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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

    Golden Gate University-San Francisco

    San Francisco, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $14,160
    Years Accredited
    55 (1959)
    Student Population
    4,699
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Golden West College

    Huntington Beach, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,172
    Years Accredited
    45 (1969)
    Student Population
    18,155
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Graduate Theological Union

    Berkeley, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    48 (1966)
    Student Population
    279
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Grossmont College

    El Cajon, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,387
    Years Accredited
    52 (1963)
    Student Population
    25,714
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts

    San Mateo, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    5 (2009)
    Student Population
    679
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Hartnell College

    Salinas, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,400
    Years Accredited
    63 (1952)
    Student Population
    14,202
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Heald College-Concord

    Concord, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,020
    Years Accredited
    2 (2012)
    Student Population
    2,625
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Heald College-Fresno

    Fresno, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,020
    Years Accredited
    2 (2012)
    Student Population
    3,230
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Heald College-Hayward

    Hayward, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,020
    Years Accredited
    2 (2012)
    Student Population
    2,715
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Heald College-Modesto

    Salida, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,020
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    1,328
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Heald College-Rancho Cordova

    Rancho Cordova, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,020
    Years Accredited
    2 (2012)
    Student Population
    2,202
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Heald College-Roseville

    Roseville, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,020
    Years Accredited
    2 (2012)
    Student Population
    2,332
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Heald College-Salinas

    Salinas, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,020
    Years Accredited
    2 (2012)
    Student Population
    2,141
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Heald College-San Francisco

    San Francisco, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,020
    Years Accredited
    2 (2012)
    Student Population
    2,165
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Heald College-San Jose

    Milpitas, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,020
    Years Accredited
    2 (2012)
    Student Population
    2,765
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Heald College-Stockton

    Stockton, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,020
    Years Accredited
    2 (2012)
    Student Population
    2,806
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Holy Names University

    Oakland, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $31,640
    Years Accredited
    66 (1949)
    Student Population
    1,616
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Hope International University

    Fullerton, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $25,264
    Years Accredited
    45 (1969)
    Student Population
    1,853
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Horizon University

    San Diego, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,340
    Years Accredited
    1 (2013)
    Student Population
    84
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Humboldt State University

    Arcata, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,135
    Years Accredited
    65 (1949)
    Student Population
    8,628
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    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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