Colleges in California

Colleges in California

California is 163,696 square miles and contains the largest higher education system in the nation. Colleges in California include notable institutions such as Stanford University, CalTech, and UCLA. The Golden State is known for birthing the American film industry as well as the Internet, and its economy centers around professional and business services, educational and health services, financial activities, and leisure and hospitality. California has a largely mediterranean climate, but can range from polar to subtropical depending on region. The Golden Gate Bridge, Palm Springs, Yosemite National Park, and Universal Studios Hollywood are primary tourist spots. Lesser known hot spots in Cali include Victorville’s California Route 66 Museum, the Redwoods in Arcata, and the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Preserve.
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Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles City College is a public two-year community college. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the Los Angeles Community College District. LACC offers 2-year associate degree programs and transferable courses. Favored areas of...

“…it's a great two year college with teachers that actually care about each students education. unlike other two year colleges i've heard about, lacc makes it easy to register for classes. there is never any confusion and all the counselors actually...” – Ani from Los Angeles, CA

Chabot College is a public, 2-year institution located in Hayward, California, that offers majors in six areas of study. The college features over 14 student support programs, such as the ASPIRE TRiO program and the Striving Black Brothers Coalition....

“…Chabot College is a good school. There are some very good teachers here who strive to help students succeed. it is also a great place to make lasting friendships with fellow students.” – Stefanie from Hayward, CA

California State University-San Marcos

With campus situated on a hilltop overlooking the surrounding community, California State University-San Marcos is a 4-year public institution in southern California and part of the Cal State system. CSUSM is home to colleges of Humanities, Business...

“…it is a small campus but very friendly and loving. in my 4 years here i have not had a bad teacher. plus every tuesday there is an activity going on the one of the plazas and there are many ways for students to get evolved.” – Jessica from San Marcos, CA

MiraCosta College

MiraCosta College is a public, 2-year institution established in Oceanside, California, with satellite facilities located in Cardiff and Carlsbad. MiraCosta offers over 60 fields of study within its six pathway programs, including a bachelor’s degree...

“…MiraCosta is a great community college. ” – Tamara from Vista, CA

California State University-Chico

Founded as a teachers college in 1887, California State University-Chico is a 4-year public school in northern California and the second oldest campus in the California State University system. Chico State is home to 10 colleges and schools...

“…Chico is a small community with many opportunities. The campus and residential areas are very close in proximity and cooperate well together. In fall, the already gorgeous campus becomes stunning with the changing of the leaves.” – Kjerstin from Chico, CA

Canada College
Redwood City, CA
Canada College

Cañada College is a public institution located in San Mateo, California, that offers day, evening, and weekend classes. The college is home to an award-winning STEM Center, which serves as a valuable resource for students seeking additional...

“…-A very competitive school. -it is within the 25 best colleges in CA. -The professors are excellent and dedicated.” – Brenda from Redwood City, CA

Saint Mary's College of California

Founded by the local archbishop, Saint Mary’s College of California is a Catholic liberal arts college in the Bay Area administered by the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Saint Mary’s is home to schools of Economics, Liberal Arts, and Science...

“…saint mary's college is an amazing school. here you will meet amazing people and professors that will teach you a lot about yourself and life. be prepared to leave high school behind because you literally grow more as a person and student in your...” – Sandra from CA

Foothill College is a public, 2-year institution established in Los Altos Hills, California. Foothill’s 122-acre main campus is joined by a satellite learning center located in Sunnyvale, which features its own cafe, group study area, and a miniature...

“…I love foothill because the campus is beautiful and when you don't have time to workout climbing stairs and walking hills helps a lot. All my teachers have office hours to help me and my classmates are all friendly. I love the food here, it's just...” – Katie from Menlo Park, CA

Shasta College is a public, 2-year institution established in Redding, California, with satellite campuses in Red Bluff, Weaverville, and Burney. SC offers over 100 associate’s degree and certificate programs, as well as a Health Information...

“…Shasta College is a great school for students who need to go to a community college before they can get into a university. The teachers and councilors are great at helping the students in order to achieve the best grades possible. If you are thinking...” – Kenny from Red Bluff, CA

Irvine Valley College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of California. IVC offers Guided Pathway academic programs, which students can utilize to explore and achieve their goals. Students enrolled at IVC also have access to a...

“…ivc is a wonderful community college proudly ranking #1 for transferring students to cal states and uc's. i have worked hard these past few years in my classes yet have gained valuable skills and knowledge that will be useful for me in the future. i...” – Hanna from Irvine, CA

San Francisco Art Institute

Founded in 1871, the San Francisco Art Institute is a college of contemporary art and the oldest art school in the western United States. SFAI confers undergraduate degrees in eight artistic fields of study such as Printmaking and Sculpture. All...

“…The school is a very inspiring, creative environment.” – Bryon from Denver, CO

Riverside City College

Founded in 1916, Riverside City College is a 2-year community college in southern California’s Inland Empire. RCC offers associate degrees and certificates in over 70 academic programs. For students who wish to learn in a different culture, RCC...

“…the college campus is very nice. It has a vast variety of programs useful for students. The teacher a good and each have there own unique way of teaching. ” – Salvador from Perris, CA

East Los Angeles College is a public, 2-year institution established in Monterey Park, California. The main campus, along with the satellite location in South Gate, serves 14 communities throughout its regional area. ELAC utilizes the Guided Pathways...

“…east los angeles college is a wonderful college in which has the sufficient resources for a student to feel accommodated in. the college has great teachers who are willing to do everything in their power in order for students to get a good grasp of...” – Johana from Los Angeles, CA

Reedley College is a public, 2-year institution established in Fresno County, California, with satellite facilities located in Madera and Oakhurst. The college offers over 70 fields of study within four academic divisions, awarding associate’s...

“…reedley college is a good school to be community college. the instructors teacher very well. the instructors expect a lot from each student.” – Hugo from Dinuba, CA

Berkeley City College is a public, 2-year institution in the Peralta Community College District. BCC offers over 60 degree and certificate programs, with day, evening, online, and weekend classes structured to guarantee that each program can be...

“…i really like berkeley city college. although it can be crowded, its very organized and visually pleasing.” – Ala'ah from Richmond, CA

Ventura College is a 2-year community college. Each VC course is centered around Student Learning Outcomes: specific statements and goals set by the faculty that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of the class. VC is best known for the...

“…ventura college is a great campus with nice views. it mixed with different ethnic backgrounds which makes it unique. ventura has a lot of classes to offer than some schools.” – J. Yvette from Oxnard, CA

California State University-Sacramento

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

Hope International University

Founded in 1928, Hope International University is a Christian university in Orange County affiliated with non-denominational churches of Christ. HIU is home to the Pacific Christian College of Ministry & Biblical Studies as well as four other...

“…hope international university is one of the greatest places to make new friends while going to college. everyone knows everyone and the faculty and staff are so friendly. hope has some of the greatest student activities as well such as humans vs...” – Kaleigh from Fullerton, CA

Allan Hancock College is a public institution operating four locations throughout Santa Barbara County, California, with the main campus in Santa Maria and a satellite at the Vandenberg Air Force Base. AHC offers several resources for degree...

“…great engineering program. great instructors. great programs.” – Michael from Lompoc, CA

Cuesta College
San Luis Obispo, CA
Cuesta College

Cuesta College is a public 2-year community college based in San Luis Obispo County and serves the Central Coast of California. Cuesta offers associate degrees as well as technical and professional certifications. Noted programs include health...

“…Cuesta has a beautiful small campus. The teachers here will challenge you, it is a good transition school to get you ready fro a 4 year. Most people that attend Cuesta and work there are friendly and helpful.” – Elina from San Luis Obispo, 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,...

Antelope Valley College

Antelope Valley College is a public college in Lancaster, California. The school confers more than 100 associate degrees and certifications, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Airtime Manufacturing Technology. AVC offers a number of programs for its...

“…The professors are well mannered and professional. The atmosphere is great with many different activities. And there are always resources to help with classes and homework.” – Tyler from Lancaster, CA

Modesto Junior College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of California. While the college primarily awards associate’s degrees and certificates, it also offers Skills Recognitions options and a singular bachelor’s degree program....

“…modesto junior college it's a college that truly helped me in my educational life. i came to united states of america not to long ago, and i have to say say that mjc counts with amazing instructors that helped me in a very unique way. i am glad to be...” – Marcos from Riverbank, CA

Western University of Health Sciences

Western University of Health Sciences is a private, graduate institution established in Pomona, California, which is also home to the WesternU Patient Care Center and the Pet Health Center. Along with the main campus, the school also maintains an...

“…Great Staff! Interview process ran smoothly! Students and staffs were very approachable! ” – Amy from Sacramento, CA

Brandman University is a private institution created to help working adults improve their careers through education. With 25 campuses, some of which are located on military bases, as well as several programs offered entirely online, Brandman...

“…I love the way this school offers on ground courses as well as online. I also love the way this school has classes starting every 2 months. The staff was very friendly and more than willing to help me out with everything.” – Lynne from Fontana, CA

Solano Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Fairfield, California. SCC offers day, evening, and weekend classes in order to accommodate students with scheduling limitations. The college’s Degree and Certificate catalogue is...

“…Solano offers great education for a low price. I recommend anyone to go to school here. The staff here are so good at helping out students with counseling, financial aid, transferring options, and so much more.” – Tasha from Vallejo, CA

Columbia College Hollywood

Columbia College Hollywood is a liberal arts college of film and media studies in Los Angeles. Columbia College Hollywood confers bachelor’s degrees in Cinema, Visual Effects, and Graphic Design as well as an associate degree in Cinema. To provide an...

“…Columbia College Hollywood is very up to date and current with the classes they offer here. It is an excellent institution with manageable class sizes and one-on-one tutoring available. It features industry professionals and utilizes its proximity to...” – Jonathan from Van Nuys, CA

Notre Dame de Namur University

Founded by two nuns, Notre Dame de Namur University is a Catholic school in Silicon Valley and the third oldest college in California. NDNU is home to schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education granting bachelor’s degrees in 15 areas of...

“…NDNU is a great school for those who like close-knit environments and love to make great personal connections with students, professors, and administrators. It is located in the resourceful Bay Area, and there are many resources available to students...” – Emily from Redlands, CA

Rio Hondo College is a public, 2-year institution located in Whittier, California. Along with the main campus, RHC also maintains satellite centers in El Monte, South Whittier, Santa Fe Springs, and Pico Rivera. The college offers a wide variety of...

“…Rio Hondo is a great community college which has great teachers classes and staff willing to help the students.” – Humberto from El Monte, CA

Mt San Antonio College

Mt. San Antonio College is a 2-year community college in Walnut, California. Mt. SAC provides associate degrees, job training certificates, adult education, and youth summer programs. The school houses a working farm, wildlife sanctuary, and a...

“…Mount San Antonio College is a great school for students who are unsure of their intended field of study and are looking to explore numerous fields to find their interests. Mt. SAC is filled with great teachers, some with outstanding national awards,...” – John from Chino, CA

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

College of the Sequoias (COS) is a public two-year community college in Visalia, one of three campuses in the COS system. The college was established in 1926 and moved to its current 62-acre main campus site in Visalia in 1940. The Visalia main...

“…cos is very diverse. it also offers a wide range of classes. it has a very forest field to it.” – Diana from Reedley, CA

Minerva Schools

The Minerva Schools at KGI was created by a partnership with the Keck Graduate Institute and the Minerva Project. The school is a member of the Claremont University Consortium. The Minerva schools can be found in San Francisco California, Buenos...

Concordia University-Irvine

Affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Concordia University Irvine is a school of liberal arts in southern California. CUI is home to five colleges and schools granting undergraduate degrees in 26 academic majors and 50 specializations....

“…concordia is an amazing university that shows genuine support to its students. the staff and the professors are extremely polite and help the students in any way they can. the campus is beautiful and it contains a wide range of resources and...” – Laura from Mission Viejo, CA

Mission College is a 2-year community college serving the West Valley district of Silicon Valley. Mission offers degrees and certificates in over 40 areas of study. Several classes are available online or as hybrids where online lectures are...

“…Mission college is a perfectly typical community college. It is a gateway for students into much bigger universities. Due to the small classes, the professors here pay more attention to each individual.” – Aatif from San Jose, CA

Menlo College is a private, 4-year institution established in Atherton, California. Academics at Menlo are business-centric, focusing on economic studies and entrepreneurship. The campus features a new facility, the Innovation Center, which is home...

“…It's a small campus with less than 1,000 students enrolled annually and the class sizes are pretty small, usually with less than 20 people per class. Menlo has a good reputation for turning out successful management majors, but lacking a little in...” – Mauree from Lavista, NE

Napa Valley College is a public, 2-year institution established in Napa, California, with a satellite facility located in St. Helena. The college offers associate’s degree, certificate, and noncredit programs in over 50 fields of study, including...

“…small college with great professors willing to help you learn and become active in student activities and clubs. nvc has a sacnas chapter, mesa club and shpe club for those interested in science careers. brand new library with lots of space, many...” – Yadira from Napa, CA

San Jose City college is the oldest 2-year community college in Santa Clara County, California. Featuring one of the highest transfer rates to 4-year institutions in the Bay Area, SJCC has entered into transfer admission agreements and guarantees...

“…sjcc is a good college. here, i acquired my english, and here i hope to reach soon my aa in business administration and as in accounting and to transfer successfully to san jose state university. i'm grateful for good start!” – Lilia from San Jose, CA

College of the Redwoods is a public, 2-year institution in Eureka, California, with satellite locations in Crescent City, Garberville, and Hoopa. With over 1,000 classes in the college’s academic catalog, CR offers associate degrees and certificates...

“…i am currently a student at college of the redwoods in crescent city. i have had some real great teachers. some of the teachers at the college of the redwoods in crescent city make learning easy and enjoyable.” – Brandon from Crescent City, 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

Cuyamaca College is a 2-year community college in the eastern San Diego area. Among its 91 degree programs and 74 certificates, Cuyamaca offers several foreign language programs including Arabic, Native American languages, and Aramaic. The college’s...

“…cuyamaca college, to me, has a great reputation for its excellent curriculum. it has demonstrated fine teachers with amazing degrees. cuyamaca college is a great college, hands down. ” – Merna from El Cajon, CA

Santiago Canyon College is a 2-year community college in Orange County, California.  SCC offers over 160 degrees and certificates, with 21 associate degrees boasting transfer guarantees to any California State University. Santiago Canyon also directs...

“…Excellent professors and resources. Friendly student services staff. ” – Rebecca from Tustin, CA

California State University-Channel Islands

Situated in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, California State University-Channel Islands is a 4-year public school and part of the CSU system. CSUCI grants undergrad degrees in 26 academic majors and has been designated an Hispanic...

“…just amazing. everyone is so welcoming and the atmosphere just pushes you to be better and show the world what you are made of. going to this school saved my like because without it, i would probably be in the military or working at a fast food...” – Frank from Port Hueneme, CA

The College of San Mateo is a public, 2-year institution established on a hillside, 153-acre campus nearby the San Francisco Bay. CSU offers over 70 career-related academic programs, as well as programs for transfer to California State University and...

“…College of San Mateo is one of the greatest campuses on the Peninsula. As a returning student after being laid off three years ago, going back to school has given me new purpose and direction in my life. I would recommend going to this college for...” – Kathryn from San Mateo, CA

Ohlone College is a 2-year community college in Silicon Valley that offers degrees and certificates in 197 areas of study. The college draws from a diverse population and its student body hails from 40 countries. One of Ohlone’s most unique academic...

“…Ohlone Community College rates highest in energy efficient colleges. This college is superior for its innovative methods of conserving energy. This school's courses and degree programs give the student the advantage to preparing for four year...” – Amanda from Fremont, CA

Imperial Valley College is a 2-year community college located just north of the Mexican border in southern California. IVC is home to four academic divisions granting associate degrees and certificates in Health & Public Safety, Math & Sciences, Arts...

“…It is a great place to get your start for college, especially if you want to get your general education out of the way. It is a small, but friendly campus with a variety of friendly faculty. There are a variety of classes available including winter...” – Margarita from Imperial, CA

Originally founded as a single room school of optometry, West Coast University is a school of healthcare sciences with six campuses in the Los Angeles, Dallas, and Miami areas. WCU confers bachelor’s degrees in Nursing and its California locations...

Victor Valley College is a public, 2-year institution established in Victorville, California. The campus consists of two sections separated by altitude into an Upper and Lower Campus, and features facilities such as a planetarium, dance studio, and...

“…Close to home and a pretty campus. Employees are really friendly. Beautiful lake in campus. Great teachers and I enjoyed my first semester here.” – Christianna from Victorville, CA

Las Positas College is a 2-year community college on the outskirts of California’s Bay Area. Students at Las Positas choose their academic career path from among 24 occupational associate degrees, 17 associate transfer degrees, or 44 certificate...

“…community college is a brilliant, inexpensive way to get all your general ed classes and then transfer to a 4-year. las positas has some of the most caring and compassionate instructors that i have ever met. i really enjoy attending this college.” – Amy from Pleasanton, CA

Los Angeles Valley College is a public, 2-year institution located in Valley Glen, California. The college offers studies in a wide variety of subjects, with many of its available classes participating in the Zero Textbook Cost program, which is a...

“…I love LAVC because of the professors, staff, and faculty. They have shown me that no what don't give up and keep on trying.” – Felita from Pacoima, CA

Yuba College
Marysville, CA

Yuba College is a 2-year institution and the main campus of northern California’s Yuba Community College District. The Yuba campus offers degrees and certificates in nine academic departments as well as community education courses in subjects such as...

“…i had the best teachers and supporting staff. It is the best college i attended so far. They have iTV interation classes that works best and I can listen and watch the leacture as many times I want.” – Harpreet from Lincoln, CA

Pacific Union College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Napa Valley, California. While the college offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, the vast majority of students in attendance are undergraduates. PUC is part of...

“…PUC is a great school in a beautiful natural setting. The campus atmosphere is tranquil and inviting. All of the students seem friendly and welcoming and all of the professors and staff members seem helpful and encouraging” – Emily from Bakersfield, CA

Soka University of America

Originally founded in Japan and guided by Buddhist principles, Soka University of America is a 4-year liberal arts institution in Orange County. SUA hosts a bachelor’s degree-granting program with concentrations in Environmental Studies, Social &...

“…Soka is truly one of a kind. Students will graduate with an understanding of various world cultures and an appreciation for cultural differences. They will have discovered and/or developed their passions and will be ready to go out into the world and...” – Anon from Aliso Viejo, CA

Crafton Hills College is a 2-year community college with the highest degree/certificate completion rate in California’s Inland Empire region. CHC offers majors in over 50 academic programs, including degrees in Respiratory Care and American Sign...

“…crafton hills is a very good community college to go to. also it has the classes and programs i need to become successful in my future. the staff and instructors are pretty good at their jobs.” – Alexandre from Redlands, CA

Located in the northern edge of the Bay Area, Contra Costa College is the oldest campus in the Contra Costa Community College District. CCC is also the district’s most diverse college and has been designated an Hispanic Serving Institution. Among CCC...

“…Contra Costa College is a very diverse and welcoming school! Its learning community gives all students a fair amount of opportunities, so no one is left behind. I would recommend to this college to any individual who is interested in a very diverse...” – Cynthia from El Cerrito, CA

Los Medanos College is a 2-year community college with two campuses to the northeast of the Bay Area. Among its 35 academic programs, Los Medanos grants degrees and certificates in fields such as Travel Marketing and Recording Arts and provides free...

“…I have been attending LMC full time since Summer 2009 and feel as though the classes and faculty prepare you for transfer to a state college or university of your choice. If you did not have the money to jump straight into a UC or CSU right after...” – Alexandra from Antioch, CA

West Los Angeles College is a 2-year institution featuring nearly 1000 classes in 12 academic departments. In addition to its 41 associate degrees, West LA offers a bachelor’s degree program in Dental Hygiene and is one of just two community colleges...

“…A great school with diversity. Although it is very far from my house, this school made me feel I belonged.” – Viridiana

Skyline College is a 2-year community college that groups a number of related fields of study into four concentrations called Meta Majors—the equivalent of academic departments. Skyline employs counselors specializing in each Meta Major and several...

“…skyline college is one of the best community colleges in the san francisco bay area. it is allowing adult students to pursue their dreams of further employment with excellent classes to further enchance academic knowledge for students' careers.” – Cartez from San Jose, CA

West Valley College is a 2-year community college at the southwest edge of Silicon Valley. WVC offers programs and certificates in 44 academic departments including an Unmanned Aircraft Systems program training students in aerial videography and...

“…west valley is a healing educational setting in a park like oasis. a definate find for a school. but shhhh keep it quiet. we don't want the secret getting out!” – Diane from San Jose, CA

Evergreen Valley College is a 2-year community college in the eastern foothills of San José. In addition to more than 40 major and 30+ certificate options, EVC also offers The Honors Institute, a series of classes dedicated to the pursuit of rigorous...

“…They are excellent educators. They are helpful when it comes to financial aid. The atmosphere is beautiful and friendly.” – DeLoria from San Jose, CA

Porterville College is a public, 2-year institution established on an urban, 60-acre campus in Tulare County, California. The college offers over 50 associate’s degree and certificate programs, with a number of classes available in an online format....

“…Porterville College has been a good educational experience for me. This is my first year and my instructors have been very helpful and easy to talk to. I am taking all of my undergraduate requirements and hope to transfer to UC Berkeley in a year...” – Hector from Porterville, CA

Norco College is a 2-year community college in southern California’s inland empire region focusing on courses centered around emerging technologies. Featuring a diverse and multicultural student body, Norco is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving...

“…It is a small, quiet school. It has great teachers that communicate greatly with students. The school uses the money they get wisely.” – Jessica Marie from Corona, CA

Coastline Community College is a 2-year institution with three neighborhood campuses in Orange County, California. Coastline is home to 25 degree and certificate-granting academic programs including a Gerontology Program. The college’s Acquired Brain...

“…i love it there. It's really nice and it feels the comfortable. I like how it's a small school. ” – Crystal from Anaheim, CA

The College of Marin is a public, 2-year institution established in California, with two facilities located in Kentfield and Novato. COM offers more than 40 associate’s degrees and certificates, many of which include courses that are available online...

“…This college has been a blessing in disguise. The staff of everyone on campus is professional and very helpful. The classes are fun and interesting as well.” – Krista from Santa Rosa, CA

UEI College is a technical and vocational training school with four locations throughout southern California. UEI offers certificate-granting programs in nine career-focused fields of study. To accommodate the schedules of adult and working students,...

Named for the founder of California’s first junior college, Hartnell College is a 2-year institution south of San José. Featuring a diverse student body, Hartnell is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and it has been named one of the...

“…i love attending hartnell...i love all my classes and i find all my instructors to be very helpful and accomadating” – Victoria from Salinas, CA

Laney College is a 2-year community college in Oakland. Laney offers classes in over 100 academic departments as well as 44 associate degree programs, 13 of which are eligible for transfer to a 4-year institution. Recently, Laney received a $125...

“…They following how student study in the class and how they focus on there study. The Laney rate is going higher.” – Chandra from Oakland, CA

Moreno Valley College is a 2-year community college in southern California’s inland empire with classes in seven academic departments and an Honors Program. MVC takes advantage of its location to offer biology and chemistry students the opportunity...

“…I like Moreno Valley College. They have professors that are passionate about their field of study. They are not only well versed in their subject matter but they are also caring of their students.” – Arthur from Perris, CA

Oxnard College is a 2-year community college and a member of the Ventura County Community College District in southern California. The college features 37 associate degrees, 17 of which transfer with guaranteed admission to the California State...

“…a great environment to be in and around. very easy to access all of campus and classes. offers way more programs than i would have guessed, a lot of programs.” – Phillip from Oxnard, CA

Established in the wake of the Watts Riots to provide educational opportunities for an underserved community, Los Angeles Southwest College is a 2-year community college offering degrees in 10 academic departments. Over 50 percent of LASC students...

“…Is a place to help African American male achieve college success. They have a program call passage that is design to help black males be all they can be in college.” – Lawrence from Los Angeles, CA

Taft College is a public, 2-year institution established in southwest California. Students attending Taft can enroll in approximately 100 different career-based, technical degree and certificate programs, with many courses available through the...

“…This school prepares you for a four year college. The teachers are excellent and spend extra time to teach information you didn't understand. The school becomes more like a home than an actual school, the friendly environment, all sports athletes...” – Joanne from Taft, 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

Los Angeles Pierce College is a 2-year community college. It is a branch of the Los Angeles Community Colleges and, as a result, enjoys transfer agreements with many California universities. The school provides associate’s degrees and Certificates of...

“…Pierce College is full of amazing teachers. I feel like I got a four year school education here at a community college price. It's honestly the best community college in the area and if you're dedicated, you can get a truly enriching experience.” – Tracy

Los Angeles Mission College is a 2-year community college serving LA’s San Fernando Valley area and home to 75 academic departments including subjects familiar to Angelenos such as cinema and oceanography. In addition to its weekly course offerings,...

“…los angeles mission college is an incredible community college, that allows their student to feel safe in a well protected campus . both the staff and professors are able to teach their students more than the basic fundaments of their field and broad...” – Mary Gail from Pacoima, CA

San Diego Christian College

Founded in 1970, San Diego Christian College is a four-year liberal arts college that educates students through teachings of the Scripture. SDCC is a private institution and associates with the evangelical denomination of Christianity. The suburban...

“…This is an amazing school. It has understanding and helpful faculty and the overall atmosphere is pleasant. A wonderful place to learn.” – Alexander from San Diego, CA

Monterey Peninsula College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of California. Along with the main campus in Monterey, MPC also maintains learning centers in both Seaside and Marina. Students enrolled at MPC have access to a...

“…I rate my school a 10 is a great school. the staff go step by step with students on informations especially the financial ladies.” – Maria from salinas, CA

Thomas Aquinas College is a bicoastal Roman Catholic liberal arts college with campuses in California and Massachusetts. The Thomas Aquinas curriculum centers around a single academic program studying the great books of western civilization. All...

“…thomas aquinas is a beautiful place, full of a love for knowledge and critical thought. it has a variety of fun and enhancing extracurricular activities that range from hiking to drama and more. the class environment is unique from most other schools...” – Anna from Tehachapi, CA

Los Angeles Harbor College is a public, 2-year institution established in Wilmington, California. LAHC academics feature the Harbor Advantage program, which is divided into two years (the Harbor Promise year and the Harbor Success year) and provides...

“…it is a great school with lots of opportunity here. it is filled with great teachers that can really help a student in many aspects of their life. harbor college is a great school for all those that are pursuing further education.” – Jake from San Pedro, CA

Vanguard University of Southern California

Originally founded as a Bible school, Vanguard University of Southern California is a Christian liberal arts college in Orange County. Vanguard confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 fields of study. As a Christian institution, Vanguard holds chapel...

“…vanguard university is one beneficial college. their criteria & way of teaching is absolutely amazing. i wouldn't trade it for the world.” – Kayla from Hawthorne, CA

Gavilan College is a 2-year community college in the south San Francisco Bay Area. Gavilan is home to 11 academic departments offering associate degrees and certificates. In addition to regular lectures, the Aviation department holds hands-on labs in...

“…a great environment!” – Destiny from Hollister, CA

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is a music school in the heart of the Bay Area. In addition to departments specializing in voice and instrumental instruction, SFCM also features classes on conducting, music theory, humanities, and sciences....

Laguna College of Art and Design

The Laguna College of Art and Design is a private college of fine arts in Laguna Beach, California. LCAD offers undergraduate degrees in 10 art and design-related fields of study such as Animation, Game Art, and Graphic Design and the college also...

“…It's a great school for people who are interested in small classes with the focus on the students. The classes work you as hard as any other school and fun to take. The school is located near the beach, also allowing you to walk around the...” – Student

Merritt College is a 2-year community college in Oakland. Among Merritt’s more than 60 academic disciplines, its African American, Native American, Ethnic, and Mexican & Latin American Studies programs provide an exploration of the diverse cultures...

“…It is a wonderful campus that's currently remodeling the older infrastructure. The teachers and professors here, especially in the health sciences department are extraordinary. The faculty is always willing and providing help to students.” – Andy from Oakland, 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...

Alliant International University is a private for-profit institution based in San Diego, California. Alliant operates multiple campuses around the state and abroad in Mexico, Japan, and China. Students can opt for the “Fast-Track” and take graduate...

California College of the Arts

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts is a Bay Area-based school of art and design with campuses in San Francisco and Oakland. CCA is home to 22 undergraduate programs in core disciplines of Architecture, Fine Arts, Design, and Humanities....

“…attached to art history. mostly conceptually charged teachers. design over fine arts.” – Joshua from Oakland, CA

The College of the Siskiyous is a 2-year community college located at the base of Mount Shasta. Its two campuses in northern California offer degrees and certificates in 34 areas of study as well as living space for 154 students. With its proximity...

“…Great campus! Small class sizes ensure a personal experience in classes. I'm in it for the fire academy but I'm just as impressed with every other class I've taken.” – Kenneth from Rescue, CA

San Diego Miramar College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of California. The campus features a number of resource facilities for students to utilize, such as the Academic Success Center, which offers independent study spaces,...

“…miramar college is a wonderful school for the busy individual. the class options and support is superb. whether you are student straight out of highschool or a returning student like me, you will benefit from attending miramar college.” – Elisabeth from San Diego, CA

West Hills College in Lemoore is a 2-year community college and one of three campuses in the West Hills system. The Lemoore campus features courses in over 60 degree programs and 11 academic departments as well as a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society....

“…Amazing staff, campus, extracurricular activities, and classes. I enjoy being on campus and utilizing all the resources it has to offer. Definitely a great place to attend school.” – Breanna from Lemoore, CA

Barstow Community College is a 2-year institution in southern California’s high desert region. BCC confers degrees and certificates in 13 academic departments and 15 career technical education divisions. The college’s career & technical facility...

“…They are a fantastic college. Whenever i have a question I can give them a call and am transferred where i need to be in 5 minutes. Besides the Chemistry department, i have never had an issue with any class.” – Kathryn from Hesperia, CA

With campus a short drive from Mendocino National Forest, Mendocino College is a 2-year community college in northern California. Mendocino is home to 53 associate degree fields of study and 34 certificate-granting programs. For students interested...

“…very helpful to all students the campus is very open to all ” – Tacara from Ukiah, CA

Samuel Merritt University is a school of health science with three campuses in northern California and the largest provider of physical and occupational therapists in the East Bay. SMU is home to five undergraduate degree programs and four doctorate...

“…If you are detail-oriented and want a fast-track degree, then SMU is for you! SMU has amazing instructors and clinical instructors for a really positive experience.” – Dina from Santa Cruz, CA

Southern California Institute of Architecture

With campus located in a former freight depot, Southern California Institute of Architecture is not-for-profit institution of architectural innovation in Los Angeles. One of the only independent architecture schools in the nation, SCI-Arc offers a 5...

John Paul the Great Catholic University

Named after Pope John Paul II, John Paul the Great Catholic University is a Roman Catholic academy of fine and performing arts in the San Diego metro area. JPCatholic offers 3-year bachelor’s degree programs in Communications Media, Business, and...

“…This is a great school for striving for personal excellence. You will grow in the faith with the curriculum centered around the love of Jesus Christ; you will grow intellectually through challenging courses and caring professors; all around, this...” – Matthew from Escondido, CA

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science is a private historically black university based in Willowbrook, California. It is a designated minority-serving institution and member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The school specialized...

“…Beautiful surroundings, azaming staff/ faculty, great environment. The students and professor's are wonderful, nice easy going, friendly. The unviersity is really focusing on your education, small number of students in the class so it is easy to get...” – Mary from Los Angeles, CA

The College of Alameda is a 2-year community college in the San Francisco Bay Area. Alameda offers degrees and certificates in 48 academic programs as well as career technical education courses. To provide hands-on demonstrations of classroom lessons...

Southern California University of Health Sciences is a private, medical education institution established in Whittier, California. The college features hands-on learning in the form of clinical training and opportunities for residency. Students can...

“…The faculty care about student learning, but the administration is rather incompetent. Unfortunately, the chiro program overshadows the AOM program. The school's location is far from the freeway and the campus is rather ghetto.” – Dual Student

Claremont Graduate University is a private, graduate institution established in the state of California. CGU is one of seven institutions included in the Claremont Colleges consortium, which provides the colleges with a central library and other...

“…The university includes social justice and interdisciplinary studies in its curriculum. Because I have the opportunity to learn on a deeper level and how each discipline is interconnected, the awareness I gain is not just in my area of study. These...” – Gail from Claremont, CA

With two campuses in the greater Los Angeles area, American Jewish University is a graduate-level institution dedicated to researching and incorporating the history and culture of Judaism into modern day life. Degree programs at AJU are divided among...

“…AJU is the perfect university for students who are interested in being treated as a whole person, not in getting lost as just a number. I grew not only educationally, but in character and integrity too as the academic programs all concentrate in...” – Rebeccah from Encino, CA

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Los Angeles Trade Technical College was founded in 1925 as the Frank Wiggins Trade School. LA Trade-Tech is a part of the Los Angeles Community College district and is the oldest of the nine colleges. The college focuses on career certificates and...

“…I honestly thing that the school needs teachers who have good teaching schools. Make the class interesting, and pay attention to their students. It needs better space for classes, because classes are not available all the time.” – Nancy from Los Angeles, CA

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