California Out of State Total Cost Ranking

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

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 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 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 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 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
#21 California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, Private Not For Profit

$66,580 NA NA
#22 University of the Pacific

Stockton, Private Not For Profit

$64,967 78 83
#23 Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$64,964 62 12
#24 Whittier College

Whittier, Private Not For Profit

$64,668 63 73
#25 Dominican University of California

San Rafael, Private Not For Profit

$64,226 62 47
#26 University of California Berkeley

Berkeley, Public Not For Profit

$63,982 85 94
#27 Southern California Institute of Architecture

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$63,292 NA NA
#28 Westmont College

Santa Barbara, Private Not For Profit

$62,840 74 78
#29 Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, Private Not For Profit

$62,462 NA NA
#30 University of California Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, Public Not For Profit

$61,781 68 84
#31 University of California Merced

Merced, Public Not For Profit

$61,354 52 91
#32 University of California Davis

Davis, Public Not For Profit

$61,182 81 96
#33 University of California Riverside

Riverside, Public Not For Profit

$61,125 67 94
#34 University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Public Not For Profit

$61,082 86 96
#35 University of California Irvine

Irvine, Public Not For Profit

$61,006 81 95
#36 University of California Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, Public Not For Profit

$60,849 77 94
#37 California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, Private Not For Profit

$60,453 61 57
#38 University of La Verne

La Verne, Private Not For Profit

$60,262 57 53
#39 Menlo College

Atherton, Private Not For Profit

$59,651 NA NA
#40 University of California San Diego

La Jolla, Public Not For Profit

$59,568 82 95