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Caltech Tuition & Fees Report

Expensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does California Institute of Technology Cost?

See current and projected tuition and fees for California Institute of Technology, and how those expenses constrast to nationwide and regional averages. If you're looking for specific information on Caltech costs, you can go to any of the following sections:

How Much Does Caltech Charge for Tuition?

$58,680 In-State Tuition & Fees
$58,680 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

Combined tuition and fees at California Institute of Technology for the 2020-2021 academic year was $58,680 for undergraduates. Students from California did not receive a discount.

Tuition & Fees$56,364$2,316$58,680

California Institute of Technology tuition and fees is the number charged to students for one year of attendance, and does not include room and board.

Keep in mind a lot of students have financial aid and scholarships that decrease the cost of college.

How much does California Institute of Technology cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do Caltech Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

The national out-of-state average for tuition and fees is $19,933 a year. California Institute of Technology is fairly expensive when compared to other schools across the United States. It's yearly out-of-state tuition and fees costs for undergrads is $58,680. In-state students pay the same as out-of state ones at Caltech.

Take a look at the following chart to see how California Institute of Technology compares to other schools in terms of tuition and fees.

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Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: California Institute of Technology Financial Aid.

Caltech Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

3.83% Tuition Increase
4.93% Fee Increase
$268,335 Est. 4-Year Cost

Caltech tuition and fees have grown about 3.87% annually for the past five years. The tuition increased by 3.83%, and fees by 4.93%. The estimated cost for this year's tuition and fees is $63,311 if the growth rate continues.

At this rate, we estimate the total cost of tuition and fees for two years at Caltech to be $129,074, and $268,335 for four years.

Remeber to factor in additional costs such as room and board, transportation or books.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at Caltech.


Factor Cost Increases Into Your Budget

Unless your school has advertised price freezes, it is likely the cost of tuition and fees will go up every year. Make sure you factor this into your budget.

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