Largest Colleges in California

Institution Name City # of Students Distance Learning? Net Cost Website
East Los Angeles College Monterey Park 56,395 Yes $8,450 Visit Site
City College of San Francisco San Francisco 48,279 Yes $4,865 Visit Site
American River College Sacramento 47,974 Yes $7,578 Visit Site
Santa Ana College Santa Ana 47,065 Yes $4,862 Visit Site
Santa Monica College Santa Monica 42,660 Yes $5,843 Visit Site
University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles 42,057 Yes $14,857 Visit Site
University of Southern California Los Angeles 41,924 Yes N/A Visit Site
California State University-Northridge Northridge 39,844 Yes $10,458 Visit Site
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley 39,459 Yes $16,178 Visit Site
California State University-Fullerton Fullerton 39,103 Yes $7,125 Visit Site
De Anza College Cupertino 37,760 Yes $5,237 Visit Site
California State University-Long Beach Long Beach 37,145 Yes $8,466 Visit Site
Mt. San Antonio College Walnut 36,309 Yes $5,021 Visit Site
Sacramento City College Sacramento 36,069 Yes $7,174 Visit Site
San Diego Mesa College San Diego 35,781 Yes $7,725 Visit Site
Palomar College San Marcos 35,407 Yes $7,098 Visit Site
Saddleback College Mission Viejo 35,011 Yes $12,102 Visit Site
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa 34,206 Yes $8,657 Visit Site
University of California-Davis Davis 34,072 No $14,877 Visit Site
Long Beach City College Long Beach 33,504 Yes $5,173 Visit Site
El Camino Community College District Torrance 33,030 Yes $12,114 Visit Site
Pasadena City College Pasadena 32,765 Yes $6,653 Visit Site
San Diego State University San Diego 32,595 Yes $9,214 Visit Site
San Jose State University San Jose 32,568 Yes $14,393 Visit Site
San Francisco State University San Francisco 32,508 Yes $11,246 Visit Site

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