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Average Tuition & Fees $19,310
($14,874)
Average Acceptance Rates 62.46 %
Total Student Population 2,779,749
Average Graduation Rates 59.70 %
Average Student To Faculty Ratio 17.88 to 1

California Colleges Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, there are 758 colleges and universities in California State - 192 public and 566 private schools. By school level, there are 317 4 Year or high, 214 2-4 years, and 227 less than 2 years schools in California. Next table shows the number of schools by school type and level.

California Colleges Distribution by Type and Level
Number of Schools
Public192
Private (not-for-profit)185
Private (for-profit)381
4 Year or High317
2-4 Year214
Less than 2 year227

Average Academic Statistics for California Colleges

The average acceptance rate for California colleges is 62.46% and the average graduation rate is 59.70% in academic year 2019-2020. Total 2,779,749 students including in both undergraduate and graduate programs have attended California colleges and universities and the average students to faculty ratio is 17.88:1. Next charts are illustrating the core statistics for colleges and universities located in California.

[Chart] California Colleges Academic Statistics
Average Transfer-out Rate for California colleges is 12.592233009709 %
Average Retention Rate for California colleges is 75.746376811594 %

2019-2020 Average Tuition & Fees For California Colleges

For academic year 2019-2020, the average undergraduate tuition & fees for California colleges are $14,874 for California residents and $19,310 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its average tuition and fees are $19,752 for in-state students and $21,915 for out-of-state students.

California 2019-2020 Average Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$14,874$19,310
Graduate$19,752$21,915
[Chart] California State 2019-2020 Average Tuition & Fees

Offered Degree Programs at California Colleges

California colleges and universities are offering 24,120 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 certificate4,039190
One but less than two years certificate2,95399
Associate's Degree6,925356
Two but less than four years certificate22514
Bachelor's Degree4,780369
Post Bachelor's Degree526121
Master's Degree3,222529
Post Master's Degree24246
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship1,00164
Doctor's degree - professional practice16319
Doctor's degree - other442

Special Learning Opportunities at California State

In California, 9 colleges offer all programs online completely. 288 colleges offer the undergraduate online programs and 150 colleges offer the graduate online programs. 53 colleges have the ROTC programs and 192 colleges offer the study abroad programs. Next table shows the number of California schools which are offering special learning opportunities by category.

Special Learning Opportunities at California State
Online Completely9 out of 729 Schools
Undergraduate Online Classes288 out of 729 Schools
Graduate Online Classes150 out of 729 Schools
ROTC53 out of 729 Schools
Weekend/Evening College329 out of 729 Schools
Teacher certificate97 out of 729 Schools
Study Abroad192 out of 729 Schools