Four Year Colleges in California

The 2021 Directory of California Four Year Colleges and Costs

California Four Year Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2021

How much does it cost to attend four year college in California?   The average annual in-state four year college tuition in California was $24,481 for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is a change of ($458) from the 2018-2019 average of $24,939 and represents a -1.84% annual decline. The list of California four year colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 144 four year colleges and universities in California, the most popular being University of California Los Angeles with 42,895 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $11,442. Harvey Mudd College is the most expensive four year school in California with an in-state tuition of $58,359.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. California colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in California or cheap California colleges guide.

<Academic 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 ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore California Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
American Conservatory Theater

San Francisco, California

$30,235 NA NA
American Jewish University

Los Angeles, California

$30,480 NA NA
American University of Health Sciences

Signal Hill, California

$21,420 NA NA
Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, California

$44,272 NA NA
Azusa Pacific Online University

Glendora, California

$10,800 NA NA
Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, California

$39,640 70 80
Bethesda University of California

Anaheim, California

$7,875 NA NA
Biola University

La Mirada, California

$41,976 65 48
California Baptist University

Riverside, California

$32,942 47 42
California Christian College

Fresno, California

$9,120 NA NA
California College of the Arts

Oakland, California

$50,592 NA NA
California College San Diego

San Diego, California

$18,480 NA NA
California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California

$52,506 98 97
California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, California

$50,850 NA NA
California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, California

$43,900 61 57
California Maritime Academy

Vallejo, California

$5,742 NA NA
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, California

$5,742 75 48
California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Pomona, California

$5,742 54 45
California State University Bakersfield

Bakersfield, California

$5,742 NA NA
California State University Channel Islands

Camarillo, California

$5,742 NA NA