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the Bay Area Colleges

the Bay Area is home to 55 colleges and universities. The largest being University of California Berkeley with 37,321 full time students and most expensive, Stanford University, with in state tuition of $47,331.

On average, it costs $14,940 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
Academy of Art University San Francisco 7,480 $20,952
American Conservatory Theater San Francisco 54 $27,600
Argosy University San Francisco Bay Area Alameda 103 $13,056
Berkeley City College Berkeley 1,405 $1,104
California College of the Arts Oakland 1,874 $44,976
California Maritime Academy Vallejo 1,075 $5,472
California State University East Bay Hayward 12,791 $5,472
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 $18,096
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 $42,950
Evergreen Valley College San Jose 2,603 $1,288
Expression College for Digital Arts Emeryville 396 $23,600
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Francisco San Francisco 285 $30,575
Foothill College Los Altos Hills 4,952 $1,395
Holy Names University Oakland 559 $36,574
Laney College Oakland 2,046 $1,104
Las Positas College Livermore 2,984 $1,104
Lincoln University Oakland 749 $10,200
Los Medanos College Pittsburg 2,927 $1,288
Menlo College Atherton 761 $39,250
Merritt College Oakland 1,032 $1,104
Mills College Oakland 1,160 $44,322
Mission College Santa Clara 1,847 $1,104
Napa Valley College Napa 2,197 $1,104
Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont 982 $33,018
Ohlone Community College Fremont 3,473 $1,104
Patten University Oakland 404 $8,036
Saint Marys College of California Moraga 3,155 $44,210
San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco 453 $42,220
San Francisco Conservatory of Music San Francisco 397 $42,400
San Francisco State University San Francisco 23,415 $5,472
San Jose City College San Jose 1,978 $1,288
San Jose State University San Jose 25,323 $5,472
Santa Clara University Santa Clara 7,185 $47,112
Skyline College San Bruno 2,526 $1,380
Solano Community College Fairfield 3,020 $1,104
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park 8,185 $5,472
Stanford University Stanford 16,080 $47,331
SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary Oakland 550 $8,320
The Art Institute of California San Francisco San Francisco 456 $18,648
The Art Institute of California Sunnyvale Sunnyvale 36 $18,648
The National Hispanic University San Jose 350 $7,896
Unitek College Fremont 1,464 $32,910
University of California Berkeley Berkeley 37,321 $11,220
University of Phoenix Bay Area Campus San Jose 1,880 $10,548
University of San Francisco San Francisco 9,933 $44,040
West Valley College Saratoga 2,659 $1,104