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Cheapest Colleges in California by Average Net Price

The lowest 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. California State University Dominguez Hills leads the list with a $1,640 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 Cheapest Colleges by Average Net Price
Average Net Price College Discount from List Price
$1,640
Average Net Price
1) California State University Dominguez Hills
Carson, Public Not For Profit
92%
$2,735
Average Net Price
2) California State University Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Public Not For Profit
88%
$5,542
Average Net Price
3) California State University Fullerton
Fullerton, Public Not For Profit
77%
$5,599
Average Net Price
4) California State University Fresno
Fresno, Public Not For Profit
69%
$5,690
Average Net Price
5) California State University Bakersfield
Bakersfield, Public Not For Profit
75%
$5,993
Average Net Price
6) California State University San Bernardino
San Bernardino, Public Not For Profit
73%
$6,340
Average Net Price
7) California State University Stanislaus
Turlock, Public Not For Profit
66%
$6,565
Average Net Price
8) Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad West Coast Talmudical Seminary
Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit
71%
$7,446
Average Net Price
9) California State University Sacramento
Sacramento, Public Not For Profit
68%
$7,654
Average Net Price
10) California State University Northridge
Northridge, Public Not For Profit
60%
$7,672
Average Net Price
11) California State University Long Beach
Long Beach, Public Not For Profit
64%
$7,725
Average Net Price
12) California State University San Marcos
San Marcos, Public Not For Profit
66%
$8,121
Average Net Price
13) California State University Monterey Bay
Seaside, Public Not For Profit
62%
$8,383
Average Net Price
14) Bethesda University of California
Anaheim, Private Not For Profit
54%
$8,723
Average Net Price
15) California State University East Bay
Hayward, Public Not For Profit
61%
$9,356
Average Net Price
16) San Francisco State University
San Francisco, Public Not For Profit
61%
$9,824
Average Net Price
17) California State Polytechnic University Pomona
Pomona, Public Not For Profit
59%
$10,085
Average Net Price
18) San Diego State University
San Diego, Public Not For Profit
60%
$10,729
Average Net Price
19) San Jose State University
San Jose, Public Not For Profit
58%
$11,210
Average Net Price
20) California Maritime Academy
Vallejo, Public Not For Profit
47%