List of colleges and universities in California

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This is a list of colleges and universities in California.

Federal institutions[edit]

Graduate institutions[edit]

Other academic institutions[edit]

State institutions[edit]

Two-year institutions[edit]

Four-year institutions[edit]

University of California[edit]

Name City County System Founded
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Alameda University of California 1868
University of California, Davis Davis Yolo University of California 1908
University of California, Irvine Irvine Orange University of California 1965
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles Los Angeles University of California 1919
University of California, Merced Merced Merced County University of California 2005
University of California, Riverside Riverside Riverside University of California 1954
University of California, San Diego La Jolla, San Diego San Diego University of California 1960
University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara-Goleta Santa Barbara University of California 1891**
University of California, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Santa Cruz University of California 1965

California State University[edit]

Name City County System Founded
California Maritime Academy Vallejo Solano California State University 1929
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo California State University 1901*
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Pomona Los Angeles California State University 1938
California State University, Bakersfield Bakersfield Kern California State University 1965
California State University, Channel Islands Camarillo Ventura County California State University 2002
California State University, Chico Chico Butte California State University 1887
California State University, Dominguez Hills Carson Los Angeles California State University 1960
California State University, East Bay Hayward Alameda California State University 1959
California State University, Fresno Fresno Fresno California State University 1911
California State University, Fullerton Fullerton Orange California State University 1957
California State University, Long Beach Long Beach Los Angeles California State University 1949
California State University, Los Angeles Los Angeles Los Angeles California State University 1947
California State University, Monterey Bay Seaside Monterey California State University 1994
California State University, Northridge Northridge Los Angeles California State University 1958
California State University, Sacramento Sacramento Sacramento County California State University 1947
California State University, San Bernardino San Bernardino San Bernardino California State University 1965
California State University, San Marcos San Marcos San Diego California State University 1988
California State University, Stanislaus Turlock Stanislaus California State University 1957
Humboldt State University Arcata Humboldt California State University 1913
San Diego State University San Diego San Diego California State University 1897
San Francisco State University San Francisco San Francisco California State University 1899
San Jose State University San Jose Santa Clara California State University 1857
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park Sonoma California State University 1960

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo was originally founded as a vocational high school. It became a vocational school in 1924, and then started awarding bachelor's degrees in 1940.

University of California, Santa Barbara was originally founded in 1891 as an independent teachers' college. It joined the University of California system in 1944.

State graduate institutions[edit]

Private colleges and universities[edit]

Name City Founded Type
Academy of Art University San Francisco 1929 for-profit
Alliant International University* San Diego 1952 non-profit
American Heritage University of Southern California* San Bernardino 2003
American Jewish University Los Angeles 1947 non-profit
Antioch University* Culver City 1972 non-profit
Argosy University Alameda 2001 for-profit
Art Center College of Design Pasadena 1930 non-profit
The Art Institute of California - San Francisco San Francisco
Azusa Pacific University Azusa non-profit
Berean Bible College Poway non-profit
Biola University La Mirada non-profit
Brandman University Irvine
Brooks Institute Santa Barbara
California Baptist University Riverside non-profit
California College of the Arts San Francisco
California College San Diego* San Diego non-profit
California Institute of the Arts Valencia
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco
California Institute of Technology Pasadena
International Technological University San Jose
California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks non-profit
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Online only[edit]

Defunct institutions[edit]

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