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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

    El Camino College-Compton Center

    Compton, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,142
    Years Accredited
    ()
    Student Population
    14,579
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  3. School Name

    El Camino Community College District

    Torrance, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,142
    Years Accredited
    63 (1952)
    Student Population
    33,030
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Evergreen Valley College

    San Jose, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,324
    Years Accredited
    37 (1977)
    Student Population
    16,726
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Expression College for Digital Arts

    Emeryville, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $23,302
    Years Accredited
    9 (2005)
    Student Population
    921
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Fashion Careers College

    San Diego, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $22,382
    Years Accredited
    ()
    Student Population
    135
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Feather River Community College District

    Quincy, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,446
    Years Accredited
    41 (1973)
    Student Population
    3,082
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  8. School Name

    FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $27,625
    Years Accredited
    36 (1978)
    Student Population
    5,799
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  9. School Name

    FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Orange County

    Irvine, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $27,625
    Years Accredited
    31 (1983)
    Student Population
    406
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    School Website
  10. School Name

    FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego

    San Diego, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $27,625
    Years Accredited
    28 (1986)
    Student Population
    322
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    School Website
  11. School Name

    FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco

    San Francisco, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $27,625
    Years Accredited
    33 (1981)
    Student Population
    1,136
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Fielding Graduate University

    Santa Barbara, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    32 (1982)
    Student Population
    1,715
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Folsom Lake College

    Folsom, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,104
    Years Accredited
    10 (2004)
    Student Population
    12,442
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Foothill College

    Los Altos Hills, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,536
    Years Accredited
    56 (1959)
    Student Population
    27,084
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Fremont College

    Cerritos, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    28 (1986)
    Student Population
    593
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Fresno City College

    Fresno, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,140
    Years Accredited
    63 (1952)
    Student Population
    27,946
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Fresno Pacific University

    Fresno, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $25,336
    Years Accredited
    53 (1961)
    Student Population
    4,665
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Fuller Theological Seminary in California

    Pasadena, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    58 (1957)
    Student Population
    4,198
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Fullerton College

    Fullerton, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,138
    Years Accredited
    63 (1952)
    Student Population
    26,236
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Gavilan College

    Gilroy, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,242
    Years Accredited
    63 (1952)
    Student Population
    10,795
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Glendale Community College

    Glendale, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,175
    Years Accredited
    63 (1952)
    Student Population
    21,486
    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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