2022 Tuition and Comparison Chart

2022 Tuition & fees

The 2022 undergraduate tuition & fees at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo are $10,195 for California residents and $28,105 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 8.22% from last year.
The 2022 graduate tuition & fees are $11,629 for California residents and $21,133 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition & fees have increased by 0.59% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2022 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.
2022 California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo Tuition & fees
YearUndergraduateGraduate
California ResidentsOut-of-StateCalifornia ResidentsOut-of-State
2018$9,432$21,312$10,866$20,370
2019$9,816$21,696$11,250$20,754
2020$9,943$23,833$11,377$20,881
2021$10,071$25,971$11,505$21,009
2022$10,195$28,105$11,629$21,133

2022 Living Costs

The 2022 average on-campus living costs is $18,576 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 $18,576.
The living cost at the school has increased by 3.87% 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$13,134$2,703$13,134$2,703
2019$13,770$2,775$13,770$2,775
2020$14,208$2,835$14,706$2,835
2021$15,694$2,190$15,694$2,190
2022$16,332$2,244$16,332$2,244

2022 Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

The 2022 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $909 at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. The books & supplies cost has increased by 2.36% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2022 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo 2022 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2018$1,884
2019$1,941
2020$1,941
2021$888
2022$909

2022 Tuition Per Credit Hour

The 2022 undergraduate tuition per credit hour at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is $421 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 59.47% from last year.
The 2022 graduate tuition per credit hour is $264 on average. The graduate tuition per credit hour stays same as 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$264 $264
2019$264 $264
2020$264 $264
2021$264 $264
2022$421 $264