Accredited Online Colleges Based in California

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

43-500 Monterey Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 346-8041

No N/A 64% 19%

4199 Campus Dr
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 737-5460

No N/A N/A N/A

175 East Olive Avenue- 3rd Floor
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 500-8400

No N/A 93% 62%

1200 N. Magnolia Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 763-9066

No N/A 61% 75%

30245 Tomas, Suite A
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(866) 583-7277

No N/A N/A N/A

362 North Clovis Ave
Clovis, CA 93612
(559) 325-5400

No N/A 88% 46%

901 E. Alosta Ave., PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702
(626) 969-3434

No N/A 95% 63%

2020 De la Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 687-1099

No N/A N/A N/A

13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639
(562) 903-6000

No N/A 97% 71%

6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 479-6100

No N/A 59% 23%

9001 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 654-2782

No N/A 84% 39%

1500 North Verdugo Road
Glendale, CA 91208
(818) 240-1000

No N/A 71% 22%

200 California Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-6000

No N/A 62% 91%

1069 East Meadow Cr
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 493-4430

No N/A N/A N/A

411 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901

No N/A N/A N/A

100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 582-3000

No N/A 78% 37%

2910 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 414-2700

No N/A 99% 48%

511 North Brookhurst St.- Suite 300
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 953-6500

No N/A 94% 69%

2860 Gateway Oaks Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833
(800) 266-2107

No N/A 95% 11%
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,

18000 Studebaker Road Suite 900A
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 809-5100

No N/A 92% 61%


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.