California In State Tuition Ranking

The Most Expensive Colleges in California by In State Tuition for 2022

Most Expensive Colleges in California by In State Tuition

The highest priced four year colleges in California are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2020/2021 school year.

What is the most expensive college in California? Leading the colleges list is University of Southern California in Los Angeles with an in state tuition of $59,260.

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 Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating Value
#1 University of Southern California

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$59,260 92 89
#2 Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$58,359 90 92
#3 Pepperdine University

Malibu, Private Not For Profit

$57,750 77 46
#4 Scripps College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$56,970 90 85
#5 Chapman University

Orange, Private Not For Profit

$56,830 80 57
#6 Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$56,190 95 98
#7 Occidental College

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$55,980 85 80
#8 Pitzer College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$55,734 NA NA
#9 Stanford University

Stanford, Private Not For Profit

$55,473 99 99
#10 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, Private Not For Profit

$54,570 98 98
#11 Pomona College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$54,380 NA NA
#12 Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, Private Not For Profit

$52,998 87 56
#13 California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, Private Not For Profit

$52,850 NA NA
#14 University of Redlands

Redlands, Private Not For Profit

$52,150 67 79
#15 University of San Diego

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$52,120 NA NA
#16 University of San Francisco

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$51,930 76 49
#17 Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$51,820 86 51
#18 California College of the Arts

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$50,592 NA NA
#19 Saint Marys College of California

Moraga, Private Not For Profit

$50,460 71 50
#20 University of the Pacific

Stockton, Private Not For Profit

$50,370 75 81