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Tuition for Four-Year Colleges & Universities
Los Angeles County

For School Year, 2018-2019

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The Claremont Colleges in Eastern Los Angeles County are among the most expensive colleges in Los Angeles County and among the most expensive in the nation. Each of the Claremont Colleges currently cost $50,000 or more per year to attend full-time. USC, Occidental, Pepperdine and CalTech also have high tuition rates. According to U.S. News & World Report, Harvey Mudd College is the third priciest college in the nation. USC takes 9th place nationally and Scripps College ranks in 28th place.


In descending order by annual full-time tuition

Institution Location Out-of-State Tuition In-State Tuition
Harvey Mudd College (Claremont Colleges) Claremont $54,886 ---
University of Southern California Los Angeles $54,259 ---
Scripps College (Claremont Colleges) Claremont $52,966 ---
Occidental College Los Angeles $52,838 ---
Claremont McKenna College (Claremont Colleges) Claremont $52,825 ---
Pepperdine University Malibu $51,992 ---
Pomona College (Claremont Colleges) Claremont $51,075 ---
Pitzer College (Claremont Colleges) Claremont $50,430 ---
California Institute of Technology Pasadena $49,908 ---
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles $46,136 ---
Whittier College Whittier $46,120 ---
California Institute of the Arts Valencia (Santa Clarita) $45,646 ---
Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles $44,020 ---
Southern California Institute of Architecture Los Angeles $42,900 ---
ArtCenter College of Design Pasadena $42,008 ---
University of La Verne La Verne $41,450 ---
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles $41,270 $13,256
Woodbury University Burbank $38,460 ---
Biola University La Mirada $38,448 ---
Mount Saint Mary's University Los Angeles $37,722 ---
Azusa Pacific University Azusa $36,120 ---
Pacific Oaks College Pasadena $35,600 ---
Marymount California University Rancho Palos Verdes $35,309 ---
The Master's College and Seminary Santa Clarita $33,040 ---
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles $31,760 ---
American Jewish University Bel-Air (Los Angeles) $30,938 ---
Providence Christian College Pasadena $28,164 ---
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Pomona $19,177 $7,297
California State University, Los Angeles Los Angeles $18,513 $6,613
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science Los Angeles $17,740 ---
California State University, Northridge Northridge (Los Angeles) $17,729 $6,569
California State University, Dominguez Hills Carson $17,426 $7,922
California State University, Long Beach Long Beach $16,196 $6,524
Life Pacific College San Dimas $15,654 ---
University of Antelope Valley Lancaster $13,100 ---
University of the West Rosemead $11,990 ---

Sources: U.S. News & World Report and college websites.

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