California Colleges

List of Colleges and Universities in California for 2020

There are 280 colleges and universities in California enrolling 1,389,689 full time students in the state's institutions of higher education. Explore the list of top colleges in California below to get your college search started. The CollegeSimply rankings and listings are objective and data focused to help you find the good colleges. Whether you're searching for a public, private or community college, this guide to universities in California offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

California is home to popular nationally ranked institutions like Stanford University, University of California Los Angeles, University of Southern California and San Diego State University.

The highest ranked college in California is Stanford University and the top rated public state college is University of California Berkeley. Local college options can be explored in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco.

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