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Most Expensive Colleges in California by In State Tuition

The highest priced four year colleges in California are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2015/2016 school year.

What is the most expensive college in California? Leading our colleges list is Harvey Mudd College in Claremont with an in state tuition of $50,368.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2015-2016 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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California's Most Expensive Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$50,368
In State Tuition
1) Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, Private Not For Profit
97 66
$49,464
In State Tuition
2) University of Southern California
Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit
97 67
$48,938
In State Tuition
3) Scripps College
Claremont, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$48,800
In State Tuition
4) Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, Private Not For Profit
97 75
$48,690
In State Tuition
5) Occidental College
Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit
90 63
$48,400
In State Tuition
6) Pitzer College
Claremont, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$48,090
In State Tuition
7) Pepperdine University
Malibu, Private Not For Profit
90 69
$47,280
In State Tuition
8) Pomona College
Claremont, Private Not For Profit
99 80
$46,500
In State Tuition
9) Chapman University
Orange, Private Not For Profit
86 59
$45,729
In State Tuition
10) Stanford University
Stanford, Private Not For Profit
99 81
$45,300
In State Tuition
11) Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, Private Not For Profit
90 59
$44,550
In State Tuition
12) University of Redlands
Redlands, Private Not For Profit
70 56
$44,000
In State Tuition
13) University of San Diego
San Diego, Private Not For Profit
84 61
$43,710
In State Tuition
14) California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, Private Not For Profit
98 72
$43,400
In State Tuition
15) California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$43,248
In State Tuition
16) California College of the Arts
Oakland, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$42,990
In State Tuition
17) Mills College
Oakland, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$42,780
In State Tuition
18) Saint Marys College of California
Moraga, Private Not For Profit
50 33
$42,690
In State Tuition
19) Whittier College
Whittier, Private Not For Profit
62 60
$42,414
In State Tuition
20) University of the Pacific
Stockton, Private Not For Profit
74 55

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