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%
#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%
#41 University of California Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, Public Not For Profit

$17,842 48%
#42 Azusa Pacific Online University

Glendora, Private Not For Profit

$18,284 32%
#43 Fresno Pacific University

Fresno, Private Not For Profit

$18,728 56%
#44 King's University

Van Nuys, Private Not For Profit

$18,752 34%
#45 World Mission University

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$18,917 -17%
#46 University of Phoenix Central Valley Campus

Fresno, Private For Profit

$19,059 -9%
#47 University of Phoenix San Diego Campus

San Diego, Private For Profit

$19,094 -9%
#48 University of Phoenix Sacramento Valley Campus

Sacramento, Private For Profit

$19,185 -9%
#49 University of Phoenix Bay Area Campus

San Jose, Private For Profit

$19,295 -10%
#50 University of California Berkeley

Berkeley, Public Not For Profit

$19,329 46%
#51 University of Phoenix Southern California Campus

Costa Mesa, Private For Profit

$19,922 -14%
#52 Stanford University

Stanford, Private Not For Profit

$20,023 73%
#53 Hope International University

Fullerton, Private Not For Profit

$20,470 56%
#54 California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, Public Not For Profit

$20,491 23%
#55 California Maritime Academy

Vallejo, Public Not For Profit

$21,069 -1%
#56 National University

La Jolla, Private Not For Profit

$21,363 31%
#57 Life Pacific College

San Dimas, Private Not For Profit

$21,444 23%
#58 Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre

Blue Lake, Private Not For Profit

$21,610 2%
#59 Vanguard University of Southern California

Costa Mesa, Private Not For Profit

$21,667 54%
#60 Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$22,004 71%
#61 California College San Diego

San Diego, Private For Profit

$22,848 15%
#62 American University of Health Sciences

Signal Hill, Private For Profit

$22,951 40%
#63 Simpson University

Redding, Private Not For Profit

$23,012 50%
#64 Pacific Union College

Angwin, Private Not For Profit

$23,163 44%
#65 Holy Names University

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$23,430 58%
#66 Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$23,746 25%
#67 Thomas Aquinas College

Santa Paula, Private Not For Profit

$24,067 32%
#68 La Sierra University

Riverside, Private Not For Profit

$24,891 45%
#69 Expression College for Digital Arts

Emeryville, Private For Profit

$25,082 27%
#70 Coleman University

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$25,309 18%
#71 Platt College San Diego

San Diego, Private For Profit

$25,588 27%
#72 Pacific College of Oriental Medicine LLC San Diego

San Diego, Private For Profit

$25,682 4%
#73 Platt College Ontario

Ontario, Private For Profit

$25,784 9%
#74 William Jessup University

Rocklin, Private Not For Profit

$26,094 48%
#75 Cogswell College

Sunnyvale, Private For Profit

$26,272 35%
#76 Southern California Institute of Technology

Anaheim, Private For Profit

$26,392 24%
#77 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, Private Not For Profit

$26,591 65%
#78 Providence Christian College

Pasadena, Private Not For Profit

$26,894 41%
#79 Menlo College

Atherton, Private Not For Profit

$27,052 56%
#80 Mount St. Mary's College

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$27,346 54%
#81 California Baptist University

Riverside, Private Not For Profit

$27,883 42%
#82 San Diego Christian College

El Cajon, Private Not For Profit

$27,919 41%
#83 Mills College

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$27,954 40%
#84 Notre Dame de Namur University

Belmont, Private Not For Profit

$28,243 47%
#85 Whittier College

Whittier, Private Not For Profit

$28,647 56%
#86 The Master's College and Seminary

Santa Clarita, Private Not For Profit

$29,567 28%
#87 California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, Private Not For Profit

$29,669 52%
#88 Concordia University Irvine

Irvine, Private Not For Profit

$29,893 42%
#89 Platt College Los Angeles

Alhambra, Private For Profit

$30,010 -6%
#90 University of La Verne

La Verne, Private Not For Profit

$30,061 51%
#91 Pitzer College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$30,095 60%
#92 Marymount California University

Rancho Palos Verdes, Private Not For Profit

$30,159 45%
#93 University of Redlands

Redlands, Private Not For Profit

$30,240 56%
#94 Pomona College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$30,392 59%
#95 Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, Private Not For Profit

$31,367 39%
#96 Westmont College

Santa Barbara, Private Not For Profit

$32,418 50%
#97 Woodbury University

Burbank, Private Not For Profit

$32,591 43%
#98 University of the Pacific

Stockton, Private Not For Profit

$32,780 50%
#99 Santa Barbara Business College Ventura

Ventura, Private For Profit

$33,367 14%
#100 John Paul the Great Catholic University

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$33,730 19%
#101 Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$34,644 31%
#102 Biola University

La Mirada, Private Not For Profit

$34,713 38%
#103 Columbia College Hollywood

Tarzana, Private Not For Profit

$35,690 18%
#104 West Coast University Orange County

Anaheim, Private For Profit

$36,554 -6%
#105 Dominican University of California

San Rafael, Private Not For Profit

$36,899 43%
#106 Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$37,192 52%
#107 University of San Diego

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$37,547 46%
#108 Laguna College of Art and Design

Laguna Beach, Private Not For Profit

$37,560 26%
#109 Newschool of Architecture and Design

San Diego, Private For Profit

$37,654 16%
#110 FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Francisco

San Francisco, Private For Profit

$37,708 27%
#111 Musicians Institute

Hollywood, Private For Profit

$37,768 11%
#112 Design Institute of San Diego

San Diego, Private For Profit

$38,498 11%
#113 University of Southern California

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$39,759 49%
#114 Scripps College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$40,259 47%
#115 Saint Marys College of California

Moraga, Private Not For Profit

$40,401 40%
#116 Occidental College

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$41,102 45%
#117 FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Private For Profit

$41,766 19%
#118 San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$41,918 39%
#119 San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$42,757 34%
#120 University of San Francisco

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$42,801 39%
#121 California College of the Arts

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$43,687 39%
#122 Chapman University

Orange, Private Not For Profit

$44,327 41%
#123 West Coast University Los Angeles

North Hollywood, Private For Profit

$44,867 1%
#124 Pepperdine University

Malibu, Private Not For Profit

$46,550 38%
#125 Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$46,876 29%
#126 West Coast University Ontario

Ontario, Private For Profit

$47,417 -5%
#127 Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, Private Not For Profit

$47,878 25%
#128 Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, Private Not For Profit

$48,284 31%
#129 Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$48,758 29%
#130 Southern California Institute of Architecture

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$51,591 22%
#131 California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, Private Not For Profit

$59,367 12%