California Average Net Price Ranking

The Most Expensive Colleges in California by Average Net Price for 2021

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 $54,594 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
#21 Pitzer College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$36,552 51%
#22 West Coast University Los Angeles

North Hollywood, Private For Profit

$36,514 18%
#23 West Coast University Ontario

Ontario, Private For Profit

$35,957 19%
#24 University of San Diego

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$35,936 47%
#25 Marymount California University

Rancho Palos Verdes, Private Not For Profit

$35,925 32%
#26 Occidental College

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$35,362 52%
#27 Dominican University of California

San Rafael, Private Not For Profit

$34,905 46%
#28 Musicians Institute

Hollywood, Private For Profit

$34,835 18%
#29 West Coast University Orange County

Anaheim, Private For Profit

$33,823 6%
#30 Santa Barbara Business College Ventura

Ventura, Private For Profit

$33,534 14%
#31 Biola University

La Mirada, Private Not For Profit

$33,331 40%
#32 Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$33,183 33%
#33 University of the Pacific

Stockton, Private Not For Profit

$33,178 49%
#34 Westmont College

Santa Barbara, Private Not For Profit

$32,663 48%
#35 University of Redlands

Redlands, Private Not For Profit

$31,180 54%
#36 Expression College for Digital Arts

Emeryville, Private For Profit

$30,725 11%
#37 John Paul the Great Catholic University

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$30,581 26%
#38 The Master's College and Seminary

Santa Clarita, Private Not For Profit

$30,268 21%
#39 Mount St. Mary's College

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$29,708 48%
#40 California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, Private Not For Profit

$29,693 51%