Colleges Near San Luis Obispo

Colleges and universities near me in the San Luis Obispo, California area

There are 2 colleges in San Luis Obispo and 187 colleges within 200 miles enrolling a total of 1,734,353 students.

Located in California with a population of 45,119, the closest colleges are ranked below by distance from San Luis Obispo. Driving time to these schools from San Luis Obispo should be less than 4 hours. The top rated college in the area is Stanford University in Stanford. The largest college in the area is University of Southern California enrolling 47,310 students.

This directory is inclusive of nearby two and four year schools, both public and private. If you are looking for more affordable higher education options or not ready for a full four-year program, consider local community colleges near San Luis Obispo.


187 results

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
C
San Luis Obispo, CA
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in California

  • 22,013enrollment
  • $21,232net price
  • 28%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1440SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA

2 miles from San Luis Obispo

Cuesta College
C
San Luis Obispo, CA
 
Cuesta College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 11,024enrollment
  • $10,860net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

6 miles from San Luis Obispo

Allan Hancock College
A
Santa Maria, CA
 
Allan Hancock College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 11,285enrollment
  • $6,225net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

27 miles from San Luis Obispo

West Hills College Coalinga
W
Coalinga, CA
 
West Hills College Coalinga

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,623enrollment
  • $9,260net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

63 miles from San Luis Obispo

Taft College
T
Taft, CA
 
Taft College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 6,155enrollment
  • $8,089net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

69 miles from San Luis Obispo

University of California Santa Barbara
C
Santa Barbara, CA
University of California Santa Barbara

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in California

  • 25,976enrollment
  • $16,767net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-34ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA

75 miles from San Luis Obispo

Santa Barbara Business College Santa Maria
S
Santa Maria, CA
 
Santa Barbara Business College Santa Maria

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 86enrollment
  • $15,312net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

81 miles from San Luis Obispo

Santa Barbara City College
S
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara City College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 14,646enrollment
  • $9,416net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

81 miles from San Luis Obispo

Westmont College
W
Santa Barbara, CA
 
Westmont College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 1,277enrollment
  • $32,663net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1330SAT range
  • 21-30ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA

80 miles from San Luis Obispo

West Hills College Lemoore
W
Lemoore, CA
 
West Hills College Lemoore

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,239enrollment
  • $10,030net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

85 miles from San Luis Obispo

California State University Bakersfield
C
Bakersfield, CA
California State University Bakersfield

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 10,816enrollment
  • $5,771net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

88 miles from San Luis Obispo

San Joaquin Valley College Bakersfield
S
Bakersfield, California
 
San Joaquin Valley College Bakersfield

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,094enrollment
  • $16,347net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

91 miles from San Luis Obispo

Santa Barbara Business College Bakersfield
S
Bakersfield, CA
 
Santa Barbara Business College Bakersfield

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 272enrollment
  • $15,353net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

91 miles from San Luis Obispo

Bakersfield College
B
Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 24,589enrollment
  • $6,390net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

96 miles from San Luis Obispo

San Joaquin Valley College Visalia
S
Visalia, CA
 
San Joaquin Valley College Visalia

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 5,275enrollment
  • $25,516net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

103 miles from San Luis Obispo

San Joaquin Valley College Online
S
Visalia, California
 
San Joaquin Valley College Online

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 954enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

104 miles from San Luis Obispo

College of the Sequoias
t
Visalia, CA
 
College of the Sequoias

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 12,557enrollment
  • $2,264net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

105 miles from San Luis Obispo

Porterville College
P
Porterville, CA
 
Porterville College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,285enrollment
  • $4,624net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

107 miles from San Luis Obispo

FAQ's

The closest community college is Cuesta College and is 5.9 miles from San Luis Obispo. Explore the complete list of nearby community college options.

Tuition and fees at Cuesta College are $1,338 for local residents for one academic year. Explore full costs to attend.

Cuesta College has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met.