California In State Tuition Ranking

The Most Expensive Colleges in California by In State Tuition for 2021

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 2018/2019 school year.

What is the most expensive college in California? Leading the colleges list is Harvey Mudd College in Claremont with an in state tuition of $58,359.

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 Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$58,359 90 89
#2 University of Southern California

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$57,256 92 92
#3 Scripps College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$56,970 89 83
#4 Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$56,190 96 98
#5 Occidental College

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$55,980 84 89
#6 Pitzer College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$55,734 NA NA
#7 Pepperdine University

Malibu, Private Not For Profit

$55,640 77 60
#8 Chapman University

Orange, Private Not For Profit

$54,540 79 55
#9 Pomona College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$54,380 96 99
#10 Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, Private Not For Profit

$52,998 88 75
#11 Stanford University

Stanford, Private Not For Profit

$52,857 99 99
#12 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, Private Not For Profit

$52,506 98 97
#13 California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, Private Not For Profit

$50,850 NA NA
#14 University of Redlands

Redlands, Private Not For Profit

$50,630 65 71
#15 California College of the Arts

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$50,592 NA NA
#16 University of San Diego

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$50,450 80 79
#17 University of San Francisco

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$49,740 75 63
#18 Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$49,550 86 51
#19 Saint Marys College of California

Moraga, Private Not For Profit

$48,988 68 55
#20 Whittier College

Whittier, Private Not For Profit

$48,924 63 73