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 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 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 José State University San José Santa Clara California State University 1857
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park Sonoma California State University 1960

State graduate institutions[edit]

Private colleges and universities[edit]

Name City County Founded Carnegie Classification [1] Type [2] Athletics Affiliation Notes
42 Fremont Alameda 2016 Special Focus Institutions (Software Engineer) not-for-profit --- --- Free
Academy of Art University San Francisco San Francisco 1929 Special Focus Institutions (Arts) for-profit NCAA Div. II --- ---
Alliant International University San Diego San Diego 1952 Doctoral/Research University not-for-profit --- --- ---
American Heritage University of Southern California Ontario San Bernardino 2003 --- for-profit --- --- ---
American International Pan Pacific University Online 2015
American Jewish University Los Angeles Los Angeles 1947 Baccalaureate Colleges (Arts & Sciences) not-for-profit --- Judaism ---
Anaheim University Anaheim Orange 1996 Master's Colleges and Universities for-profit --- --- ---
Antioch University Los Angeles Culver City Los Angeles 1972 Master's Colleges and Universities not-for-profit --- --- ---
Argosy University Los Angeles Los Angeles 2001 Baccalaureate Colleges (Arts & Sciences) for-profit --- --- ---
Art Center College of Design Pasadena Los Angeles 1930 Special Focus Institutions (Arts) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Azusa Pacific University Los Angeles Los Angeles 1899 Doctoral/Research University not-for-profit NCAA Div. II Christian (Inter-denominational) ---
Berean Bible College Poway San Diego 1971 --- --- --- --- ---
Biola University La Mirada Los Angeles 1908 Doctoral/Research University not-for-profit NAIA Evangelical Christian ---
Brandman University Irvine Orange 2009 Master's Colleges and Universities (Large) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Brooks Institute Ventura Ventura 1945 Special Focus Institutions (Arts) for-profit --- --- Arts
California Baptist University Riverside Riverside 1950 Master's Colleges and Universities (Large) not-for-profit NCAA Div. II --- ---
California College of the Arts San Francisco San Francisco 1907 Special Focus Institutions (Arts) not-for-profit --- --- ---
California College San Diego San Diego San Diego 1978 Special Focus Institutions (Health) not-for-profit --- --- ---
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco San Francisco 1968 Doctoral/Research University not-for-profit --- --- ---
California Institute of Technology Pasadena Los Angeles 1891 Research University (Very High) not-for-profit NCAA Div. III --- ---
California Institute of the Arts Valencia Los Angeles 1961 Special Focus Institutions (Arts) not-for-profit --- --- ---
California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks Ventura 1959 Master's Colleges and Universities (Large) not-for-profit NCAA Div. III --- ---
California Miramar University San Diego San Diego 2005 --- for-profit --- --- ---
California Pacific University Pinole Contra Costa 1976 --- --- --- --- ---
California South Bay University Sunnyvale Santa Clara 2007 --- --- --- --- unaccredited
California Southern Law School Riverside Riverside 1971 --- --- --- --- Law
California University of Management and Sciences Anaheim Orange 1998 --- not-for-profit --- --- ---
California University of Management and Technology San Jose Santa Clara --- --- --- --- --- ---
Chapman University Orange Orange 1861 Master's Colleges and Universities (Large) not-for-profit NCAA Div. III Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) ---
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science Willowbrook Los Angeles 1966 Special Focus Institutions (Health) not-for-profit --- HBCU ---
Claremont Graduate University Claremont Los Angeles 1925 Research University (Very High) not-for-profit --- Claremont Colleges ---
Claremont McKenna College Claremont Los Angeles 1946 Baccalaureate Colleges (Arts & Sciences) not-for-profit NCAA Div. III Claremont Colleges ---
Cogswell Polytechnical College Sunnyvale Santa Clara 1887 Baccalaureate Colleges (Diverse Fields) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Concordia University Irvine Irvine Orange 1976 Master's Colleges and Universities (Large) not-for-profit NAIA Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod ---
Culinary Institute of America at Greystone St. Helena Napa 1995 Special Focus Institutions (Other) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Deep Springs College Deep Springs Inyo 1917 --- --- --- --- ---
Design Institute of San Diego San Diego San Diego --- Special Focus Institutions (Arts) for-profit --- --- ---
Dominican University of California San Rafael Marin 1890 Master's Colleges and Universities (Medium) not-for-profit NCAA Div. II --- ---
Drexel University (satellite campus in Sacramento) Sacramento Sacramento 2009 Research University (Very High) not-for-profit --- --- Closed
Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine Santa Monica Los Angeles 1983 Special Focus Institutions (Health) not-for-profit --- --- Oriental medicine
Epic Bible College Sacramento Sacramento 1974 --- --- --- --- ---
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles Los Angeles 1969 Special Focus Institutions (Arts) for-profit --- --- ---
Fresno Pacific University Fresno Fresno 1944 Master's Colleges and Universities (Medium) not-for-profit NCAA Div. II --- ---
Fuller Theological Seminary Pasadena Los Angeles 1947 Special Focus Institutions (Faith) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Golden Gate University San Francisco San Francisco 1901 Master's Colleges and Universities (Large) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Graduate Theological Union Berkeley Alameda 1962 Special Focus Institutions (Faith) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Harvey Mudd College Claremont Los Angeles 1955 Baccalaureate Colleges (Arts & Sciences) not-for-profit NCAA Div. III Claremont Colleges ---
Herguan University Sunnyvale Santa Clara 2008 --- --- --- --- ---
Holy Names University Oakland Alameda 1868 Master's Colleges and Universities (Medium) not-for-profit --- Roman Catholic (Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary) ---
Hope International University Fullerton Orange 1928 Baccalaureate Colleges (Diverse Fields) not-for-profit NAIA --- ---
Hult International Business School San Francisco San Francisco 1964 Master's Colleges and Universities not-for-profit --- --- ---
Humphreys College Stockton San Joaquin 1896 Baccalaureate Colleges (Diverse Fields) not-for-profit --- --- ---
ICDC College Huntington Park Los Angeles 1995 Associate's (Private For-Profit) for-profit --- --- ---
Imago Dei College Oak Glen San Bernardino 2010 --- --- --- Evangelical ---
International Technological University San Jose Santa Clara 1994 Master's Colleges and Universities (Medium) not-for-profit --- --- ---
John F. Kennedy University Pleasant Hill Contra Costa 1964 Master's Colleges and Universities (Medium) not-for-profit --- --- ---
John Paul the Great Catholic University Escondido San Diego 2003 --- --- --- --- ---
Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences Claremont Los Angeles 1997 S-Postbac/Other: Single postbaccalaureate (other field) not-for-profit --- Claremont Colleges ---
La Sierra University Riverside Riverside 1992 Master's Colleges and Universities (Medium) not-for-profit --- Seventh-day Adventist Church ---
Laguna College of Art and Design Laguna Beach Orange 1961 Special Focus Institutions (Arts) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Life Pacific College San Dimas Los Angeles 1923 Special Focus Institutions (Faith) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Lincoln University Oakland Alameda 1926 Master's Colleges and Universities (Small) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Loma Linda University Loma Linda San Bernardino 1905 Special Focus Institutions (Medical) not-for-profit --- Seventh-day Adventist Church ---
Los Angeles College of Music Pasadena Los Angeles 1996 --- for-profit --- --- Music
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles Los Angeles 1911 Master's Colleges and Universities (Large) not-for-profit NCAA Div. I Roman Catholic ---
Marymount College Rancho Palos Verdes Los Angeles 1932 Associate's (Private For-Profit) not-for-profit NAIA --- ---
Master's College Santa Clarita Los Angeles 1927 Baccalaureate Colleges (Diverse Fields) not-for-profit NAIA --- ---
Menlo College Atherton San Mateo 1927 Baccalaureate Colleges (Diverse Fields) not-for-profit NAIA --- ---
Mills College Oakland Alameda 1852 Master's Colleges and Universities (Medium) not-for-profit NCAA Div. III --- ---
Monterey Institute of International Studies Monterey Monterey 1955 Master's Colleges and Universities (Large) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Mount St. Mary's College Los Angeles Los Angeles 1925 Master's Colleges and Universities (Small) not-for-profit --- --- ---
National Hispanic University San Jose Santa Clara 1981 Baccalaureate Colleges (Arts & Sciences) not-for-profit --- --- Closed
National University La Jolla San Diego 1971 Master's Colleges and Universities (Large) not-for-profit --- --- ---
New York Film Academy Los Angeles Los Angeles 1992 --- for-profit --- --- Film
NewSchool of Architecture and Design San Diego San Diego 1980 Special Focus Institutions (Arts) for-profit --- --- ---
Northwestern Polytechnic University Fremont Alameda 1984 Special Focus Institutions (Engineering) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont San Mateo 1851 Master's Colleges and Universities (Medium) not-for-profit NCAA Div. II Roman Catholic ---
Occidental College Los Angeles Los Angeles 1887 Baccalaureate Colleges (Arts & Sciences) not-for-profit NCAA Div. III --- ---
Otis College of Art and Design Westchester Los Angeles 1918 Special Focus Institutions (Arts) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Pacific Oaks College Pasadena Los Angeles 1958 Special Focus Institutions (Other) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Pacific School of Religion Berkeley Alameda 1866 Special Focus Institutions (Faith) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Pacific Union College Angwin Napa 1882 Baccalaureate Colleges (Arts & Sciences) not-for-profit NAIA --- ---
Pacifica Graduate Institute Santa Barbara Santa Barbara 1976 Doctoral/Research University for-profit --- --- ---
Palo Alto University Palo Alto Santa Clara 1975 Special Focus Institutions (Health) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Patten University Oakland Alameda 1944 Baccalaureate Colleges (Diverse Fields) for-profit --- --- ---
Pepperdine University Malibu Los Angeles 1937 Doctoral/Research University not-for-profit NCAA Div. I Churches of Christ ---
Pitzer College Claremont Los Angeles 1963 Baccalaureate Colleges (Arts & Sciences) not-for-profit NCAA Div. III Claremont Colleges ---
Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego San Diego 1902 Master's Colleges and Universities (Large) not-for-profit NCAA Div. II Nazarene ---
Pomona College Claremont Los Angeles 1887 Baccalaureate Colleges (Arts & Sciences) not-for-profit NCAA Div. III Claremont Colleges ---
Providence Christian College Pasadena Los Angeles 2002 Baccalaureate Colleges (Arts & Sciences) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Saint Mary's College of California Moraga Contra Costa 1863 Master's Colleges and Universities (Large) not-for-profit NCAA Div. I Roman Catholic ---
Samuel Merritt University Oakland Alameda 1909 Special Focus Institutions (Health) not-for-profit --- --- ---
San Diego Christian College Santee San Diego 1970 Baccalaureate Colleges (Arts & Sciences) not-for-profit NAIA --- ---
San Diego University for Integrative Studies San Diego San Diego 1999 --- --- --- --- ---
San Francisco Institute of Architecture Berkeley Alameda 1990 --- --- --- --- ---
San Joaquin College of Law Clovis Fresno 1969 Special Focus Institutions (Law) not-for-profit --- --- ---
San Luis Rey College Oceanside San Diego 1950 --- --- --- --- Closed
Santa Clara University Santa Clara Santa Clara 1851 Master's Colleges and Universities (Large) not-for-profit NCAA Div. I Roman Catholic (Jesuit) ---
Saybrook University Oakland Alameda 1971 --- --- --- --- ---
Scripps College Claremont Los Angeles 1926 Baccalaureate Colleges (Arts & Sciences) not-for-profit NCAA Div. III Claremont Colleges ---
Silicon Valley University San Jose Santa Clara 2015 Master's Colleges and Universities (Small) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Simpson University Redding Shasta 1921 Baccalaureate Colleges (Arts & Sciences) not-for-profit NAIA --- ---
Soka University of America Aliso Viejo Orange 2001 Baccalaureate Colleges (Arts & Sciences) not-for-profit NAIA --- ---
Southern California Institute of Architecture Los Angeles Los Angeles 1972 Special Focus Institutions (Arts) not-for-profit --- --- Architecture
Southern States University San Diego San Diego 1983 --- for-profit --- --- ---
Stanford University Stanford Santa Clara 1891 Research University (Very High) not-for-profit NCAA Div. I FBS --- ---
Starr King School for the Ministry Berkeley Alameda 1904 Special Focus Institutions (Faith) not-for-profit --- --- ---
The Art Institute of California - San Francisco San Francisco San Francisco 1997 Special Focus Institutions (Arts) for-profit --- --- ---
Thomas Aquinas College Santa Paula Ventura 1971 Baccalaureate Colleges (Arts & Sciences) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Touro University California Vallejo Solano 1997 --- not-for-profit --- --- ---
Trident University International Orange ---
University of La Verne La Verne Los Angeles 1891 Doctoral/Research University not-for-profit NCAA Div. III Church of the Brethren ---
University of Northern California Petaluma Sonoma 1993 --- --- --- --- ---
University of Redlands Redlands San Bernardino 1907 Master's Colleges and Universities (Large) not-for-profit NCAA Div. III --- ---
University of San Diego San Diego San Diego 1949 Doctoral/Research University not-for-profit NCAA Div. I FCS Roman Catholic ---
University of San Francisco San Francisco San Francisco 1855 Doctoral/Research University not-for-profit NCAA Div. I Roman Catholic (Jesuit) ---
University of Southern California Los Angeles Los Angeles 1880 Research University (Very High) not-for-profit NCAA Div. I FBS --- ---
University of the Pacific Stockton San Joaquin 1851 Doctoral/Research University not-for-profit NCAA Div. I --- ---
University of the West Rosemead Los Angeles 1990 Baccalaureate Colleges (Diverse Fields) not-for-profit --- --- ---
University of West Los Angeles Inglewood Los Angeles 1966 Special Focus Institutions (Law) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Vanguard University of Southern California Costa Mesa Orange 1920 Baccalaureate Colleges (Diverse Fields) not-for-profit NAIA Assemblies of God ---
Western Seminary Sacramento Campus Sacramento Sacramento 1927 Special Focus Institutions (Faith) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Western Seminary San Jose Campus Santa Clara Santa Clara 1927 Special Focus Institutions (Faith) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Western University of Health Sciences Pomona Los Angeles 1977 Special Focus Institutions (Medical) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Westmont College Montecito Santa Barbara 1937 Baccalaureate Colleges (Arts & Sciences) not-for-profit NAIA --- ---
Whittier College Whittier Los Angeles 1887 Baccalaureate Colleges (Arts & Sciences) not-for-profit NCAA Div. III --- ---
William Jessup University Rocklin Sacramento 1939 Special Focus Institutions (Faith) not-for-profit NAIA --- ---
Woodbury University Burbank Los Angeles 1884 Master's Colleges and Universities (Medium) not-for-profit --- --- ---
Zaytuna College Berkeley Alameda 2008 --- not-for-profit --- --- ---

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