California Community Colleges

  • Number of Campuses – 113
  • College Entrance Exams – None Required
  • Degrees Offered – Associate Degrees and Vocational Certificates
  • Cost – Approximately $46 per unit

California State Universities

  • Number of Campuses – 23
  • College Entrance Exams – ACT or SAT
  • Degrees Offered – Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral Degrees (varies by campus)
  • Cost (Room & Board) – Approximately $12,000 per year, read more

Universities of California

  • Number of Campuses - 10
  • College Entrance Exams – ACT or SAT
  • Degrees Offered – Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral and Professional Degrees
  • Cost (Room & Board) – Approximately $23,000 per year, read more

Private & Independent Colleges

  • Number of Campuses (in California) - 77
  • College Entrance Exams – ACT or SAT but varies with the college or university
  • Typically Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral and Professional Degrees
  • Cost (Room & Board) – Varies