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California Colleges with the Largest Online Students

Ashford University has the most online students of 32,620 for academic year 2019-2020 in California. The number only includes students enrolled exclusively in online programs and does not include students taking some online courses. University of Southern California is ranked second with 8,203 online students and National University follows them with 32,620 online students. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. Next table shows the schools that have most online students by enrolled status. You may want to check colleges having the smallest online student population in California.
California Colleges with the Largest Online Students
NameTotal # of StudentsEnrolled Exclusively Online ProgramsEnrolld in Some Online CoursesNot in Online Courses
1Ashford University *
Private (for-profit), 4 or more yearsSan Diego, CA
32,62032,62000
2University of Southern California
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLos Angeles, CA
48,3216,6511,55240,118
3National University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLa Jolla, CA
16,6706,0142,7557,901
4San Jose State University
Public, 4 or more yearsSan Jose, CA
36,0852,9359,80323,347
5California Baptist University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsRiverside, CA
11,0452,3353,7774,933
6California State University-Fullerton
Public, 4 or more yearsFullerton, CA
40,4452,28613,19324,966
7Concordia University-Irvine
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsIrvine, CA
3,9111,9565221,433
8California State University-East Bay
Public, 4 or more yearsHayward, CA
16,0641,8857,4766,703
9Pepperdine University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMalibu, CA
8,8241,62307,201
10California State University-Northridge
Public, 4 or more yearsNorthridge, CA
39,9101,50620,24918,155
11California State University-Dominguez Hills
Public, 4 or more yearsCarson, CA
17,9771,4617,7828,734
12University of La Verne
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLa Verne, CA
7,3968948495,653
13Azusa Pacific University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsAzusa, CA
9,2978921,8586,547
14University of California-Berkeley
Public, 4 or more yearsBerkeley, CA
43,1858701,47240,843
15San Diego State University
Public, 4 or more yearsSan Diego, CA
35,54481316,87817,853
16Biola University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLa Mirada, CA
6,1037551,4513,897
17California State University-San Bernardino
Public, 4 or more yearsSan Bernardino, CA
20,6387286,17313,737
18Fresno Pacific University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsFresno, CA
4,3007121,0262,562
19University of San Diego
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSan Diego, CA
9,181711288,442
20California State University-Bakersfield
Public, 4 or more yearsBakersfield, CA
11,5316255,2965,610
* Online completely college that all programs are offered online exclusively.