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California Colleges

Costs of Attendance

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average cost of attendance (COA) of California Colleges is $38,915 for undergraduate schools and $41,403 for graduate schools. The following table and chart illustrate costs of attendance including tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs by degree offering and residence type.
Costs of Attendance (2020-2021)
California Colleges
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
Undergraduate$3,173$20,782 $1,298$16,835$20,009
Graduate$10,326$23,269 $1,298$16,835$20,009
[CHART#1] Costs of Attendance for California Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of California Colleges is $3,173 for in-state students and $20,782 for out-of-state students. The following table and chart illustrate tuition and fees by school controls and levels.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)
California Colleges
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Average$2,634$539 $20,018$764
Public Schools$2,634$539 $11,839$617
4 Years or High$7,380$1,907 $24,287$2,033
2-4 Years$1,214$130 $8,314$193
Less Than 2 Years-- --
Private Schools-- $27,339$944
4 Years or High-- $27,782$950
2-4 Years-- $18,801$848
Less Than 2 Years-- --
[CHART#2] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees for California Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average graduate tuition & fees of California Colleges is $10,326 for in-state students and $23,269 for out-of-state students. The following table and chart illustrate tuition and fees by school controls and levels.
Graduate Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)
California Colleges
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Average Costs$8,544$1,782$22,252$1,018
Public Schools$8,544$1,782$21,081$1,918
Private Schools--$22,558$729
[CHART#3] Graduate Tuition & Fees for California Colleges

Room & Board, Other Living Costs

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average On-campus living costs of California Colleges is $16,835 and off-campus living costs is $20,009. The following table and chart illustrate living costs and other expenses by school controls and levels.
Room & Board, Other Living Costs (2020-2021)
California Colleges
On-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
Average$13,462$3,373$15,305$4,704
Public Schools$13,484$3,688 $16,306$4,713
4 Years or High$15,116$3,807 $14,737$4,498
2-4 Years$8,736$3,341 $16,750$4,774
Less Than 2 Years-- --
Private Schools$13,449$3,171 $14,105$4,693
4 Years or High$13,441$3,198 $14,009$4,661
2-4 Years$13,975$1,400 $15,463$5,148
Less Than 2 Years-- --
[CHART#4] Room & Board, Other Living Costs for California Colleges

Tuition per Credit Hours

For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate costs per credit hour of California Colleges is $47 for in-state students and $659 for out-of-state students. For graduate schools, the cost per credit hour is $1,802 for in-state students and $839 for out-of-state students. The following table and chart illustrate the average costs credit per hour by school controls and levels.
Tuition per Credit Hours (2020-2021)
California Colleges
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Average$47$659 $1,802$839
Public Schools$47$311 $1,802$444
4 Years or High-$385 $1,802$444
2-4 Years$47$296 --
Less Than 2 Years-- --
Private Schools-$1,086 -$913
4 Years or High-$1,106 -$913
2-4 Years-$353 --
Less Than 2 Years-- --
2-4 years and less than 2 years colleges do not offer graduate programs or not report its costs.
[CHART#5] Tuition per Credit Hours for California Colleges