California In State Total Cost Ranking

The Most Expensive Colleges in California by In State Total Cost for 2021

Most Expensive Colleges in California by In State Total Cost

The highest priced four year colleges in California are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2018/2019 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the most expensive college in California? Leading the colleges list is Harvey Mudd College in Claremont with an in state total cost of $78,139.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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California's Most Expensive Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$78,139 90 89
#2 Scripps College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$75,588 89 83
#3 University of Southern California

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$75,307 92 92
#4 Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$74,975 96 98
#5 Pitzer College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$74,550 NA NA
#6 Occidental College

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$73,850 84 89
#7 Pomona College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$72,980 96 99
#8 Pepperdine University

Malibu, Private Not For Profit

$72,812 77 60
#9 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, Private Not For Profit

$72,672 98 97
#10 Chapman University

Orange, Private Not For Profit

$72,042 79 55
#11 Stanford University

Stanford, Private Not For Profit

$71,207 99 99
#12 Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, Private Not For Profit

$71,112 88 75
#13 University of Redlands

Redlands, Private Not For Profit

$67,620 65 71
#14 University of San Francisco

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$67,292 75 63
#15 University of San Diego

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$67,282 80 79
#16 San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$66,941 NA NA
#17 Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$66,729 86 51
#18 Saint Marys College of California

Moraga, Private Not For Profit

$66,683 68 55
#19 California College of the Arts

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$66,663 NA NA
#20 San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$66,635 NA NA