Best California Community Colleges (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 189 community colleges serving 1,398,243 students in California (130 public colleges and 59 private colleges).
For California community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,083 per year for in-state students and $7,122 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,520 per year (view national tuition costs).
The average community college acceptance rate in California is 81% (view national acceptance rates).
Minority enrollment is 75% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 21:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(CA) School Average
Asian
13%
Hispanic
45%
Black
5%
White
25%
Two or more races
4%
Non Resident
3%
Unknown
5%
CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Top Ranked California Community Colleges (2024)

College
Location
Students
American University of Health Sciences
American University of Health Sciences Photo - AUHS Lobby
Private for-profit
1600 East Hill St
Signal Hill, CA 90755
(562) 988-2278
| 408 students
350 Tenth Avenue, Third Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 235-2049
| 66 students
Pacific College
Private for-profit
3160 Red Hill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 662-4402
| 249 students
Asher College
Private for-profit
1215 Howe Ave Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 649-9600
| 748 students
Concorde Career College-North Hollywood
Private, for profit
12412 Victory Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 766-8151
| 714 students
De Anza College
Public
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 864-5678
| 18,649 students
Empire College
Private for-profit
3035 Cleveland Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 546-4000
| 241 students
919 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 624-1200
| 1,886 students
55 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 675-5200
| 113 students
MTI College
Private for-profit
5221 Madison Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 339-1500
| 495 students
Professional Golfers Career College
Private for-profit
26109 Ynez Road
Temecula, CA 92591
(800) 877-4380
| 86 students
Stanbridge University
Public
2041 Business Ctr Dr Ste 107
Irvine, CA 92612
(888) 789-6208
| 1,698 students
University of Antelope Valley
Private for-profit
44055 Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 726-1911
| 731 students
Advanced College
Public
13180 Paramount Blvd.
South Gate, CA 90280
(562) 408-6969
| 59 students
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles
Private not-for-profit
1336 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(800) 463-8990
| 106 students
American Career College-Anaheim
Private for-profit
1200 N. Magnolia Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92801
(949) 783-4800
| 1,274 students
American Career College-Los Angeles
Private for-profit
4021 Rosewood Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(949) 783-4800
| 1,751 students
American Career College-Ontario
Private for-profit
3130 East Sedona Court
Ontario, CA 91764
(949) 783-4800
| 1,435 students
Bryan College-Gold River
Private, for profit
2339 Gold Meadow Way, Suite 111
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 649-2400
| 85 students
Cabrillo College
Public
6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 479-6100
| 9,792 students
California College San Diego
Public
6602 Convoy Court Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92111
(619) 293-0190
| 536 students
Cambridge Junior College-Yuba City
Private for-profit
939 Live Oak Blvd
Yuba City, CA 95991
(530) 674-9199
| 105 students
Career Networks Institute
Private for-profit
1610 E. Saint Andrew Place Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 437-9697
| 522 students
Casa Loma College-Van Nuys
Casa Loma College-Van Nuys Photo
Private not-for-profit
6725 Kester Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91405
(818) 785-2726
| 164 students
City College of San Francisco
Public
50 Frida Kahlo Drive
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 239-3000
| 19,707 students
College of San Mateo
Public
1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 574-6161
| 7,494 students
College of the Canyons
Public
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
(661) 259-7800
| 20,573 students
Concorde Career College-Garden Grove
Private, for profit
12951 Euclid Street, Suite 101
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 703-1900
| 734 students
Concorde Career College-San Bernardino
Private, for profit
201 East Airport Drive, Suite A
San Bernardino, CA 92408
(909) 884-8891
| 744 students
4393 Imperial Avenue, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 688-0800
| 735 students
Diablo Valley College
Public
321 Golf Club Rd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 685-1230
| 18,693 students
Everest College-City Of Industry
Private, for profit
12801 Crossroads Parkway South
La Puente, CA 91746
(562) 908-2500
| 889 students
17590 Gillette Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 851-6200
| 64 students
Foothill College
Public
12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7777
| 14,605 students
Fremont University
Fremont University Photo - Fremont College Graduation 2012
Public
18000 Studebaker Road Suite 900A
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 809-5100
| 180 students
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Community Colleges in California (Closed)

School
Location
Students
1615 Murray Canyon Road, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 321-3000
| 438 students
Santa Monica Bus Park, 2900 31st St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(412) 918-5568
| 1,436 students
4825 E. Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 597-6611
| 28 students
277 Rancheros Drive, Suite 200
San Marcos, CA 92069
| 135 students
1151 San Gabriel Blvd
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 940-2000
| 0 students
3460 Wilshire Blvd Ste 500
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 388-9950
| 169 students
1460 S. Milliken Ave
Ontario, CA 91761
(909) 984-5027
| 707 students
5130 Commercial Circle
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 288-5800
| 1,232 students
255 W Bullard
Fresno, CA 93704
(559) 438-4222
| 1,301 students
25500 Industrial Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 783-2100
| 943 students
2910 Prospect Park Dr
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 414-1700
| 857 students
Seven Sierra Gate Plaza
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 789-8600
| 1,049 students
1450 N Main St
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 443-1700
| 682 students
875 Howard Street Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 808-3000
| 750 students
341 Great Mall Pky
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 934-4900
| 1,255 students
9025 Balboa Ave Ste 130
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 505-1100
| 169 students
3979 trust way
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 785-8522
| 0 students
5104 old ironsides dr, ste 113
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 496-0655
| 0 students
362 North Clovis Ave
Clovis, CA 93612
(559) 325-5400
| 395 students
1140 Galaxy Way Ste 400
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 674-8200
| 233 students
16916 S. Harlan Rd
Lathrop, CA 95330
(209) 858-0077
| 471 students
2051 Solar Dr Suite 150
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 988-0143
| 291 students
10863 Gold Center Dr
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 851-3900
| 500 students
670 E Carnegie Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408
(909) 806-4600
| 686 students
12669 Encinitas Ave
Sylmar, CA 91342
(818) 364-5151
| 607 students
2555 W. 190th Street, Suite 125
Torrance, CA 90504
(310) 965-5900
| 453 students
530 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 229-1300
| 1,792 students
350 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 216-4416
| 442 students
14519 W.Sylvan Street
Van Nuys, CA 91411
(818) 382-6000
| 317 students
1000 South Fremont Avenue Bldg A-11 Ste 11010
Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 284-0050
| 179 students
7755 Center Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 373-3240
| 116 students
Sage College (Closed 2020)
Private, for profit
12125 Day Street, Bldg. L
Moreno Valley, CA 92557
(951) 781-2727
| 407 students
801 S. Akers St
Visalia, CA 93277
(559) 734-7582
| 953 students
41350 Christy St
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 623-9966
| 2 students
9645 Granite Ridge Dr Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92123
(800) 473-4346
| 0 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many community colleges are located in California?
There are 189 community colleges serving 1,398,243 students in California.
How much do community colleges cost in California?
For California community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,083 per year for in-state students and $7,122 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,520 per year.
What are the top ranked community colleges in California?
What is community college acceptance rate in California?
The average community college acceptance rate in California is 81% (view national acceptance rates).
What is community college diversity score in California?
California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is equal to the national average of 0.71 (view national diversity statistics).
How diverse are community college in California?
Community colleges in California are approximately 75% minority students (majority Hispanic).

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