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Most Expensive Colleges in California by Out of State Tuition

The highest priced four year colleges in California are listed by one year's out of 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 out of 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 Out of State Tuition
Out of State Tuition College Rating $Value
$52,383
Out of State Tuition
1) Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, Private Not For Profit
97 66
$51,442
Out of State Tuition
2) University of Southern California
Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit
97 67
$50,766
Out of State Tuition
3) Scripps College
Claremont, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$50,700
Out of State Tuition
4) Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, Private Not For Profit
97 75
$50,492
Out of State Tuition
5) Occidental College
Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit
90 63
$50,160
Out of State Tuition
6) Pitzer College
Claremont, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$49,770
Out of State Tuition
7) Pepperdine University
Malibu, Private Not For Profit
90 69
$49,005
Out of State Tuition
8) Pomona College
Claremont, Private Not For Profit
99 80
$48,310
Out of State Tuition
9) Chapman University
Orange, Private Not For Profit
86 59
$47,331
Out of State Tuition
10) Stanford University
Stanford, Private Not For Profit
99 81
$47,112
Out of State Tuition
11) Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, Private Not For Profit
90 59
$46,220
Out of State Tuition
12) University of Redlands
Redlands, Private Not For Profit
70 56
$45,846
Out of State Tuition
13) California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, Private Not For Profit
98 72
$45,540
Out of State Tuition
14) University of San Diego
San Diego, Private Not For Profit
84 61
$45,030
Out of State Tuition
15) California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$44,976
Out of State Tuition
16) California College of the Arts
Oakland, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$44,322
Out of State Tuition
17) Mills College
Oakland, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$44,210
Out of State Tuition
18) Saint Marys College of California
Moraga, Private Not For Profit
50 33
$44,184
Out of State Tuition
19) Whittier College
Whittier, Private Not For Profit
62 60
$44,068
Out of State Tuition
20) University of the Pacific
Stockton, Private Not For Profit
74 55