Average Tuition & Fees $19,958
Average Acceptance Rates 67.09 %
Total Student Population 2,686,441
Average Graduation Rates 61.55 %
Average Student To Faculty Ratio 17.85 to 1

California Colleges Distribution

For academic year 2021-2022, 737 colleges and universities are active in California - 192 public and 545 private schools. By school level, there are 296 four(4) Years or high, 217 two(2) but less thant four(4) years, and 224 less than tow(2) years schools in California. Next table shows the number of schools by school type and level in California.
California College Distribution by Type and Level
Number of Schools
Public192 schools
Private (not-for-profit)187 schools
Private (for-profit)358 schools
4 Year or High296 schools
2-4 Year217 schools
Less than 2 year224 schools

2022 Average Key Statistics for California Colleges

The average acceptance rate for California colleges is 67.09% and the average graduation rate is 61.55% in academic year 2021-2022. Total 2,686,441 students including in both undergraduate and graduate programs have attended California colleges and universities and the average students to faculty ratio is 17.85 to 1.
Next charts are illustrating the core statistics for colleges and universities located in California.
[Chart] 2022 California Colleges Academic Statistics
Average Transfer-out Rate for California colleges is 10.265765765766 %
Average Retention Rate for California colleges is 76.142857142857 %

2021-2022 Average Tuition & Fees For California Colleges

For academic year 2021-2022, the average undergraduate tuition & fees for California colleges are $14,827 for California residents and $19,958 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its average tuition and fees are $19,931 for in-state students and $22,377 for out-of-state students.
California 2021-2022 Average Tuition & Fees
[Chart] California State 2021-2022 Average Tuition & Fees

Offered Degree Programs at California Colleges

California colleges and universities are offering 24,356 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 certificate4,269192
One but less than two years certificate2,91080
Associate's Degree6,960315
Two but less than four years certificate21614
Bachelor's Degree4,755366
Post Bachelor's Degree488120
Master's Degree3,266568
Post Master's Degree24947
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship1,03672
Doctor's degree - professional practice15813
Doctor's degree - other495

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 193 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 College330 out of 729 Schools
Teacher certificate97 out of 729 Schools
Study Abroad193 out of 729 Schools