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Tuition for Four-Year Colleges & Universities
Los Angeles County

For School Year, 2019-2020

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Some of the most expensive institutions of higher learning in the nation are in Los Angeles County. Each of the Claremont Colleges (Harvey Mudd, Scripps, Claremont Mckenna, Pomona and Pitzer) currently cost $54,000 or more per year to attend full-time. According to U.S. News & World Report, Harvey Mudd College is the 7th priciest college in the nation and Scripps ranks in 27th place. USC, Occidental, Pepperdine and California Institute of Technology (CalTech) also charge sky-high tuition rates. USC ranks in 14th place nationally and Occidental College in 38th place.



In descending order by annual full-time tuition (not including cost of books, housing or transportation)

Institution Location Full Tuition/Fees In-State Tuition/Fees
Scripps College (Claremont Colleges) Claremont $59,410 ---
University of Southern California Los Angeles $59,072 ---
Harvey Mudd College (Claremont Colleges) Claremont $58,660 ---
Pepperdine University Malibu $58,002 ---
Occidental College Los Angeles $56,576 ---
Institution Location Full Tuition/Fees In-State Tuition/Fees
Claremont McKenna College (Claremont Colleges) Claremont $56,475 ---
California Institute of Technology Pasadena $56,862 ---
Pitzer College (Claremont Colleges) Claremont $55,878 ---
Pomona College (Claremont Colleges) Claremont $54,774 ---
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles $52,577 ---
Institution Location Full Tuition/Fees In-State Tuition/Fees
California Institute of the Arts Valencia (Santa Clarita) $51,466 ---
Otis College of Art & Design Los Angeles $49,680 ---
Whittier College Whittier $49,314 ---
Southern California Institute of Architecture Los Angeles $45,892 ---
University of La Verne La Verne $45,850 ---
Institution Location Full Tuition/Fees In-State Tuition/Fees
ArtCenter College of Design Pasadena $44,932 ---
Mount Saint Mary's University Los Angeles $44,474 ---
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles $42,980 $13,226
Woodbury University Burbank $42,596 ---
Biola University La Mirada $41,976 ---
Institution Location Full Tuition/Fees In-State Tuition/Fees
Azusa Pacific University Azusa $38,880 ---
Marymount California University Rancho Palos Verdes $36,134 ---
American Jewish University Bel-Air (Los Angeles) $32,404 ---
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Los Angeles $31,870 ---
Providence Christian College Pasadena $31,846 ---
Institution Location Full Tuition/Fees In-State Tuition/Fees
The Master's College & Seminary Santa Clarita $28,740 ---
Columbia College Hollywood Tarzana $24,495 ---
California State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona Pomona $19,276 $7,396
California State Univ., Northridge Northridge (Los Angeles) $18,872 $6,992
California State Univ., Los Angeles Los Angeles $18,648 $6,768
Institution Location Full Tuition/Fees In-State Tuition/Fees
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science Los Angeles $18,130 ---
California State Univ., Dominguez Hills Carson $17,644 $8,140
California State Univ., Long Beach Long Beach $17,142 $6,846
Life Pacific College San Dimas $16,592 ---
University of Antelope Valley Lancaster $14,148 ---
Institution Location Full Tuition/Fees In-State Tuition/Fees
Pacific Oaks College Pasadena $13,688 ---
University of the West Rosemead $12,956 ---
Los Angeles Pacific University San Dimas $10,800 ---

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