California Out of State Tuition Ranking

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

Most Expensive Colleges in California by Out of State Tuition

The highest priced four year colleges in California are listed by one year's out of 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 out of 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 Out of State Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#21 University of the Pacific

Stockton, Private Not For Profit

$48,904 78 83
#22 San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$46,350 NA NA
#23 Dominican University of California

San Rafael, Private Not For Profit

$46,260 62 47
#24 San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$45,664 NA NA
#25 Westmont College

Santa Barbara, Private Not For Profit

$45,410 74 78
#26 Southern California Institute of Architecture

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$45,292 NA NA
#27 Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$45,200 62 12
#28 Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, Private Not For Profit

$44,272 NA NA
#29 California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, Private Not For Profit

$43,900 61 57
#30 Menlo College

Atherton, Private Not For Profit

$43,525 NA NA
#31 University of La Verne

La Verne, Private Not For Profit

$43,440 57 53
#32 Biola University

La Mirada, Private Not For Profit

$41,976 65 48
#33 Mount St. Mary's College

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$41,592 57 45
#34 University of California Berkeley

Berkeley, Public Not For Profit

$41,196 85 94
#35 University of California Davis

Davis, Public Not For Profit

$41,196 81 96
#36 University of California Irvine

Irvine, Public Not For Profit

$41,196 81 95
#37 University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Public Not For Profit

$41,196 86 96
#38 University of California Riverside

Riverside, Public Not For Profit

$41,196 67 94
#39 University of California San Diego

La Jolla, Public Not For Profit

$41,196 82 95
#40 University of California Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, Public Not For Profit

$41,196 77 94