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324 Schools in California Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    California State University-Chico

    Chico, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,890
    Years Accredited
    60 (1954)
    Student Population
    17,115
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    California State University-Dominguez Hills

    Carson, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,095
    Years Accredited
    50 (1964)
    Student Population
    15,825
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    California State University-East Bay

    Hayward, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,309
    Years Accredited
    53 (1961)
    Student Population
    16,114
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    California State University-Fresno

    Fresno, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,228
    Years Accredited
    65 (1949)
    Student Population
    23,526
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    California State University-Fullerton

    Fullerton, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,195
    Years Accredited
    53 (1961)
    Student Population
    39,103
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  7. School Name

    California State University-Long Beach

    Long Beach, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,052
    Years Accredited
    57 (1957)
    Student Population
    37,145
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  8. School Name

    California State University-Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,101
    Years Accredited
    60 (1953)
    Student Population
    23,797
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  9. School Name

    California State University-Monterey Bay

    Seaside, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,963
    Years Accredited
    11 (2003)
    Student Population
    5,616
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  10. School Name

    California State University-Northridge

    Northridge, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,296
    Years Accredited
    54 (1960)
    Student Population
    39,844
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  11. School Name

    California State University-Sacramento

    Sacramento, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,620
    Years Accredited
    63 (1951)
    Student Population
    30,534
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  12. School Name

    California State University-San Bernardino

    San Bernardino, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,327
    Years Accredited
    50 (1964)
    Student Population
    20,152
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    California State University-San Marcos

    San Marcos, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,452
    Years Accredited
    21 (1993)
    Student Population
    10,669
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    California State University-Stanislaus

    Turlock, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,582
    Years Accredited
    51 (1963)
    Student Population
    9,724
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  15. School Name

    California Western School of Law

    San Diego, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    52 (1962)
    Student Population
    961
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Cambridge Junior College-Yuba City

    Yuba City, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    11 (2003)
    Student Population
    256
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Canada College

    Redwood City, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $888
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    10,671
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Carrington College California-Antioch

    Antioch, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    17 (1997)
    Student Population
    550
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Carrington College California-Citrus Heights

    Citrus Heights, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    9 (2004)
    Student Population
    828
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Carrington College California-Emeryville

    Emeryville, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    12 (2001)
    Student Population
    310
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Carrington College California-Pleasant Hill

    Pleasant Hill, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    13 (2001)
    Student Population
    577
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
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College Costs

Tuition for California residents in public institutions has risen 21%, and for community college students, tuition has risen 37% in the same time frame. It is likely that part of the reason for the increase is due to inflation, but over the past five years, according to a Grapevine report, state support for higher education in California has dropped 8.1% as the state’s government has dealt with staggering budget shortfalls and worked to overcome the recent recession. The College Board notes that in 2008-2009, the state of California appropriated less than $6 per $1,000 in personal income to fund higher education,

College Enrollment

According to the College Board, the public higher education sector in California saw an increase of 295,877 students enrolling in college from 2000 to 2010. This is a 15.3% increase, which is by no means the largest increase in the time frame, according to the College Board’s Trends in Tuition, Fees, Enrollment and State Appropriations for Higher Education by State. That increase, however, did not apply to community colleges in the state. In 2013, the LA Times reported that community colleges have seen a 20% decline in enrollment, between 2007-2012, and that total enrollment dropped by more than 500,000.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • ScholarShare College Savings Plan: This 529 plan is sponsored by the State of California and managed by TIAA-CREF. The plan launched in 1999 and is administered by a 7-member Scholarshare Investment Board.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • Pullias Center for Higher Education: The Pullias Center for Higher Education is a policy making organization at the University of Southern California. The center provides financial aid and college access for low- to moderate-income students of color.
    • Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education: The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education or WICHE, helps higher education systems in the west share resources. The organization also implements funding programs designed to help colleges and universities in its membership area to help their students. California has been part of WICHE since 1955.
    • Community College League of California: The Community College League of California is a nonprofit corporation that includes the 72 community college districts within the state. This is an advocacy group for the community colleges in the state.
  4. Higher Education News

Higher Education in California

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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