California Average Net Price Ranking

The Most Expensive Colleges in California by Average Net Price for 2022

Most Expensive Colleges in California by Average Net Price

The highest net price colleges in California are ranked by the average net price paid. Net price is the average cost paid as determined by tuition minus scholarship and grant financial aid and grant financial aid and may be a more accurate estimation of real life costs than published tuition. Discount from list price represents the effective percent discount from published costs that students averaged. Please note that net price varies on a student by student basis based on finanical situation and no financial aid is guaranteed. California Institute of the Arts leads the list with a $59,367 average annual net price paid in 2014-2015.

Net price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2014-2015 academic year.

California's Most Expensive Colleges by Average Net Price
College Net Price Discount
#1 California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, Private Not For Profit

$59,367 12%
#2 Southern California Institute of Architecture

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$51,591 22%
#3 Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$48,758 29%
#4 Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, Private Not For Profit

$48,284 31%
#5 Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, Private Not For Profit

$47,878 25%
#6 West Coast University Ontario

Ontario, Private For Profit

$47,417 -5%
#7 Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$46,876 29%
#8 Pepperdine University

Malibu, Private Not For Profit

$46,550 38%
#9 West Coast University Los Angeles

North Hollywood, Private For Profit

$44,867 1%
#10 Chapman University

Orange, Private Not For Profit

$44,327 41%
#11 California College of the Arts

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$43,687 39%
#12 University of San Francisco

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$42,801 39%
#13 San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$42,757 34%
#14 San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$41,918 39%
#15 FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Private For Profit

$41,766 19%
#16 Occidental College

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$41,102 45%
#17 Saint Marys College of California

Moraga, Private Not For Profit

$40,401 40%
#18 Scripps College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$40,259 47%
#19 University of Southern California

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$39,759 49%
#20 Design Institute of San Diego

San Diego, Private For Profit

$38,498 11%