California – University and College List

California is the most populous state in America with more than 39 million residents. It has hundreds of colleges and universities and is considered the “go to” state for many International students. Millions of students attend community colleges, universities and other higher education institutions in California. One of the largest university systems, of which is third largest in America, is the California State University system.

The California State University is a very popular choice in the state. Besides being the third largest system in America it is also one of the most attractive. Whith branches at Long Beach, San Jose, and Fullerton and the Fresno State University and San Francisco State University, it enrolls the top one-third of all high school students every school year.

Over ten percent of the state’s college students attend the prestigious private institutions such as the California Institute of Technology, the Mills College, the University of Southern California, Stanford University, the Occidental College, the St. Mary’s College, Santa Clara University, the University of the Pacific, the Claremont Colleges, Touro University, Thomas Aquinas College the Westmont College, and the California Institute of Arts.

California presents a variety of education options and is a coveted destination for foreign students. A number of film schools, vocational education institutions, and art and music schools have come up offering the students a variety of education options.

The following is a list of Universities in the state of California:

  • Academy of Art University
  • Alliant International University
  • American Conservatory Theater
  • American Film Institute
  • American Jewish University
  • Antioch University–Los Angeles
  • Antioch University–Santa Barbara
  • Art Center College of Design
  • Ashford University
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Bethesda University of California
  • Biola University
  • Brandman University
  • California Baptist University
  • California College of the Arts
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
  • California Institute of Technology
  • California Lutheran University
  • California Northstate University
  • California State University System
    • Bakersfield
    • California Maritime Academy
    • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
    • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    • Channel Islands
    • Chico
    • Dominguez Hills
    • East Bay
    • Fresno
    • Fullerton
    • Long Beach
    • Los Angeles
    • Monterey Bay
    • Northridge
    • Sacramento
    • San Bernardino
    • San Marcos
    • Stanislaus
    • Humboldt State University
    • San Diego State University
    • San Francisco State University
    • San José State University
    • Sonoma State University
  • Chapman University
  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science
  • Church Divinity School of the Pacific
  • Claremont Consortium of Colleges
    • Claremont Graduate University
    • Claremont McKenna College
    • Harvey Mudd College
    • Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences
    • Pitzer College
    • Pomona College
    • Scripps College
  • Claremont School of Theology
  • Cogswell Polytechnical College
  • Columbia College Hollywood
  • Concordia University–Irvine
  • DeVry University–Long Beach
  • DeVry University–Pomona
  • Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology
  • Dominican University of California
  • Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
  • Fielding Graduate University
  • Franciscan School of Theology
  • Fresno Pacific University
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Golden Gate University
  • Graduate Theological Union
  • Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
  • Holy Names University
  • Hope International University
  • Humphreys College
  • Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences
  • John F. Kennedy University
  • La Sierra University
  • Laguna College of Art & Design
  • Life Pacific College
  • Loma Linda University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Marshall B. Ketchum University
  • Marymount California University
  • The Master’s College
  • The Master’s Seminary
  • Menlo College
  • Mills College
  • Mount Saint Mary’s University
  • National Hispanic University
  • National University
  • Naval Postgraduate School
  • NewSchool of Architecture & Design
  • Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Occidental College
  • Olivet University
  • Otis College of Art & Design
  • Pacific Oaks College
  • Pacific School of Religion
  • Pacific Union College
  • Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • Palo Alto University
  • Pardee RAND Graduate School
  • Patten University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Phillips Graduate Institute
  • Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Saint John’s Seminary
  • Saint Mary’s College of California
  • Saint Patrick’s Seminary & University
  • Samuel Merritt University
  • San Diego Christian College
  • San Francisco Art Institute
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • San Francisco Theological Seminary
  • San Joaquin College of Law
  • Santa Clara University
  • Saybrook University
  • Scripps Research Institute
  • Simpson University
  • Sofia University
  • Soka University of America
  • Southern California Institute of Architecture
  • Southern California University of Health Sciences
  • Stanford University
  • Thomas Aquinas College
  • Touro College Los Angeles
  • Touro University California
  • Touro University Worldwide
  • Trident University International
  • United States University
  • University of California System
    • Berkeley
    • Davis
    • Hastings College of the Law
    • Irvine
    • Los Angeles
    • Merced
    • Riverside
    • San Diego
    • San Francisco
    • Santa Barbara
    • Santa Cruz
  • University of La Verne
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Redlands
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Southern California
  • University of the West
  • Vanguard University of Southern California
  • West Coast University
  • Western State University College of Law
  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Westminster Seminary California
  • Westmont College
  • Whittier College
  • William Jessup University
  • Woodbury University
  • The Wright Institute
  • Zaytuna College

List of Community Colleges in the state of California:

  • Allan Hancock College
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • Antelope Valley College
  • Barstow Community College
  • Brooks College (closed 2008)
  • Butte College
  • Cabrillo College
  • Carrington College California
  • Cerritos College
  • Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
    • Chabot College
    • Las Positas College
  • Chaffey College
  • Citrus College
  • City College of San Francisco
  • Coast Community College District
    • Coastline Community College
    • Golden West College
    • Orange Coast College
  • College of Marin
  • College of the Canyons
  • College of the Desert
  • College of the Redwoods
  • College of the Sequoias
  • College of the Siskiyous
  • Contra Costa Community College District
    • Contra Costa College
    • Diablo Valley College
    • Los Medanos College
  • Copper Mountain College
  • Cuesta College
  • Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
  • El Camino College
  • Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
  • Feather River College
  • Foothill-De Anza Community College District
    • De Anza College
    • Foothill College
  • Gavilan College
  • Glendale Community College
  • Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
    • Cuyamaca College
    • Grossmont College
  • Hartnell College
  • Imperial Valley College
  • Kern Community College District
    • Bakersfield College
    • Cerro Coso Community College
    • Porterville College
  • Lake Tahoe Community College
  • Lassen College
  • Long Beach City College
  • Los Angeles Community College District
    • East Los Angeles College
    • Los Angeles City College
    • Los Angeles Harbor College
    • Los Angeles Mission College
    • Los Angeles Pierce College
    • Los Angeles Southwest College
    • Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
    • Los Angeles Valley College
    • West Los Angeles College
  • Los Angeles County College of Nursing & Allied Health
  • Los Rios Community College District
    • American River College
    • Cosumnes River College
    • Folsom Lake College
    • Sacramento City College
  • Mendocino College
  • Merced College
  • MiraCosta College
  • Monterey Peninsula College
  • Mount San Antonio College
  • Mount San Jacinto College
  • MTI College
  • Napa Valley College
  • North Orange County Community College District
    • Cypress College
    • Fullerton College
  • Ohlone College
  • Palo Verde College
  • Palomar College
  • Pasadena City College
  • Peralta Community College District
    • Berkeley City College
    • College of Alameda
    • Laney College
    • Merritt College
  • Rancho Santiago Community College District
    • Santa Ana College
    • Santiago Canyon College
  • Rio Hondo College
  • Riverside Community College District
    • Moreno Valley College
    • Norco College
    • Riverside City College
  • San Bernardino Community College District
    • Crafton Hills College
    • San Bernardino Valley College
  • San Diego Community College District
    • San Diego City College
    • San Diego Mesa College
    • San Diego Miramar College
  • San Joaquin Delta College
  • San Joaquin Valley College
  • San José-Evergreen Community College District
    • Evergreen Valley College
    • San José City College
  • San Mateo County Community College District
    • Cañada College
    • College of San Mateo
    • Skyline College
  • Santa Barbara City College
  • Santa Monica College
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Shasta College
  • Sierra College
  • Solano Community College
  • South Orange County Community College District
    • Irvine Valley College
    • Saddleback College
  • Southwestern College
  • State Center Community College District
    • Fresno City College
    • Reedley College
  • Taft College
  • Ventura County Community College District
    • Moorpark College
    • Oxnard College
    • Ventura College
  • Victor Valley College
  • West Hills Community College District
    • West Hills College–Coalinga
    • West Hills College–Lemoore
  • West Valley-Mission Community College District
    • Mission College
    • West Valley College
  • Yosemite Community College District
    • Columbia College
    • Modesto Junior College
  • Yuba Community College District
    • Clear Lake Campus
    • Woodland Community College
    • Yuba College