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...

“…Great motivational teachers. You get more one on one teacher time to ask more questions. Excellent tutoring programs, which you should definitely take advantage of.” – Dulce from Los Angeles, CA

Chabot College

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....

“…Before I went to Chabot I didn't think I was very smart and didn't have my true academic ability exposed. When I started classes here I realized my true intelligence and now I am excelling in all my classes.” – Liv from Bay Area, 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...

“…CSUSM has wonderful programs for students who are pursing business or nursing majors. The campus life is friendly and there are tons of activities to get involved. The resources and academic counseling offered by CSUSM is extensive.” – Sarah from Santa Ysabel, 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...

“…Last week I was talking with the President of Miracosta, Mr. Rodriguez, he has a very interesting life story. Other then that he showed me that even though he was label in high school as mentally impaired, because of his lost of vision in one eye he...” – Michael from Oceanside, 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...

“…The professors at California State University, Chico, truly care about your education. This past semester, only one of my professors did not know my name, and that's understandable because it was a large lecture class. Although large lecture classes...” – Elizabeth from Sacramento, 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...

“… The professors on campus are some of the best you'll find at any community college and in many cases they're nationally rated. Well compensated for their time, professors here are there to stay, and they really care deeply for their students. It...” – Drew 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...

“…The Seminar Program is eye-opening and challenging. It pushes you to develop your own ideas and beliefs and challenge other students to do the same. The professors know you by name and have abundant office hours if you need help in class or just need...” – Julianne from Yakima, WA

Foothill College

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...

“…After going to De Anza College for a year and not enjoying myself at all, I decided to try Foothill College and it has been one of the greatest decisions I've made. Most of the teachers are professors and they are all very supportive, motivational,...” – Megan from Santa Clara, 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

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...

“…Starting my freshman year at IVC was nerve wreck never the less enjoyed my experience the school provided learned more in a few weeks and a pace that was comfortable but at the same time enlightened.” – Alejandro from Norcross, GA

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...

“…This college has incredibly talented teachers that are still working in their field. There has also been many famous artists that have graduated from this school.” – Gail from SF, CA

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...

“…Riverside Community College is one of the best city college you can attend in Southern California. They have a great staff and faculty to help you reach your goals. Riverside Community College has become my portal to a better future.” – Stephen from Riverside, CA

East Los Angeles College

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...

“…This school's academic teaching can varie. It ultimately depends if you land on the right professors. Maybe because it is a community college... but some professors leave early, or just kind of glide through teaching class. I've attended ELAC for 3...” – Eva 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...

“…I have been pleasantly surprized at how much I have learned. The teachers for the most part are very good and easy to deal with.” – Daniel from Ventura, 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...

“…My classes are not too difficult, and yet every time I exit the classroom I feel illuminated and accomplished for what I have learned. The teachers are friendly and always eager to help when you are having problems with a certain subject. They even...” – Sergio from French Camp, 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...

“…The professors here are amazing. It is a small school so you actually get to know your professors. They will work with you if you are struggling. They challenge your thinking and try to get you to think critically, not just accept everything you...” – Laura from Valley Springs, CA

Allan Hancock College

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...

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...

“…Great College! I would recommend it to anyone. It is a small campus with amazing teachers and students.” – Isabel from Shandon, 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 teachers at Antelope Valley College care about my education and are highly qualified to give it. I may be at a community college, but I still have to work just as hard to earn good grades as any other college student in a University.” – Someone from Lancaster, CA

Modesto Junior College

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....

“…The teachers I have met are very passionate about what they teach which clearly reflects on their teaching and helps you understand a subject a lot better. I put what I learn and use it often in my daily lifestyle. I have even thought about changing...” – Vanessa from California

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...

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...

“…Brandman University was one of the best educational choices I have made. They make sure to work with you and your personal needs so that you can still receive a quality education with a busy lifestyle. I always feel challenged and that I am learning...” – Brittnee from Nipomo, 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...

“…I find the school to be a magnificent school. It is a small campus and due to its location, the school is very quiet and relaxing. The people are friendly and very proud to be part of the school.” – Yrel from San Francisco, CA

Rio Hondo College

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...

“…The college is very student oriented and offers tons of classes not only on campus but online and at several other sites to expand to all students.” – Martin 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...

“…Mt. San Antonio College is very affordable. It offers endless opportunities for students to succeed. Mt. San Antonio College is a great way to start your future.” – Casey from Pomona, 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...

“…The staff are very helpful, inviting and informative, the professors are very attentative and really do care about your education, and the campuses have so much to offer. ” – Tonya from Placerville, 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...

“…This community college is great for all types of students. I am a full time student and also working full time with a 4 month old son. I'm learning something new every semester!! ” – Erin from Hanford, CA

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...

“…A Global Liberal Arts College designed to train students to solve complex global problems and move the world forward. Minervans take all classes seminar-style and travel to 7 different cities over 4 years. It's fun, challenging and ” – Haziq Azizi from Malaysia

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....

“…The campus is absolutely beautiful and staff was extremely helpful the day I attended an orientation meeting for a masters program. The application process was very simple and so was registering for classes online. All my questions were answered in...” – Michelle from Santa Maria, 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...

“…The professors organize the classes so that the students can easily understand the material. I love the hands on participation most of the professors incorporate into the classes.” – Laurelle from Milpitas, 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...

“…I believe since this college has fewer students that you will be able to get one on one help rather than going to a huge university and not getting much help because there are so many students. ” – Dahniqua from Dallas, GA

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...

“…It's a junior college, don't expect state of the art, on the cutting edge of technology, but do expect to learn the basics. You've got to start somewhere and fore getting your GE's out of the way there's not better option. Much more culture and age...” – Jonathan from Fairfield, 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...

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...

“…College of the Redwoods is on the smaller side; there are not a large amount of students. This makes learning very easy because the professors have a smaller population to teach and try to help. Most of the courses are very easy to follow and to...” – Josie from Alderpoint, 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

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...

“…I am really learning a lot in Cuyamaca College. The teachers are excellent because they dedicate their time even if it is not during the class in order for you to understand whatever subject you are confused on. Most of the teachers learn your name,...” – Marlene from San Diego, 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...

“…I have taken quite a few classes at SCC and I feel as though I have retained a large portion of what I have studied. I have taken anything from Psychology to English to Human Sexuality; the wide range of classes offered really makes SCC a great...” – Lisa from Anaheim, 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...

“…CSUCI is a great University because the staff and faculty try to get to know their students. Classrooms are very small and you are able to get a lot of one-on-one time with your professors. CSUCI is also very known for its beautiful campus, it is...” – Helen from Hawthorne, 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...

“…I am learning as much as a communituy college would have to offer” – Vincent 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 College offers a great deal of support for their students. They truly want each student to be successful. I would strongly recommend them to anyone else wanting to go to college.” – Angela from Newark, 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...

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

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...

“…I am learning a lot at VVC. I just finished my second semester and it's easy to see that the instructors really do want their students to succeed. I have personally utilized the writing and math labs. Both have tutors to help you when you are not...” – Krystine from Hesperia, 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...

“…Las Positas is a very caring College. They put their students first. They make sure they are in a very comfortable environment.” – Whitney from Livermore, CA

Los Angeles Valley College

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...

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...

Pacific Union College

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...

“…It is an Adventist school that focuses of God, Academics, and other programs. The professors are great and actually care about you. There are people who care about you and the academic advisors here are great/” – Seth from Santa Rosa, 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 University of America gave me so many opportunities to grow and challenge myself as a human being as well as meet and befriend amazing people from all over the world. The mandatory study abroad was one of the best experiences of my life....” – Ellyssa from Renton, WA

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...

“…During my stay at Crafton Hills College, I have learned a great deal. Crafton has helped me become the student that I need to be in order to succeed at a 4-year University. The professors are willing to talk and work with each individual student in...” – Jay from Beaumont, 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 often gets overlooked because it is a community college, but I have a different opinion about this school. Contra Costa is a great school! In my two years that I've been here I have learned so much. I feel like I have been prepared with...” – Mia Janay from San Pablo, 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...

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 fantastic option for transfer students or those looking to get an AA/AS degree. It's not too difficult to get into classes, and they aren't excessively full. A practically brand new campus with amazing resources makes me proud to attend WLAC.” – Daniella from Los Angeles, CA

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...

“…i am leanring alot about myself at skyline beacuse it gives me the chance to get to know myself and what type of course i can handle and i also teaches me how to be indepent.i learned how to transition from a high schol student to a productive...” – jalisa from daly city , 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...

“…Since West Valley has such a supportive and helpful staff, it is very easy for me to learn alot of new things so that I may get my degree faster and easier. It also helps me complete what I couldn't quite understand in high school.” – Amanda 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...

“…I am learning new subjects while reviewing old ones. I am able to understand better on some of the most difficult subjects, such as general physics and multivariable calculus.” – KimVi 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....

“…The teachers are pretty good for a community college. There are many teachers that are enthusiastic and willing to help if you don't understand something. ” – Meg, 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...

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...

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...

“…Hartnell College is a fun and friendly school for students that want to understand what success feels like. At Hartnell College the teachers work with every student to help them become successful and well prepared for their future goals. Hartnell...” – Christian 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...

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...

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...

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...

“…The teachers do an awesome job with their lesson plans. I like how my recreation's teacher, Mrs. Herder, would also talk to us one on one.” – Michelle 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 education at William Jessup University is truly high quality. As a psychology major, I have been lucky to experience the best the school has to offer. The overqualified professors here at WJU pour time and passion into every detail of their...” – Emerick from Rocklin, 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 deserves a rating of eight out of ten because the college itself does a fantastic job preparing their students for success. It encourages students of all ethnic backgrounds, regardless of their financial status to have the opportunity...” – Student

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,...

“…They have some really great professors here; I have had some wonderful classes. Also their honors program is great.” – Sydney from Lake View Terrace, 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...

“…San Diego Christian College is a beautiful institution. The academia is that of a liberal arts college, but it is distinctive with its motivational faculty. It is unlike any school I've heard of, and its unique, albeit unorthodox, methodology is...” – Spencer from Santee, CA

Monterey Peninsula College

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...

“…I admit that this school does wonders with the mind. Thomas Aquinas delves into critical thinking and reading between the text. Although this style of learning works for many people who are vocal, the school also fails to present the application of...” – ALEXANDRIA from ladera ranch, CA

Los Angeles Harbor College

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...

“…The Financial Aid department is really helpful.” – Justina 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...

“…Your story matters. My story matters. Our story matters.” – Caitlyn :) from Temecula 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...

“…I have a great Teacher for Algebra” – Liz from Aromas, 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...

“…I love Merritt College in Oakland, CA. It is very calm and the teachers really care about their students. It is a great school to go to if you are a motivated student. ” – Jordan from Berkeley, 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...

“…I have great professors and they are very invested in you being able to understand. They want you to learn ” – Dorothy from Anaheim, CA

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....

“…A place where every art interacts and mixes together. CCA encourages students to interact with other majors and strengthen connections for the future. With teachers who are currently working in the art world, students get a taste of what their lives...” – Someone from San Francisco

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

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,...

“…This is a great school in preparation for transfer to a UC program. The professors are challenging and serious about giving you a quality education which will compete with the Major Universities. I have enjoyed my experience thus far and will be...” – Andrea from San Marcos, 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....

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...

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...

“…Yes I hope” – Laura from Kelseyville, 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...

Southern California Institute of Architecture

With campus located in a former freight depot, Southern California Institute of Architecture is a not-for-profit institution of architectural innovation in the urban arts district of Los Angeles. One of the only independent architecture schools in...

“…You will work late hours. You will be swamped with assignments and projects. You either learn to pick up the pace or drop trying. You'll look back years later and experience brain seizures at the thought of how quickly you've learned to do the things...” – bij

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

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) is a private, non-profit university located in Los Angeles, CA. CDU is a designated minority-serving institution, a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and University, and a...

“…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...

Claremont Graduate University

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...

“…CGU is an amazing school and they have the best faculty I have ever seen. They are always opening opportunities for students to network and meet other students as well as professionals outside of the Claremont Consortium. Their programs are top notch...” – Nasya from Azusa, 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...

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...

“…LATTC is a great school for those who are serious about obtaining an education. I have come a long way and I would recommend is college to all my family and friends. ” – Latrice from Los Angeles, CA

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