Colleges in California: Ratings & Statistics
There are around 800 colleges in California. This is 11% of all colleges listed in the USA. Top cities in California with most colleges are Los Angeles, San Diego, Pasadena, Berkeley and Riverside. You may find a list of all categories of California colleges on this page. Click on a category to find all colleges of California of that type.
Top 10 Colleges in California
Visit the top colleges in California. Following is a list of top 10 colleges based on US News Best Colleges 2022 ranking. Click on a college to find its detailed information.
- Stanford University, Stanford
- California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
- California State University-Los Angeles, Los Angeles
- University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley
- University of Southern California, Los Angeles
- University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
- University of California San Diego, La Jolla
- University of California Irvine, Irvine
- University of California-Davis, Davis
- Pepperdine University, Malibu
Students by Race
The following chart shows distribution of college students in California based on their racial backgrounds.
Students by Gender
Following chart displays the ratio of male and female students studying in various colleges and universities of California.
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Find in California
Colleges of California are listed in the following categories. Please click on one of them to find California colleges of that type.
- Public Colleges (146)
- Private Colleges (431)
- Community Colleges (35)
- Universities (160)
- Training Schools (55)