California Academic Quality per Dollar Ranking

The Best Value Colleges in California by Academic Quality per Dollar for 2022

Best Value Colleges in California by Academic Quality per Dollar

These are the California schools which appear on CollegeCalc's Best Value Colleges in America ranking and represent the colleges providing the finest education balanced against an affordable average net price. The best value in California ranking goes to Stanford University with a 99th percentile national academic rank for a comparatively affordable $20,023 average net price.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. 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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 academic year.

California's Best Value Colleges by Academic Quality per Dollar
College Net Price Rating Value
#21 University of San Francisco

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$42,801 76 49
#22 Saint Marys College of California

Moraga, Private Not For Profit

$40,401 71 50
#23 Biola University

La Mirada, Private Not For Profit

$34,713 66 48
#24 Pepperdine University

Malibu, Private Not For Profit

$46,550 77 46