Accredited Online Colleges Based in California

School Accepts Transfer Credits Freshman Acceptance Rate Financial Aid Rate Graduation Rate

16355 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 341-9800

No N/A N/A N/A

511 West Citrus Edge St.
Glendora, CA 91740
(855) 276-8669

No N/A N/A N/A

900 East Hamilton Avenue #350
Campbell, CA 95008
(800) 367-6937

Yes N/A N/A N/A

1470 Valley Vista, Suite 150
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
(866) 687-2258

No N/A N/A 72%

801 S. Akers Suite 150
Visalia, CA 93291
(559) 734-7582

No N/A N/A N/A

University Park
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213) 740-2311

No N/A 73% 90%

2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-5555

No N/A 77% 67%

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263
(310) 506-4000

No N/A 81% 81%

2500 E Nutwood Ave
Fullerton, CA 92831
(714) 879-3901

No N/A 100% 40%

1840 E 17th St Ste 140
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 550-8000

No N/A 100% 76%

3600 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 692-0921

No N/A 50% 16%

747 Front Street 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 433-9200

No N/A N/A N/A

1005 Atlantic Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 217-4700

No N/A 78% N/A

3401 Centre Lake Drive, Suite 200
Ontario, CA 91761
(909) 915-3800

No N/A 80% N/A

3835 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 558-2111

No N/A 74% 20%

1615 Murray Canyon Road- Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 321-3000

No N/A 67% N/A

701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410
(909) 384-4400

No N/A 83% 12%

5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182
(619) 594-5200

No N/A 60% 66%

284 Madrona Way NE Ste 124
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 855-9559

No N/A N/A N/A

1477 S Manchester Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 782-1700

No N/A 82% N/A

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California Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 65% California
      Graduation Rate
    • 1513 SAT California
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in California

  • CA US
    Public 2-Year
  • CA US
    Public 4-Year
  • CA US
    Private 4-year

California Institutions

  • CA US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • CA US
    Public
    Institutions
  • CA US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • CA US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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California has one of the largest economies in the world, totaling about $1.9 trillion in gross state product in 2009

California has one of the largest economies in the world, totaling about $1.9 trillion in gross state product in 2009. According to a report by the California Legislative Analyst's Office, trade, transportation and utilities, government, education, and professional and business services are the biggest industries in California. A few of the state's largest employers are the University of California, Cisco, and Los Angeles County. California is also home to some of the largest and most powerful companies in the world, including Google, Facebook, Chevron, Apple, and Hewlett-Packard.

One of the best ways to get your foot in the door with these industries or work for the state's top employers is to earn a college degree from an accredited college or university. The requirements for employment vary by employers and industries, but most require at least a bachelor's degree. Both of the University of California and California State University systems have continuing education divisions that offer various online courses, degree programs, and professional certificates to students living in and outside of California. For example, University of California-Davis offers 13 professional certificate programs that are as broad as project management and business analysis and as specific as winemaking and equine event management.

There are many well-known national online colleges and universities in California, such as Argosy University, ITT Technical Institute, University of Phoenix, and Westwood College. These private for-profit schools have a strong presence in California and have many campuses located across the state, offering various associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctor's degrees. Students can also find smaller online colleges in California, such as Heald College, which has campuses primarily in California and a few in Oregon and Hawaii.