Colleges in Sacramento

Colleges in Sacramento

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

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

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

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

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

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