12 Top California Colleges Tuition Comparison Chart (2013)

California state has 12 schools ranked in top 100 ranking by Forbes Top Colleges. Stanford University takes the first place in California State (Overall Ranking - first) among 767 colleges located in California state. Pomona College (Overall Ranking - second) and California Institute of Technology (Overall Ranking - 18th) are positioned second and third place.

Next table shows general information of colleges located in California state. There are 186 public and 581 private schools in California State. 705 schools have undergraduate program (including Associate degree and Certificate Program) and 354 schools have graduate program. Average tuition cost for undergraduate school in California is $ 6,794 for in-state and $ 8,219 for out-of-state. Average graduate tuition is $ 5,904 for in-state and $ 6,590 for out-of-state.
Table. Summary of California Colleges
Number of Schools
School Type
Public Schools186
Private Schools581
School Level
4 Years or More 272
2-4 Years256
Less Than 2 Years239
School Degree
Certificate Program618
Associate319
Bachelor's210
Master196
Doctorate158
Tuition
In-State (undergraduate)$ 6,794
Out-Of-State (undergraduate)$ 8,219
In-State (graduate)$ 5,904
Out-Of-State (graduate)$ 6,590
Other
Student Population3,918,752


California Best Colleges General Comparison

Next table summarize California Best colleges with State and Overall Ranking. You can see the detail information including admission, graduation and enrolment statistics of the schools by following links on the school name.
Table. Summary of California Best Colleges
CA RankOverall RankNameLocationTypePopulation
11 Stanford University Stanford, California 4 years, Private (not-for-profit)22,026
22 Pomona College Claremont, California 4 years, Private (not-for-profit)1,579
318 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California 4 years, Private (not-for-profit)2,274
422 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, California 4 years, Public39,175
534 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, California 4 years, Public40,863
652 Harvey Mudd College Claremont, California 4 years, Private (not-for-profit)823
763 University of Southern California Los Angeles, California 4 years, Private (not-for-profit)40,515
872 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, California 4 years, Private (not-for-profit)10,184
995 Scripps College Claremont, California 4 years, Private (not-for-profit)1,052
1096 University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, California 4 years, Public24,078
1199 University of California-Davis Davis, California 4 years, Public33,786
12100 Pepperdine University Malibu, California 4 years, Private (not-for-profit)8,201

California Best Colleges Tuition and Fees

You can analyze and compare tuition of California best colleges with tuition table and charts. In Addition you can compare tuition and financial aids with more factors such as living costs and grants for the California best colleges at California best college tuition comparing page.
California Best Colleges Tuition and Fees
In-StateOut-Of-State
TuitionFeesBooksTuitionFeesBooks
Stanford University$ 41,250$ 975$ 1,500$ 41,250$ 975$ 1,500
Pomona College$ 41,120$ 318$ 900$ 41,120$ 318$ 900
California Institute of Technology$ 38,085$ 1,503$ 1,323$ 38,085$ 1,503$ 1,323
University of California-Berkeley$ 11,220$ 1,654$ 1,213$ 34,098$ 1,654$ 1,213
University of California-Los Angeles$ 11,220$ 1,472$ 1,521$ 34,098$ 1,472$ 1,521
Harvey Mudd College$ 44,159$ 283$ 800$ 44,159$ 283$ 800
University of Southern California$ 43,722$ 741$ 1,500$ 43,722$ 741$ 1,500
Santa Clara University$ 40,572$ 0$ 1,665$ 40,572$ 0$ 1,665
Scripps College$ 43,406$ 214$ 800$ 43,406$ 214$ 800
University of California-Santa Barbara$ 11,220$ 2,451$ 1,428$ 34,098$ 2,451$ 1,428
University of California-Davis$ 11,220$ 2,657$ 1,602$ 34,098$ 2,657$ 1,602
Pepperdine University$ 42,520$ 252$ 1,500$ 42,520$ 252$ 1,500

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