Accredited Online Colleges Based in California

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

405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-4321

No N/A 68% 92%

500 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94143
(415) 476-9000

No N/A N/A N/A

81 Higuera St Ste 110
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 267-1690

No N/A 87% N/A

8344 West Mineral King Ave.
Visalia, CA 93291
(559) 651-2500

No N/A 99% 53%

2820 Camino Del Rio South- Suite 300,
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 680-4430

No N/A 92% 60%

201 New Stine Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 834-0126

No N/A 97% 48%

1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 574-6161

No N/A 48% 12%

4090 W.lane Street
Bishop, CA 93514
(888) 537-6932

No N/A N/A N/A

333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096
(760) 750-4000

No N/A 70% 45%

6725 Kester Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91405
(818) 785-2726

No N/A 95% 80%

800 College Ave
Weed, CA 96094
(530) 938-5555

No N/A 79% 16%

780 Bay Blvd Suite101
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 425-3200

No N/A 89% 64%

3000 College Hts Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 384-6100

No N/A 60% 9%

925 N. Spurgeon Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 547-9625

No N/A N/A N/A

2100 Greenfield Drive
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 201-8700

No N/A 98% 43%

1819 South Excise Avenue
Ontario, CA 91761
(909) 484-4311

No N/A 98% 77%

6812 Pacific Blvd.,
Huntington Park, CA 90255
(310) 482-6996

No N/A 94% 69%

1175 Bordeaux Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
(408) 541-0100

No N/A 80% 43%

309 E 2nd St
Pomona, CA 91766
(909) 623-6116

No N/A N/A N/A

1111 East Artesia Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221
(310) 900-1600

No N/A 74% 9%


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

  • CA US
    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.