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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
Harvey Mudd College (Claremont Colleges) Claremont $58,660 ---
University of Southern California Los Angeles $58,195 ---
Scripps College (Claremont Colleges) Claremont $57,188 ---
Occidental College Los Angeles $56,576 ---
Claremont McKenna College (Claremont Colleges) Claremont $56,475 ---
Pepperdine University Malibu $55,892 ---
Pomona College (Claremont Colleges) Claremont $54,762 ---
California Institute of Technology Pasadena $54,600 ---
Institution Location Full Tuition/Fees In-State Tuition/Fees
Pitzer College (Claremont Colleges) Claremont $54,056 ---
California Institute of the Arts Valencia (Santa Clarita) $50,850 ---
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles $50,283 ---
Whittier College Whittier $49,314 ---
Otis College of Art & Design Los Angeles $45,200 ---
ArtCenter College of Design Pasadena $44,932 ---
University of La Verne La Verne $44,500 ---
Mount Saint Mary's University Los Angeles $42,784 ---
Institution Location Full Tuition/Fees In-State Tuition/Fees
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles $42,218 $13,226
Biola University La Mirada $41,976 ---
Woodbury University Burbank $41,182 ---
Azusa Pacific University Azusa $38,880 ---
Marymount California University Rancho Palos Verdes $36,134 ---
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles $32,720 ---
American Jewish University Bel-Air (Los Angeles) $31,946 ---
Providence Christian College Pasadena $29,372 ---
Institution Location Full Tuition/Fees In-State Tuition/Fees
The Master's College & Seminary Santa Clarita $25,390 ---
Southern California Institute of Architecture Los Angeles $23,246 ---
California State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona Pomona $19,233 $7,353
California State Univ., Los Angeles Los Angeles $18,643 $6,763
California State Univ., Dominguez Hills Carson $17,644 $8,140
California State Univ., Northridge Northridge (Los Angeles) $17,622 $6,972
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science Los Angeles $17,440 ---
California State Univ., Long Beach Long Beach $17,094 $6,798
Institution Location Full Tuition/Fees In-State Tuition/Fees
Life Pacific College San Dimas $16,592 ---
University of the West Rosemead $15,888 ---
University of Antelope Valley Lancaster $11,167 ---
Pacific Oaks College Pasadena $10,555 ---

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