Colleges and Universities in California

From the redwoods of northern California to the sunny coast of San Diego, there are lots of great colleges in California. Finding a California college in your area can offer many advantages. Local universities in California are often connected with neighboring businesses and institutions that may offer opportunities for learning, networking or jobs. Even if you take courses online, your instructors, campus facilities and resources like tutors and career services are often close at hand. Check out the featured colleges below to find the right university in California for you.


Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University is an independent, medium-sized university enrolling approximately 7,700 students in five colleges and schools. Seaver College, the School of Law, the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, the Graziadio School of Business and Management, and the School of Public Policy are located on the University’s 830-acre campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu. more>

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Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Thomas Jefferson School of Law's online programs develop students' expertise in international law. These programs reflect Thomas Jefferson's focus on globalization and its effect on both traditional areas of international law practice and emerging fields. more>

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University of San Francisco

Since 1855, students have walked through the doors of University of San Francisco for the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as people and professionals. more>

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University of Southern California

USC is committed to discovering new knowledge and to actively contributing to what is taught, thought and practiced throughout the world. more>

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Animal Behavior College

Animal Behavior College is a highly innovative school for professional dog trainers. Founded in 1998 by Steve Appelbaum, the ABC program takes between ten to twelve months to complete and focuses on effective positive motivational training methods. more>

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Allied Schools

Whether you want to train for a new career, advance within your current company, or simply learn new skills to stay competitive in today's job market, Allied's distance education training can help! more>

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Notre Dame de Namur University

NDNU is a private university with a rich tradition of personalized, career-oriented education. NDNU is committed to professional development through experiential learning and one-on-one guidance from a distinguished staff of dedicated professors. more>

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California State University, Monterey Bay

Guided by a powerful Vision Statement, CSUMB has educated and served the diverse population of California and its immediate Tri-County region since being established in 1994 on part of the former Fort Ord Army base. more>

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Azusa Pacific University

Azusa Pacific Online University (APOU) prepares learners everywhere to make a difference in the world with quality, online degrees and programs built upon a broad foundation in liberal arts and a Christian worldview. As a commitment to your success, APOU provides support and resources for your journey as a lifelong learner. more>

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California InterContinental University

California InterContinental University is a distance education institution of higher learning dedicated to the study of Business Administration and Management which promotes quality learning, critical thinking, and the discovery of new knowledge. more>

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Brandman University

A Brandman education is convenient, valuable, affordable and attainable. You'll learn with other adult students and from quality faculty, leading to a dynamic experience with abundance of networking opportunities. more>

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