California Community Colleges

There are 237 community colleges located throughout California (130 public colleges and 107 private colleges), serving 1,522,309 students.
Minority enrollment is 63% (majority Hispanic), which is more than the national average of 34%.
The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is more than the 31:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(CA) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
16%
Hispanic
35%
Black
8%
White
37%
Unknown
3%

California Community Colleges by Town:

Recent Articles
4 Indispensable Tips for Surviving Your 1st Semester of Community College
4 Indispensable Tips for Surviving Your 1st Semester of Community College
This summer will be wrapping up before we know of it, and your first semester at community college is rapidly approaching. Are you ready for it?
Simple Mistakes Cost Community College Students Millions
Are you receiving the full financial aid you should? The process of applying for financial aid can be both time-consuming and confusing, especially for first-time college students. Learn about common errors to avoid in order to maximize your financial aid opportunities.
Students Stuck for Four Years to Earn an Associate?s Degree
A recent report revealed that many California community college students take twice as long to get an associate’s degree as is normally required. While community college is less expensive than attending a four-year institution, students who drag out their degree programs lose much of that savings in additional tuition, fees, textbooks, and lost wages. In this article, we examine the reasons why some students take so long to graduate.
Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,167 per year for in-state students and $5,893 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $8,767 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is California College-San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.