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Most Expensive Colleges in California by Average Net Price

The highest net price colleges in California are ranked by the average net price paid. Net price is the average cost paid as determined by tuition minus scholarship and grant financial aid and grant financial aid and may be a more accurate estimation of real life costs than published tuition. Discount from list price represents the effective percent discount from published costs that students averaged. Please note that net price varies on a student by student basis based on finanical situation and no financial aid is guaranteed. Southern California Institute of Architecture leads the list with a $46,164 average annual net price paid in 2014-2015.

Net price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2014-2015 academic year.

California's Most Expensive Colleges by Average Net Price
Average Net Price College Discount from List Price
$46,164
Average Net Price
1) Southern California Institute of Architecture
Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit
19%
$43,457
Average Net Price
2) California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, Private Not For Profit
27%
$43,111
Average Net Price
3) Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, Private Not For Profit
26%
$42,733
Average Net Price
4) San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco, Private Not For Profit
29%
$40,757
Average Net Price
5) Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit
31%
$40,665
Average Net Price
6) West Coast University Orange County
Anaheim, Private For Profit
13%
$37,627
Average Net Price
7) Platt College San Diego
San Diego, Private For Profit
10%
$36,887
Average Net Price
8) Otis College of Art and Design
Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit
38%
$36,778
Average Net Price
9) FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Private For Profit
24%
$36,645
Average Net Price
10) Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, Private Not For Profit
42%
$36,113
Average Net Price
11) West Coast University Ontario
Ontario, Private For Profit
23%
$35,258
Average Net Price
12) Chapman University
Orange, Private Not For Profit
45%
$35,037
Average Net Price
13) Scripps College
Claremont, Private Not For Profit
48%
$34,762
Average Net Price
14) American Jewish University
Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit
28%
$34,607
Average Net Price
15) Musicians Institute
Hollywood, Private For Profit
-1%
$34,599
Average Net Price
16) FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Francisco
San Francisco, Private For Profit
29%
$34,384
Average Net Price
17) Dominican University of California
San Rafael, Private Not For Profit
42%
$33,763
Average Net Price
18) California College of the Arts
Oakland, Private Not For Profit
43%
$33,551
Average Net Price
19) Southern California Seminary
El Cajon, Private Not For Profit
-21%
$33,530
Average Net Price
20) West Coast University Los Angeles
North Hollywood, Private For Profit
28%

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