Community Colleges in California

For the academic year 2019-2020, 118 community colleges are active in California. Stanford University has ranked first in California community college ranking and California Institute of Technology and Pomona College ranked second and third in the ranking. You can view more ranked community college ranking at California community college ranking page.
  • The 2020 average tuition & fees of community colleges in California is $1,552 for California residents and $8,400 for out-of-state students.
  • Total 1,234,923 students have enrolled in community colleges in California and, of that, 153,485 students enrolled online exclusively.
  • The average students to faculty ratio of California community colleges is 25.35 to 1.
  • The average financial aid amount received at community colleges in California is $3,039.
  • The average graduation rate is 33.32% and the average transfer-out rate is 10.40% at community colleges in California.

118 Community Colleges in California Comparison Table

College NameCalifornia Residents Tuition & FeesOut-of-State Tuition & FeesStudent PopulationOnline Student PopulationGraduation RateTransfer-out RateFinancial Aid AmountStudents to Faculty Ratio
College of Alameda
Alameda, CA
$1,167$7,6956,3892,39827%13%$2,36627 to 1
Allan Hancock College
Santa Maria, CA
$1,146$7,48211,2851,25035%6%$2,66522 to 1
American River College
Sacramento, CA
$1,104$9,76031,3664,31625%12%$2,41627 to 1
Barstow Community College
Barstow, CA
$1,104$7,4643,0521,31327%13%$3,82725 to 1
Butte College
Oroville, CA
$1,368$8,08810,87288933%10%$3,89921 to 1
Cabrillo College
Aptos, CA
$1,270$7,63011,3211,04427%11%$3,04121 to 1
Canada College
Redwood City, CA
$1,362$9,0065,9871,13032%8%$1,70125 to 1
College of the Canyons
Santa Clarita, CA
$1,156$7,80420,8502,22738%13%$2,72426 to 1
Cerritos College
Norwalk, CA
$1,404$10,02621,7452,65327%13%$3,41025 to 1
Cerro Coso Community College
Ridgecrest, CA
$1,382$9,8726,0742,07425%9%$1,84324 to 1
Chabot College
Hayward, CA
$1,150$8,11013,8332,12131%13%$2,70526 to 1
Chaffey College
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
$1,180$8,52422,9691,30326%9%$2,57124 to 1
Citrus College
Glendora, CA
$1,194$8,56213,1361,29738%9%$3,09943 to 1
City College of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
$1,598$8,31727,0082,06235%9%$2,62424 to 1
Coast Community College District Office
Costa Mesa, CA
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Coastline Community College
Fountain Valley, CA
$1,160$7,25610,9778,80423%10%$1,33836 to 1
Columbia College
Sonora, CA
$1,270$7,5382,49639425%14%$2,83119 to 1
Compton College
Compton, CA
$1,142$5,9427,04675417%12%$3,26923 to 1
Contra Costa Community College District Office
Martinez, CA
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Contra Costa College
San Pablo, CA
$1,312$8,3287,19384129%9%$2,87825 to 1
Cosumnes River College
Sacramento, CA
$1,104$9,76014,1932,07727%7%$2,38828 to 1
Crafton Hills College
Yucaipa, CA
$1,178$8,4986,55275129%7%$2,12026 to 1
Cuesta College
San Luis Obispo, CA
$1,338$8,89811,0241,37538%10%$3,03729 to 1
Cuyamaca College
El Cajon, CA
$1,340$8,5648,8241,83431%12%$3,14325 to 1
De Anza College
Cupertino, CA
$1,561$10,24619,4822,05165%5%$3,14329 to 1
College of the Desert
Palm Desert, CA
$1,383$8,94311,41279828%4%$3,54328 to 1
Diablo Valley College
Pleasant Hill, CA
$1,312$8,32820,2712,45248%10%$3,01226 to 1
East Los Angeles College
Monterey Park, CA
$1,238$8,57035,4032,11638%5%$2,93534 to 1
El Camino Community College District
Torrance, CA
$1,144$7,60024,8201,74635%10%$3,44928 to 1
Evergreen Valley College
San Jose, CA
$1,448$9,1289,59855828%8%$3,27531 to 1
Fresno City College
Fresno, CA
$1,304$8,26424,3662,34921%6%$3,32427 to 1
Fullerton College
Fullerton, CA
$1,154$7,51422,6441,71930%14%$2,66126 to 1
Gavilan College
Gilroy, CA
$1,166$7,2145,64944931%13%$3,31314 to 1
Glendale Community College
Glendale, CA
$1,171$7,53113,89295436%12%$3,70626 to 1
Golden West College
Huntington Beach, CA
$1,186$8,38611,6211,61036%10%$2,61028 to 1
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
El Cajon, CA
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Grossmont College
El Cajon, CA
$1,332$8,55617,8352,33729%13%$2,78125 to 1
Hartnell College
Salinas, CA
$1,400$8,96012,52143336%6%$3,24931 to 1
Imperial Valley College
Imperial, CA
$1,126$6,0468,34024435%7%$4,75731 to 1
Irvine Valley College
Irvine, CA
$1,146$8,34613,0521,60546%15%$3,18431 to 1
Reedley College
Reedley, CA
$1,304$8,26411,1891,69028%7%$3,31924 to 1
Lake Tahoe Community College
South Lake Tahoe, CA
$1,131$8,0792,4041,03729%25%$2,05118 to 1
Laney College
Oakland, CA
$1,167$7,69510,4041,16124%8%$2,79428 to 1
Lassen Community College
Susanville, CA
$1,127$7,8472,6601,12424%23%$1,49722 to 1
Long Beach City College
Long Beach, CA
$1,556$11,14423,8451,51220%11%$3,24728 to 1
Los Angeles Harbor College
Wilmington, CA
$1,238$8,5708,7041,51126%11%$2,65126 to 1
Los Angeles Pierce College
Woodland Hills, CA
$1,238$8,57017,6641,72732%9%$2,92627 to 1
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles, CA
$1,238$8,5705,67872415%16%$2,59720 to 1
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Los Angeles, CA
$1,238$8,57013,35737125%9%$2,92020 to 1
Los Angeles Valley College
Valley Glen, CA
$1,238$8,57016,1943,05826%10%$2,85027 to 1
Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles, CA
$1,238$8,57013,9091,66222%7%$2,71222 to 1
Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health
Los Angeles, CA
$5,050$5,050212---$5,8023 to 1
Los Angeles Mission College
Sylmar, CA
$1,238$8,5709,8821,47321%9%$2,46826 to 1
Los Medanos College
Pittsburg, CA
$1,312$8,3289,74773933%9%$3,06524 to 1
Los Rios Community College District Office
Sacramento, CA
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College of Marin
Kentfield, CA
$1,494$9,8645,02615735%14%$2,78317 to 1
Mendocino College
Ukiah, CA
$1,426$7,9963,89862026%12%$3,30617 to 1
Merced College
Merced, CA
$1,180$6,34010,99551430%6%$3,75327 to 1
Merritt College
Oakland, CA
$1,167$7,6957,4532,01922%13%$2,26027 to 1
Mission College
Santa Clara, CA
$1,200$6,4567,7801,11331%11%$3,37522 to 1
Monterey Peninsula College
Monterey, CA
$1,178$8,1388,01779231%14%$3,48323 to 1
Moorpark College
Moorpark, CA
$1,394$7,39814,3571,80540%12%$3,02333 to 1
Mt San Antonio College
Walnut, CA
$1,350$10,59029,3461,13736%6%$3,29524 to 1
Mt San Jacinto Community College District
San Jacinto, CA
$1,406$11,27615,751-26%15%$2,90328 to 1
Napa Valley College
Napa, CA
$1,150$7,5105,50345832%10%$2,69718 to 1
Ohlone College
Fremont, CA
$1,196$7,0528,8351,26747%11%$2,87524 to 1
Orange Coast College
Costa Mesa, CA
$1,188$7,81221,12266339%10%$2,90729 to 1
Oxnard College
Oxnard, CA
$1,394$7,3987,4181,19934%5%$3,10531 to 1
Palo Verde College
Blythe, CA
$1,380$10,0804,1181,64133%7%$1,13329 to 1
Palomar College
San Marcos, CA
$1,344$9,60423,9172,87930%11%$2,52026 to 1
Pasadena City College
Pasadena, CA
$1,168$7,55226,8621,34937%8%$3,35626 to 1
Peralta Community College System Office
Oakland, CA
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Porterville College
Porterville, CA
$1,409$9,8994,28550135%3%$4,25027 to 1
College of the Redwoods
Eureka, CA
$1,147$8,1314,57245425%14%$3,50718 to 1
Riverside City College
Riverside, CA
$1,420$9,37021,2922,04528%12%$2,70427 to 1
Sacramento City College
Sacramento, CA
$1,104$9,76021,3793,47024%10%$2,31525 to 1
Saddleback College
Mission Viejo, CA
$1,330$9,39419,4215,47542%13%$2,39226 to 1
San Diego Community College District-District Office
San Diego, CA
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San Diego City College
San Diego, CA
$1,144$7,48015,0663,00221%11%$2,70624 to 1
San Diego Miramar College
San Diego, CA
$1,144$8,10415,8933,36440%10%$2,16829 to 1
San Joaquin Delta College
Stockton, CA
$1,288$9,07218,2093,48630%9%$3,21935 to 1
San Jose-Evergreen Community College District
San Jose, CA
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San Jose City College
San Jose, CA
$1,362$9,1189,2701,25528%8%$2,35924 to 1
College of San Mateo
San Mateo, CA
$1,434$9,0948,9241,04542%9%$2,30926 to 1
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara, CA
$1,466$8,22614,6462,35341%14%$3,29827 to 1
Santa Rosa Junior College
Santa Rosa, CA
$1,324$8,17020,0001,88837%9%$2,90020 to 1
College of the Sequoias
Visalia, CA
$1,394$8,33812,55746029%5%$3,83826 to 1
Sierra College
Rocklin, CA
$1,156$7,46818,3142,33240%12%$3,22924 to 1
College of the Siskiyous
Weed, CA
$1,496$9,8961,67736720%18%$4,22117 to 1
Charles A Jones Career and Education Center
Sacramento, CA
$7,500$21,000281-82%-$4,71120 to 1
San Bernardino Valley College
San Bernardino, CA
$1,328$5,50013,8372,04917%8%$2,58724 to 1
Southwestern College
Chula Vista, CA
$1,340$7,75218,5691,81427%9%$3,36322 to 1
State Center Community College District
Fresno, CA
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Taft College
Taft, CA
$1,104$6,1926,1551,17036%7%$3,40437 to 1
Ventura County Community College System Office
Camarillo, CA
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Ventura College
Ventura, CA
$1,394$7,39813,3122,21538%6%$2,80730 to 1
Victor Valley College
Victorville, CA
$1,424$9,37412,2311,34221%11%$3,55723 to 1
Berkeley City College
Berkeley, CA
$1,167$7,6956,05372838%18%$2,50031 to 1
West Valley Mission Community College District Office
Saratoga, CA
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West Hills College-Coalinga
Coalinga, CA
$1,380$10,0804,6232,61830%13%$4,17131 to 1
West Valley College
Saratoga, CA
$1,486$8,8067,8231,24635%13%$3,32322 to 1
Yuba College
Marysville, CA
$1,128$7,4885,93496627%10%$3,50919 to 1
Las Positas College
Livermore, CA
$1,168$8,1288,97886744%14%$2,70925 to 1
Downey Adult School
Downey, CA
$3,599$3,9996522697%-$4,13530 to 1
Hacienda La Puente Adult Education
La Puente, CA
$3,300$3,300903-91%-$3,72132 to 1
Copper Mountain Community College
Joshua Tree, CA
$1,112$8,0721,74815024%17%$3,59814 to 1
Santiago Canyon College
Orange, CA
$1,156$8,95611,3731,41738%13%$2,58536 to 1
East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program
West Covina, CA
$8,107$8,107139-83%-$5,05414 to 1
San Bernardino Community College District
San Bernardino, CA
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South Orange County Community College District
Mission Viejo, CA
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Folsom Lake College
Folsom, CA
$1,104$9,7608,5751,02334%14%$2,10226 to 1
West Hills College-Lemoore
Lemoore, CA
$1,380$10,0804,23997738%3%$4,24928 to 1
West Hills Community College District
Coalinga, CA
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Woodland Community College
Woodland, CA
$1,124$6,3803,66638324%9%$3,13319 to 1
Moreno Valley College
Moreno Valley, CA
$1,420$9,37010,0741,33420%7%$2,47626 to 1
Norco College
Norco, CA
$1,420$9,37010,8751,23627%9%$2,44130 to 1
Tri-Community Adult Education
Covina, CA
$9,455$9,455268---$4,37115 to 1
Clovis Community College
Fresno, CA
$1,304$8,2647,76569738%6%$2,67331 to 1
Average$1,552$8,4001,234,923153,48533%10%$3,03925 to 1