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On this page you’ll find a collection of tools and resources designed to give you a fresh perspective on online education in California. Begin with our review of the California postsecondary education system as a whole and the state’s past and present online education efforts.

From there, go to our ranked profiles of the top online colleges in California, sorted by affordability. Explore our directory of scholarships available to both online and offline students in California, our list of the state’s most important higher education resources or even our complete database of online colleges nationwide.


Postsecondary Education in California

The most populous state in the country, California supports over 660 higher education institutions serving more than 2.6 million students.

In-state tuition rates have increased 98.3% over the past 5 years, the third highest increase in the country.

State spending on education appropriations experienced a corresponding 12.5% decrease over the same five years.

California’s average four-year tuition and fees at private institutions is approximately $7000 higher than the national average.


Online Education in California

NCES Report

According to a recent NCES report, in fall 2012, 6.3% of students enrolled in Title IV institutions in California (170,649 students) were in exclusively online programs.

  • 85.9% of those students were undergraduates
  • 1.4% were in public 4-year institutions
  • 15.5% were in private not-for-profit 4-year institutions
  • 14.4% were in private for-profit 4-year institutions
  • 83% were living in California
  • 13.9% were living elsewhere in the United States

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has established the California Virtual Campus to track online courses and programs in the state.

The state-funded California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative is a program designed to specifically to decrease the costs of online education, increase retention and graduation rates, increase ease of use and significantly increase demand for online courses.


Most Affordable Online Colleges in California

Below you’ll find the very best online colleges in California, sorted by affordability. These rankings identify the fully online programs in a school’s catalogue, explain how the school’s online interface works and spotlight the recognition a school has received for its online initiatives.

Want to know what it takes to make our rankings? Check out our distinct approach.

California State University – Dominguez Hills

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California State University – Dominguez Hills
Carson
N/A
$6,134

An Online Education at California State University – Dominguez Hills

CSUDH's distance learning program is the largest in California. This four-year public school in the South Bay area of Los Angeles offers three fully online bachelor's degrees, as well as three fully online master's programs through the College of Extended and International Education. In addition to to their host of degrees, the college offers a variety of certifications, courses and free lecture series.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Applied Studies B.S.
  • Nursing B.S.
  • Quality Assurance B.S.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Negotiation, Conflict Resolution M.A.
  • Nursing M.S.
  • Quality Assurance M.S.

Blackboard is the LMS of choice at CSUDH and courses will sometimes broadcast lectures on DHTV, Dominguez Hills' cable television network. For young adults aged 18 and under, the university offers a Young Scholars Program, allowing motivated high school students to earn up to six units of college credits by enrolling in two distance learning courses. The Open University allows qualified students to take CSUDH courses without being admitted to the school.

Contact Information

1000 E Victoria St
Carson, CA 90747-0005
(310) 243-3300


Acclaim for online programs

  • #140 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs

California State University – East Bay

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California State University – East Bay
Hayward
N/A
$6,564

An Online Education at California State University – East Bay

Part of the California State University system, and serving over 14,000 students living in the San Francisco area, CSU-East Bay features some of the lowest tuition rates in the U.S. Alongside several degree completion options, the school offers nine undergraduate and graduate degrees online, and provides eStudents with a plethora of resources to help them succeed both during and after their degree, including Academic Advising, Career Services, Tutoring, Disability Services and Technical Support. CSUEB works on a quarter system, with courses generally being 11 weeks in length.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Ethnic Studies B.A.
  • Human Development B.A.
  • Business Administration B.S.
  • Hospitality & Tourism B.S.
  • Recreation B.S.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Education M.S.
  • Educational Leadership M.S.
  • Health Care Administration M.S.
  • Recreation & Tourism M.S.

Blackboard is the online learning management system of choice at CSUEB. Through
this online portal, students will be able to participate in the full range of classroom
activities. Those unfamiliar with online learning should not be intimidated, as the
school provides a host of technical support services, as well as videos, guides and
forums to ensure seamless use of the system by even the greenest of beginners.

Out-of-state applicants are recommended to check their state authorization status
before applying. The Office of Financial Aid at Cal State East Bay gives more than
$100 million in grants each year; online students are encouraged to complete a
FAFSA to determine if they are eligible.

Contact Information

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542
(510) 885-3000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #153 on U.S. News & World Reports Best Online Bachelor's Programs

California State University – Sacramento

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California State University – Sacramento
Sacramento
N/A
$6,564

An Online Education at California State University – Sacramento

Known locally as Sacramento State, this campus of the California State University system is the area's only four-year college, and it awards bachelor's degrees to 6,500 graduates per year. Through its College of Continuing Education, CSU-Sacramento offers two fully online undergraduate programs and one fully online graduate program.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Criminal Justice B.S.
  • Career & Technical Studies B.S.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Accountancy M.S.

The online offerings of CSU Sacramento are powered by their own brand of the
Blackboard LMS, known as SacCT. The eight-week long courses are asynchronous, allowing students to manage their attendance as they please. A full range of support services are available to students should they require technical, academic or career assistance. Though the school cannot offer direct aid to students, the school and its programs qualify for Federal Financial Aid.

Contact Information

6000 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819-2694
(916) 278-6011


Acclaim for online programs

  • #74 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)
  • #16 on U.S. News & World Report's Top Public Universities (Western Region)

California State University – Chico

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California State University – Chico
Chico
N/A
$7,002

An Online Education at California State University – Chico

Originally a teacher's college, Chico State is now a member of the California State University educational system. It is the second oldest campus in the state and serves over 15,000 students. Chico has been a pioneer in distance education, having started their program in 1978 and created their first online course in 1993. Chico's School of Regional & Distance Education has developed a variety of online options for its students, including several certificate options and degree completion courses. However, only three undergraduate degrees and two graduate degrees are run entirely online.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Liberal Studies B.A.
  • Social Science B.A.
  • Nursing B.S.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Agricultural Education M.S.
  • Nursing M.S.

The LMS at Chico is simply known as the Portal. Here students can access
all necessary resources, including: registration, payments, WildcatMail, all course
material and campus announcements. Courses are delivered in both synchronous
and asynchronous formats, and students are expected to keep up with assignments,
tests and quizzes on a weekly basis. CSUC has a complete offering of student support
services available online, as well as a series of helpful, pre-recorded workshops to assist students with any challenges they encounter with online learning.

Contact Information

First and Normal Sts
Chico, CA 95929-0150
(530) 898-6116


Acclaim for online programs

  • #72 on U.S. News & World Report's Top Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #7 on U.S. News & World Report's Top Public School (West Region)

Touro University Worldwide

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Touro University Worldwide
Los Alamitos
N/A
$9,600

An Online Education at Touro University Worldwide

Touro University Worldwide is part of the California City-based Touro College and University System. Devoted to the education of Jewish-American students, this private school system has accredited campuses in Nevada and California and is affiliated with the California Medical College. Touro University Worldwide is the exclusively online branch of this system, offering a plethora of online options for its students, including five bachelor's, five master's and one doctorate degree.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Psychology B.A.
  • Social Work B.A.
  • Business Administration & Management B.S.
  • Health Education B.S.
  • Health Care Administration B.S.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Psychology M.A.
  • Industrial & Organizational Psychology M.A.
  • Business Administration M.A.
  • Marriage & family Therapy M.A.
  • Health Science M.S.
  • Human & Organizational Psychology Ph.D.

For admission to bachelor's programs, students must either be a high school graduate, a transfer student from an accredited school or passed the GED. Prospective graduate students must have earned a bachelor's degree with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA.

TUW is highly concerned with ensuring its students excel during and after their education and has established a Student Success Center to assist with this priority. Through the center, students may receive advisement, orientation, disability services and career resources.

Contact Information

10601 Calle Lee #179
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(818) 874-4115

University College – Azusa Pacific University

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University College – Azusa Pacific University
Glendora
N/A
$10,800

An Online Education at University College – Azusa Pacific University

Formerly known as Azusa Pacific Online University, this school is affiliated with Azusa Pacific University (APU) in Los Angeles. Understanding the large future of virtual learning, Azusa has overhauled their online opportunities to put them at the forefront of this burgeoning industry. Offering a wide range of programs, including associate, bachelor's, master's and certificate programs, students are almost guaranteed to find something that interests them.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Applied Psychology B.A.
  • Applied Studies B.A.
  • Criminal Justice B.S.
  • Health Sciences B.S.
  • Leadership B.A.
  • Liberal Studies B.A.
  • Management B.A.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Executive Leadership M.A.
  • Leadership & Organizational Studies M.A
  • Psychology M.A.

Moodle, the fully interactive online education portal, provides the platform for online students to participate in courses, manage their schedules and communicate with faculty and peers. Classes are asynchronous, allowing busy individuals to arrange their education around their personal and professional obligations.

In order to ensure success, Christ-centered University College - Asuza Pacific University assigns each accepted student a Success Coach. This staff member acts as an academic and spiritual advisor during a student's time with the school. Aid is available for those who qualify, and military discounts are available for service members, veterans and their family.

To be admitted, undergraduate applicants must have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA and submit any applicable high school and college transcripts. Graduate degree seekers require a minimum 3.0 GPA and the submission of an official transcript from an accredited 4-year institution.

Contact Information

511 West Citrus Edge Street
Glendora, CA 91740
(855) 276-8669


Acclaim for online programs

  • #173 on U.S. News & World Report's National Universities

Hope International University

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Hope International University
Fullerton
N/A
$11,720

An Online Education at Hope International University

Hope International University is a small, private four-year college with a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio that allows this Christian school to provide personal interaction between students and their teachers. HIU offers prospective students an opportunity to try an online course before enrolling to ensure online education is right for them.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Liberal Studies: Teacher Preparation B.A.
  • Business Administration B.S.
  • Christian Ministry B.S.
  • Human Development B.S.

Classes at HIU are asynchronous and online students are given access to their own site, called eCompanion. Through this page, professors are able to create a virtual environment that allows for all the conveniences provided by the traditional classroom experience, including presentations, group assignments, threaded discussions, tests and quizzes.

For admission, HIU requires the completion of an application form and the submission of high school transcripts with a minimum 2.5 GPA or a GED with a minimum score of 47. Transfer students must have at least 12 units of college coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Contact Information

2500 E Nutwood Ave
Fullerton, CA 92831-3199
(714) 879-3901


Acclaim for online programs

  • #177 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs

California State University – Fullerton

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California State University – Fullerton
Fullerton
N/A
$12,000

An Online Education at California State University – Fullerton

The Fullerton campus of the California State University system serves nearly 40,000 students. Ranked first in California and tenth in the nation for serving the Hispanic community, its student body is approximately one-third Hispanic. CSU-F offers two bachelor's degree completion programs completely online; both programs require prospective students to have at least 60 transferable credits of previous study before applying.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA in Sociology
  • BA in Business Administration

CSU-F wants to make sure that all students taking courses online are prepared to handle the virtual environment and have provided applicants with online readiness checklist to that end. Courses are asynchronous, allowing students to access material at their convenience, as long as they maintain deadlines for assignments and there is a course demonstration available for interested applicants.

Contact Information

800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
(657) 278-2011


Acclaim for online programs

  • #9 on U.S. News & World Report's Top Public Schools

California State University – Channel Islands

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California State University – Channel Islands
Camarillo
N/A
$12,000

An Online Education at California State University – Channel Islands

The Channel Island campus of California State University is located in a coastal area slightly north of Los Angeles. The school is the newest in the CSU system and is home to approximately 5,000 students per year, most of whom are undergraduates. CSU-CI currently offers one online bachelor's program to prospective students who want to complete a previously started degree.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Business

After a lengthy comparison process comprised of feedback from both faculty and students, the school chose the Blackboard LMS to host the online classroom at CSU-CI. All distance learners are expected to use this system to maintain deadlines and access course materials. Students interested in this online degree are required to have 60 credits of past study in order to be eligible for enrollment in the program.

Contact Information

One University Dr
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 437-8400

National University

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National University
La Jolla
N/A
$12,384

An Online Education at National University

National University is a prime example of a school that has fully embraced virtual learning as a modern education option. This private, nonprofit university hosts over 27,000 students annually who are in pursuit of over 100 degree programs, including over 70 degree programs that can be earned wholly online. With offerings in history, strategic communications, engineering technology and hotel and casino management, among others, students looking at an online undergraduate degree have choices that span academia. The degrees listed below are just a small sample of what is available through NU.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Financial Management B.S.
  • Hospitality & Casino Management B.S.
  • Early Childhood Education B.A.
  • Digital Media Design B.A.
  • Public Health B.S.
  • Homeland Security & Emergency Management B.S.
  • Political Science B.A.

Prospective students have access to a preview course that will help them determine if pursuing their bachelor's degree online is right for them.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Human Resource Management M.A.
  • Teaching M.A.
  • Computer Science M.S.
  • Health & Life Science Analytics M.S.
  • Professional Screenwriting M.F.A.
  • Human Behavior M.A.
  • Performance Psychology M.A.

NU's eCollege platform, based on Blackboard, gives students immediate access to their online coursework with a new single sign-on format through desktop and mobile devices. With the immense focus the university gives to its virtual programs, students can be guaranteed to have the top-of-the-line education through the eCollege portal.

Financial aid is available through this WASC accredited institution.

Contact Information

11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037-1011
(800) 628-8648

California Baptist University

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California Baptist University
Riverside
N/A
$12,974

An Online Education at California Baptist University

A private Christian university near Los Angeles, California Baptist University (CBU) is home to roughly 8,000 students. Its accreditations include specialty credentials in teacher education, music, nursing, engineering and athletic training. The university has put a strong focus on virtual learning and has developed an incredibly diverse portfolio of online degrees.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Accounting B.S.
  • Criminal Justice B.S.
  • Graphic Design & Digital Media B.A.
  • Kinesiology B.S.
  • Marketing B.S.
  • Public Administration B.A.
  • Public Relations B.A.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Accounting M.S.
  • Communication M.A.
  • Disability Studies M.A.
  • Organizational Leadership M.A.
  • Education M.S.
  • Public Relations M.A.
  • Counseling Psychology M.S.

Blackboard is the online platform of choice for CBU, and it is through this portal that students access the full range of course materials, including video lectures, class discussions, syllabi, assignments and exams. Federal aid is available for students who qualify.

Contact Information

8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504-3297
(951) 689-5771


Acclaim for online programs

  • #23 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #82 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #94 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

University of La Verne

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University of La Verne
La Verne
N/A
$13,740

An Online Education at University of La Verne

The University of La Verne is a small, private nonprofit school located in the Los Angeles area that boasts small class sizes and a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio. While tuition may not be priced as competitively as at some public universities, over 80% of La Verne students receive financial aid packages. Outside of brick-and-mortar classrooms, this school offers a wide breadth of alternative learning options; however, they are only available to California residents. Accelerated undergraduate degree programs, professional development courses and online degree programs are all options for working adults.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Business Administration B.A.
  • Public Administration B.S.
  • Organizational Management B.S.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Child Development M.S.

Blackboard hosts the virtual classroom for La Verne and they offer a preview for interested applicants. In addition, the full range of resources that are available to on-campus students, including career services, tutoring and a writing center.

Contact Information

1950 Third St
La Verne, CA 91750-4401
(909) 593-35114900


Acclaim for online programs

  • #18 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #93 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online MBA Programs

California College San Diego

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California College San Diego
San Diego
N/A
$20,328

An Online Education at California College San Diego

This private four-year college in Southern California offers accelerated degree completion programs designed for working adults. Students can enroll at any time during the academic year and can begin new classes every month. CCSD provides a laptop to every undergraduate enrolled in a non-completion program in order to help with their studies, ensuring all students have the technology needed to access the entirety of the school's virtual resources. Upon graduation, students can keep their laptops as a gift from the school.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Health Information Management B.S.
  • Healthcare Administration B.S.
  • Respiratory Therapy B.S.
  • Accounting B.S.
  • Business Administration B.S.
  • Graphic Arts B.S.
  • Computer Science B.S.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Healthcare Administration M.S.
  • Nurse Education M.S.
  • Nursing Administration M.S.
  • Master's in Business Administration
  • Healthcare Informatics M.S.
  • Information Systems M.S.

As a non-university, post-secondary college accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Careers Schools and Colleges, CCSD places a strong emphasis on giving the working adult all the tools needed to succeed in a new field or advance in their current one. Admission requirements are flexible at CCSD, making it ideal for students with little higher education experience. Financial aid is available to all students.

Contact Information

6602 Convoy Court Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92111-1009
(619) 680-44301501

Fresno Pacific University

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Fresno Pacific University
Fresno
N/A
$26,638

An Online Education at Fresno Pacific University

Formerly known as the Pacific Bible Institute, Fresno Pacific University (FPU) is a private, Christian liberal arts college. Its student body of 3,500 is diverse and composed of traditional undergraduate students and working adults who are completing their degrees. Known for its academically rigorous programs, FPU offers an assortment of degree completion, credential and certificate programs, alongside their selection of wholly online graduate degrees.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Early Childhood Development B.A.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Curriculum & Teaching M.A.
  • Educational Technology M.A.
  • Kinesiology M.A.
  • School Library & Information Technology M.A.

The popular LMS, Moodle, is used to manage the content of the virtual learning courses at FPU. Students have access to a variety of resources dedicated to ensuring the successful completion of their degree and subsequent entry into the professional world. As a christian university, the school has also implemented an Office of Spiritual Formation into their list of services, ensuring students know how to let God work through them.

Contact Information

1717 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno, CA 93702-4709
(559) 453-2000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #40 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Western Region Universities

San Diego Christian College

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San Diego Christian College
El Cajon
N/A
$27,090

An Online Education at San Diego Christian College

This small, private evangelical Christian college is focused on educating Christian leaders. Students enjoy a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio and small class sizes, and the school is determined to give the same advantages this confers to on-campus students to its virtual learners. They have a diverse selection of degree options available for those interested in obtaining their education online.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Aviation Management B.S.
  • Business Management B.S.
  • Christian Ministries B.A.
  • Human Development B.A.
  • Psychology B.S.
  • Communication B.S.

The school recently switched from Blackboard to the Edvance360 LMS. Classes are held asynchronously, though students are expected to to access courses at a minimum of three times per week and submit assignments every week by midnight on Sunday. Dropbox is used for the submission of assignments, while online assessments are handled on a course-by-course basis.

Contact Information

2100 Greenfield Dr
El Cajon, CA 92019-1157
(619) 201-8700

Vanguard University of Southern California

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Vanguard University of Southern California
Costa Mesa
N/A
$28,500

An Online Education at Vanguard University of Southern California

This private Christian college serves roughly 2,000 students and prides itself on offering a personal, faith-based education. The university only offers one online degree, but has concentrated all their efforts into making it the best possible program, achieving a top 20 national ranking among online education programs. The degree has been designed with working teachers in mind, and provides all necessary accommodations for the professional educator to succeed.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Early Childhood Education B.A.

Moodle is the LMS that will host all the online activities in this degree. While a basic knowledge of computers is required (word processing, web browsing, etc.), students will be given plenty of introductory material to familiarize themselves with the online classroom.

To be admitted to this prestigious program, applicants must furnish high school transcripts, any higher educational transcripts, one online professional reference, one online personal reference, a critical thinking essay, an "Am I ready for online classes?" survey and proof of at least three years of full-time work experience.

Contact Information

55 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-3610


Acclaim for online programs

  • Vanguard has been acknowledged by Forbes, The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report for its academic excellence and was also named among Christian Colleges of Distinction.

Concordia University – Irvine

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Concordia University – Irvine
Irvine
N/A
$29,990

An Online Education at Concordia University – Irvine

This private Christian college is affiliated with the Lutheran Church and part of the larger Concordia University System that consists of ten colleges across the United States. They conveniently offer their degrees in both fully online and blended formats, allowing students to slowly introduce themselves to virtual learning should they be hesitant.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Applied Liberal Arts B.A.
  • Business Administration & Leadership B.A.

Concordia believes in cohort programs, and offers three weekend symposiums to allow distance learners to meet their peers and professors face-to-face, providing network opportunities that are often unavailable in other virtual learning programs.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Coaching & Athletic Administration
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Educational Administration
  • Educational Technology
  • Nursing
  • Theology
  • Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

Using the Blackboard LMS, all programs at Concordia's online school are designed with the working professional in mind, but applicants should be aware that a certain percentage of courses require synchronous attendance. This option may not work for those students with rigid schedules. While tuition is somewhat costly, 98% of Concordia students receive financial aid, and the school provides information to help its graduates manage their debt.

Contact Information

1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612-3203
(949) 854-8002


Acclaim for online programs

  • #51 on U.S. News & World Report's Top Western Regional Universities

Pepperdine University

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Pepperdine University
Malibu
N/A
$34,950

An Online Education at Pepperdine University

This well-known, private Christian university, managed by the Churches of Christ, hosts nearly 8,000 students per year. They currently offer only one completely online program, but it ranks among the Top 30 in the country. The Graziadio School of Business has spearheaded Pepperdine's foray in the realm of virtual learning with resounding success. Students in the online MBA program can continue working full-time and complete their degree within two years. The school uses the Sakai LMS.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master's in Business Administration

There are four elective concentrations available for this degree: Finance, Leadership & Managing Organizational Change, Marketing and General Management. Throughout all of these concentrations, the online student will have the opportunity to work on live case studies with current business executives.

To be eligible for this prestigious program, applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, a minimum of two years professional experience, a professional recommendation and GMAT scores. Test scores may be waived for those applicants with five years professional experience or those already holding a master's degree.

Contact Information

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263
(310) 506-4000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #24 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #24 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Value Schools
  • #54 on U.S. News & World Report's Best national Universities


Scholarships and Financial Aid in California

Cal Grant A

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Full tuition + fees See Scholarship

This award covers full tuition and fees at any University of California campus. A minimum GPA of 3.0 and financial need is required. Applicants must also submit either FAFSA or a California Dream Act application by March 2, 2015. Funds are administered by the California Student Aid Commission.

CSU Future Scholars Program

Deadline: July 15, 2015
Scholarship Amount $1,000 See Scholarship

This award is for incoming freshmen at CSU Long Beach who are California residents and who come from an economic, educational or environmentally disadvantaged background. Apply by July 15, 2015.

Dominican Grant

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $19,000 See Scholarship

The Dominican Grant is a need-based award available to students attending Dominican University of California. To be eligible, students must first submit a FAFSA. Apply by March 2, 2015, to be given priority consideration.

James C. Basile Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $20,000 See Scholarship

This award is for high school seniors graduating from a Ventura County high school. Preference is given to students who are physically or visually impaired, or otherwise disabled. A minimum GPA of 3.0 and financial need is required. Funding is provided by the Ventura County Community Foundation.

Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Awards Program

Deadline: rolling
Scholarship Amount $20,000 See Scholarship

For community college students transferring to UC Santa Cruz. Applicants must have overcome difficult socioeconomic circumstances, and must be committed to community service. Candidates are nominated by the president of a California community college.

President’s Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $43,000 See Scholarship

Funded by UC Long Beach, this scholarship is for Valedictorians or National Merit Finalists who graduated from any California high school. The award covers full tuition and fees.

Regents Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $20,000 See Scholarship

The Regents Scholarship is awarded by UC Santa Cruz to 50 incoming undergraduates each year. Recipients are selected based on outstanding academic achievement. Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA while enrolled at the university.

Trustee Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $40,000 See Scholarship

The Trustee Scholarship is available to incoming transfer students at Dominican University of California. The award is renewable for up to 3 years, or until recipient completes their undergraduate degree. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required.

University of California, Davis Scholarship

Deadline: November 30, 2015
Scholarship Amount $13,000 See Scholarship

UC Davis offers a range of awards for undergraduates based on academic merit. It is not necessary to file the FAFSA to be considered for a UC Davis scholarship; however, doing so will increase the award amount you are eligible for.


Higher Education Resources in California