California In State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in California by In State Tuition for 2013


Cheapest Colleges in California

College affordability is a significant factor in nearly all students' school selection process, in California and nationwide. With high paying, post graduation employment still difficult to obtain, choosing a college which offers good value for your tuition dollar is more important than ever. If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of California these are the cheap in state colleges to consider.

Keep in mind that affordable doesn't necessarily mean finding a school with a low published tuition. It's important to research the full financial aid package offered by a school and the average net price actually paid. Sometimes a school which appears cheap on the surface can end up being more expensive if the college doesn't offer competitive aid. The methodology for our listings below is a ranking of least expensive published tuition.

The most affordable four year colleges in California are listed by one year's in state tuition for the 2012/2013 school year. Click on each school for more specific information on price you can expect to pay, calculate potential student loan payments and formulate a college savings plan.

What is the cheapest college in California? Leading our colleges list is World Mission University in with an in state tuition of $4,560.

Another affordable option for California students is to study at a community college for two years, then progress to a full four year college to earn your bachelors degree. A comprehensive list of California community colleges can be found here with annual tuition that may be cheaper than four year colleges.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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California's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
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World Mission University Private $4,560 Get Admission Info
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California State University Stanislaus Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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California State University Fresno Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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California State University Northridge Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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California State University Channel Islands Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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California State University Fullerton Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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California Maritime Academy Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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California State University Sacramento Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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San Francisco State University Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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California State University Chico Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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California State University Long Beach Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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San Diego State University Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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California State University San Bernardino Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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San Jose State University Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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California State University Dominguez Hills Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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California State University Los Angeles Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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Humboldt State University Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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California State Polytechnic University Pomona Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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California State University San Marcos Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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Sonoma State University Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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California State University East Bay Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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California State University Monterey Bay Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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California State University Bakersfield Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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Bethesda University of California Private $7,500 Get Admission Info
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SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary Private $7,800 Get Admission Info
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The National Hispanic University Private $7,896 Get Admission Info
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Patten University Private $8,036 Get Admission Info
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California Christian College Private $8,060 Get Admission Info
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University of the West Private $8,400 Get Admission Info
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Shasta Bible College and Graduate School Private $9,600 Get Admission Info
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Lincoln University Private $9,730 Get Admission Info
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Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science Private $9,857 Get Admission Info
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King's University Private $10,350 Get Admission Info
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Epic Bible College Private $10,775 Get Admission Info
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Santa Barbara Business College Santa Maria Private $10,980 Get Admission Info
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Santa Barbara Business College Ventura Private $10,980 Get Admission Info
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Santa Barbara Business College Bakersfield Private $10,980 Get Admission Info
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Pacific College of Oriental Medicine LLC San Diego Private $11,008 Get Admission Info
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