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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 2016/2017 school year.

What is the most expensive college in California? Leading the colleges list is Harvey Mudd College in Claremont with an in state tuition of $52,383.

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 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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California's Most Expensive Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$52,383
In State Tuition
1) Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, Private Not For Profit
97 65
$51,442
In State Tuition
2) University of Southern California
Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit
97 67
$50,766
In State Tuition
3) Scripps College
Claremont, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$50,700
In State Tuition
4) Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, Private Not For Profit
97 75
$50,492
In State Tuition
5) Occidental College
Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit
90 63
$50,160
In State Tuition
6) Pitzer College
Claremont, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$49,770
In State Tuition
7) Pepperdine University
Malibu, Private Not For Profit
91 69
$49,005
In State Tuition
8) Pomona College
Claremont, Private Not For Profit
98 80
$48,310
In State Tuition
9) Chapman University
Orange, Private Not For Profit
82 57
$47,331
In State Tuition
10) Stanford University
Stanford, Private Not For Profit
99 81
$47,112
In State Tuition
11) Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, Private Not For Profit
89 59
$46,220
In State Tuition
12) University of Redlands
Redlands, Private Not For Profit
63 51
$45,846
In State Tuition
13) California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, Private Not For Profit
98 72
$45,540
In State Tuition
14) University of San Diego
San Diego, Private Not For Profit
84 61
$45,030
In State Tuition
15) California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$44,976
In State Tuition
16) California College of the Arts
Oakland, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$44,322
In State Tuition
17) Mills College
Oakland, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$44,210
In State Tuition
18) Saint Marys College of California
Moraga, Private Not For Profit
58 43
$44,184
In State Tuition
19) Whittier College
Whittier, Private Not For Profit
57 57
$44,068
In State Tuition
20) University of the Pacific
Stockton, Private Not For Profit
74 55