Colleges in Sacramento

Colleges in Sacramento

Sacramento is the capital city of California, a hub for politics and thinktanks. Known as the “hipster city,” Sacramento is the fastest-growing major city in the state and an educational gathering place. There are a number of institutions that call Sacramento home, including public, private, technical schools, and more.

Most of the 2-year institutions in the city of Sacramento are under the umbrella of the Los Rios Community College District. The one within Sac-town itself is Sacramento City College, but there are several others in the Sacramento County, including Folsom Lake College and American River College. Sacramento also hosts a Universal Technical Institute campus, a for-profit vocational school specializing in automotive programs.

The largest institution in the city is the California State University of Sacramento, colloquially referred to as Sac State. Situated on a 300-acre campus and home to the University Arboretum, Sac State offers more than 150 degrees to its 30,000-plus student population. The University of Pacific’s Sacramento campus in the Oak Park neighborhood is also home to the McGeorge School of Law, an ABA-approved law school. There’s a second option for students interested in law, especially working adults: the Lincoln Law School of Sacramento. Lincoln is a part-time evening law school that offers a 4-year Juris doctorate. Other institutions in the city include the Epic Bible College and Professional School of Psychology.

While the University of California in Davis is located in Davis (as expected), it maintains a graduate center in Sacramento. UC Davis campus itself is technically not even located in Sacramento County, it’s in Yolo County, but it’s less than 20 minutes from hipster city. The UC Davis Hospital is located on 22-acres of Sacramento land. Sacramento hosts a number of other branch campuses, as well. The University of Southern California, the oldest private research institution in California, has a branch facility in Sacramento, as do Alliant International University, The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, Western Seminary, National University’s regional Sacramento campus.

The city is served by a controlled system set of highways, buses, a light rail system, and the Sacramento International Airport. The flat terrain has encouraged more bicycling recently, especially in Downtown and Midtown Sacramento.

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Founded as a training center for civilian soldiers in World War II, American River College is a 2-year community college in California’s state capital of Sacramento. ARC confers associate degrees and certificates in over 80 academic fields of study....

“…I am currently studying as a music major at American River College. The teachers are excellent and push you to become a better musician. For a community college, we have teachers that are willing to help their students through the internet, office...” – Jessica from Sacramento, CA

Sacramento City College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of California. Along with the main campus, SCC also maintains two academic centers in Davis and West Sacramento. Students attending SCC’s main campus can take advantage of a...

“…sacramento city college is a great place to meet new people. the professors are kind and gives attention to every student. the campus is beautiful and the classes are also very easy to find.” – Karen from Elk Grove, CA

Sierra College is an open-admission, 2-year community college based in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Rocklin, California. Sierra is the only community college in the nation with an academic press, and it also boasts the Sierra Art and Natural...

“…Sierra offers a wide variety to start off the undecided student. They will get you started and on the right path for you.” – Robert from Roseville, CA

California State University-Sacramento is a 4-year public institution and a member of the Cal State system in California’s state capital. A Native American Pacific Islander, Asian American, and Hispanic-Serving institution, Sac State is home to seven...

“…You can say I've learned quite a lot since I've been here.” – Judy from Sacramento, CA

Carrington College is a for-profit college of healthcare studies with 19 locations in eight western states. Carrington is home to departments of Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, and Criminal Justice offering degrees and certificates,...

Folsom Lake College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and two outreach centers in northern California. Among FLC’s 50 academic divisions, the Gerontology program offers courses to study the aging process and to plan ways for senior citizens...

“…Because it's such a small school, the classes are small and the teachers really care and make an effort to get to know you. This is a great school that gives you as much as you put into it, and the small class sizes and caring teachers really make a...” – Melissa from Folsom, CA

Cosumnes River College is a public, 2-year institution primarily located in Sacramento, California. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains a satellite campus in the city of Elk Grove. Students at CRC can opt to take some classes in an...

“…Cosumnes River college is highly diverse college with various education, club, and sport opportunities. The campus is spacious and organized very well. Also, the professors there are great and prepared to have a great semester as long as the students...” – Angelica from Sacramento, CA

William Jessup University is a Christian, liberal arts university located in Rocklin, California. The university’s newly rebuilt campus received the Best Rebuild/Renovation Award from the Sacramento Business Journal, and features modern architecture...

“…William Jessup does a great job of making all students feel welcomed and apart of the small school community. This is a great school if you are looking for a Christian education with students and professors that actually care about you and your...” – Chris from Orangevale, CA

Woodland Community College is a 2-year institution in the Sacramento metro area. WCC confers degrees and certificates from programs of study in the college’s Social Sciences, Fine Arts & Humanities, Mathematics & Science, and Career & Technical...

Epic Bible College is a Christian institution in Sacramento featuring a Bible-centered curriculum training students for the ministry. Epic offers a bachelor’s degree program in Ministerial Studies with eight theological concentrations and all of the...

The Charles A. Jones Career & Education Center is a vocational school in California’s capital city of Sacramento. To accompany the center’s High School Equivalency prep course, CAJ offers nine career training academic programs in the fields of...