The Best California Colleges

List of Colleges and Universities in California

There are 280 colleges and universities in California enrolling 1,380,857 full time students. 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.

For a more local search, filter by zip code or find colleges around Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco or Long Beach.

The best college in California is Stanford University and the top public state college is University of California Berkeley.

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