California Colleges Key Statiistics

Average Tuition & Fees $18,885 ($2,969)
Average Acceptance Rates 64.69 %
Total Student Population 2,740,921
Average Graduation Rates 59.87 %
Average Student To Faculty Ratio 18.64 to 1

California Colleges Overview

In academic year 2016-2017, there are 784 colleges universities in California State - 183 public and 601 private schools. Next table shows the number of schools by school type and level.

California Colleges Distribution
Number of Schools
Private (not-for-profit)181
Private (for-profit)420
4 Year or High284
2-4 Year251
Less than 2 year249

Average Academic Statistics for California State Colleges

[chart] California Colleges Academic Statistics
Average Acceptance Rate for California colleges is 64.694267515924 %.
Average Graduation Rate for California colleges is 59.869191049914 %
Average Transfer-out Rate for California colleges is 10.732673267327 %
Average Retention Rate for California colleges is 74.900542495479 %
Total Student Population for California colleges is 2,740,921
Average Student to Faculty Ratio for California colleges is 18.642301710731 %

California Colleges Student Services

Next table summarizes the number of schools that provide student services by type.

Student Services at California
Remedial services368 out of 784 Schools
Academic/career counseling service607 out of 784 Schools
Employment services for students457 out of 784 Schools
Placement services for completers535 out of 784 Schools
On-campus day care for students' children137 out of 784 Schools
Library facilities at institution634 out of 784 Schools

Offered Degrees At California Colleges

California colleges and universities are offering 22,062 programs through online and on-site education. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree.

Offered Programs at California State
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate3,553178
One but less than two years certificate2,73567
Associate's Degree6,428300
Two but less than four years certificate1553
Bachelor's Degree4,671341
Post Bachelor's Degree38471
Master's Degree2,892309
Post Master's Degree16010
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship92234
Doctor's degree - professional practice1368
Doctor's degree - other263

2016-2017 Average Tuition & Fees For California Colleges

For undergraduate schools, in academic year 2016-2017, the average tuition & fess for California colleges is $2,969 for California residents and $18,885 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its average tuition and fees are $9,462 for in-state students and $21,031 for out-of-state students.

California 2016-2017 Average Tuition & Fees
[chart] California State 2016-2017 Average Tuition & Fees

Special Learning Opportunities at California State

Next table shows the number of California schools which are offering special learning by category.

Special Learning Opportunities at California State
Online Completely3 out of 784 Schools
Undergraduate Online Classes275 out of 784 Schools
Graduate Online Classes111 out of 784 Schools
ROTC52 out of 784 Schools
ROTC Army45 out of 784 Schools
ROTC Navy10 out of 784 Schools
ROTC Air Force40 out of 784 Schools
Weekend/Evening College335 out of 784 Schools
Teacher certificate104 out of 784 Schools
Study Abroad193 out of 784 Schools
Campus Housing133 out of 784 Schools
***All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education. Tuition and costs are based on 2016-2017 data and other data is from 2015-2016 data.