California Out of State Total Cost Ranking

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

Most Expensive Colleges in California by Out of State Total Cost

The highest priced four year colleges in California are listed by one year's out of 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 out of 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 Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$78,139 90 92
#2 University of Southern California

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$77,873 92 89
#3 Scripps College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$76,274 90 85
#4 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, Private Not For Profit

$75,627 98 98
#5 Pitzer College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$75,508 NA NA
#6 Pepperdine University

Malibu, Private Not For Profit

$75,412 77 46
#7 Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$74,975 95 98
#8 Chapman University

Orange, Private Not For Profit

$74,952 80 57
#9 Stanford University

Stanford, Private Not For Profit

$74,714 99 99
#10 Occidental College

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$74,416 85 80
#11 Pomona College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$73,594 NA NA
#12 California College of the Arts

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$71,230 NA NA
#13 University of San Francisco

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$70,072 76 49
#14 Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, Private Not For Profit

$70,050 87 56
#15 University of San Diego

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$69,100 NA NA
#16 University of Redlands

Redlands, Private Not For Profit

$68,690 67 79
#17 San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$68,425 NA NA
#18 Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$68,325 86 51
#19 Saint Marys College of California

Moraga, Private Not For Profit

$67,446 71 50
#20 California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, Private Not For Profit

$67,275 NA NA