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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

    Carrington College California-Pomona

    Pomona, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    208
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Carrington College California-Sacramento

    Sacramento, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    13 (2001)
    Student Population
    2,087
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Carrington College California-San Jose

    San Jose, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    15 (1999)
    Student Population
    1,022
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Carrington College California-San Leandro

    San Leandro, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    13 (2001)
    Student Population
    915
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Carrington College California-Stockton

    Stockton, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    10 (2004)
    Student Population
    624
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Casa Loma College-Van Nuys

    Van Nuys, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    11 (2002)
    Student Population
    998
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Cerritos College

    Norwalk, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,340
    Years Accredited
    55 (1959)
    Student Population
    27,724
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Cerro Coso Community College

    Ridgecrest, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,290
    Years Accredited
    39 (1975)
    Student Population
    10,234
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Chabot College

    Hayward, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,138
    Years Accredited
    51 (1963)
    Student Population
    19,023
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Chaffey College

    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,153
    Years Accredited
    62 (1952)
    Student Population
    23,170
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Chapman University

    Orange, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $42,084
    Years Accredited
    58 (1956)
    Student Population
    7,874
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Church Divinity School of the Pacific

    Berkeley, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    69 (1945)
    Student Population
    79
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Citrus College

    Glendora, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,138
    Years Accredited
    62 (1952)
    Student Population
    16,130
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  15. School Name

    City College of San Francisco

    San Francisco, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,238
    Years Accredited
    62 (1952)
    Student Population
    48,279
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Coastline Community College

    Fountain Valley, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,136
    Years Accredited
    36 (1978)
    Student Population
    17,846
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Cogswell College

    Sunnyvale, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $19,668
    Years Accredited
    37 (1977)
    Student Population
    407
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Coleman University

    San Diego, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $19,600
    Years Accredited
    47 (1967)
    Student Population
    1,248
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  19. School Name

    College of Alameda

    Alameda, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,144
    Years Accredited
    41 (1973)
    Student Population
    11,043
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    College of Marin

    Kentfield, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,416
    Years Accredited
    62 (1952)
    Student Population
    10,299
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  21. School Name

    College of San Mateo

    San Mateo, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,418
    Years Accredited
    62 (1952)
    Student Population
    15,410
    School Type
    Public, 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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