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California Colleges with Lowest Enrollment Rate

This page lists the schools having low yield) in California. The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is the percent of students who choose to enroll after having been offered admission. Higher yield means that more admitted students are finally enrolled into the school.
Mills College, has the lowest yield rate of 5.77% for academic year 2021-2022 in California. California State University-East Bay is positioned second with 7.91% yield and Sonoma State University follows them with 8%. Next table shows the schools that have low yield rates with admission statistics and acceptance rates. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. You may want to check colleges having the highest yield rates in California.
California Colleges with Lowest Enrollment Rate (2022)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Mills College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsOakland, CA
5.77% 847 676 39 79.81%
2California State University-East Bay
Public, four-yearsHayward, CA
7.91% 14,448 11,899 941 82.36%
3Sonoma State University
Public, four-yearsRohnert Park, CA
8.27% 10,598 9,934 822 93.73%
4California State University-Monterey Bay
Public, four-yearsSeaside, CA
8.37% 10,026 9,305 779 92.81%
5University of the Pacific
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsStockton, CA
9.03% 10,901 8,645 781 79.30%
6University of San Francisco
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSan Francisco, CA
9.15% 22,372 15,867 1,452 70.92%
7California State Polytechnic University-Humboldt
Public, four-yearsArcata, CA
9.81% 7,013 6,414 629 91.46%
8Menlo College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsAtherton, CA
9.94% 2,134 1,489 148 69.78%
9San Diego Christian College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSantee, CA
10.41% 2,607 1,374 143 52.70%
10California State University-Bakersfield
Public, four-yearsBakersfield, CA
11.08% 12,334 10,510 1,165 85.21%