Open Admissions Colleges in California

The 2023 Directory of California Open Admissions Colleges and Costs

California Open Admissions Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

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 $14,442 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of ($146) from the 2019-2020 average of $14,588 and represents a -1% annual decline. The list of California open admissions colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 158 open admissions colleges and universities in California, the most popular being University of Phoenix Southern California Campus with 9,611 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $10,560. John Paul the Great Catholic University is the most expensive open admissions school in California with an in-state tuition of $27,000.

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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore California Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Allan Hancock College

Santa Maria, California

$1,104 NA NA
American River College

Sacramento, California

$0 NA NA
Antelope Valley College

Lancaster, California

$1,104 NA NA
Azusa Pacific Online University

Glendora, California

$10,800 NA NA
Bakersfield College

Bakersfield, California

$1,380 NA NA
Barstow Community College

Barstow, California

$1,104 NA NA
Berkeley City College

Berkeley, California

$1,104 NA NA
Bryan University

Los Angeles, California

$12,100 NA NA
Butte College

Oroville, California

$1,104 NA NA
Cabrillo College

Aptos, California

$1,104 NA NA
California College San Diego

San Diego, California

$18,480 NA NA
Canada College

Redwood City, California

$1,288 NA NA
Cerritos College

Norwalk, California

$1,288 NA NA
Cerro Coso Community College

Ridgecrest, California

$1,380 NA NA
Chabot College

Hayward, California

$1,104 NA NA
Chaffey College

Rancho Cucamonga, California

$1,104 NA NA
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science

Los Angeles, California

$14,424 NA NA
Citrus College

Glendora, California

$1,104 NA NA
City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, California

$0 NA NA
Coastline Community College

Fountain Valley, California

$1,104 NA NA