Average Tuition & Fees $20,567
Average Acceptance Rates 13.27 %
Total Student Population 2,586,197
Average Graduation Rates 60.02 %
Average Student To Faculty Ratio 17.74 to 1

California Colleges Distribution

For the academic year 2022-2023, 658 colleges and universities are active in California - 171 public and 487 private schools. By school level, there are 264 four(4) Years or high, 202 community colleges (2-4 years college), and 192 trade/vocational schools (less than 2-years schools) in California. The following table shows the number of schools by school type and level in California.
California College Distribution by Type and Level
Number of Schools
School Types
Public171 schools
Private (not-for-profit)173 schools
Private (for-profit)314 schools
School Levels
4 Year or High264 schools
2-4 Year202 schools
Less than 2 year192 schools

Average Key Statistics for California Colleges

The average acceptance rate for California colleges is 13.27% and the average graduation rate is 60.02% in academic year 2022-2023. Total 2,586,197 students including in both undergraduate and graduate programs have attended California colleges and universities and the average students to faculty ratio is 17.74 to 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 9.5982532751092 %
Average Retention Rate for California colleges is 74.272164948454 %

2023 Average Tuition & Fees For California Colleges

For the academic year 2022-2023, the average undergraduate tuition & fees for California colleges are $14,025 for California residents and $20,567 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its average tuition and fees are $19,842 for in-state students and $22,948 for out-of-state students.
California 2022-2023 Average Tuition & Fees
[Chart] California State 2022-2023 Average Tuition & Fees

Offered Degree Programs at California Colleges

California colleges and universities are offering 25,205 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 certificate3,23082
Associate's Degree7,658287
Two but less than four years certificate21612
Bachelor's Degree4,883298
Post Bachelor's Degree51592
Master's Degree3,376407
Post Master's Degree24639
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship1,05250
Doctor's degree - professional practice17421
Doctor's degree - other486

Special Learning Opportunities at California State

In California, 11 colleges offer all programs online completely. 349 colleges offer the undergraduate online programs and 174 colleges offer the graduate online programs. 51 colleges have the ROTC programs and 188 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 Completely11 out of 699 Schools
Undergraduate Online Classes349 out of 699 Schools
Graduate Online Classes174 out of 699 Schools
ROTC51 out of 699 Schools
Weekend/Evening College345 out of 699 Schools
Teacher certificate94 out of 699 Schools
Study Abroad188 out of 699 Schools