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California Institute of Technology – Tuition & Success Analysis

Pasadena, CA

California Institute of Technology – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 979

Average annual cost of attendance: $24,702

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $12,179

Campus Setting: Midsize City

Religious Affiliation: None

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California Institute of Technology Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $3,544

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $5,652

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $6,781

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $21,219

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $42,977


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by California Institute of Technology. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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California Institute of Technology Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 92%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 98%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $85,900

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 81%

California Institute of Technology Admissions

California Institute of Technology Acceptance Rate: 8%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 770 to 800

SAT Critical Reading: 740 to 800

SAT Writing: 730 to 800

ACT English: 34 to 36

ACT Math: 35 to 36

ACT Writing: 8 to 10

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to California Institute of Technology actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

California Institute of Technology Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 13%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 15%

Typical student debt: $12,179

Typical monthly loan payment: $129

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Majors at California Institute of Technology


These are the most popular areas of study offered at California Institute of Technology:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 8%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 1%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 21%
  • Engineering – 35%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 12%
  • Physical Sciences – 22%

For more information about the various majors at California Institute of Technology, visit their website.

California Institute of Technology Diversity


Overall Composition at California Institute of Technology

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend California Institute of Technology full time:  100%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend California Institute of Technology part time:  0%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at California Institute of Technology:  0%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 43%

Black: 1%

Hispanic: 12%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 9%

Two or more races: 6%

Unknown: 0%

White: 29%

California Institute of Technology Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 7.1

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 3.5

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 55.5

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.

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