California Average Net Price Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in California by Average Net Price for 2022

Cheapest Colleges in California by Average Net Price

The lowest 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. Shasta Bible College and Graduate School leads the list with a $2,781 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 2019/2020 academic year.

California's Cheapest Colleges by Average Net Price
College Net Price Discount
#1 Shasta Bible College and Graduate School

Redding, Private Not For Profit

$2,781 85%
#2 California State University Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Public Not For Profit

$3,859 84%
#3 California State University Dominguez Hills

Carson, Public Not For Profit

$4,683 79%
#4 California Christian College

Fresno, Private Not For Profit

$6,560 63%
#5 California State University Fresno

Fresno, Public Not For Profit

$6,906 63%
#6 California State University Stanislaus

Turlock, Public Not For Profit

$7,418 64%
#7 California State University Bakersfield

Bakersfield, Public Not For Profit

$7,697 64%
#8 California State University Fullerton

Fullerton, Public Not For Profit

$8,322 66%
#9 California State University San Bernardino

San Bernardino, Public Not For Profit

$8,492 58%
#10 California State University Northridge

Northridge, Public Not For Profit

$8,882 56%
#11 Humphreys College Stockton and Modesto Campuses

Stockton, Private Not For Profit

$10,240 68%
#12 California State University Long Beach

Long Beach, Public Not For Profit

$10,568 50%
#13 University of the West

Rosemead, Private Not For Profit

$10,834 53%
#14 California State University Sacramento

Sacramento, Public Not For Profit

$11,473 53%
#15 University of California Riverside

Riverside, Public Not For Profit

$11,948 62%
#16 Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad West Coast Talmudical Seminary

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$12,576 47%
#17 California State University San Marcos

San Marcos, Public Not For Profit

$12,933 41%
#18 University of California Irvine

Irvine, Public Not For Profit

$13,106 59%
#19 San Diego State University

San Diego, Public Not For Profit

$13,192 52%
#20 California State University East Bay

Hayward, Public Not For Profit

$13,260 43%