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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
San Jose, California, United States of America - $8,890