California In State Total Cost Ranking

The Most Expensive Colleges in California by In State Total Cost for 2022

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 2020/2021 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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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California's Most Expensive Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#21 Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$66,264 NA NA
#22 Southern California Institute of Architecture

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$65,918 63 4
#23 University of the Pacific

Stockton, Private Not For Profit

$65,914 75 81
#24 Whittier College

Whittier, Private Not For Profit

$65,392 NA NA
#25 San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$64,914 NA NA
#26 Westmont College

Santa Barbara, Private Not For Profit

$64,820 74 82
#27 Dominican University of California

San Rafael, Private Not For Profit

$64,624 63 42
#28 Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, Private Not For Profit

$64,016 NA NA
#29 Menlo College

Atherton, Private Not For Profit

$61,810 NA NA
#30 California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, Private Not For Profit

$61,658 61 62
#31 University of La Verne

La Verne, Private Not For Profit

$61,270 52 37
#32 Mount St. Mary's College

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$59,336 53 49
#33 Woodbury University

Burbank, Private Not For Profit

$57,007 NA NA
#34 Biola University

La Mirada, Private Not For Profit

$56,042 66 48
#35 Holy Names University

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$55,978 NA NA
#36 Marymount California University

Rancho Palos Verdes, Private Not For Profit

$54,735 NA NA
#37 Notre Dame de Namur University

Belmont, Private Not For Profit

$53,650 NA NA
#38 Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, Private Not For Profit

$51,792 NA NA
#39 FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Private For Profit

$51,726 NA NA
#40 FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Francisco

San Francisco, Private For Profit

$51,726 NA NA