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The public higher education system in California has a three-tiered structure, including the University of California system, the California State University system, and the California Community College system. There are also a number of private schools and online colleges in California. For those interested in taking online college courses, California is home to more than 300 colleges and universities that offer distance education programs. This encompasses both public and private schools, including a number of accredited online colleges in California whose sole focus is serving adult learners and non-traditional students.

For prospective students interested in choosing a school with a campus near them, there are options all over the state. For example, online colleges in southern California include Argosy University – Los Angeles, DeVry University – California, and the University of Phoenix – San Diego. For more information about online degrees California offers information through the state’s Postsecondary Education Commission website.

324 Schools in california Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    Abraham Lincoln University

    Los Angeles, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,750
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    525
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
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  3. School Name

    Academy of Art University

    San Francisco, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $18,650
    Years Accredited
    16 (1998)
    Student Population
    22,281
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
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  4. School Name

    Advanced College

    South Gate, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    11 (2003)
    Student Population
    299
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
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  5. School Name

    Allan Hancock College

    Santa Maria, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,346
    Years Accredited
    62 (1952)
    Student Population
    17,470
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
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  6. School Name

    Alliant International University

    San Diego, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,190
    Years Accredited
    37 (1977)
    Student Population
    4,588
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
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  7. School Name

    Allied American University

    Laguna Hills, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    6 (2008)
    Student Population
    1,873
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
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  8. School Name

    American Baptist Seminary of the West

    Berkeley, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    76 (1938)
    Student Population
    86
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Doctoral
    Masters
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  9. School Name

    American River College

    Sacramento, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,104
    Years Accredited
    55 (1959)
    Student Population
    47,974
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
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  10. School Name

    Antelope Valley College

    Lancaster, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,104
    Years Accredited
    62 (1952)
    Student Population
    17,899
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
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  11. School Name

    Antioch University-Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    36 (1977)
    Student Population
    496
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
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  12. School Name

    Argosy University-Inland Empire

    Ontario, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,685
    Years Accredited
    2 (2011)
    Student Population
    1,134
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
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  13. School Name

    Argosy University-Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,685
    Years Accredited
    2 (2011)
    Student Population
    915
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
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  14. School Name

    Argosy University-Orange County

    Orange, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,685
    Years Accredited
    2 (2011)
    Student Population
    1,153
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
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  15. School Name

    Argosy University-San Diego

    San Diego, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,685
    Years Accredited
    2 (2011)
    Student Population
    643
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
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  16. School Name

    Argosy University-San Francisco Bay Area

    Alameda, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,685
    Years Accredited
    2 (2011)
    Student Population
    1,017
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
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  17. School Name

    Art Center College of Design

    Pasadena, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $35,552
    Years Accredited
    59 (1955)
    Student Population
    2,519
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
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  18. School Name

    Azusa Pacific Online University

    Glendora, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $14,400
    Years Accredited
    1 (2013)
    Student Population
    308
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
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  19. School Name

    Azusa Pacific University

    Azusa, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $31,076
    Years Accredited
    53 (1961)
    Student Population
    11,586
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
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  20. School Name

    Bakersfield College

    Bakersfield, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,324
    Years Accredited
    62 (1952)
    Student Population
    24,675
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
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  21. School Name

    Barstow Community College

    Barstow, CA
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,104
    Years Accredited
    52 (1962)
    Student Population
    5,076
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
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