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%
#21 Musicians Institute

Hollywood, Private For Profit

$37,768 11%
#22 FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Francisco

San Francisco, Private For Profit

$37,708 27%
#23 Newschool of Architecture and Design

San Diego, Private For Profit

$37,654 16%
#24 Laguna College of Art and Design

Laguna Beach, Private Not For Profit

$37,560 26%
#25 University of San Diego

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$37,547 46%
#26 Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$37,192 52%
#27 Dominican University of California

San Rafael, Private Not For Profit

$36,899 43%
#28 West Coast University Orange County

Anaheim, Private For Profit

$36,554 -6%
#29 Columbia College Hollywood

Tarzana, Private Not For Profit

$35,690 18%
#30 Biola University

La Mirada, Private Not For Profit

$34,713 38%
#31 Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$34,644 31%
#32 John Paul the Great Catholic University

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$33,730 19%
#33 Santa Barbara Business College Ventura

Ventura, Private For Profit

$33,367 14%
#34 University of the Pacific

Stockton, Private Not For Profit

$32,780 50%
#35 Woodbury University

Burbank, Private Not For Profit

$32,591 43%
#36 Westmont College

Santa Barbara, Private Not For Profit

$32,418 50%
#37 Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, Private Not For Profit

$31,367 39%
#38 Pomona College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$30,392 59%
#39 University of Redlands

Redlands, Private Not For Profit

$30,240 56%
#40 Marymount California University

Rancho Palos Verdes, Private Not For Profit

$30,159 45%
#41 Pitzer College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$30,095 60%
#42 University of La Verne

La Verne, Private Not For Profit

$30,061 51%
#43 Platt College Los Angeles

Alhambra, Private For Profit

$30,010 -6%
#44 Concordia University Irvine

Irvine, Private Not For Profit

$29,893 42%
#45 California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, Private Not For Profit

$29,669 52%
#46 The Master's College and Seminary

Santa Clarita, Private Not For Profit

$29,567 28%
#47 Whittier College

Whittier, Private Not For Profit

$28,647 56%
#48 Notre Dame de Namur University

Belmont, Private Not For Profit

$28,243 47%
#49 Mills College

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$27,954 40%
#50 San Diego Christian College

El Cajon, Private Not For Profit

$27,919 41%
#51 California Baptist University

Riverside, Private Not For Profit

$27,883 42%
#52 Mount St. Mary's College

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$27,346 54%
#53 Menlo College

Atherton, Private Not For Profit

$27,052 56%
#54 Providence Christian College

Pasadena, Private Not For Profit

$26,894 41%
#55 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, Private Not For Profit

$26,591 65%
#56 Southern California Institute of Technology

Anaheim, Private For Profit

$26,392 24%
#57 Cogswell College

Sunnyvale, Private For Profit

$26,272 35%
#58 William Jessup University

Rocklin, Private Not For Profit

$26,094 48%
#59 Platt College Ontario

Ontario, Private For Profit

$25,784 9%
#60 Pacific College of Oriental Medicine LLC San Diego

San Diego, Private For Profit

$25,682 4%
#61 Platt College San Diego

San Diego, Private For Profit

$25,588 27%
#62 Coleman University

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$25,309 18%
#63 Expression College for Digital Arts

Emeryville, Private For Profit

$25,082 27%
#64 La Sierra University

Riverside, Private Not For Profit

$24,891 45%
#65 Thomas Aquinas College

Santa Paula, Private Not For Profit

$24,067 32%
#66 Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$23,746 25%
#67 Holy Names University

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$23,430 58%
#68 Pacific Union College

Angwin, Private Not For Profit

$23,163 44%
#69 Simpson University

Redding, Private Not For Profit

$23,012 50%
#70 American University of Health Sciences

Signal Hill, Private For Profit

$22,951 40%
#71 California College San Diego

San Diego, Private For Profit

$22,848 15%
#72 Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$22,004 71%
#73 Vanguard University of Southern California

Costa Mesa, Private Not For Profit

$21,667 54%
#74 Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre

Blue Lake, Private Not For Profit

$21,610 2%
#75 Life Pacific College

San Dimas, Private Not For Profit

$21,444 23%
#76 National University

La Jolla, Private Not For Profit

$21,363 31%
#77 California Maritime Academy

Vallejo, Public Not For Profit

$21,069 -1%
#78 California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, Public Not For Profit

$20,491 23%
#79 Hope International University

Fullerton, Private Not For Profit

$20,470 56%
#80 Stanford University

Stanford, Private Not For Profit

$20,023 73%
#81 University of Phoenix Southern California Campus

Costa Mesa, Private For Profit

$19,922 -14%
#82 University of California Berkeley

Berkeley, Public Not For Profit

$19,329 46%
#83 University of Phoenix Bay Area Campus

San Jose, Private For Profit

$19,295 -10%
#84 University of Phoenix Sacramento Valley Campus

Sacramento, Private For Profit

$19,185 -9%
#85 University of Phoenix San Diego Campus

San Diego, Private For Profit

$19,094 -9%
#86 University of Phoenix Central Valley Campus

Fresno, Private For Profit

$19,059 -9%
#87 World Mission University

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$18,917 -17%
#88 King's University

Van Nuys, Private Not For Profit

$18,752 34%
#89 Fresno Pacific University

Fresno, Private Not For Profit

$18,728 56%
#90 Azusa Pacific Online University

Glendora, Private Not For Profit

$18,284 32%
#91 University of California Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, Public Not For Profit

$17,842 48%
#92 Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, Public Not For Profit

$17,239 26%
#93 University of California Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, Public Not For Profit

$17,223 45%
#94 The National Hispanic University

San Jose, Private For Profit

$17,171 14%
#95 Santa Barbara Business College Santa Maria

Santa Maria, Private For Profit

$17,095 27%
#96 University of California Davis

Davis, Public Not For Profit

$17,026 48%
#97 Touro College Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$17,013 49%
#98 Bethesda University of California

Anaheim, Private Not For Profit

$16,912 3%
#99 SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$16,651 12%
#100 University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Public Not For Profit

$16,474 49%
#101 Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, Private Not For Profit

$16,411 66%
#102 California State University Chico

Chico, Public Not For Profit

$16,109 28%
#103 San Jose State University

San Jose, Public Not For Profit

$15,995 38%
#104 University of California San Diego

La Jolla, Public Not For Profit

$15,222 51%
#105 California State University Channel Islands

Camarillo, Public Not For Profit

$15,059 38%
#106 Humboldt State University

Arcata, Public Not For Profit

$15,015 33%
#107 San Francisco State University

San Francisco, Public Not For Profit

$14,757 38%
#108 Santa Barbara Business College Bakersfield

Bakersfield, Private For Profit

$14,548 38%
#109 California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Pomona, Public Not For Profit

$14,457 42%
#110 California State University Monterey Bay

Seaside, Public Not For Profit

$13,989 35%
#111 University of California Merced

Merced, Public Not For Profit

$13,578 57%
#112 California State University East Bay

Hayward, Public Not For Profit

$13,260 43%
#113 San Diego State University

San Diego, Public Not For Profit

$13,192 52%
#114 University of California Irvine

Irvine, Public Not For Profit

$13,106 59%
#115 California State University San Marcos

San Marcos, Public Not For Profit

$12,933 41%
#116 Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad West Coast Talmudical Seminary

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$12,576 47%
#117 University of California Riverside

Riverside, Public Not For Profit

$11,948 62%
#118 California State University Sacramento

Sacramento, Public Not For Profit

$11,473 53%
#119 University of the West

Rosemead, Private Not For Profit

$10,834 53%
#120 California State University Long Beach

Long Beach, Public Not For Profit

$10,568 50%
#121 Humphreys College Stockton and Modesto Campuses

Stockton, Private Not For Profit

$10,240 68%
#122 California State University Northridge

Northridge, Public Not For Profit

$8,882 56%
#123 California State University San Bernardino

San Bernardino, Public Not For Profit

$8,492 58%
#124 California State University Fullerton

Fullerton, Public Not For Profit

$8,322 66%
#125 California State University Bakersfield

Bakersfield, Public Not For Profit

$7,697 64%
#126 California State University Stanislaus

Turlock, Public Not For Profit

$7,418 64%
#127 California State University Fresno

Fresno, Public Not For Profit

$6,906 63%
#128 California Christian College

Fresno, Private Not For Profit

$6,560 63%
#129 California State University Dominguez Hills

Carson, Public Not For Profit

$4,683 79%
#130 California State University Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Public Not For Profit

$3,859 84%
#131 Shasta Bible College and Graduate School

Redding, Private Not For Profit

$2,781 85%