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List of the most affordable universities in California based on in-state tuition. Looking for a cheap college that will still teach you everything you need to know? Look no further than this list of the cheapest colleges in CA. Tuition at these California schools is much lower than expensive schools like Stanford University or USC. Many of the schools on the list are public, state-run institutions. But just remember: that means that if you're coming to one of these colleges from outside of California, you'll definitely find yourself paying more in tuition. With all the tuition boosts within our education system it's not easy finding the perfect affordable college, but hopefully this list can point you in the right direction. And you'll still get to enjoy that gorgeous California weather, while getting an excellent education!

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University of the West is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
University of the West Rosemead, California, United States of America - $4,270

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California State University, L... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
California State University, Long Beach Long Beach, California, United States of America - $4,606 in-state tuition $16,624 out-of-state tuition

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California State University, E... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
California State University, East Bay Hayward, California, United States of America - $4,872 in-state tuition $16,905 out-of-state tuition

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California State University, F... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
California State University, Fullerton Fullerton, California, United States of America - $4,884 in-state tuition $16,044 out-of-state tuition

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California State University, C... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
California State University, Channel Islands Camarillo, California, United States of America - $5,070 in-state tuition $16,230 out-of-state tuition

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California State University, N... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
California State University, Northridge Los Angeles, California, United States of America - $5,076 in-state tuition $21,312 out-of-state tuition

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California Maritime Academy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
California Maritime Academy Vallejo, California, United States of America - $5,294 in-state tuition $16,454 out-of-state tuition

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California State University, B... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
California State University, Bakersfield Bakersfield, California, United States of America - $5,314 in-state tuition $16,474 out-of-state tuition

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California State University, S... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
California State University, Sacramento Sacramento, California, United States of America - $5,404 in-state tuition $16,564 out-of-state tuition

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California State University, L... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
California State University, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California, United States of America - $5,506 in-state tuition $14,434 out-of-state tuition

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California State University, D... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
California State University, Dominguez Hills Carson, California, United States of America - $5,507 in-state tuition $14,435 out-of-state tuition

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California State Polytechnic U... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Pomona, California, United States of America - $5,513 in-state tuition $11,789 out-of-state tuition

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California State University, F... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
California State University, Fresno Fresno, California, United States of America - $5,534 in-state tuition $16,694 out-of-state tuition

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San Francisco State University is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
San Francisco State University California, United States of America - $5,668 in-state tuition $16,828 out-of-state tuition

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California State University, S... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
California State University, San Bernardino San Bernardino, California, United States of America - $5,703 in-state tuition $14,631 out-of-state tuition

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California State University, M... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
California State University, Monterey Bay Seaside, California, United States of America - $5,963 in-state tuition $17,123 out-of-state tuition

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San Diego State University is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
San Diego State University San Diego, California, United States of America - $5,990 in-state tuition $11,160 out-of-state tuition

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California State University, S... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
California State University, Stanislaus Turlock, California, United States of America - $5,994 in-state tuition $17,154 out-of-state tuition

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Sonoma State University is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, California, United States of America - $6,174 in-state tuition $15,102 out-of-state tuition

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Humboldt State University is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
Humboldt State University Arcata, California, United States of America - $6,474 in-state tuition $12,750 out-of-state tuition

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California State University, S... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
California State University, San Marcos San Marcos, California, United States of America - $6,596 in-state tuition $17,756 out-of-state tuition

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California State University, C... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
California State University, Chico Chico, California, United States of America - $6,964 in-state tuition $18,124 out-of-state tuition

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San José State University is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
San José State University San Jose, California, United States of America - $7,544 in-state tuition $16,472 out-of-state tuition

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California Polytechnic State U... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America - $7,921 in-state tuition $19,081 out-of-state tuition

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National Hispanic University is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
National Hispanic University San Jose, California, United States of America - $8,890

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Trident University Internation... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California

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Brandman University is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
Brandman University Irvine, California, United States of America - $9,611

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Humphreys College is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
Humphreys College Stockton, California, United States of America - $10,134

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National University is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
National University San Diego, California, United States of America - $11,088

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University of California, Los ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California, United States of America - $11,604 in-state tuition $34,482 out-of-state tuition

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University of California, Berk... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, California, United States of America - $11,767 in-state tuition $34,645 out-of-state tuition

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University of California, Rive... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
University of California, Riverside Riverside, California, United States of America - $11,851 in-state tuition $34,729 out-of-state tuition

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University of California, San ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
University of California, San Diego San Diego, California, United States of America - $12,128 in-state tuition $35,006 out-of-state tuition

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University of California, Sant... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
University of California, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, California, United States of America - $12,333 in-state tuition $35,211 out-of-state tuition

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University of California, Sant... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, California, United States of America - $12,508 in-state tuition $35,386 out-of-state tuition

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University of California, Davi... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
University of California, Davis Davis, California, United States of America - $12,794 in-state tuition $35,672 out-of-state tuition

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University of California, Irvi... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
University of California, Irvine Irvine, California, United States of America - $12,902 in-state tuition $35,780 out-of-state tuition

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Patten University is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
Patten University Oakland, California, United States of America - $13,440

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Golden Gate University is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
Golden Gate University California, United States of America - $13,920

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Alliant International Universi... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
Alliant International University San Diego, California, United States of America - $16,780

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Cogswell Polytechnical College is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
Cogswell Polytechnical College Sunnyvale, California, United States of America - $19,668

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Antioch University Santa Barba... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
Antioch University Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, California, United States of America - $20,385

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Providence Christian College is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
Providence Christian College Pasadena, California, United States of America - $20,444

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Simpson University is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
Simpson University Redding, California, United States of America - $21,600

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William Jessup University is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
William Jessup University Rocklin, California, United States of America - $21,800

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California Institute of Integr... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
California Institute of Integral Studies California, United States of America - $22,425

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Academy of Art University is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
Academy of Art University California, United States of America - $22,490

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San Diego Christian College is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
San Diego Christian College El Cajon, California, United States of America - $22,690

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Thomas Aquinas College is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
Thomas Aquinas College Santa Paula, California, United States of America - $22,850

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Laguna College of Art and Desi... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Cheapest Colleges in California
Laguna College of Art and Design Laguna Beach, California, United States of America - $23,730