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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

    Humphreys College-Stockton and Modesto Campuses

    Stockton, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $11,160
    Years Accredited
    22 (1992)
    Student Population
    1,629
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    ICDC College

    Los Angeles, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    15 (1999)
    Student Population
    7,186
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Imperial Valley College

    Imperial, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,326
    Years Accredited
    62 (1952)
    Student Population
    9,820
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  5. School Name

    InterCoast Colleges-Orange

    Orange, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    26 (1988)
    Student Population
    401
    School Type
    Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    School Website
  6. School Name

    International Academy of Design and Technology-Sacramento

    Sacramento, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,840
    Years Accredited
    9 (2005)
    Student Population
    648
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  7. School Name

    International Sports Sciences Association

    Carpinteria, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    0
    School Type
    Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Irvine Valley College

    Irvine, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,487
    Years Accredited
    26 (1988)
    Student Population
    20,799
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Janus University

    Newport Beach, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $568
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    2
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  10. School Name

    John F Kennedy University

    Pleasant Hill, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    37 (1977)
    Student Population
    1,795
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  11. School Name

    John Paul the Great Catholic University

    San Diego, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $24,300
    Years Accredited
    3 (2011)
    Student Population
    224
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Kaplan College-Chula Vista

    Chula Vista, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    5 (2009)
    Student Population
    498
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Kaplan College-Palm Springs

    Palm Springs, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    10 (2004)
    Student Population
    686
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Kaplan College-San Diego

    San Diego, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    32 (1981)
    Student Population
    1,956
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Kaplan College-Stockton

    Stockton, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    10 (2004)
    Student Population
    610
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Kaplan College-Vista

    Vista, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    30 (1984)
    Student Population
    1,497
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  17. School Name

    King's University

    Van Nuys, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,755
    Years Accredited
    13 (2001)
    Student Population
    601
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  18. School Name

    LA College International

    Los Angeles, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    11 (2003)
    Student Population
    694
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  19. School Name

    La Sierra University

    Riverside, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $28,314
    Years Accredited
    53 (1961)
    Student Population
    2,936
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Lake Tahoe Community College

    South Lake Tahoe, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,221
    Years Accredited
    35 (1979)
    Student Population
    5,902
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Laney College

    Oakland, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,144
    Years Accredited
    58 (1956)
    Student Population
    19,943
    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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