Is CLU a Good School for the Money?
California Lutheran University Value Report
College Factual's Best for the Money Rankings compare the quality of a CLU degree with its cost to determine if the school is asking a fair price. Read the CLU annual value report below.
Within California, CLU Offers Good Quality for a High Price.
California Lutheran University is ranked #34 out of #116 in California for quality and #58 out of #90 for California value.
This makes it a good quality, but overpriced in the state.
Below Average Value Nationwide
California Lutheran University is ranked #962 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.
Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe California Lutheran University is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)
Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores
|School||Total Price||Value Grade|
|Truman State University||$87,560||A+|
|Grand Valley State University||$114,396||A+|
|Pacific Lutheran University||$137,408||A-|
|University of North Carolina at Wilmington||$138,881||B+|
|West Chester University of Pennsylvania||$145,027||B|
|Western Washington University||$147,384||B|
|Point Loma Nazarene University||$160,777||C|
|California Lutheran University||$172,365||D|
*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.
That Degree May Cost You $172,365 in Total
The CLU time to graduate is about 4.11 years and will cost an estimated $41,938 per year. This brings the total cost to 172,365.
|Average Yearly Cost||$41,938|
|Average Years to Graduate||4.11|
|Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree||$172,365|
Many Factors Affect Net Price
Consider the average CLU student takes 4.11 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your CLU degree may cost less than average.
Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?
The net price YOU pay may be very different than the typical net price.
Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at CLU.
|Nationwide Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$264,150||#1,071||D|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$165,456||#1,062||D|
|In-State Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$264,150||#62||D|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$165,456||#61||D|
Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of California.
About 97% of CLU students receive financial aid. Get more details on what CLU financial aid you may qualify for.
How to Calculate Value
College Factual calculates value by calculating average CLU cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.
Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.
College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.