Accredited Online Colleges Based in California

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

3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 436-1000

No N/A 99% 39%

25555 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 723-6600

No N/A 72% 20%

249 Lambert Rd
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 969-3626

No N/A N/A N/A

9645 Granite Ridge Drive, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92123
(800) 473-4346

No N/A 93% 12%
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,

1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 854-8002

No N/A 99% 52%

1000 W Foothill Blvd
Glendora, CA 91741
(626) 963-0323

No N/A 61% 25%

650 W. Cienega Ave.
San Dimas, CA 91773
(909) 971-2300

No N/A 82% 33%

1950 Third St
La Verne, CA 91750
(909) 593-3511

No N/A 98% 59%

4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-2011

No N/A 97% 57%

135 N Oakland Ave
Pasadena, CA 91182
(626) 584-5200

No N/A N/A N/A

536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 442-7800

No N/A N/A N/A

401 Mile of Cars Way, Suite 100
National City, CA 91950
(858) 571-8500

No N/A 67% 29%

4160 Temescal Canyon Road, Suite 100
Corona, CA 92883
(951) 277-5400

No N/A 89% N/A

100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 969-3300

No N/A N/A N/A

1100 W. Covina Blvd.
San Dimas, CA 91773
(909) 599-5433

No N/A 96% 30%

830 Bay Boulevard
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 477-6310

No N/A 46% N/A

1140 Galaxy Way, Suite 400
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 674-8200

No N/A 82% N/A

44055 Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 726-1911

No N/A 81% 67%

10641 Church St
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 948-7582

No N/A 98% 70%

14271 Story Rd
San Jose, CA 95127
(408) 254-6900

No N/A 90% 33%


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

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    Public 2-Year
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    Public 4-Year
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    Private 4-year

California Institutions

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    Degree-Granting Institutions
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    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
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    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.