2022 Tuition and Comparison Chart

2022 Tuition & fees

The 2022 undergraduate tuition & fees at California College of the Arts are $52,312 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 2.30% from last year.
The 2022 graduate tuition & fees are $55,090 on average. The graduate tuition & fees have increased by 2.41% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2022 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.
2022 California College of the Arts Tuition & fees
YearUndergraduateGraduate
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018$46,776 $490$46,776 $490
2019$48,648 $490$48,648 $490
2020$50,592 $500$50,592 $500
2021$50,592 $545$50,592 $545
2022$51,792 $520$51,792 $520

2022 Living Costs

The 2022 average on-campus living costs is $22,567 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 $19,822.
The living cost at the school has increased by 2.38% from last year.
The following table and chart show the living costs changes over the last 5 years.
2022 Living Costs
YearOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
2018$12,690$3,450$11,060$4,160
2019$12,986$3,450$11,266$4,160
2020$14,071$3,450$11,855$4,160
2021$18,593$3,450$15,351$4,160
2022$19,117$3,450$15,662$4,160

2022 Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

The 2022 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $1,500 at California College of the Arts. The books & supplies cost stays same as last year.
The following table and chart show the 2022 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.
California College of the Arts 2022 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2018$1,500
2019$1,500
2020$1,500
2021$1,500
2022$1,500

2022 Tuition Per Credit Hour

The 2022 undergraduate tuition per credit hour at California College of the Arts is $2,158 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 2.37% from last year.
The 2022 graduate tuition per credit hour is $1,819 on average. The graduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 2.48% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2022 tuition per credit hour and its trends over the last 5 years.
2022 Tuition per Credit Hour
YearUndergraduateGraduate
2018$1,949 $1,641
2019$2,027 $1,707
2020$2,108 $1,775
2021$2,108 $1,775
2022$2,158 $1,819