Tuition and Fees


Students from across the nation and around the world come to San Diego to attend college. The area is home to well-known colleges including San Diego State University (SDSU), University of California San Diego (UCSD), University of San Diego (USD), and Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU). It’s important for students and parents to understand the cost of college attendance and the value gained from their investment.

  Cost of Attendance   Student: Faculty
Cal State- San Marcos   $34,418   24 to 1
San Diego State University   $31,738   19 to 1
UC San Diego   $52,923   19 to 1
University of San Diego   $53,302   15.4 to 1
PLNU   $39,700   13 to 1
Saint Katherine College   $32,000   9 to 1

The table above allows one to compare 2013-14 total cost of attendance at local institutions to Saint Katherine College. Due to significant California state budget cuts, tuition for the two comparison public colleges is scheduled to increase substantially during the next five years. Given our low student-to-faculty ratio (9:1), top-notch teaching, and an environment that allows students to explore and investigate their interests within the context of a positive and academically rigorous environment,  Saint Katherine College offers one of the most valuable options in California and across the nation. We are committed to offering an outstanding education that is available to everyone who is admitted to the College.

The following fees, for each fall or spring semester, are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Trustees. The fees shown are those in effect during the 2013-2014 academic year.

College charges such as tuition and fees are due and payable in full by the date announced before the beginning of each term, or according to individual payment plans. To check on an account balance, call 760.943.1107. A late payment penalty is assessed on payments received after the due date.

It is the policy of the College to withhold all College services including registration, diplomas, and official transcripts until all financial obligations have been met.

Tuition 2014-2015

Full-time tuition for 2014-2015 is $18,385 ($9,192.50 per semester) which is 12-18 semester hours. Tuition for part-time students is approximately $766 per semester hour and $2,300 per course; individual classes are 3 semester hours unless noted otherwise.

Mandatory Fees (annual)

Student Life fee $450 (includes Ecke YMCA membership, Student Tuition Recovery Fund fee)
Technology fee $ 95

Estimated Cost of Attendance Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Total
Tuition $9,192.50 $9,192.50 $18,385.00
Room $4,300.00 $4,30000 $8,600.00
Mandatory Fees $277.00 $277.00 $554.00
Books and Miscellaneous* $750.00 $750.00 $1,500.00
Meals $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $3,000.00
TOTAL $16,019.50 $16,019.50 $32,039.00.

All registrants at Saint Katherine College are charged a technology fee that covers electronic access to on-line educational resources.

The College does not currently offer a meal plan; estimated meal cost for 9 months is $2500-3000. All students are required to have active health insurance themselves or through a parent/guardian health policy.

Students are required to have a laptop computer. Course software will be required in some cases but can be purchased at a substantial discount. The campus is Wi-Fi configured.