Accredited Online Colleges Based in California

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

6000 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 278-6011

No N/A 75% 41%

3000 S Robertson Blvd #300
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 840-5777

No N/A 93% 57%

8888 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 499-0202

No N/A 77% 59%

45 Riverpark Place West
Fresno, CA 93720
(800) 266-2107

No N/A 99% 19%
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,

601 South Lewis Street
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 620-3700

No N/A 100% N/A

8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 688-7344

No N/A 71% 19%

3130 East Sedona Court
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 218-3253

No N/A 67% 72%

25500 Industrial Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 783-2100

No N/A 96% 34%

12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7777

No N/A 33% 56%

255 W Bullard
Fresno, CA 93704
(559) 438-4222

No N/A 99% 38%

1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521
(866) 850-9556

No N/A 69% 40%

11050 Olson Drive, Suite 210
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 638-7582

No N/A 100% 76%

1450 N. Main Street
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 443-1700

No N/A 98% 41%

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

No N/A N/A N/A

4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515
(951) 785-2000

No N/A 100% 45%

1530 W Cameron Ave
West Covina, CA 91790
(626) 813-3681

No N/A 91% N/A

1111 Figueroa Place
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 233-4000

No N/A 62% 19%

79 New Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 274-2200

No N/A 61% 32%

5260 Pirrone Court
Salida, CA 95368
(209) 416-3700

No N/A 100% N/A

2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40292
(502) 852-5555

No N/A 97% 52%


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

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    Public 2-Year
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    Public 4-Year
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    Private 4-year

California Institutions

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    Degree-Granting Institutions
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    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
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    Private For-Profit Institutions


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.