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California Higher Education Comparisons

 
​Institution ​Programs ​Tuition* Freshman Eligibility Requirements​ ​Transfer Requirements Transfer Requirements​

University of California 

example:  

UCLA 

UCI 

UCSB​

BA/BS, PhD

in academic fields plus professional programs​

$13,200

per year​

Eligibility Index: GPA specified high school subjects + scores on ACT or SAT. Top 12% of high school graduates are eligible.​

High school eligibility or 2.4 minimum GPA in at least 60 units of transfer courses (average 2010 3.4)​

Begins November 1 of preceding year​

California State University

example:

CSULB

CSUF

SDSU​

BA/BS, MA

in a wide range of majors​

$7,368

per year​

​Eligibility Index: GPA + scores on ACT or SAT + specified high school subjects. Top 33% of high school graduates are eligible. ​ High school eligibility of 2.0 minimum GPA in at least 60 units of transfer courses (typical GPA closer to 2.5+)​ Begins October 1 of preceding year​

California Independent Colleges & Universities

example:

USC

Chapman​

Offerings vary with the college:

BA/BS, MA, PhD & professional degrees​

$21,000-$50,000

per year​

Wide range- from 3.5 GPA in specified subjects and qualifying ACT or SAT scores to a 2.0 GPA in high school. ​ Requirements are different at each college​ Varies with the college​

California Community College

example:

OCC

GWC​

AA/AS, Career Programs, transfer preparation in most majors​ $1,104 per year for 12 units - $46 per unit per semester​ High school graduate or 18 years of age without diploma or California High School Proficiency Certificate or high school juniors and seniors with permission of high school. ​ (Not applicable)​ Varies; usually begins in the spring semester before fall classes start​
 

 

 

 *Tuition does not include such expenses such as room and board, transportation, campus- based fees, health fees, books and supplies. Subject to change.