Top Colleges & Universities in California 2020 | Apply Now

Are you looking for the list of top colleges and Universities in California? Do you want to secure admission to a good college after completing high school education? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, I’ve created a list of best colleges and Universities in California.

Top Colleges in California

This post has been crafted keeping the needs of high school students in mind. Selecting the right college, speeding up the admission process, getting accepted – this post will help you with these tasks! You may also check out the list of top colleges in Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas and Colorado.

 

Here, you will find the following types of institutes – Public institutes, private (for-profit) institutes and private (non-profit institutes). The above mentioned types of institutes can be further classified into the following types – Four year institutions, two year institutions, graduate institutions, tribal institutions and religious institutions.

 

In the next section, you will find the city-wise list of colleges and Universities in California –

 

Top Colleges and Universities in California 2020

CITY

NAME OF THE COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY

SAN FRANCISCO ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY
SANTA MARIA ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE
SAN DIEGO ALLIANT INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
LOS ANGELES AMERICAN CAREER COLLEGE-LA
LOS ANGELES AMERICAN JEWISH UNIVERSITY
LOS ANGELES AMERICAN MUSICAL DRAMATIC ACAD
LANCASTER ANTELOPE VALLEY COLLEGE
PASADENA ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN
AZUSA AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
BAKERSFIELD BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE
BARSTOW BARSTOW COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BERKELEY BERKELEY CITY COLLEGE
ANAHEIM BETHESDA UNIVERSITY
BEVERLY HILLS BEVERLY HILLS DESIGN INSTITUTE
LA MIRADA BIOLA UNIVERSITY
SAN DIEGO BOOKER T CRENSHAW CHRSTN COLLEGE
OROVILLE BUTTE-GLENN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SAN FRANCISCO CA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
RANCHO CORDOVA CA NORTHSTATE U C HEALTH SCI
APTOS CABRILLO COLLEGE
SAN LUIS OBISPO CAL POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY
BAKERSFIELD CAL ST UNIVERSITY-BAKERSFIELD
FULLERTON CAL ST UNIVERSITY-FULLERTON
SEASIDE CAL ST UNIVERSITY-MONTEREY BAY
NORTHRIDGE CAL ST UNIVERSITY-NORTHRIDGE
SAN BERNARDINO CAL ST UNIVERSITY-SAN BERNARDINO
POMONA CAL STATE POLYTECH-POMONA
RIVERSIDE CALIFORNIA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
FRESNO CALIFORNIA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
PASADENA CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH
THOUSAND OAKS CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN U
VALLEJO CALIFORNIA MARITIME ACADEMY
CARSON CALIFORNIA ST UNIVERSITY-DOMINGUE
LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA ST UNIVERSITY-LA
LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA ST UNIVERSITY-LONG BEACH
SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA ST UNIVERSITY-SACRAMENTO
SAN MARCOS CALIFORNIA ST UNIVERSITY-SAN MARCOS
TURLOCK CALIFORNIA ST UNIVERSITY-STANISLA
CAMARILLO CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-CHANNEL
CHICO CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-CHICO
HAYWARD CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-EAST BAY
FRESNO CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-FRESNO
MURRIETA CALVARY CHAPEL BIBLE COLLEGE
REDWOOD CITY CANADA COLLEGE
NORWALK CERRITOS COLLEGE
RIDGECREST CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HAYWARD CHABOT COLLEGE
RANCHO CUCAMONGA CHAFFEY COLLEGE
ORANGE CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
LOS ANGELES CHARLES R DREW U MED AND SCI
GLENDORA CITRUS COLLEGE
SAN FRANCISCO CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO
CLAREMONT CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE
FOUNTAIN VALLEY COASTLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SAN JOSE COGSWELL POLYTECHNICAL COLLEGE
LOS ANGELES COLBURN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
SAN MATEO COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO
EUREKA COLLEGE OF THE REDWOODS
KENTFIELD COLLEGE OF MARIN
SANTA CLARITA COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS
PALM DESERT COLLEGE OF THE DESERT
VISALIA COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS
YREKA COLLEGE OF THE SISKIYOUS-YREKA
SONORA COLUMBIA COLLEGE
TARZANA COLUMBIA COLLEGE HOLLYWOOD
IRVINE CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY IRVINE
SAN PABLO CONTRA COSTA COLLEGE
SACRAMENTO COSUMNES RIVER COLLEGE
SAN LUIS OBISPO CUESTA COLLEGE
CYPRESS CYPRESS COLLEGE
CUPERTINO DE ANZA COLLEGE
FREMONT DEVRY UNIVERSITY-FREMONT
LONG BEACH DEVRY UNIVERSITY-LONG BEACH
POMONA DEVRY UNIVERSITY-POMONA
SHERMAN OAKS DEVRY UNIVERSITY-SHERMAN OAKS CA
TALMAGE DHARMA REALM BUDDHIST UNIVERSITY
PLEASANT HILL DIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE-PLEASANT
SAN RAFAEL DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY OF CA
MONTEREY PARK E LOS ANGELES COLLEGE
TORRANCE EL CAMINO COLLEGE
SAN JOSE EVERGREEN VALLEY COLLEGE
LOS ANGELES FASHION INST OF DESIGN-MERCH
QUINCY FEATHER RIVER COLLEGE
FRESNO FRESNO PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
FULLERTON FULLERTON COLLEGE
GILROY GAVILAN COLLEGE
GLENDALE GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SANTA CLARA GOLDEN ST BAPTIST C
HUNTINGTON BEACH GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE
EL CAJON GROSSMONT COLLEGE
SALINAS HARTNELL COLLEGE
CLAREMONT HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE
LOS ANGELES HEBREW UNION COLLEGE
OAKLAND HOLY NAMES COLLEGE
FULLERTON HOPE INTL UNIVERSITY
ARCATA HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY
STOCKTON HUMPHREYS UNIVERSITY
IMPERIAL IMPERIAL VALLEY- TALENT SEARCH
IRVINE IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE
PLEASANT HILL JOHN F KENNEDY UNIVERSITY
ESCONDIDO JOHN PAUL CATH UNIVERSITY
RIVERSIDE LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY
LAGUNA BEACH LAGUNA C ART/DESIGN
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE LAKE TAHOE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
OAKLAND LANEY COLLEGE
SUSANVILLE LASSEN COLLEGE
SAN DIMAS LIFE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
LONG BEACH LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE
LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE
WILMINGTON LOS ANGELES HARBOR COLLEGE
SYLMAR LOS ANGELES MISSION
WOODLAND HILLS LOS ANGELES PIERCE COLLEGE
LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES SW COLLEGE
LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES TRADE-TECH COLLEGE
VAN NUYS LOS ANGELES VALLEY COLLEGE
PITTSBURG LOS MEDANOS COLLEGE
LOS ANGELES LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY
SAN FRANCISCO MAKE SCHOOL
RCH PALOS VRD MARYMOUNT CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY
SANTA CLARITA MASTERS UNIVERSITY
UKIAH MENDOCINO COLLEGE
ATHERTON MENLO COLLEGE
MERCED MERCED COLLEGE
OAKLAND MERRITT COLLEGE
OAKLAND MILLS COLLEGE
OCEANSIDE MIRACOSTA COLLEGE
SANTA CLARA MISSION COLLEGE
MONTEREY MONTEREY PENINSULA COL
MOORPARK MOORPARK COLLEGE
WALNUT MOUNT SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE
LOS ANGELES MOUNT ST MARYS UNIVERSITY
SAN JACINTO MT SAN JACINTO COLLEGE
LOS ANGELES MUSICIANS INSTITUTE
NAPA NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE
BURBANK NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY
SAN DIEGO NEWSCHOOL ARCH AND DESIGN
FREMONT NORTHWESTERN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
BELMONT NOTRE DAME DE NAMUR UNIVERSITY
COLTON OAK VALLEY COLLEGE
LOS ANGELES OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE
FREMONT OHLONE COLLEGE
COSTA MESA ORANGE COAST COLLEGE
LOS ANGELES OTIS COLLEGE ART/DESIGN
OXNARD OXNARD COLLEGE
LOS ANGELES PACIFIC STATES UNIVERSITY
ANGWIN PACIFIC UNION COLLEGE
BLYTHE PALO VERDE COLLEGE
SAN MARCOS PALOMAR COLLEGE
PASADENA PASADENA CITY COLLEGE
OAKLAND PATTEN UNIVERSITY
MALIBU PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY
ALAMEDA PERALTA CCD-COLLEGE OF ALAMEDA
CLAREMONT PITZER COLLEGE
SAN DIEGO PLATT COLLEGE-SAN DIEGO
SAN DIEGO POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
CLAREMONT POMONA COLLEGE
PORTERVILLE PORTERVILLE COLLEGE
PASADENA PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
SANTA ANA RANCHO SANTIAGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
REEDLEY REEDLEY COLLEGE
LOS ANGELES RELATIVITY SCHOOL
WHITTIER RIO HONDO COLLEGE
RIVERSIDE RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MISSION VIEJO SADDLEBACK COLLEGE
OAKLAND SAMUEL MERRITT UNIVERSITY
SAN BERNARDINO SAN BERNARDINO VLY COL
SANTEE SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE
SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO MESA COLLEGE
SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO MIRAMAR COLLEGE
SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO ART INST
SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO CONSER
SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO ST UNIVERSITY
STOCKTON SAN JOAQUIN DELTA COLLEGE
SAN JOSE SAN JOSE CITY COLLEGE
SAN JOSE SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
SANTA CLARA SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY
SANTA MONICA SANTA MONICA COLLEGE
CLAREMONT SCRIPPS COLLEGE
REDDING SHASTA BIBLE COLLEGE
REDDING SHASTA COLLEGE
ROCKLIN SIERRA COLLEGE
REDDING SIMPSON UNIVERSITY
SAN BRUNO SKYLINE COLLEGE
ALISO VIEJO SOKA UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
FAIRFIELD SOLANO COMM COLLEGE
ROHNERT PARK SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
LOS ANGELES SOUTH CALIF INST OF ARCH
CHULA VISTA SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE
MORAGA ST MARYS COLLEGE OF CAL
STANFORD STANFORD UNIVERSITY
TAFT TAFT COLLEGE
SANTA PAULA THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE
LOS ANGELES UNIVERSITY OF CA-LA
SANTA CRUZ UNIVERSITY OF CA-SANTA CRUZ
IRVINE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE
BERKELEY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY
MERCED UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-MERCED
RIVERSIDE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-RIVERSIDE
LA JOLLA UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO
SANTA BARBARA UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA BARB
REDLANDS UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS
SAN DIEGO UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
SAN FRANCISCO UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
LOS ANGELES UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
STOCKTON UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC
DAVIS UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS
LA VERNE UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE
SAN MARCOS UNIVERSITY OF SAINT KATHERINE
COSTA MESA VANGUARD UNIVERSITY
VENTURA VENTURA COLLEGE
VICTORVILLE VICTOR VALLEY COLLEGE
LANCASTER W COAST BAPTIST COLLEGE
WEIMAR WEIMAR INSTITUTE
ONTARIO WEST COAST UNIVERSITY-INLAND EMPIRE
NORTH HOLLYWOOD WEST COAST UNIVERSITY-LOS ANGELES
ANAHEIM WEST COAST UNIVERSITY-ORANGE COUNTY
COALINGA WEST HILLS COLLEGE
CULVER CITY WEST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE
SARATOGA WEST VALLEY COLLEGE
SANTA BARBARA WESTMONT COLLEGE
WHITTIER WHITTIER COLLEGE
ROCKLIN WILLIAM JESSUP UNIVERSITY
BURBANK WOODBURY UNIVERSITY
CORONA YOUNG AMER COL OF PERFORMING ARTS
MARYSVILLE YUBA COLLEGE
BERKELEY ZAYTUNA COLLEGE

 

Median tuition costs in California State are as follows –

  • Private four year colleges: $29000
  • Public four year colleges: $5500 (for in-state students) and $16600 (for out-of-state students)

 

Tuition costs may vary from one college/University to another. It may also increase with each passing year.

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