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Is CLU a Good School for the Money?

Below Average National Value
Unknown In-State Value
$170,693 Avg Total Cost

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.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Top 30% National Quality
Expensive Price

California Lutheran University is ranked #1,930 out of 2,223 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  1930 out of 2223
Great Value
National Value Score  13.88 out of 100
Great Value

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School Total Price Value Grade

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $170,693 For That Piece of Paper

The average CLU student's degree will cost an estimated $170,693. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $41,330 and a typical 4.13 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $41,330
Average Years to Graduate 4.13
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $170,693

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average CLU student takes 4.13 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?

$162,301 In-State With Aid
$267,178 Avg Cost No Aid
4.13 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 $267,178 #0 F
All Students $170,693 #1,930 F
Only Students Receiving Aid $162,301 #2,005 F
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $267,178 # F
All Students $170,693 # F
Only Students Receiving Aid $162,301 # F

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of California.

About 99% of CLU students receive financial aid. Get more details on what CLU financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Finance The Gap

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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