California Community Colleges

There are 233 community colleges located throughout California (133 public colleges and 100 private colleges), serving 1,511,962 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 29:1 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:

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,378 per year for in-state students and $7,695 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,091 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 0.44. The most diverse community college in California is California College-San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.