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the Bay Area Colleges

the Bay Area is home to 50 colleges and universities. The largest being University of California Berkeley with 39,393 full time students and most expensive, Santa Clara University, with in state tuition of $51,081.

On average, it costs $14,847 for in-state tuition to attend college in the Bay Area in 2013. Select a college from the list below for further pricing information and to learn more about each school.

California colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey

List of Colleges in the Bay Area
School City Students Tuition
American Conservatory Theater San Francisco 46 $29,355
Berkeley City College Berkeley 1,648 $1,104
California College of the Arts Oakland 1,710 $48,648
California Maritime Academy Vallejo 975 $5,742
California State University East Bay Hayward 11,886 $5,742
Canada College Redwood City 999 $1,288
Chabot College Hayward 3,837 $0
City College of San Francisco San Francisco 8,088 $0
Cogswell College Sunnyvale 411 $19,056
College of Alameda Alameda 1,205 $1,104
College of Marin Kentfield 1,345 $1,380
College of San Mateo San Mateo 2,363 $1,288
Contra Costa College San Pablo 1,921 $1,288
De Anza College Cupertino 9,210 $1,395
Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill 7,440 $1,288
Dominican University of California San Rafael 1,430 $45,350
Evergreen Valley College San Jose 3,138 $1,288
Expression College for Digital Arts Emeryville 603 $25,000
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Francisco San Francisco 169 $31,141
Foothill College Los Altos Hills 4,372 $1,395
Holy Names University Oakland 724 $38,800
Laney College Oakland 2,613 $1,104
Las Positas College Livermore 2,959 $1,104
Lincoln University Oakland 548 $10,680
Los Medanos College Pittsburg 3,113 $1,288
Menlo College Atherton 720 $42,050
Merritt College Oakland 1,626 $1,104
Mills College Oakland 1,072 $28,765
Mission College Santa Clara 1,902 $1,104
Napa Valley College Napa 2,006 $1,104
Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont 822 $34,910
Ohlone Community College Fremont 3,404 $1,104
Patten University Oakland 404 $8,036
Saint Marys College of California Moraga 3,196 $47,130
San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco 350 $45,664
San Francisco Conservatory of Music San Francisco 397 $45,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco 24,186 $5,742
San Jose City College San Jose 2,162 $1,288
San Jose State University San Jose 27,261 $5,742
Santa Clara University Santa Clara 7,569 $51,081
Skyline College San Bruno 2,357 $1,380
Solano Community College Fairfield 2,689 $1,104
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park 8,292 $5,742
Stanford University Stanford 16,332 $50,703
SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary Oakland 534 $8,960
The National Hispanic University San Jose 350 $7,896
University of California Berkeley Berkeley 39,393 $11,442
University of Phoenix Bay Area Campus San Jose 1,880 $10,548
University of San Francisco San Francisco 9,788 $47,550
West Valley College Saratoga 2,614 $1,380