Taft College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Taft, CA

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How much is the Taft tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Taft's tuition & fees is $1,108 for California residents and $9,076 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $12,291 for California residents and $20,259 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Taft Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,108
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,076
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
On-campus Room & Board$6,980
On-campus Expenses$3,051
Off-campus Room & Board$17,784
Off-campus Expenses$4,800
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,112
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$11,180

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Taft' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $13,259.
Taft College$1,108$9,076
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California 2-4 Years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Taft and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Taft CollegeTaft, CA$1,108$9,076
College of AlamedaAlameda, CA$1,148$8,684
Canada CollegeRedwood City, CA$1,332$9,508
Cerro Coso Community CollegeRidgecrest, CA$1,384$10,264
Coastline Community CollegeFountain Valley, CA$1,180$9,964
Reedley CollegeReedley, CA$1,334$9,454
Los Angeles Southwest CollegeLos Angeles, CA$1,238$10,130
Los Angeles City CollegeLos Angeles, CA$1,238$10,130
Los Angeles Mission CollegeSylmar, CA$1,238$10,130
Mendocino CollegeUkiah, CA$1,423$8,893
San Diego City CollegeSan Diego, CA$1,150$9,094

Financial Aid and COA

At Taft College, 2,187 students (53%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $4,166.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Taft is $16,093 for students living on-campus and $28,646 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 213 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $6,530 and the average amount of student loans is $5,442.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$12,291$20,259
COA (off-campus)$24,844$32,812
Tuition & Fees$1,108$9,076
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$11,183$11,183
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,736$23,736
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$8,125$16,093
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,678$28,646
Average Financial Aid$4,166$4,166
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,18753%$4,166
Pell Grants84220%$3,716
Federal Student Loan251%$6,108
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid213100%-
Grants or Scholarships213100%$6,530
Federal Grants212100%$4,413
Pell Grants12257%$4,758
Other Federal Grants212100%$1,675
State/Local Grants16377%$2,178
Institutional Grants9444%$1,067
Student Loan Aid1-$5,442
Federal Student Loans1-$5,442
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level121121$7,525
110,001 or more22$2,304

Student Population

Taft College has a total of 4,508 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 1,939 male students and 2,004 female students attending Taft. The school offers online degree programs and 1,042 students enrolled online exclusively (23.11% of all students).
Undergraduate3,943 1,9392,004

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address29 Cougar Court, Taft, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered43 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population4,508
Graduation Rate33%
Transfer-out Rate9%
Retention Rate73% (Full-time), 16% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate27 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties44 (Full-time), 76 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs168 (Full-time), 131 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$99,598
Average Staff Salary$80,218