2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduateEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of California-San Diego is $14,415 for California residents and $44,169 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees for UCSD is $14,667 for California residents and $45,203 for out-of-state students. The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 1.75% for California residents and increased by 2.34% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 4.19% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 3.36% from the previous year. The in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at University of California-San Diego are little bit higher than the average amount ($11,862) and the out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are much higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($31,538 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$14,167 $43,159$17,569
2019-2020$14,415$44,169$18,306
Change % 2019-20201.75%2.34%4.19%
2020-2021$14,667$45,203$19,074
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $13,455 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $28,557 for academic year 2019-2020. The graduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees at UCSD is $13,513 for California residents and $28,615 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition has been risen by 0.43% for California residents and increased by 0.20% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. The in-state graduate tuition and fees at University of California-San Diego are around the average amount ($13,590) and the out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,056 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$13,397 $28,499$17,569
2019-2020$13,455$28,557$18,306
Change % 2019-20200.43%0.20%4.19%
2020-2021$13,513$28,615$19,074
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for University of California-San Diego graduates. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $48,200 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $69,600 for University of California-San Diego graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$48,200$53,100$43,400
7 Years After Graduation$51,400--
8 Years After Graduation$58,900--
9 Years After Graduation$63,800--
10 Years After Graduation$69,600$76,200$63,900

UCSD 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at UCSD for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year tuition is $59,611 for California residents and $186,492 for out-of-state students. The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at University of California-San Diego.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at University of California-San Diego
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$14,608$14,803$15,000$15,201$59,611
Out-of-State$45,130$46,111$47,114$48,138$186,492
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$14,803$15,000$15,201$15,404$60,407
Out-of-State$46,111$47,114$48,138$49,185$190,548
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$15,000$15,201$15,404$15,609$61,214
Out-of-State$47,114$48,138$49,185$50,255$194,691
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$15,201$15,404$15,609$15,818$62,031
Out-of-State$48,138$49,185$50,255$51,347$198,925
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$15,404$15,609$15,818$16,029$62,859
Out-of-State$49,185$50,255$51,347$52,464$203,251
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at University of California-San Diego. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses. For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year COA is $139,591 for California residents and $266,472 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at University of California-San Diego.
4 years COA at University of California-San Diego
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$34,252$34,671$35,193$35,723$139,591
Out-of-State$64,774$65,980$67,221$68,498$266,472
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$34,671$35,108$35,638$36,176$141,368
Out-of-State$65,980$67,221$68,498$69,810$271,509
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$35,108$35,560$36,099$36,645$143,208
Out-of-State$67,221$68,498$69,810$71,156$276,685
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$35,560$36,028$36,575$37,130$145,108
Out-of-State$68,498$69,810$71,156$72,538$282,002
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$36,028$36,511$37,066$37,630$147,067
Out-of-State$69,810$71,156$72,538$73,955$287,459
Last year, 58 students ( 0.19% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans. After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $66,367 for California residents and $193,248 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at University of California-San Diego.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at University of California-San Diego
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$15,946$16,365$34,262$17,417$66,367
Out-of-State$46,468$47,674$48,915$50,192$193,248
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$16,365$16,802$34,792$17,870$68,144
Out-of-State$47,674$48,915$50,192$51,504$198,285
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$16,802$17,254$35,330$18,339$69,984
Out-of-State$48,915$50,192$51,504$52,850$203,461
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$17,254$17,722$35,877$18,824$71,884
Out-of-State$50,192$51,504$52,850$54,232$208,778
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$17,722$18,205$36,432$19,324$73,843
Out-of-State$51,504$52,850$54,232$55,649$214,235

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2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for last five years. Use left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at University of California-San Diego.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
University of California-San Diego 2020 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$14,415$1,128$18,306$44,169$1,128 $18,306
Graduate$13,455 $1,128$18,306$28,557 $1,128$18,306


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