Accredited Online Colleges Based in California

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

One Capitol Mall, Suite 260

, CA
(916) 325-4600

No N/A N/A N/A

3041 West Ave K
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 722-6300

No N/A 73% 21%

450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-2300

No N/A 72% 96%

1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 575-6100

No N/A 100% N/A

8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504
(951) 689-5771

No N/A 97% 59%

2195 Larkspur Ln #200
Redding, CA 96002
(800) 628-8648

No N/A 25% 24%

60 W Olsen Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 492-2411

No N/A 97% 60%

Montgomery Ross Fisher Building
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213) 740-2711

No N/A N/A N/A

One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382
(209) 667-3122

No N/A 83% 49%

5500 University Pky
San Bernardino, CA 92407
(909) 537-5000

No N/A 83% 44%

3470 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213) 740-0224

No N/A N/A N/A

First and Normal Sts
Chico, CA 95929
(530) 898 -6116

No N/A 65% 57%

1000 E Victoria St
Carson, CA 90747
(310) 243-3300

No N/A 89% 28%

22952 Alcalde Drive,
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(888) 384-0849

No N/A 78% N/A

5241 N Maple Ave
Fresno, CA 93740
(559) 278-4240

No N/A 75% 49%

800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831
(657) 278-2011

No N/A 65% 51%

18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 91330
(818) 677-1200

No N/A 74% 48%

5230 Pacific Concourse - Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 531-9700

No N/A 67% N/A

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-1011

No N/A 77% 82%

3100 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 869-6511

No N/A 48% N/A


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
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    Public 4-Year
  • CA US
    Private 4-year

California Institutions

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