California Average Net Price Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in California by Average Net Price for 2021

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. California Christian College leads the list with a ($1,368) 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 2018/2019 academic year.

California's Cheapest Colleges by Average Net Price
College Net Price Discount
#21 California State University Channel Islands

Camarillo, Public Not For Profit

$13,548 47%
#22 Trident University International

Cypress, Private For Profit

$13,916 12%
#23 University of California Merced

Merced, Public Not For Profit

$14,013 56%
#24 Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, Private Not For Profit

$14,439 71%
#25 San Jose State University

San Jose, Public Not For Profit

$14,471 46%
#26 San Diego State University

San Diego, Public Not For Profit

$14,499 47%
#27 Humboldt State University

Arcata, Public Not For Profit

$14,766 35%
#28 California State University Chico

Chico, Public Not For Profit

$14,843 36%
#29 University of California San Diego

La Jolla, Public Not For Profit

$14,864 50%
#30 San Francisco State University

San Francisco, Public Not For Profit

$15,166 38%
#31 University of California Irvine

Irvine, Public Not For Profit

$15,268 51%
#32 Santa Barbara Business College Santa Maria

Santa Maria, Private For Profit

$15,312 35%
#33 Santa Barbara Business College Bakersfield

Bakersfield, Private For Profit

$15,353 34%
#34 University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Public Not For Profit

$15,718 50%
#35 University of California Davis

Davis, Public Not For Profit

$15,886 49%
#36 Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$16,103 48%
#37 University of California Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, Public Not For Profit

$16,767 46%
#38 Stanford University

Stanford, Private Not For Profit

$16,779 76%
#39 Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, Public Not For Profit

$17,086 32%
#40 The National Hispanic University

San Jose, Private For Profit

$17,171 14%