Paying for CBU

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$36,340
Graduate Tuition & Fees
$14,140
On-campus Living Costs
$13,376
Off-campus Living Costs
$20,356
Undergraduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$1,267
Graduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$685

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of California Baptist University are $36,340 for undergraduate programs. For graduate programs, the tuition & fees are $36,340 for graduate programs.
Compare to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California, the undergraduate tuition & fees are relatively expensive and the graduate tuition & fees are inexpensive.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as California Lutheran University and California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, tuition & fees of California Baptist University is expensive where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $22,499.
The average living cost of the school is $13,376 when a student lives in on-campus housing. When a student lives off-campus, the average living cost is $20,356.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at California Baptist University are $36,340 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 4.25% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees are $14,140 on average. The graduate tuition & fees have decreased by 0.96% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Trends Table

2020 Tuition & fees
YearUndergraduateGraduate
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2016$28,574 $1,810$28,574 $1,810
2017$29,562 $1,810$29,562 $1,810
2018$30,446 $1,810$30,446 $1,810
2019$31,668 $1,810$31,668 $1,810
2020$32,942 $1,960$32,942 $1,960
2021$33,930 $2,410$33,930 $2,410

Tuition Trends Chart

2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average on-campus living costs is $13,376 including room & board and other living expenses (a student lives in on-campus housing such as dormitory and school-owned apartment). For students living in off-campus housing, the average living cost is $20,356.
The living cost at the school has increased by 8.75% from last year.
The following table and chart show the living costs changes over the last 5 years.

Living Costs Trends

2020 Living Costs
YearOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
2016$8,060$3,176$11,970$4,166
2017$8,210$3,166$12,370$4,158
2018$8,630$3,242$13,294$4,240
2019$9,060$3,240$13,778$4,246
2020$9,660$3,716$15,082$5,274
2021$10,300$3,014$16,580$4,722

Living Costs Trends Chart

2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $1,970 at California Baptist University. The books & supplies cost has increased by 2.82% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.

Books & Supplies Costs Trends

California Baptist University 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$1,764
2017$1,790
2018$1,854
2019$1,916
2020$1,970
2021$1,080

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

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2020 Tuition Per Credit Hour

The 2020 undergraduate tuition per credit hour at California Baptist University is $1,267 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 4.02% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition per credit hour is $685 on average. The graduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 1.48% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition per credit hour and its trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Table

2020 Tuition per Credit Hour
YearUndergraduateGraduate
2016$1,099 $624
2017$1,137 $635
2018$1,171 $668
2019$1,218 $675
2020$1,267 $685
2021$1,267 $685

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Chart