Best California Community Colleges (2021)

For the 2021 school year, there are 194 community colleges serving 1,547,737 students in California (123 public colleges and 71 private colleges).
For California community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,458 per year for in-state students and $6,710 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,155 per year (view national tuition costs).
The best top ranked community colleges in California include Bryan College-Gold River, Los Angeles Film School and Stanbridge University.
The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84% (view national acceptance rates).
Minority enrollment is 75% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 45:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(CA) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
12%
Hispanic
43%
Black
7%
White
25%
Two or more races
4%
Non Resident
4%
Unknown
4%
CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Top Ranked California Community Colleges (2021)

  • College Location Students
  • 1336 North La Brea Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
    (800) 463-8990

    263 students
  • 4021 Rosewood Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90004
    (949) 783-4800

    1,284 students
  • 3130 East Sedona Court
    Ontario, CA 91764
    (949) 783-4800

    1,280 students
  • Argosy University-San Diego
    Private, non-profit
    1615 Murray Canyon Road, Suite 100
    San Diego, CA 92108
    (619) 321-3000

    438 students
  • Asher College
    Private for-profit
    1215 Howe Ave Suite 101
    Sacramento, CA 95825
    (916) 649-9600

    596 students
  • Bryan College-Gold River
    Private, for profit
    2339 Gold Meadow Way, Suite 111
    Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
    (916) 649-2400

    85 students
  • 6500 Soquel Dr
    Aptos, CA 95003
    (831) 479-6100

    11,321 students
  • 939 Live Oak Boulevard
    Yuba City, CA 95991
    (530) 674-9199

    159 students
  • Career Networks Institute
    Private for-profit
    702 W Town and Country Rd
    Orange, CA 92868
    (714) 437-9697

    338 students
  • Carrington College-San Jose
    Private for-profit
    5883 Rue Ferrari, Ste. 125
    San Jose, CA 95138
    (408) 960-0161

    629 students
  • 15555 East 14th St., Ste. 500
    San Leandro, CA 94578
    (510) 276-3888

    251 students
  • 6725 Kester Ave
    Van Nuys, CA 91405
    (818) 785-2726

    175 students
  • CBD College
    Private not-for-profit
    3699 Wilshire Blvd., Fourth Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    (213) 427-2200

    628 students
  • 50 Phelan Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94112
    (415) 239-3000

    27,008 students
  • 1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
    San Mateo, CA 94402
    (650) 574-6161

    8,924 students
  • 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355
    (661) 259-7800

    20,850 students
  • 12951 Euclid Street, Suite 101
    Garden Grove, CA 92840
    (714) 703-1900

    589 students
  • 12412 Victory Boulevard
    North Hollywood, CA 91606
    (818) 766-8151

    617 students
  • 201 East Airport Drive, Suite A
    San Bernardino, CA 92408
    (909) 884-8891

    737 students
  • 4393 Imperial Avenue, Suite 100
    San Diego, CA 92113
    (619) 688-0800

    664 students
  • 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
    Cupertino, CA 95014
    (408) 864-5678

    19,482 students
  • 321 Golf Club Rd
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
    (925) 685-1230

    20,271 students
  • 1501 W Del Norte St.
    West Covina, CA 91790
    (626) 472-5134

    139 students
  • Empire College
    Private for-profit
    3035 Cleveland Ave
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    (707) 546-4000

    400 students
  • 12801 Crossroads Parkway South
    La Puente, CA 91746
    (562) 908-2500

    889 students
  • Everest College-Ontario
    Private, for profit
    1460 S. Milliken Ave
    Ontario, CA 91761
    (909) 984-5027

    707 students
  • 919 S Grand Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90015
    (213) 624-1200

    2,221 students
  • 17590 Gillette Avenue
    Irvine, CA 92614
    (949) 851-6200

    64 students
  • 350 Tenth Avenue, Third Floor
    San Diego, CA 92101
    (619) 235-2049

    66 students
  • 55 Stockton St
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    (415) 675-5200

    218 students
  • 12345 El Monte Rd
    Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
    (650) 949-7777

    14,732 students
  • Fremont College
    Fremont College Photo - Fremont College Graduation 2012
    Private for-profit
    18000 Studebaker Road Suite 900A
    Cerritos, CA 90703
    (562) 809-5100

    215 students
  • 6812 Pacific Blvd.
    Huntington Park, CA 90255
    (310) 482-6996

    2,811 students
  • Institute of Technology
    Private for-profit
    564 W Herndon
    Clovis, CA 93612
    (559) 297-4500

    1,133 students
  • 5500 Irvine Center Drive
    Irvine, CA 92618
    (949) 451-5100

    13,052 students
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