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Which California Colleges are the Cheapest?

It never hurts to save money on tuition when it comes to college, especially in California where costs in general are higher than the national average. Believe it or not, it is totally possible to have a quality education while paying low in-state tuition if you are a California resident. To help you with your college search, we have put together a list of California colleges with the lowest in-state tuition. Browse through it below to get a feel for the numbers and meet your future college!

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate Details
1

Sacramento City College

Sacramento

CA

$7,981

2 year

68.82%

In-State Cost

$0

2

San Bernardino Valley College

San Bernardino

CA

$7,446

2 year

70.06%

In-State Cost

$0

3

Folsom Lake College

Folsom

CA

$10,784

2 year

73.95%

In-State Cost

$0

4

American River College

Sacramento

CA

$7,590

2 year

68.27%

In-State Cost

$0

5

Chabot College

Hayward

CA

$6,573

2 year

77.34%

In-State Cost

$0

6

Cosumnes River College

Sacramento

CA

$9,366

2 year

77.04%

In-State Cost

$0

7

Feather River Community College District

Quincy

CA

$10,674

2 year

52.42%

In-State Cost

$0

8

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco

CA

$4,563

2 year

68.32%

In-State Cost

$0

9

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo

CA

$11,314

2 year

73.46%

In-State Cost

$728

10

Sierra College

Rocklin

CA

$8,397

2 year

72.25%

In-State Cost

$1,104

11

Las Positas College

Livermore

CA

$6,601

2 year

82.52%

In-State Cost

$1,104

12

Coastline Community College

Fountain Valley

CA

$7,500

2 year

61.07%

In-State Cost

$1,104

13

Golden West College

Huntington Beach

CA

$10,926

2 year

72.97%

In-State Cost

$1,104

14

Laney College

Oakland

CA

$9,532

2 year

57.31%

In-State Cost

$1,104

15

Victor Valley College

Victorville

CA

$8,365

2 year

66.25%

In-State Cost

$1,104

16

Butte College

Oroville

CA

$6,032

2 year

70.36%

In-State Cost

$1,104

17

Lassen Community College

Susanville

CA

$9,102

2 year

47.47%

In-State Cost

$1,104

18

Berkeley City College

Berkeley

CA

$7,884

2 year

61.93%

In-State Cost

$1,104

19

Napa Valley College

Napa

CA

$11,195

2 year

76.16%

In-State Cost

$1,104

20

College of the Siskiyous

Weed

CA

$8,012

2 year

54.42%

In-State Cost

$1,104

21

Columbia College

Sonora

CA

$8,164

2 year

57.78%

In-State Cost

$1,104

22

El Camino Community College District

Torrance

CA

$11,641

2 year

78.91%

In-State Cost

$1,104

23

Pasadena City College

Pasadena

CA

$7,017

2 year

64.48%

In-State Cost

$1,104

24

San Diego City College

San Diego

CA

$6,958

2 year

66.87%

In-State Cost

$1,104

25

Copper Mountain Community College

Joshua Tree

CA

$8,603

2 year

57.29%

In-State Cost

$1,104


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