California Out of State Tuition Ranking

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

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 2020/2021 school year.

What is the most expensive college in California? Leading the colleges list is University of Southern California in Los Angeles with an out of state tuition of $59,260.

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 Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#1 University of Southern California

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$59,260 92 89
#2 Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$58,359 90 92
#3 Pepperdine University

Malibu, Private Not For Profit

$57,750 77 46
#4 Scripps College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$56,970 90 85
#5 Chapman University

Orange, Private Not For Profit

$56,830 80 57
#6 Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$56,190 95 98
#7 Occidental College

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$55,980 85 80
#8 Pitzer College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$55,734 NA NA
#9 Stanford University

Stanford, Private Not For Profit

$55,473 99 99
#10 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, Private Not For Profit

$54,570 98 98
#11 Pomona College

Claremont, Private Not For Profit

$54,380 NA NA
#12 Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, Private Not For Profit

$52,998 87 56
#13 California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, Private Not For Profit

$52,850 NA NA
#14 University of Redlands

Redlands, Private Not For Profit

$52,150 67 79
#15 University of San Diego

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$52,120 NA NA
#16 University of San Francisco

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$51,930 76 49
#17 Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$51,820 86 51
#18 California College of the Arts

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$50,592 NA NA
#19 Saint Marys College of California

Moraga, Private Not For Profit

$50,460 71 50
#20 University of the Pacific

Stockton, Private Not For Profit

$50,370 75 81
#21 Whittier College

Whittier, Private Not For Profit

$48,924 NA NA
#22 Southern California Institute of Architecture

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$48,078 63 4
#23 San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$47,800 NA NA
#24 Dominican University of California

San Rafael, Private Not For Profit

$47,190 63 42
#25 Westmont College

Santa Barbara, Private Not For Profit

$46,980 74 82
#26 Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$46,500 NA NA
#27 Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, Private Not For Profit

$45,776 NA NA
#28 San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$45,664 NA NA
#29 California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, Private Not For Profit

$45,500 61 62
#30 Menlo College

Atherton, Private Not For Profit

$45,050 NA NA
#31 University of La Verne

La Verne, Private Not For Profit

$44,700 52 37
#32 Biola University

La Mirada, Private Not For Profit

$43,512 66 48
#33 Mount St. Mary's College

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$43,224 53 49
#34 University of California Merced

Merced, Public Not For Profit

$42,324 49 89
#35 University of California Berkeley

Berkeley, Public Not For Profit

$41,196 86 94
#36 University of California Davis

Davis, Public Not For Profit

$41,196 81 94
#37 University of California Irvine

Irvine, Public Not For Profit

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

Los Angeles, Public Not For Profit

$41,196 86 93
#39 University of California Riverside

Riverside, Public Not For Profit

$41,196 67 88
#40 University of California San Diego

La Jolla, Public Not For Profit

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

Santa Barbara, Public Not For Profit

$41,196 79 94
#42 University of California Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, Public Not For Profit

$41,196 67 76
#43 Woodbury University

Burbank, Private Not For Profit

$41,102 NA NA
#44 Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, Private Not For Profit

$40,830 NA NA
#45 Holy Names University

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$40,368 NA NA
#46 Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$37,600 61 29
#47 Concordia University Irvine

Irvine, Private Not For Profit

$37,250 47 22
#48 Notre Dame de Namur University

Belmont, Private Not For Profit

$36,306 NA NA
#49 William Jessup University

Rocklin, Private Not For Profit

$36,000 NA NA
#50 Vanguard University of Southern California

Costa Mesa, Private Not For Profit

$35,850 46 52
#51 Marymount California University

Rancho Palos Verdes, Private Not For Profit

$35,158 NA NA
#52 La Sierra University

Riverside, Private Not For Profit

$34,218 39 15
#53 West Coast University Los Angeles

North Hollywood, Private For Profit

$34,060 NA NA
#54 West Coast University Ontario

Ontario, Private For Profit

$34,060 NA NA
#55 California Baptist University

Riverside, Private Not For Profit

$33,930 43 15
#56 Hope International University

Fullerton, Private Not For Profit

$33,250 32 17
#57 Fresno Pacific University

Fresno, Private Not For Profit

$32,954 41 50
#58 Simpson University

Redding, Private Not For Profit

$32,700 56 65
#59 Laguna College of Art and Design

Laguna Beach, Private Not For Profit

$32,600 NA NA
#60 Providence Christian College

Pasadena, Private Not For Profit

$32,546 NA NA
#61 Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, Private Not For Profit

$32,250 90 99
#62 San Diego Christian College

El Cajon, Private Not For Profit

$31,680 39 8
#63 American Jewish University

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$31,394 NA NA
#64 FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Private For Profit

$31,275 NA NA
#65 FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Francisco

San Francisco, Private For Profit

$31,275 NA NA
#66 Pacific Union College

Angwin, Private Not For Profit

$31,101 54 63
#67 American Conservatory Theater

San Francisco, Private Not For Profit

$30,235 NA NA
#68 Mills College

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$29,340 70 74
#69 Newschool of Architecture and Design

San Diego, Private For Profit

$28,827 NA NA
#70 The Master's College and Seminary

Santa Clarita, Private Not For Profit

$27,950 NA NA
#71 John Paul the Great Catholic University

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$26,100 53 12
#72 Thomas Aquinas College

Santa Paula, Private Not For Profit

$26,000 67 47
#73 Columbia College Hollywood

Tarzana, Private Not For Profit

$25,680 NA NA
#74 Design Institute of San Diego

San Diego, Private For Profit

$25,500 NA NA
#75 Musicians Institute

Hollywood, Private For Profit

$24,525 NA NA
#76 West Coast University Orange County

Anaheim, Private For Profit

$23,186 NA NA
#77 Expression College for Digital Arts

Emeryville, Private For Profit

$22,000 NA NA
#78 American University of Health Sciences

Signal Hill, Private For Profit

$21,420 NA NA
#79 Cogswell College

Sunnyvale, Private For Profit

$20,784 NA NA
#80 Coleman University

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$20,700 NA NA
#81 California College San Diego

San Diego, Private For Profit

$18,480 NA NA
#82 Santa Barbara Business College Ventura

Ventura, Private For Profit

$17,640 NA NA
#83 California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 75 52
#84 California State University Bakersfield

Bakersfield, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 NA NA
#85 California State University Stanislaus

Turlock, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 NA NA
#86 California State University San Bernardino

San Bernardino, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 34 45
#87 California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Pomona, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 53 32
#88 California State University Chico

Chico, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 46 29
#89 California State University Dominguez Hills

Carson, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 NA NA
#90 California State University Fresno

Fresno, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 36 63
#91 California State University Fullerton

Fullerton, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 46 46
#92 California State University East Bay

Hayward, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 NA NA
#93 California State University Long Beach

Long Beach, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 56 66
#94 California State University Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 32 55
#95 California State University Northridge

Northridge, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 39 57
#96 California State University Sacramento

Sacramento, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 40 31
#97 California Maritime Academy

Vallejo, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 NA NA
#98 Humboldt State University

Arcata, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 39 23
#99 San Diego State University

San Diego, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 63 57
#100 San Francisco State University

San Francisco, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 42 25
#101 San Jose State University

San Jose, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 54 37
#102 Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 45 23
#103 California State University San Marcos

San Marcos, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 41 30
#104 California State University Monterey Bay

Seaside, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 38 23
#105 California State University Channel Islands

Camarillo, Public Not For Profit

$17,622 NA NA
#106 Platt College San Diego

San Diego, Private For Profit

$17,125 NA NA
#107 San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus

Calexico, Public Not For Profit

$16,632 NA NA
#108 Life Pacific College

San Dimas, Private Not For Profit

$16,584 33 5
#109 DeVry University California

Pomona, Private For Profit

$15,835 NA NA
#110 Southern California Institute of Technology

Anaheim, Private For Profit

$15,790 NA NA
#111 Southern California Seminary

El Cajon, Private Not For Profit

$15,588 NA NA
#112 Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad West Coast Talmudical Seminary

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$15,000 NA NA
#113 Humphreys College Stockton and Modesto Campuses

Stockton, Private Not For Profit

$14,580 NA NA
#114 Touro College Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$14,400 NA NA
#115 Platt College Los Angeles

Alhambra, Private For Profit

$14,279 NA NA
#116 Platt College Ontario

Ontario, Private For Profit

$14,279 NA NA
#117 Mt Sierra College

Monrovia, Private For Profit

$14,220 NA NA
#118 King's University

Van Nuys, Private Not For Profit

$14,100 39 5
#119 Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$13,872 NA NA
#120 National University

La Jolla, Private Not For Profit

$13,320 NA NA
#121 Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre

Blue Lake, Private Not For Profit

$12,600 NA NA
#122 University of the West

Rosemead, Private Not For Profit

$12,528 NA NA
#123 Pacific States University

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$12,420 NA NA
#124 Shasta Bible College and Graduate School

Redding, Private Not For Profit

$12,000 NA NA
#125 Santa Barbara Business College Bakersfield

Bakersfield, Private For Profit

$11,558 NA NA
#126 Santa Barbara Business College Santa Maria

Santa Maria, Private For Profit

$11,558 NA NA
#127 Lincoln University

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$10,920 NA NA
#128 Azusa Pacific Online University

Glendora, Private Not For Profit

$10,800 NA NA
#129 University of Phoenix Southern California Campus

Costa Mesa, Private For Profit

$10,560 NA NA
#130 University of Phoenix Central Valley Campus

Fresno, Private For Profit

$10,549 NA NA
#131 University of Phoenix Bay Area Campus

San Jose, Private For Profit

$10,548 NA NA
#132 University of Phoenix Sacramento Valley Campus

Sacramento, Private For Profit

$10,543 NA NA
#133 University of Phoenix San Diego Campus

San Diego, Private For Profit

$10,515 NA NA
#134 SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$9,600 NA NA
#135 Pacific College of Oriental Medicine LLC San Diego

San Diego, Private For Profit

$9,571 NA NA
#136 California Christian College

Fresno, Private Not For Profit

$9,360 NA NA
#137 Trident University International

Cypress, Private For Profit

$9,240 NA NA
#138 Horizon College San Diego

San Diego, Private Not For Profit

$9,000 NA NA
#139 Epic Bible College

Sacramento, Private Not For Profit

$8,964 NA NA
#140 Patten University

Oakland, Private Not For Profit

$8,036 NA NA
#141 The National Hispanic University

San Jose, Private For Profit

$7,896 NA NA
#142 Bethesda University of California

Anaheim, Private Not For Profit

$6,360 NA NA
#143 World Mission University

Los Angeles, Private Not For Profit

$6,240 NA NA
#144 Taft University System

Santa Ana, Private For Profit

$3,292 NA NA