
Whittier College Whittier 2,125 $38,280
William Jessup University Rocklin 700 $21,452
Woodbury University Burbank 1,323 $31,054
Woodland Community College Woodland 968 $1,124
World Mission University Los Angeles 150 $4,560
Wyotech Long Beach Long Beach 1,628 $18,375
Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad West Coast Talmudical Seminary Los Angeles 152 $12,000
Yuba College Marysville 3,400 $1,104