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
#1 Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$78,139 90 89
#2 Scripps College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$75,588 89 83
#3 University of Southern California

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$75,307 92 92
#4 Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$74,975 96 98
#5 Pitzer College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$74,550 NA NA
#6 Occidental College

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$73,850 84 89
#7 Pomona College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$72,980 96 99
#8 Pepperdine University

Malibu, Private Not For Profit

$72,812 77 60
#9 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, Private Not For Profit

$72,672 98 97
#10 Chapman University

Orange, Private Not For Profit

$72,042 79 55
#11 Stanford University

Stanford, Private Not For Profit

$71,207 99 99
#12 Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, Private Not For Profit

$71,112 88 75
#13 University of Redlands

Redlands, Private Not For Profit

$67,620 65 71
#14 University of San Francisco

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$67,292 75 63
#15 University of San Diego

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$67,282 80 79
#16 San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$66,941 NA NA
#17 Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$66,729 86 51
#18 Saint Marys College of California

Moraga, Private Not For Profit

$66,683 68 55
#19 California College of the Arts

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$66,663 NA NA
#20 San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$66,635 NA NA
#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
#41 Mount St. Mary's College

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$57,321 57 45
#42 Holy Names University

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$55,668 46 53
#43 Woodbury University

Burbank, Private Not For Profit

$55,561 61 65
#44 Biola University

La Mirada, Private Not For Profit

$55,460 65 48
#45 Notre Dame de Namur University

Belmont, Private Not For Profit

$53,650 NA NA
#46 Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, Private Not For Profit

$53,108 70 80
#47 Marymount California University

Rancho Palos Verdes, Private Not For Profit

$52,628 NA NA
#48 American Jewish University

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$50,819 NA NA
#49 Laguna College of Art and Design

Laguna Beach, Private Not For Profit

$50,657 NA NA
#50 Concordia University Irvine

Irvine, Private Not For Profit

$50,510 48 25
#51 FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Private For Profit

$50,317 NA NA
#52 FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Francisco

San Francisco, Private For Profit

$50,317 NA NA
#53 Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$49,572 64 38
#54 Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, Private Not For Profit

$48,984 90 99
#55 William Jessup University

Rocklin, Private Not For Profit

$48,621 55 63
#56 San Diego Christian College

El Cajon, Private Not For Profit

$46,538 39 10
#57 California Baptist University

Riverside, Private Not For Profit

$46,512 47 42
#58 Vanguard University of Southern California

Costa Mesa, Private Not For Profit

$46,430 49 67
#59 Mills College

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$46,371 69 79
#60 Hope International University

Fullerton, Private Not For Profit

$45,997 31 13
#61 American Conservatory Theater

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$45,626 NA NA
#62 West Coast University Los Angeles

North Hollywood, Private For Profit

$44,580 NA NA
#63 West Coast University Ontario

Ontario, Private For Profit

$44,580 NA NA
#64 La Sierra University

Riverside, Private Not For Profit

$44,166 44 28
#65 Fresno Pacific University

Fresno, Private Not For Profit

$43,875 45 59
#66 Newschool of Architecture and Design

San Diego, Private For Profit

$43,383 NA NA
#67 Providence Christian College

Pasadena, Private Not For Profit

$43,336 64 79
#68 Simpson University

Redding, Private Not For Profit

$43,050 49 50
#69 Musicians Institute

Hollywood, Private For Profit

$42,441 NA NA
#70 Design Institute of San Diego

San Diego, Private For Profit

$41,569 NA NA
#71 John Paul the Great Catholic University

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$41,144 53 18
#72 Pacific Union College

Angwin, Private Not For Profit

$41,094 55 64
#73 Columbia College Hollywood

Tarzana, Private Not For Profit

$40,191 NA NA
#74 San Diego State University

San Diego, Public Not For Profit

$39,111 64 49
#75 Santa Barbara Business College Ventura

Ventura, Private For Profit

$38,916 NA NA
#76 Cogswell College

Sunnyvale, Private For Profit

$38,790 NA NA
#77 San Jose State University

San Jose, Public Not For Profit

$38,736 55 45
#78 The Master's College and Seminary

Santa Clarita, Private Not For Profit

$38,522 NA NA
#79 American University of Health Sciences

Signal Hill, Private For Profit

$38,237 NA NA
#80 California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, Public Not For Profit

$37,972 75 48
#81 California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Pomona, Public Not For Profit

$37,818 54 45
#82 California State University Channel Islands

Camarillo, Public Not For Profit

$37,638 NA NA
#83 Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, Public Not For Profit

$36,940 45 20
#84 California State University Fullerton

Fullerton, Public Not For Profit

$36,714 48 47
#85 California State University Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Public Not For Profit

$36,698 35 63
#86 California State University Sacramento

Sacramento, Public Not For Profit

$36,442 39 34
#87 San Francisco State University

San Francisco, Public Not For Profit

$36,299 44 29
#88 West Coast University Orange County

Anaheim, Private For Profit

$36,115 NA NA
#89 Pacific States University

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$35,987 NA NA
#90 California State University East Bay

Hayward, Public Not For Profit

$35,410 NA NA
#91 California State University Chico

Chico, Public Not For Profit

$35,078 50 38
#92 Humboldt State University

Arcata, Public Not For Profit

$34,684 35 18
#93 California State University San Marcos

San Marcos, Public Not For Profit

$34,597 44 35
#94 California State University Monterey Bay

Seaside, Public Not For Profit

$34,588 38 28
#95 Expression College for Digital Arts

Emeryville, Private For Profit

$34,487 NA NA
#96 Thomas Aquinas College

Santa Paula, Private Not For Profit

$34,400 68 71
#97 California State University Bakersfield

Bakersfield, Public Not For Profit

$34,257 NA NA
#98 California State University San Bernardino

San Bernardino, Public Not For Profit

$34,171 36 46
#99 California State University Long Beach

Long Beach, Public Not For Profit

$33,930 56 67
#100 California State University Dominguez Hills

Carson, Public Not For Profit

$33,839 NA NA
#101 Platt College San Diego

San Diego, Private For Profit

$33,721 NA NA
#102 Touro College Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$33,300 NA NA
#103 Southern California Institute of Technology

Anaheim, Private For Profit

$33,298 NA NA
#104 California Maritime Academy

Vallejo, Public Not For Profit

$33,124 NA NA
#105 California State University Northridge

Northridge, Public Not For Profit

$32,243 40 57
#106 California State University Stanislaus

Turlock, Public Not For Profit

$32,200 NA NA
#107 Humphreys College Stockton and Modesto Campuses

Stockton, Private Not For Profit

$31,635 NA NA
#108 Southern California Seminary

El Cajon, Private Not For Profit

$31,542 NA NA
#109 Mt Sierra College

Monrovia, Private For Profit

$31,467 NA NA
#110 Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$31,030 63 84
#111 California State University Fresno

Fresno, Public Not For Profit

$31,028 41 71
#112 Coleman University

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$30,995 NA NA
#113 San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus

Calexico, Public Not For Profit

$29,688 NA NA
#114 National University

La Jolla, Private Not For Profit

$28,480 32 NA
#115 King's University

Van Nuys, Private Not For Profit

$28,385 36 2
#116 Life Pacific College

San Dimas, Private Not For Profit

$27,463 25 1
#117 Platt College Los Angeles

Alhambra, Private For Profit

$27,190 NA NA
#118 Platt College Ontario

Ontario, Private For Profit

$27,190 NA NA
#119 California College San Diego

San Diego, Private For Profit

$26,968 NA NA
#120 Pacific College of Oriental Medicine LLC San Diego

San Diego, Private For Profit

$26,545 NA NA
#121 Azusa Pacific Online University

Glendora, Private Not For Profit

$25,408 NA NA
#122 DeVry University California

Pomona, Private For Profit

$24,345 NA NA
#123 Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad West Coast Talmudical Seminary

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$23,800 NA NA
#124 Santa Barbara Business College Bakersfield

Bakersfield, Private For Profit

$23,390 NA NA
#125 Santa Barbara Business College Santa Maria

Santa Maria, Private For Profit

$23,390 NA NA
#126 University of the West

Rosemead, Private Not For Profit

$22,924 NA NA
#127 Epic Bible College

Sacramento, Private Not For Profit

$22,715 NA NA
#128 Taft University System

Santa Ana, Private For Profit

$22,660 NA NA
#129 Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre

Blue Lake, Private Not For Profit

$22,007 NA NA
#130 Horizon College San Diego

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$20,820 NA NA
#131 Lincoln University

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$20,480 NA NA
#132 The National Hispanic University

San Jose, Private For Profit

$19,946 NA NA
#133 SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$18,884 NA NA
#134 Bethesda University of California

Anaheim, Private Not For Profit

$18,815 NA NA
#135 Patten University

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$18,174 NA NA
#136 Shasta Bible College and Graduate School

Redding, Private Not For Profit

$17,710 NA NA
#137 University of Phoenix Southern California Campus

Costa Mesa, Private For Profit

$17,550 NA NA
#138 University of Phoenix Central Valley Campus

Fresno, Private For Profit

$17,539 NA NA
#139 University of Phoenix Bay Area Campus

San Jose, Private For Profit

$17,538 NA NA
#140 University of Phoenix Sacramento Valley Campus

Sacramento, Private For Profit

$17,533 NA NA
#141 University of Phoenix San Diego Campus

San Diego, Private For Profit

$17,505 NA NA
#142 California Christian College

Fresno, Private Not For Profit

$17,260 NA NA
#143 World Mission University

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$16,121 NA NA
#144 Trident University International

Cypress, Private For Profit

$15,785 NA NA