That's right, there are 717 colleges in California. This is by far more than any other sate. These schools are all across the state from northern California to Southern California. Large hubs can be found in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Like most other states, schools range from four year colleges to vocational schools. Let’s look at some NCES stats about the Golden State:
Salary BreakdownCollege Scorecard tells us alums from Samuel Merritt University earn the highest average salary. 10 years after starting school, the average alum earns $111,100. Meanwhile, the 2018 mean annual wage earned in California is $59,150. You do the math!
College Scorecard tells us alums from Samuel Merritt University earn the highest average salary. 10 years after starting school, the average alum earns $111,100. Meanwhile, the 2018 mean annual wage earned in California is $59,150. You do the math!
As of 2019, CA residents are now eligible for two free years of community college. California Community Colleges currently serves almost 25% of the nations two year students! The new program only covers tuition costs. It does not cover costs such as books, transportation and housing.
California is also a member of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program. This program enables students to pursue degrees in one of 15 Western states at an in state tuition rate. According to WICHE, California students have saved over $1.35 billion out of state tuition since 1997. In 2018 that number was $187.3 million! Participating states include Oregon and Nevada.
Top California colleges were ranked by total student population.
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Source for school statistics and data is the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.
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The sources for school statistics and data is the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.
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