California Open Admissions Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

Open admissions means that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. A qualifying GPA or standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) scores are not necessary for to attend these schools with open admissions policies.

How much does it cost to attend open admissions college in California?   The average annual in-state college tuition in California was $14,229 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $426 from the 2015-2016 average of $13,803 and represents a 3.09% annual increase. The list of California open admissions colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 160 open admissions colleges and universities in California, the most popular being Santa Monica College with 11,035 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $1,104. John Paul the Great Catholic University is the most expensive open admissions school in California with an in-state tuition of $25,200.

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.

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
Allan Hancock College
Santa Maria, 3,560 Students
$1,288 - -
American River College
Sacramento, 6,173 Students
$0 - -
Antelope Valley College
Lancaster, 3,989 Students
$1,104 - -
Azusa Pacific Online University
Glendora, 1,003 Students
$10,200 - -
Bakersfield College
Bakersfield, 7,351 Students
$1,288 - -
Barstow Community College
Barstow, 1,186 Students
$1,104 - -
Berkeley City College
Berkeley, 1,648 Students
$1,104 - -
Bryan University
Los Angeles, 1,083 Students
$11,000 - -
Butte College
Oroville, 4,798 Students
$1,104 - -
Cabrillo College
Aptos, 4,002 Students
$1,104 - -
California College San Diego
San Diego, 200 Students
$18,480 - -
Canada College
Redwood City, 999 Students
$1,288 - -
Cerritos College
Norwalk, 6,566 Students
$1,288 - -
Cerro Coso Community College
Ridgecrest, 944 Students
$1,288 - -
Chabot College
Hayward, 3,837 Students
$0 - -
Chaffey College
Rancho Cucamonga, 6,370 Students
$1,104 - -
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science
Los Angeles, 521 Students
$13,872 45 100
Citrus College
Glendora, 5,416 Students
$1,104 - -
City College of San Francisco
San Francisco, 8,088 Students
$0 - -
Coastline Community College
Fountain Valley, 1,370 Students
$1,104 - -