Accredited Online Colleges Based in California

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

3799 E. Burnett St.
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 498-4500

No N/A 100% 74%

1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA 95192
(408) 924-1000

No N/A 57% 46%

13180 Paramount Blvd.
South Gate, CA 90280
(562) 408-6969

No N/A 92% 75%

1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 527-4011

No N/A 55% 31%

300 Cherry Lane
Coalinga, CA 93210
(559) 934-2000

No N/A 79% 20%

9000 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 287-4200

No N/A 79% 13%

3900 Bethel Dr
Saint Paul, MN 55112
(651) 638-6400

No N/A 99% 71%

2951 Goodwater Ave.
Redding, CA 96002
(530) 221-4275

No N/A 100% 63%

1155 Island Avenue,
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 961-4325

No N/A N/A N/A

2211 College View Drive
Redding, CA 96003
(530) 224-5600

No N/A 99% 43%

5665 Plaza Dr- 3rd Flr.
Cypress, CA 90630
(800) 375-9878

No N/A 41% 11%

1801 E Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
7076642880

Yes N/A 53% 57%

55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-3610

No N/A 100% 54%

900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 482-6550

No N/A 76% 15%

29 Emmons Park Drive
Taft, CA 93268
(661) 763-7700

No N/A 69% 27%

3590 N First St
San Jose, CA 95134
(800) 266-2107

No N/A 96% 15%
University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. University of Phoenix was placed on Notice by The Higher Learning Commission, effective June 27, 2013. For additional information, contact The Higher Learning Commission, ncahlc.org.

3100 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(800) 888-1968

No N/A 95% 15%
University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. University of Phoenix was placed on Notice by The Higher Learning Commission, effective June 27, 2013. For additional information, contact The Higher Learning Commission, ncahlc.org.

4021 Rosewood Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 668-7555

No N/A 57% 71%

10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92131
(866) 825-5426

No N/A N/A 29%

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542
(510) 885-3000

No N/A 71% 41%

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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.