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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

San Bernardino Valley College

San Bernardino

CA

$7,446

2 year

70.06%

In-State Cost

$0

2

Folsom Lake College

Folsom

CA

$10,784

2 year

73.95%

In-State Cost

$0

3

American River College

Sacramento

CA

$7,590

2 year

68.27%

In-State Cost

$0

4

Chabot College

Hayward

CA

$6,573

2 year

77.34%

In-State Cost

$0

5

Cosumnes River College

Sacramento

CA

$9,366

2 year

77.04%

In-State Cost

$0

6

Feather River Community College District

Quincy

CA

$10,674

2 year

52.42%

In-State Cost

$0

7

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco

CA

$4,563

2 year

68.32%

In-State Cost

$0

8

Sacramento City College

Sacramento

CA

$7,981

2 year

68.82%

In-State Cost

$0

9

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo

CA

$11,314

2 year

73.46%

In-State Cost

$728

10

Napa Valley College

Napa

CA

$11,195

2 year

76.16%

In-State Cost

$1,104

11

College of the Siskiyous

Weed

CA

$8,012

2 year

54.42%

In-State Cost

$1,104

12

Columbia College

Sonora

CA

$8,164

2 year

57.78%

In-State Cost

$1,104

13

El Camino Community College District

Torrance

CA

$11,641

2 year

78.91%

In-State Cost

$1,104

14

Pasadena City College

Pasadena

CA

$7,017

2 year

64.48%

In-State Cost

$1,104

15

San Diego City College

San Diego

CA

$6,958

2 year

66.87%

In-State Cost

$1,104

16

Copper Mountain Community College

Joshua Tree

CA

$8,603

2 year

57.29%

In-State Cost

$1,104

17

College of Alameda

Alameda

CA

$5,442

2 year

62.16%

In-State Cost

$1,104

18

College of the Canyons

Santa Clarita

CA

$7,133

2 year

76.2%

In-State Cost

$1,104

19

West Valley College

Saratoga

CA

$10,823

2 year

72.6%

In-State Cost

$1,104

20

El Camino College-Compton Center

Compton

CA

$8,293

2 year

63.17%

In-State Cost

$1,104

21

Long Beach City College

Long Beach

CA

$5,434

2 year

73.21%

In-State Cost

$1,104

22

Merced College

Merced

CA

$4,196

2 year

73.7%

In-State Cost

$1,104

23

San Diego Mesa College

San Diego

CA

$8,292

2 year

66.46%

In-State Cost

$1,104

24

Santiago Canyon College

Orange

CA

$4,961

2 year

71.91%

In-State Cost

$1,104

25

Merritt College

Oakland

CA

$10,902

2 year

50.3%

In-State Cost

$1,104


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