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
#21 University of California Merced

Merced, Public Not For Profit

$13,578 57%
#22 California State University Monterey Bay

Seaside, Public Not For Profit

$13,989 35%
#23 California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Pomona, Public Not For Profit

$14,457 42%
#24 Santa Barbara Business College Bakersfield

Bakersfield, Private For Profit

$14,548 38%
#25 San Francisco State University

San Francisco, Public Not For Profit

$14,757 38%
#26 Humboldt State University

Arcata, Public Not For Profit

$15,015 33%
#27 California State University Channel Islands

Camarillo, Public Not For Profit

$15,059 38%
#28 University of California San Diego

La Jolla, Public Not For Profit

$15,222 51%
#29 San Jose State University

San Jose, Public Not For Profit

$15,995 38%
#30 California State University Chico

Chico, Public Not For Profit

$16,109 28%
#31 Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, Private Not For Profit

$16,411 66%
#32 University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Public Not For Profit

$16,474 49%
#33 SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$16,651 12%
#34 Bethesda University of California

Anaheim, Private Not For Profit

$16,912 3%
#35 Touro College Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$17,013 49%
#36 University of California Davis

Davis, Public Not For Profit

$17,026 48%
#37 Santa Barbara Business College Santa Maria

Santa Maria, Private For Profit

$17,095 27%
#38 The National Hispanic University

San Jose, Private For Profit

$17,171 14%
#39 University of California Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, Public Not For Profit

$17,223 45%
#40 Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, Public Not For Profit

$17,239 26%