California Colleges Tuition Trends Over The Current Decade(The 2010s)

There are 784 colleges in California State - 183 public and 601 private schools. The average tuition & fees of public schools are $3,008 for California residents and $10,851 for others in 2017. It increase 4.72% from last year and 20.64% from 2010 cumulatively. For private schools, the average tuition & fees are $24,622 which are increased 5.01% from last year and 16.07% from 2010 cumulatively.


Tuition & Fees Trends of California Colleges from 2010 to 2017

Next table and charts illustrates the tuition changes from 2010 to 2017 for California colleges and universities. The costs officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education and due to the data availability, the avarage amount mainly based on 2-4 years and 4 years colleges and universities.
Undergraduate (Public) Undergraduate (Private) Graduate (Public) Graduate (Private)
For California public schools, the 2017 undergraduate in-state tuition & fees are $3,008 which has increased by 91.97% over the current decade and the out-of-state cost is $10,851 which has risen by 20.64%. In average, the rate of increase in tuition is 2.95% while last year increase rate was 4.72%.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition Trends (Public Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for California Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
In-State Costs$1,567$2,713$2,928$2,940$2,970$2,988$3,008
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%73.09%7.92%0.43%1.03%0.58%0.70%
Cumulative Rates0.00%73.09%86.80%87.61%89.54%90.64%91.97%
Out-of-State Costs$8,994$9,548$10,035$9,980$10,230$10,361$10,851
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%6.16%5.10%-0.55%2.51%1.28%4.72%
Cumulative Rates0.00%6.16%11.57%10.96%13.74%15.20%20.64%
For private schools in California state, the 2017 undergraduate tuition & fees are $24,622 which has increased by 16.07% over the current decade. In average, the rate of increase in tuition is 2.30% while last year increase rate was 5.01%.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition Trends (Private Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for California Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Tuition & Fees$21,213$21,022$21,677$21,814$21,986$23,448$24,622
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%-0.90%3.12%0.63%0.79%6.65%5.01%
Cumulative Rates0.00%-0.90%2.19%2.83%3.64%10.54%16.07%
The average graduate school tuition & fees of California public schools are $10,830 which has increased by -20.22% over the current decade and the out-of-state graduate cost is $21,311 which has risen by 10.84%. In average, the rate of increase in graduate tuition is 1.55% while last year increase rate was -0.30%.
Table. Graduate Tuition Trends (Public Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for California Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
In-State Costs$13,574$10,422$10,495$10,526$10,657$10,846$10,830
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%-23.22%0.71%0.29%1.24%1.77%-0.15%
Cumulative Rates0.00%-23.22%-22.68%-22.45%-21.49%-20.10%-20.22%
Out-of-State Costs$19,227$20,950$21,436$22,543$22,768$21,374$21,311
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%8.96%2.32%5.16%1.00%-6.12%-0.30%
Cumulative Rates0.00%8.96%11.49%17.25%18.42%11.17%10.84%
For private graduate schools in California state, the 2017 tuition & fees are $21,509 which has increased by 14.73% over the current decade. In average, the rate of increase in graduate tuition is 2.10368% while last year increase rate was 5.60%.
Table. Graduate Tuition Trends (Private Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for California Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Tuition & Fees$18,748$18,892$19,416$19,971$19,899$20,369$21,509
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%0.77%2.78%2.86%-0.36%2.36%5.60%
Cumulative Rates0.00%0.77%3.56%6.52%6.14%8.64%14.73%
You can check the changes of other college costs including room & board costs, book & supplies, and other living expenses at California college cost trends.

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