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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.
Humboldt State University, has the lowest yield rate of 5.88% for academic year 2019-2020 in California. Notre Dame de Namur University is positioned second with 6.63% yield and University of San Francisco follows them with 9%. 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 (2020)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Humboldt State University
Public, 4 or more yearsArcata, CA
5.88% 15,178 13,989 823 92.17%
2Notre Dame de Namur University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBelmont, CA
6.63% 1,810 1,809 120 99.94%
3University of San Francisco
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSan Francisco, CA
9.18% 21,867 14,086 1,293 64.42%
4University of the Pacific
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsStockton, CA
9.40% 13,096 8,592 808 65.61%
5Holy Names University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsOakland, CA
10.49% 2,441 1,544 162 63.25%
6Saint Mary's College of California
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMoraga, CA
10.52% 6,069 4,916 517 81.00%
7La Sierra University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsRiverside, CA
11.21% 5,399 2,980 334 55.20%
8Sonoma State University
Public, 4 or more yearsRohnert Park, CA
11.27% 15,094 13,764 1,551 91.19%
9California State University-Monterey Bay
Public, 4 or more yearsSeaside, CA
11.27% 12,327 9,280 1,046 75.28%
10California State University-East Bay
Public, 4 or more yearsHayward, CA
11.66% 16,195 12,338 1,438 76.18%