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the Bay Area Colleges

the Bay Area is home to 50 colleges and universities. The largest being University of California Berkeley with 37,321 full time students and most expensive, Santa Clara University, with in state tuition of $49,233.

On average, it costs $14,763 for in-state tuition to attend college in the Bay Area in 2013. Select a college from the list below for further pricing information and to learn more about each school.

California colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey

List of Colleges in the Bay Area
School City Students Tuition
American Conservatory Theater San Francisco 54 $28,500
Berkeley City College Berkeley 1,405 $1,104
California College of the Arts Oakland 1,874 $46,776
California Maritime Academy Vallejo 1,075 $5,742
California State University East Bay Hayward 12,791 $5,742
Canada College Redwood City 1,057 $1,288
Chabot College Hayward 3,949 $0
City College of San Francisco San Francisco 5,433 $0
Cogswell College Sunnyvale 483 $18,648
College of Alameda Alameda 931 $1,104
College of Marin Kentfield 1,328 $1,380
College of San Mateo San Mateo 2,469 $1,344
Contra Costa College San Pablo 1,873 $1,288
De Anza College Cupertino 10,813 $1,395
Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill 7,490 $1,288
Dominican University of California San Rafael 1,463 $44,240
Evergreen Valley College San Jose 2,603 $1,313
Expression College for Digital Arts Emeryville 396 $23,600
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Francisco San Francisco 285 $31,141
Foothill College Los Altos Hills 4,952 $1,395
Holy Names University Oakland 559 $37,672
Laney College Oakland 2,046 $1,104
Las Positas College Livermore 2,984 $1,104
Lincoln University Oakland 749 $10,440
Los Medanos College Pittsburg 2,927 $1,288
Menlo College Atherton 761 $40,625
Merritt College Oakland 1,032 $1,104
Mills College Oakland 1,160 $44,765
Mission College Santa Clara 1,847 $1,104
Napa Valley College Napa 2,197 $1,104
Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont 982 $33,926
Ohlone Community College Fremont 3,473 $1,104
Patten University Oakland 404 $8,036
Saint Marys College of California Moraga 3,155 $45,536
San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco 453 $43,908
San Francisco Conservatory of Music San Francisco 397 $43,700
San Francisco State University San Francisco 23,415 $5,742
San Jose City College San Jose 1,978 $1,313
San Jose State University San Jose 25,323 $5,742
Santa Clara University Santa Clara 7,185 $49,233
Skyline College San Bruno 2,526 $1,380
Solano Community College Fairfield 3,020 $1,104
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park 8,185 $5,742
Stanford University Stanford 16,080 $48,987
SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary Oakland 550 $8,320
The National Hispanic University San Jose 350 $7,896
University of California Berkeley Berkeley 37,321 $11,502
University of Phoenix Bay Area Campus San Jose 1,880 $10,548
University of San Francisco San Francisco 9,933 $45,760
West Valley College Saratoga 2,659 $1,104