Largest California Community Colleges

  • The average community college in California has approximately 8,159 students (2020-21).
  • The community colleges with the largest student enrollments are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The largest community college in California is East Los Angeles College with 36,012 students.

Largest California Community Colleges (2020-21)

  • College # Students Location
  • Rank: #11.
    East Los Angeles College
    Public
    36,012
    1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
    Monterey Park CA  91754
    (323) 265-8650
  • Rank: #22.
    Santa Monica College
    Public
    30,158
    1900 Pico Blvd
    Santa Monica CA  90405
    (310) 434-4000
  • Rank: #33.
    Santa Ana College
    Public
    29,590
    1530 W. 17th Street
    Santa Ana CA  92706
    (714) 564-6000
  • Rank: #44.
    American River College
    American River College Photo - ARC's Respiratory Care program prepares students for an exciting career in a growing health field.
    Public
    29,133
    4700 College Oak Dr
    Sacramento CA  95841
    (916) 484-8011
  • Rank: #55.
    Mt. San Antonio College
    Public
    28,036
    1100 N Grand Ave
    Walnut CA  91789
    (909) 274-7500
  • Rank: #66.
    Pasadena City College
    Public
    26,611
    1570 E Colorado Blvd.
    Pasadena CA  91106
    (626) 585-7123
  • Rank: #77.
    Santa Rosa Junior College
    Santa Rosa Junior College Photo - SRJC Santa Rosa Campus
    Public
    25,090
    1501 Mendocino Avenue
    Santa Rosa CA  95401
    (707) 527-4011
  • Rank: #88.
    Fullerton College
    Public
    25,051
    321 E Chapman Avenue
    Fullerton CA  92832
    (714) 992-7033
  • Rank: #99.
    Palomar College
    Palomar College Photo - Palomar College Dome
    Public
    24,914
    1140 W. Mission
    San Marcos CA  92069
    (760) 744-1150
  • Rank: #1010.
    Coastline Community College
    Coastline Community College Photo - Awarded three times for Academic Excellence in 2018-2019 - Ranked #1 top leader in online education - Ranked one of the best online Associate's in Human Services degree programs nationwide - Voted the Best in Online Business.
    Public
    24,886
    11460 Warner Ave.
    Fountain Valley CA  92708
    (714) 546-7600
  • Rank: #1111.
    Long Beach City College
    Public
    24,403
    4901 E. Carson St.
    Long Beach CA  90808
    (562) 938-4111
  • Rank: #1212.24,207
    16007 Crenshaw Blvd
    Torrance CA  90506
    (310) 532-3670
  • Rank: #1313.
    City College of San Francisco
    Public
    23,610
    50 Phelan Ave
    San Francisco CA  94112
    (415) 239-3000
  • Rank: #1414.
    Sacramento City College
    Public
    23,317
    3835 Freeport Blvd
    Sacramento CA  95822
    (916) 558-2111
  • Rank: #1515.
    San Diego Mesa College
    San Diego Mesa College Photo - Learning Resource Center
    Public
    23,191
    7250 Mesa College Dr
    San Diego CA  92111
    (619) 388-2600
  • Rank: #1616.
    De Anza College
    Public
    23,104
    21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
    Cupertino CA  95014
    (408) 864-5678
  • Rank: #1717.
    Fresno City College
    Public
    22,307
    1101 E. University Ave
    Fresno CA  93741
    (559) 442-4600
  • Rank: #1818.
    Cerritos College
    Public
    21,774
    11110 Alondra Blvd
    Norwalk CA  90650
    (562) 860-2451
  • Rank: #1919.
    Orange Coast College
    Orange Coast College Photo
    Public
    21,247
    2701 Fairview Road
    Costa Mesa CA  92626
    (714) 432-5072
  • Rank: #2020.
    Los Angeles Pierce College
    Public
    21,034
    6201 Winnetka Ave
    Woodland Hills CA  91371
    (818) 719-6401
  • Rank: #2121.
    Diablo Valley College
    Public
    20,089
    321 Golf Club Rd
    Pleasant Hill CA  94523
    (925) 685-1230
  • Rank: #2222.
    Saddleback College
    Public
    20,007
    28000 Marguerite Pky
    Mission Viejo CA  92692
    (949) 582-4500
  • Rank: #2323.
    Chaffey College
    Public
    19,557
    5885 Haven Ave
    Rancho Cucamonga CA  91737
    (909) 652-6000
  • Rank: #2424.
    Bakersfield College
    Bakersfield College Photo
    Public
    19,428
    1801 Panorama Drive
    Bakersfield CA  93305
    (661) 395-4011
  • Rank: #2525.
    Modesto Junior College
    Modesto Junior College Photo - Sierra Hall, located on West campus, houses lecture halls, classrooms, a state-of-the-art electronics lab and the department office for Technical Education.
    Public
    19,262
    435 College Ave
    Modesto CA  95350
    (209) 575-6550
  • Rank: #2626.19,000
    900 Otay Lakes Rd
    Chula Vista CA  91910
    (619) 421-6700
  • Rank: #2727.
    Los Angeles City College
    Public
    18,756
    855 N Vermont Ave
    Los Angeles CA  90029
    (323) 953-4000
  • Rank: #2828.
    Los Angeles Valley College
    Public
    18,641
    5800 Fulton Avenue
    Van Nuys CA  91401
    (818) 947-2600
  • Rank: #2929.
    San Joaquin Delta College
    Public
    18,572
    5151 Pacific Ave
    Stockton CA  95207
    (209) 954-5151
  • Rank: #3030.
    Sierra College
    Public
    18,565
    5000 Rocklin Road
    Rocklin CA  95677
    (916) 624-3333
  • Rank: #3131.
    Riverside City College
    Public
    18,547
    4800 Magnolia Avenue
    Riverside CA  92506
    (951) 222-8000
  • Rank: #3232.
    Grossmont College
    Public
    18,040
    8800 Grossmont College Dr
    El Cajon CA  92020
    (619) 644-7000
  • Rank: #3333.
    Santa Barbara City College
    Public
    17,927
    721 Cliff Drive
    Santa Barbara CA  93109
    (805) 965-0581
  • Rank: #3434.
    College of the Canyons
    Public
    17,148
    26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
    Valencia CA  91355
    (661) 259-7800
  • Rank: #3535.
    San Bernardino Valley College
    San Bernardino Valley College Photo - San Bernardino Valley College maintains a culture of continuous improvement and a commitment to provide high-quality education, innovative instruction, and services to a diverse community of learners.
    Public
    17,044
    701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
    San Bernardino CA  92410
    (909) 384-4400
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