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Average Tuition & Fees $19,893
($14,658)
Average Acceptance Rates 11.00 %
Total Student Population 2,678,600
Average Graduation Rates 59.84 %
Average Student To Faculty Ratio 17.87 to 1

California Colleges Distribution

For academic year 2021-2022, 766 colleges and universities are active in California - 199 public and 567 private schools. By school level, there are 323 four(4) Years or high, 219 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
Public199 schools
Private (not-for-profit)206 schools
Private (for-profit)361 schools
4 Year or High323 schools
2-4 Year219 schools
Less than 2 year224 schools

2022 Average Key Statistics for California Colleges

The average acceptance rate for California colleges is 11.00% and the average graduation rate is 59.84% in academic year 2021-2022. Total 2,678,600 students including in both undergraduate and graduate programs have attended California colleges and universities and the average students to faculty ratio is 17.87 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 9.5982532751092 %
Average Retention Rate for California colleges is 74.418145956607 %

2021-2022 Average Tuition & Fees For California Colleges

For academic year 2021-2022, the average undergraduate tuition & fees for California colleges are $14,658 for California residents and $19,893 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its average tuition and fees are $20,017 for in-state students and $22,309 for out-of-state students.
California 2021-2022 Average Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$14,658$19,893
Graduate$20,017$22,309
[Chart] California State 2021-2022 Average Tuition & Fees

Offered Degree Programs at California Colleges

California colleges and universities are offering 25,053 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
One but less than two years certificate3,19782
Associate's Degree7,594285
Two but less than four years certificate21512
Bachelor's Degree4,880296
Post Bachelor's Degree51592
Master's Degree3,371406
Post Master's Degree24639
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship1,05049
Doctor's degree - professional practice17021
Doctor's degree - other486

Special Learning Opportunities at California State

In California, 10 colleges offer all programs online completely. 276 colleges offer the undergraduate online programs and 146 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 Completely10 out of 699 Schools
Undergraduate Online Classes276 out of 699 Schools
Graduate Online Classes146 out of 699 Schools
ROTC53 out of 699 Schools
Weekend/Evening College315 out of 699 Schools
Teacher certificate97 out of 699 Schools
Study Abroad193 out of 699 Schools