Graduate Schools in California

For academic year 2019-2020, 223 graduate schools are active - 39 public and 184 private graduate schools.
  • The 2020 average graduate tuition & fees of California graduate schools is $20,005 for California residents and $22,276 for out-of-state students. Claremont McKenna College has the highest graduate tuition & fees of $64,288 and Thomas Jefferson School of Law has the lowest graduate tuition & fees of $1,620.
  • Total 326,355 students have enrolled in graduate schools in California. National University is the largest graduate school with 9,629 graduate students. For the enrollment statistics, we exclude colleges whose rate of online students is higher than 50%.
  • University of Southern California offers the most number of graduate programs of 472 programs.
  • University of Southern California offers the most number of online graduate programs of 75 programs via distance learning.

223 Graduate Schools in California Comparison Table

Next table lists all graduate schools located in California. You can sort them to compare the schools focusing on specific topics by clicking each column title. The "-" value in table means that the corresponding data has not been reported or available.
College NameCalifornia Residents Tuition & FeesOut-of-State Tuition & FeesStudent Population (Total)Graduate Student PopulationNumber of Graduate ProgramsNumber of Full-time Faculty
Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA
$23,868$27,6888,9282,80433202
Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences
Oakland, CA
$16,308$17,991979721
American Baptist Seminary of the West
Berkeley, CA
$18,730$19,276424235
American Film Institute Conservatory
Los Angeles, CA
$55,402$63,575337337212
American Conservatory Theater
San Francisco, CA
$28,705$30,456302315
Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, CA
$44,362$49,0902,1822707128
Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, CA
$17,692$16,5719,0064,50831447
Bethesda University
Anaheim, CA
$7,620$6,42039911457
Biola University
La Mirada, CA
$10,656$11,7725,8152,13237212
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, CA
$20,048$22,1881,5301,4322355
California Baptist University
Riverside, CA
$13,997$14,14011,3173,20836347
California College of the Arts
San Francisco, CA
$49,720$53,7951,6123731186
University of California-Hastings College of Law
San Francisco, CA
$53,772$53,7721,0261,026464
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
$49,785$56,6492,2401,33964357
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA
$18,150$20,6004,0271,22327179
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA
$11,505$21,00922,44098444881
Alliant International University
San Diego, CA
$21,673$24,6153,4292,99838106
California State University-Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
$8,933$18,43711,7451,76618347
California State University-Stanislaus
Turlock, CA
$9,036$18,54011,1631,26016359
California State University-Chancellors Office
Long Beach, CA
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California State University-San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA
$8,432$17,93619,6892,43941498
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Pomona, CA
$8,873$18,37730,0142,10230669
California State University-Chico
Chico, CA
$9,298$18,80216,74699935510
California State University-Dominguez Hills
Carson, CA
$8,380$17,88418,6872,66529419
California State University-Fresno
Fresno, CA
$8,077$17,58125,4972,79355796
California State University-Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
$8,388$17,89242,0515,076561,018
California State University-East Bay
Hayward, CA
$8,324$17,82816,2533,11241379
California State University-Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
$8,280$17,78440,0695,853901,087
California State University-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$8,219$17,72326,7453,91382696
California State University-Northridge
Northridge, CA
$8,451$17,95540,3815,46574906
California State University-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
$8,852$18,35632,2932,99746821
University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
$14,245$29,34742,32711,5281961,847
University of California-Davis
Davis, CA
$13,598$28,70039,0747,9121842,678
University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA
$13,354$28,45636,3036,6651602,125
University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$13,029$28,13144,58912,9532134,153
University of California-Riverside
Riverside, CA
$13,584$28,68626,4343,741951,051
University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA
$13,529$28,63139,5767,7341252,799
University of California-San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
$12,990$28,0923,2013,201512,874
University of California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
$13,568$28,67026,1792,9831031,097
University of California-Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
$13,850$28,95219,1611,95476688
Sofia University
Palo Alto, CA
$20,944$15,9601,5141,504411
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA
$47,446$53,4661,16640424154
California State University Maritime Academy
Vallejo, CA
$8,490$17,99495245263
California Western School of Law
San Diego, CA
$30,150$32,590796796433
Chapman University
Orange, CA
$28,963$35,1059,7612,35739544
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science
Los Angeles, CA
$27,376$27,3768726311263
Concordia University-Irvine
Irvine, CA
$7,914$8,1214,0712,3671894
San Diego Christian College
Santee, CA
$10,480$11,46651248313
Church Divinity School of the Pacific
Berkeley, CA
$16,960$17,660717156
Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, CA
$34,836$36,3801,9491,9496893
Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA
$58,467$64,2881,26421170
Cogswell College
San Jose, CA
$34,100$10,57952410111
Coleman University
San Diego, CA
$23,000$23,00025937-21
Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA
$23,542$23,5963,8133,81315314
Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre
Blue Lake, CA
$17,250$17,3005514
Dominican University of California
San Rafael, CA
$17,400$16,5201,8374581399
Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology
Berkeley, CA
$17,740$19,2757272411
Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
Santa Monica, CA
$16,750$18,04322822821
Empire College
Santa Rosa, CA
--24175216
FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$37,065$42,2401,88639116
Fielding Graduate University
Santa Barbara, CA
$16,280$17,2961,0711,0711951
Five Branches University
Santa Cruz, CA
$17,293$19,36334934921
Franciscan School of Theology
Oceanside, CA
$13,680$14,620575732
Fresno Pacific University
Fresno, CA
$15,039$15,0003,9951,28455103
Fuller Theological Seminary
Pasadena, CA
$20,140$21,3002,2772,2771847
Golden Gate University-San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
$18,355$19,7052,4721,8774357
Graduate Theological Union
Berkeley, CA
$19,557$21,38321321339
Holy Names University
Oakland, CA
$18,570$18,5901,0143053840
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Carpinteria, CA
$26,450$26,950856856633
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA
$9,298$18,8026,61260415281
Humphreys University-Stockton and Modesto Campuses
Stockton, CA
$12,672$13,20040117428
Interior Designers Institute
Newport Beach, CA
$20,400$20,400144512
John F. Kennedy University
Pleasant Hill, CA
$24,288$8,5009757652042
American Jewish University
Los Angeles, CA
$30,868$32,301935638
Life Pacific University
San Dimas, CA
$8,535$9,445604114116
University of La Verne
La Verne, CA
$13,806$14,5266,9832,86322229
Laguna College of Art and Design
Laguna Beach, CA
$34,500$37,70078250324
Life Chiropractic College West
Hayward, CA
--598598137
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
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Lincoln University
Oakland, CA
$8,490$9,830371283411
Southern California Seminary
El Cajon, CA
$15,600$16,88417412465
La Sierra University
Riverside, CA
$13,818$14,0701,9934163393
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA
$28,652$30,6404,4683,300138391
Southern California University of Health Sciences
Whittier, CA
$23,785$34,7951,225807452
The Master's University
Santa Clarita, CA
$10,560$10,5902,4498001161
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
$17,348$19,7569,6863,01354615
Marymount California University
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
$14,150$15,37558267327
Mills College
Oakland, CA
$34,846$36,2639613483280
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Monterey, CA
$39,750$42,8046866731473
Mount Saint Mary's University
Los Angeles, CA
$11,156$12,6122,74567433127
National University
La Jolla, CA
$14,976$15,48018,0709,629103211
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA
--2,8662,86681294
Newschool of Architecture and Design
San Diego, CA
$25,659$31,37145596216
Notre Dame de Namur University
Belmont, CA
$16,208$17,8845853741829
Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA
$52,838$56,5761,839-1200
Otis College of Art and Design
Los Angeles, CA
$45,620$49,6801,07343448
Hope International University
Fullerton, CA
$12,065$14,9161,2015441235
Palo Alto University
Palo Alto, CA
$22,619$32,3411,1631,087451
Pacific Oaks College
Pasadena, CA
$28,725$21,2841,238742725
Pacific School of Religion
Berkeley, CA
$17,619$13,83410010057
Pacific States University
Los Angeles, CA
$9,660$9,660262442
Pacific Union College
Angwin, CA
$29,469$32,0169594365
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA
$46,206$49,3746,2632,73939409
Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA
$32,620$36,3209,5546,09536391
Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego, CA
$11,250$11,8804,6161,40010149
Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica, CA
$21,379$14,7481231232-
University of Redlands
Redlands, CA
$20,932$22,8524,5661,72431214
Dongguk University-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$7,250$7,83815815523
Samuel Merritt University
Oakland, CA
$49,040$53,4682,0501,3149180
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
$9,154$18,65836,3344,843138954
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
$26,418$28,4108,8613,33246486
San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco, CA
$46,880$48,2504115415
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco, CA
$44,810$49,0504101671129
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA
$8,440$17,94427,3493,32586840
San Francisco Theological Seminary
San Anselmo, CA
$14,400$17,60010110177
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
$24,260$26,71010,0684,21671453
San Joaquin College of Law
Clovis, CA
--18318315
William Jessup University
Rocklin, CA
$11,693$14,5271,840551347
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
$9,286$18,79036,2088,50785884
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
$28,836$23,5078,6163,00838585
Saybrook University
Pasadena, CA
$27,439$25,206785785928
Scripps College
Claremont, CA
$38,226$46,77495822198
Shasta Bible College and Graduate School
Redding, CA
$7,160$7,610411053
Trinity Law School
Santa Ana, CA
$13,525$13,65037737727
Simpson University
Redding, CA
$12,400$10,743855159930
Saint Mary's College of California
Moraga, CA
$37,756$33,5093,43997136203
Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, CA
$9,386$18,8908,01876317261
South Baylo University
Anaheim, CA
$10,735$12,340306306211
Vanguard University of Southern California
Costa Mesa, CA
$10,854$16,1802,289292983
St John's Seminary
Camarillo, CA
$26,722$28,291106106223
Starr King School for the Ministry
Berkeley, CA
$21,768$23,290878744
Marshall B Ketchum University
Fullerton, CA
$34,812$37,646738738570
Southern California Institute of Architecture
Los Angeles, CA
$43,800$47,728481232145
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
$44,013$48,71546,28726,5014722,403
Southwestern Law School
Los Angeles, CA
$52,090$18,530886886254
Claremont School of Theology
Claremont, CA
$22,000$26,520287287817
Epic Bible College
Sacramento, CA
$15,082$15,0821705137
University of California-System Administration Central Office
Oakland, CA
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The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law at Ventura
Ventura, CA
--2302302-
Westminster Theological Seminary in California
Escondido, CA
$15,950$14,80013413438
Whittier College
Whittier, CA
$13,896$14,7421,564742114
Woodbury University
Burbank, CA
$37,444$41,6701,132112862
The Wright Institute
Berkeley, CA
$35,150$37,650514514329
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
San Diego, CA
$9,420$1,62024724724
University of Arizona Global Campus
San Diego, CA
$14,664$14,66431,1155,69019119
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
$49,617$55,01115,9539,5871583,724
Antioch University-Los Angeles
Culver City, CA
$16,716$18,276924755731
Antioch University-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
$17,364$19,30327621086
Bethel Seminary-San Diego
San Diego, CA
$9,057$8,520313154
Brandman University
Irvine, CA
$11,880$12,54010,9864,8723397
California State University-San Marcos
San Marcos, CA
$9,157$18,66116,3671,32722392
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
San Marcos, CA
$28,315$26,4504,7114,7117199
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-San Diego
San Diego, CA
$11,711$12,463967795214
Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
$12,225$13,856999911
Soka University of America
Aliso Viejo, CA
$31,776$33,96240311154
World Mission University
Los Angeles, CA
$4,860$5,24037019255
Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
$14,597$15,46513613621
California State University-Monterey Bay
Seaside, CA
$8,577$18,0817,4099009212
Pacific College
Costa Mesa, CA
--249917
American University of Health Sciences
Signal Hill, CA
$15,748$20,57040885138
California Aeronautical University
Bakersfield, CA
$7,300$8,5202745127
Keck Graduate Institute
Claremont, CA
$35,280$39,390631631957
Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences at City of Hope
Duarte, CA
--90902-
California State University-Channel Islands
Camarillo, CA
$8,251$17,7557,44649911223
University of Antelope Valley
Lancaster, CA
--73140310
International Technological University
San Jose, CA
$17,261$19,124299299109
Northcentral University
La Jolla, CA
$17,526$18,09512,47112,2954994
University of California-Merced
Merced, CA
$14,100$43,8549,01874232450
Stanbridge University
Irvine, CA
--1,698190247
United States University
San Diego, CA
$11,188$5,8501,9811,853108
University of East-West Medicine
Sunnyvale, CA
$6,560$9,12911911922
SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary
El Dorado Hills, CA
$6,008$6,96958416738
University of the West
Rosemead, CA
$10,872$12,800238124815
Trident University International
Cypress, CA
$6,120$6,1206,8612,4522042
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Irvine
Irvine, CA
$28,927$23,5764744741119
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$28,927$23,5763,1312,9492528
Academy for Jewish Religion-California
Los Angeles, CA
$25,610$26,36061614-
West Coast University-Orange County
Anaheim, CA
$13,800$10,9144,3301,340656
Zaytuna College
Berkeley, CA
-$27,842436-11
Touro University Worldwide
Los Alamitos, CA
$9,000$9,0002,1311,613813
Touro University California
Vallejo, CA
$26,498$31,0201,3211,32114118
California University of Management and Sciences
Anaheim, CA
$8,010$8,01020-62
New York Film Academy
Burbank, CA
$33,276$35,4571,2713096138
Bergin University of Canine Studies
Penngrove, CA
$18,850$9,475512513
John Paul the Great Catholic University
Escondido, CA
$17,913$26,2002742239
Los Angeles Pacific University
San Dimas, CA
$10,800$10,8002,036290211
The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law at Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
--787811
The University of America
Temecula, CA
-$16,000--11-
California Miramar University
San Diego, CA
$6,535$7,3001748342
Grace Mission University
Fullerton, CA
$410$2,64023414626
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
La Jolla, CA
--2626139
DeVry University-California
Ontario, CA
$17,252$17,5521,9263071627
California International Business University
San Diego, CA
$13,150$13,250----
University of Phoenix-California
Ontario, CA
$16,071$16,7523,179787223
Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute
Claremont, CA
$14,500$19,500468-136
University of West Los Angeles
Inglewood, CA
$14,645$17,13122922628
High Tech High Graduate School of Education
San Diego, CA
$25,000$25,000767611
California Intercontinental University
Irvine, CA
$12,805$12,965537376223
Presidio Graduate School
San Francisco, CA
$34,050$29,46515215222
Hussian College-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$15,750$15,350266117
California Institute of Advanced Management
Alhambra, CA
--20920915
Shepherd University
Los Angeles, CA
$14,033$14,033257--13
Alhambra Medical University
Alhambra, CA
$7,700$8,60015410012
Abraham Lincoln University
Glendale, CA
-$5,00026519651
Claremont Lincoln University
Claremont, CA
$12,000$14,4003003003-
California Health Sciences University
Clovis, CA
--243243143
Teachers College of San Joaquin
Stockton, CA
$5,547$5,547868236112
The Colburn Conservatory of Music
Los Angeles, CA
$49,350$49,350120631014
University of the People
Pasadena, CA
--43,7229,6141-
West Coast University-Center for Graduate Studies
Los Angeles, CA
$31,500$30,008529529435
Presbyterian Theological Seminary in America
Santa Fe Springs, CA
$7,653$6,48917112921
Southern States University
San Diego, CA
$4,065$4,43735828454
America Evangelical University
Los Angeles, CA
$5,650$6,25016510065
Westcliff University
Irvine, CA
$6,060$13,1003,2142,233848
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at San Diego
San Diego, CA
$28,927$23,57611611634
California Coast University
Santa Ana, CA
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Institute of Buddhist Studies
Berkeley, CA
-$19,200272742
Oikos University
Oakland, CA
--862418
Meridian University
Petaluma, CA
-$21,63212512574
Reiss-Davis Graduate Center
Los Angeles, CA
-$25,827474712
California Graduate School of Theology
Garden Grove, CA
-$5,4004319-3
Northwestern Polytechnic University
Fremont, CA
-$8,9003327-4
San Diego Global Knowledge University
San Diego, CA
-$4,484934--
Average$20,005$22,2761,232,588326,355--