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Tuition Comparison Between Top Community Colleges

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Cost of Attendance (COA)

The following table compares the 2022 costs of attendance between Top 100 Community Colleges. For state residents, the average COA is $20,347 when living on campus and $27,295 when living off campus. For out-of-state students, the average COA is $27,042 when living on campus and $33,991 when living off campus. The COA includes tuition, fees, books & supplies, room & board costs, and other living expenses.
2022 Cost Of Attendance Comparison Between Top 100 Community Colleges
RankNameTuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
1De Anza College$1,562$10,787 $1,677 - $24,504
2Diablo Valley College$1,312$9,012 $1,080 - $24,390
3Montgomery College$5,322$10,254 $14,034 - -
4Foothill College$1,565$10,790 $1,677 - $24,504
5College of San Mateo$1,440$10,114 $1,980 - $25,781
6Frederick Community College$3,772$7,444 $9,844 - -
7William Rainey Harper College$3,702$9,870 $11,682 - -
8Saddleback College$1,332$10,292 $1,124 - $22,098
9Los Medanos College$1,312$9,012 $1,080 - $24,390
10Ohlone College$1,196$7,052 $1,972 - $17,268
11College of the Canyons$1,146$8,682 $1,125 - $21,366
12Bismarck State College$4,926$6,930 $1,100 $10,857 $10,857
13Bellevue College$3,958$9,349 $930 $17,244 $14,832
Average$2,503$9,199$3,793$14,051$20,999

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The following table compares 2021-2022 undergraduate tuition & fees between Top 100 Community Colleges. The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $2,382 for in-state students and $9,187 for out-of-state students. The 2021-2022 undergraduate tuition & fees of Top 100 Community Colleges are increased by 5.25% compared to the previous year.
Among the Top 100 Community Colleges, Foothill College requires the most expensive tuition & fees of $10,790 and Bismarck State College has the lowest tuition & fees of $6,930 for undergraduate programs.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fess Comparison Between Top 100 Community Colleges
RankName2020-20212021-2022
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1De Anza College$1,561$10,246$1,562$10,787
2Diablo Valley College$1,312$8,328$1,312$9,012
3Montgomery College$5,322$10,254$5,322$10,254
4Foothill College$1,563$10,248$1,565$10,790
5College of San Mateo$1,434$9,094$1,440$10,114
6Frederick Community College$3,748$7,396$3,772$7,444
7William Rainey Harper College$3,774$9,942$3,702$9,870
8Saddleback College$1,330$9,394$1,332$10,292
9Los Medanos College$1,312$8,328$1,312$9,012
10Ohlone College$1,196$7,052$1,196$7,052
11College of the Canyons$1,156$7,804$1,146$8,682
12Bismarck State College$4,731$6,657$4,926$6,930
Average$2,370$8,729$2,382$9,187

Room & Board, Other Living Expenses

The following table compares living costs including room, board, and other expenses between Top 100 Community Colleges. Each cost is in average and may vary by room types, meal plan, and other living styles. For academic year 2021-2022, the average living costs of Top 100 Community Colleges is $10,857 when a student lives on campus and $21,684 when living off campus.
Living Costs Comparison Between Top 100 Community Colleges
RankNameOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther ExpensesOther Expenses (living with family)
1De Anza College -- $19,662$4,842-
2Diablo Valley College -- $19,062$5,328-
3Montgomery College -- ---
4Foothill College -- $19,662$4,842-
5College of San Mateo -- $20,858$4,923-
6Frederick Community College -- ---
7William Rainey Harper College -- ---
8Saddleback College -- $17,254$4,844-
9Los Medanos College -- $19,062$5,328-
10Ohlone College -- $12,744$4,524-
11College of the Canyons -- $17,523$3,843-
12Bismarck State College $7,457$3,400 $7,457$3,400-
Average$7,457 $3,400$17,032 $4,653-