California Lutheran University

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.

Below Average California Value
Top 30% California Quality

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.

State Value Ranking  58 out of 90
Great Value
State Value Score  35.56 out of 100
Great Value

Find out if CLU offers in-state tuition that you may qualify for.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Top 25% National Quality

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.)

National Value Ranking  962 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  34.65 out of 100
Great Value

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+
Houghton College $124,395 A
Millsaps College $124,603 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
Rockhurst University $152,167 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?

$165,456 In-State With Aid
$264,150 Avg Cost No Aid
4.11 Years to Graduate

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
All Students $172,365 #962 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
All Students $172,365 #58 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.


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