Top Colleges & Universities in California 2022 | 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 2022

CITY

NAME OF THE COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY

SAN FRANCISCOACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY
SANTA MARIAALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE
SAN DIEGOALLIANT INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
LOS ANGELESAMERICAN CAREER COLLEGE-LA
LOS ANGELESAMERICAN JEWISH UNIVERSITY
LOS ANGELESAMERICAN MUSICAL DRAMATIC ACAD
LANCASTERANTELOPE VALLEY COLLEGE
PASADENAART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN
AZUSAAZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
BAKERSFIELDBAKERSFIELD COLLEGE
BARSTOWBARSTOW COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BERKELEYBERKELEY CITY COLLEGE
ANAHEIMBETHESDA UNIVERSITY
BEVERLY HILLSBEVERLY HILLS DESIGN INSTITUTE
LA MIRADABIOLA UNIVERSITY
SAN DIEGOBOOKER T CRENSHAW CHRSTN COLLEGE
OROVILLEBUTTE-GLENN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SAN FRANCISCOCA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
RANCHO CORDOVACA NORTHSTATE U C HEALTH SCI
APTOSCABRILLO COLLEGE
SAN LUIS OBISPOCAL POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY
BAKERSFIELDCAL ST UNIVERSITY-BAKERSFIELD
FULLERTONCAL ST UNIVERSITY-FULLERTON
SEASIDECAL ST UNIVERSITY-MONTEREY BAY
NORTHRIDGECAL ST UNIVERSITY-NORTHRIDGE
SAN BERNARDINOCAL ST UNIVERSITY-SAN BERNARDINO
POMONACAL STATE POLYTECH-POMONA
RIVERSIDECALIFORNIA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
FRESNOCALIFORNIA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
PASADENACALIFORNIA INST OF TECH
THOUSAND OAKSCALIFORNIA LUTHERAN U
VALLEJOCALIFORNIA MARITIME ACADEMY
CARSONCALIFORNIA ST UNIVERSITY-DOMINGUE
LOS ANGELESCALIFORNIA ST UNIVERSITY-LA
LONG BEACHCALIFORNIA ST UNIVERSITY-LONG BEACH
SACRAMENTOCALIFORNIA ST UNIVERSITY-SACRAMENTO
SAN MARCOSCALIFORNIA ST UNIVERSITY-SAN MARCOS
TURLOCKCALIFORNIA ST UNIVERSITY-STANISLA
CAMARILLOCALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-CHANNEL
CHICOCALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-CHICO
HAYWARDCALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-EAST BAY
FRESNOCALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-FRESNO
MURRIETACALVARY CHAPEL BIBLE COLLEGE
REDWOOD CITYCANADA COLLEGE
NORWALKCERRITOS COLLEGE
RIDGECRESTCERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HAYWARDCHABOT COLLEGE
RANCHO CUCAMONGACHAFFEY COLLEGE
ORANGECHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
LOS ANGELESCHARLES R DREW U MED AND SCI
GLENDORACITRUS COLLEGE
SAN FRANCISCOCITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO
CLAREMONTCLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE
FOUNTAIN VALLEYCOASTLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SAN JOSECOGSWELL POLYTECHNICAL COLLEGE
LOS ANGELESCOLBURN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
SAN MATEOCOLLEGE OF SAN MATEO
EUREKACOLLEGE OF THE REDWOODS
KENTFIELDCOLLEGE OF MARIN
SANTA CLARITACOLLEGE OF THE CANYONS
PALM DESERTCOLLEGE OF THE DESERT
VISALIACOLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS
YREKACOLLEGE OF THE SISKIYOUS-YREKA
SONORACOLUMBIA COLLEGE
TARZANACOLUMBIA COLLEGE HOLLYWOOD
IRVINECONCORDIA UNIVERSITY IRVINE
SAN PABLOCONTRA COSTA COLLEGE
SACRAMENTOCOSUMNES RIVER COLLEGE
SAN LUIS OBISPOCUESTA COLLEGE
CYPRESSCYPRESS COLLEGE
CUPERTINODE ANZA COLLEGE
FREMONTDEVRY UNIVERSITY-FREMONT
LONG BEACHDEVRY UNIVERSITY-LONG BEACH
POMONADEVRY UNIVERSITY-POMONA
SHERMAN OAKSDEVRY UNIVERSITY-SHERMAN OAKS CA
TALMAGEDHARMA REALM BUDDHIST UNIVERSITY
PLEASANT HILLDIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE-PLEASANT
SAN RAFAELDOMINICAN UNIVERSITY OF CA
MONTEREY PARKE LOS ANGELES COLLEGE
TORRANCEEL CAMINO COLLEGE
SAN JOSEEVERGREEN VALLEY COLLEGE
LOS ANGELESFASHION INST OF DESIGN-MERCH
QUINCYFEATHER RIVER COLLEGE
FRESNOFRESNO PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
FULLERTONFULLERTON COLLEGE
GILROYGAVILAN COLLEGE
GLENDALEGLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SANTA CLARAGOLDEN ST BAPTIST C
HUNTINGTON BEACHGOLDEN WEST COLLEGE
EL CAJONGROSSMONT COLLEGE
SALINASHARTNELL COLLEGE
CLAREMONTHARVEY MUDD COLLEGE
LOS ANGELESHEBREW UNION COLLEGE
OAKLANDHOLY NAMES COLLEGE
FULLERTONHOPE INTL UNIVERSITY
ARCATAHUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY
STOCKTONHUMPHREYS UNIVERSITY
IMPERIALIMPERIAL VALLEY- TALENT SEARCH
IRVINEIRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE
PLEASANT HILLJOHN F KENNEDY UNIVERSITY
ESCONDIDOJOHN PAUL CATH UNIVERSITY
RIVERSIDELA SIERRA UNIVERSITY
LAGUNA BEACHLAGUNA C ART/DESIGN
SOUTH LAKE TAHOELAKE TAHOE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
OAKLANDLANEY COLLEGE
SUSANVILLELASSEN COLLEGE
SAN DIMASLIFE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
LONG BEACHLONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE
LOS ANGELESLOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE
WILMINGTONLOS ANGELES HARBOR COLLEGE
SYLMARLOS ANGELES MISSION
WOODLAND HILLSLOS ANGELES PIERCE COLLEGE
LOS ANGELESLOS ANGELES SW COLLEGE
LOS ANGELESLOS ANGELES TRADE-TECH COLLEGE
VAN NUYSLOS ANGELES VALLEY COLLEGE
PITTSBURGLOS MEDANOS COLLEGE
LOS ANGELESLOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY
SAN FRANCISCOMAKE SCHOOL
RCH PALOS VRDMARYMOUNT CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY
SANTA CLARITAMASTERS UNIVERSITY
UKIAHMENDOCINO COLLEGE
ATHERTONMENLO COLLEGE
MERCEDMERCED COLLEGE
OAKLANDMERRITT COLLEGE
OAKLANDMILLS COLLEGE
OCEANSIDEMIRACOSTA COLLEGE
SANTA CLARAMISSION COLLEGE
MONTEREYMONTEREY PENINSULA COL
MOORPARKMOORPARK COLLEGE
WALNUTMOUNT SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE
LOS ANGELESMOUNT ST MARYS UNIVERSITY
SAN JACINTOMT SAN JACINTO COLLEGE
LOS ANGELESMUSICIANS INSTITUTE
NAPANAPA VALLEY COLLEGE
BURBANKNEW YORK FILM ACADEMY
SAN DIEGONEWSCHOOL ARCH AND DESIGN
FREMONTNORTHWESTERN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
BELMONTNOTRE DAME DE NAMUR UNIVERSITY
COLTONOAK VALLEY COLLEGE
LOS ANGELESOCCIDENTAL COLLEGE
FREMONTOHLONE COLLEGE
COSTA MESAORANGE COAST COLLEGE
LOS ANGELESOTIS COLLEGE ART/DESIGN
OXNARDOXNARD COLLEGE
LOS ANGELESPACIFIC STATES UNIVERSITY
ANGWINPACIFIC UNION COLLEGE
BLYTHEPALO VERDE COLLEGE
SAN MARCOSPALOMAR COLLEGE
PASADENAPASADENA CITY COLLEGE
OAKLANDPATTEN UNIVERSITY
MALIBUPEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY
ALAMEDAPERALTA CCD-COLLEGE OF ALAMEDA
CLAREMONTPITZER COLLEGE
SAN DIEGOPLATT COLLEGE-SAN DIEGO
SAN DIEGOPOINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
CLAREMONTPOMONA COLLEGE
PORTERVILLEPORTERVILLE COLLEGE
PASADENAPROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
SANTA ANARANCHO SANTIAGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
REEDLEYREEDLEY COLLEGE
LOS ANGELESRELATIVITY SCHOOL
WHITTIERRIO HONDO COLLEGE
RIVERSIDERIVERSIDE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MISSION VIEJOSADDLEBACK COLLEGE
OAKLANDSAMUEL MERRITT UNIVERSITY
SAN BERNARDINOSAN BERNARDINO VLY COL
SANTEESAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
SAN DIEGOSAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE
SAN DIEGOSAN DIEGO MESA COLLEGE
SAN DIEGOSAN DIEGO MIRAMAR COLLEGE
SAN DIEGOSAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
SAN FRANCISCOSAN FRANCISCO ART INST
SAN FRANCISCOSAN FRANCISCO CONSER
SAN FRANCISCOSAN FRANCISCO ST UNIVERSITY
STOCKTONSAN JOAQUIN DELTA COLLEGE
SAN JOSESAN JOSE CITY COLLEGE
SAN JOSESAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
SANTA CLARASANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY
SANTA MONICASANTA MONICA COLLEGE
CLAREMONTSCRIPPS COLLEGE
REDDINGSHASTA BIBLE COLLEGE
REDDINGSHASTA COLLEGE
ROCKLINSIERRA COLLEGE
REDDINGSIMPSON UNIVERSITY
SAN BRUNOSKYLINE COLLEGE
ALISO VIEJOSOKA UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
FAIRFIELDSOLANO COMM COLLEGE
ROHNERT PARKSONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
LOS ANGELESSOUTH CALIF INST OF ARCH
CHULA VISTASOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE
MORAGAST MARYS COLLEGE OF CAL
STANFORDSTANFORD UNIVERSITY
TAFTTAFT COLLEGE
SANTA PAULATHOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE
LOS ANGELESUNIVERSITY OF CA-LA
SANTA CRUZUNIVERSITY OF CA-SANTA CRUZ
IRVINEUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE
BERKELEYUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY
MERCEDUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-MERCED
RIVERSIDEUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-RIVERSIDE
LA JOLLAUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO
SANTA BARBARAUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA BARB
REDLANDSUNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS
SAN DIEGOUNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
SAN FRANCISCOUNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
LOS ANGELESUNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
STOCKTONUNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC
DAVISUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS
LA VERNEUNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE
SAN MARCOSUNIVERSITY OF SAINT KATHERINE
COSTA MESAVANGUARD UNIVERSITY
VENTURAVENTURA COLLEGE
VICTORVILLEVICTOR VALLEY COLLEGE
LANCASTERW COAST BAPTIST COLLEGE
WEIMARWEIMAR INSTITUTE
ONTARIOWEST COAST UNIVERSITY-INLAND EMPIRE
NORTH HOLLYWOODWEST COAST UNIVERSITY-LOS ANGELES
ANAHEIMWEST COAST UNIVERSITY-ORANGE COUNTY
COALINGAWEST HILLS COLLEGE
CULVER CITYWEST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE
SARATOGAWEST VALLEY COLLEGE
SANTA BARBARAWESTMONT COLLEGE
WHITTIERWHITTIER COLLEGE
ROCKLINWILLIAM JESSUP UNIVERSITY
BURBANKWOODBURY UNIVERSITY
CORONAYOUNG AMER COL OF PERFORMING ARTS
MARYSVILLEYUBA COLLEGE
BERKELEYZAYTUNA 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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