Average Tuition & Fees $19,080
Average Acceptance Rates 62.69 %
Total Student Population 2,765,835
Average Graduation Rates 59.95 %
Average Student To Faculty Ratio 18.09 to 1

California Colleges Distribution

For academic year 2018-2019, there are 729 colleges and universities in California State - 188 public and 541 private schools. By school level, there are 312 4 Year or high, 212 2-4 years, and 205 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
Private (not-for-profit)181
Private (for-profit)360
4 Year or High312
2-4 Year212
Less than 2 year205

Average Academic Statistics for California Colleges

The average acceptance rate for California colleges is 62.69% and the average graduation rate is 59.95% in academic year 2018-2019. Total 2,765,835 students including in both undergraduate and graduate programs have attended California colleges and universities and the average students to faculty ratio is 18.09:1. 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 10.948598130841 %
Average Retention Rate for California colleges is 75.667279411765 %

2018-2019 Average Tuition & Fees For California Colleges

For academic year 2018-2019, the average undergraduate tuition & fees for California colleges are $15,124 for California residents and $19,080 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its average tuition and fees are $19,743 for in-state students and $21,749 for out-of-state students.

California 2018-2019 Average Tuition & Fees
[Chart] California State 2018-2019 Average Tuition & Fees

Offered Degree Programs at California Colleges

California colleges and universities are offering 23,161 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 certificate3,773175
One but less than two years certificate2,83992
Associate's Degree6,705311
Two but less than four years certificate20115
Bachelor's Degree4,695350
Post Bachelor's Degree445101
Master's Degree3,094473
Post Master's Degree23036
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship98049
Doctor's degree - professional practice15720
Doctor's degree - other422

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