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....

“…American River College is a diverse place of higher learning and networking. Faculty strive for you to succeed in spite of budget cuts to education that our state is currently facing. Student life also has wonderful opportunities for students to get...” – NaKisha from Antelope, 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 college tahoe-truckee campus has small classes so there is more attention for students. it's the temple of the success.” – N'guessan from Truckee, 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...

“…the teachers are dedicated, knowledgeable, and passionate. they are an inspiration to student's who are on a quest for knowledge. ” – Jennifer from Fair Oaks, 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...

“…Folsom Lake College harbors professors who have your best interest in mind. The staff will jump through hoops to help you succeed. The welcoming atmosphere eases the stress of college life.” – Kaylan 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...

“…It is a great school to get your general education. Counselors make transferring an easy process. Also, it has many clubs and activities to keep you social.” – DeAngela from Elk Grove, 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...

“…the sense of community is so awesome at this school. everyone is so friendly and welcoming. i love living on campus and being involved.” – Steven from Shingle Springs, 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...