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Average Tuition & Fees $19,986
($14,783)
Average Acceptance Rates 68.07 %
Total Student Population 2,686,441
Average Graduation Rates 61.55 %
Average Student To Faculty Ratio 17.86 to 1

California Colleges Distribution

For academic year 2021-2022, 770 colleges and universities are active in California - 195 public and 575 private schools. By school level, there are 306 four(4) Years or high, 232 two(2) but less thant four(4) years, and 232 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
Public195 schools
Private (not-for-profit)196 schools
Private (for-profit)379 schools
4 Year or High306 schools
2-4 Year232 schools
Less than 2 year232 schools

2022 Average Key Statistics for California Colleges

The average acceptance rate for California colleges is 68.07% 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 17.86 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 74.440520446097 %

2021-2022 Average Tuition & Fees For California Colleges

For academic year 2021-2022, the average undergraduate tuition & fees for California colleges are $14,783 for California residents and $19,986 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its average tuition and fees are $19,970 for in-state students and $22,448 for out-of-state students.
California 2021-2022 Average Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$14,783$19,986
Graduate$19,970$22,448
[Chart] California State 2021-2022 Average Tuition & Fees

Offered Degree Programs at California Colleges

California colleges and universities are offering 23,971 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 certificate3,14781
Associate's Degree7,394247
Two but less than four years certificate21213
Bachelor's Degree4,831307
Post Bachelor's Degree48580
Master's Degree3,282384
Post Master's Degree23935
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship1,03245
Doctor's degree - professional practice17016
Doctor's degree - other431

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