Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$56,862
Graduate Tuition & Fees
$56,649
On-campus Living Costs
$18,735
Off-campus Living Costs
$18,942
Graduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$486

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of California Institute of Technology are $56,862 for undergraduate programs. For graduate programs, the tuition & fees are $56,862 for graduate programs.
Compare to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California, both undergraduate and graduate tuition & fees are very expensive.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Columbia University in the City of New York and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, tuition & fees of California Institute of Technology is average where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $58,601.
The average living cost of the school is $18,735 when a student lives in on-campus housing. When a student lives off-campus, the average living cost is $18,942.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at California Institute of Technology are $56,862 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 4.27% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees are $56,649 on average. The graduate tuition & fees have increased by 4.41% 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$43,710 $1,680$43,710 $1,680
2017$45,846 $1,731$45,846 $1,731
2018$48,111 $1,797$48,111 $1,797
2019$50,487 $1,875$50,487 $1,875
2020$52,506 $2,094$52,506 $2,094
2021$54,570 $2,292$54,570 $2,292

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2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average on-campus living costs is $18,735 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 $18,942.
The living cost at the school has increased by 1.83% 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$13,371$3,387$11,970$4,221
2017$14,100$3,774$12,492$4,158
2018$14,796$2,874$13,293$4,248
2019$15,525$2,874$13,779$4,248
2020$16,644$2,091$14,631$4,311
2021$17,337$2,091$16,578$4,641

Living Costs Trends Chart

2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $1,428 at California Institute of Technology. The books & supplies cost has increased by 7.94% 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 Institute of Technology 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$1,323
2017$1,323
2018$1,323
2019$1,323
2020$1,428
2021$1,428

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

2020 Tuition Per Credit Hour

The 2020 graduate tuition per credit hour is $486 on average. The graduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 4.07% 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
YearTuition per Credit Hour
2016$0
2017$425
2018$446
2019$467
2020$486
2021$486

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Chart