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 307,154 students have enrolled in graduate schools in California. University of Southern California is the largest graduate school with 27,403 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$27,68810,6163,56533242
Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences
Oakland, CA
$16,308$17,9911031032-
American Baptist Seminary of the West
Berkeley, CA
$18,730$19,276515136
American Film Institute Conservatory
Los Angeles, CA
$55,402$63,575339339211
American Conservatory Theater
San Francisco, CA
$28,705$30,456463517
Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, CA
$44,362$49,0902,2492417129
Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, CA
$17,692$16,57110,0954,43831506
Bethesda University
Anaheim, CA
$7,620$6,42037113352
Biola University
La Mirada, CA
$10,656$11,7726,1092,09937286
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, CA
$20,048$22,1881,4521,3912359
California Baptist University
Riverside, CA
$13,997$14,14010,4862,63136340
California College of the Arts
San Francisco, CA
$49,720$53,7951,80533711105
University of California-Hastings College of Law
San Francisco, CA
$53,772$53,7721,0021,002470
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
$49,785$56,6492,2331,28564336
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA
$18,150$20,6004,3831,32427195
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA
$11,505$21,00922,01391544881
Alliant International University
San Diego, CA
$21,673$24,6153,7802,79238109
California State University-Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
$8,933$18,43710,8161,44818310
California State University-Stanislaus
Turlock, CA
$9,036$18,54010,5771,28416340
California State University-Chancellors Office
Long Beach, CA
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California State University-San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA
$8,432$17,93620,2382,27141474
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Pomona, CA
$8,873$18,37726,5981,66430620
California State University-Chico
Chico, CA
$9,298$18,80217,5781,09535551
California State University-Dominguez Hills
Carson, CA
$8,380$17,88416,7322,83329375
California State University-Fresno
Fresno, CA
$8,077$17,58125,1373,01255805
California State University-Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
$8,388$17,89240,2805,42056997
California State University-East Bay
Hayward, CA
$8,324$17,82815,6282,79241371
California State University-Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
$8,280$17,78437,4665,776901,076
California State University-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$8,219$17,72328,0363,81382709
California State University-Northridge
Northridge, CA
$8,451$17,95540,2125,16174947
California State University-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
$8,852$18,35631,9023,08946791
University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
$14,245$29,34742,50111,6481961,754
University of California-Davis
Davis, CA
$13,598$28,70038,1677,4491842,572
University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA
$13,354$28,45636,0326,2961601,987
University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$13,029$28,13144,53712,9602133,675
University of California-Riverside
Riverside, CA
$13,584$28,68623,9223,341951,034
University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA
$13,529$28,63137,8877,6021252,588
University of California-San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
$12,990$28,0923,1143,114512,553
University of California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
$13,568$28,67025,9762,9061031,027
University of California-Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
$13,850$28,95219,7001,90876666
Sofia University
Palo Alto, CA
$20,944$15,9601,2141,210412
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA
$47,446$53,4661,50649624156
California State University Maritime Academy
Vallejo, CA
$8,490$17,9941,04629268
California Western School of Law
San Diego, CA
$30,150$32,590802802434
Chapman University
Orange, CA
$28,963$35,1059,6082,32739517
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science
Los Angeles, CA
$27,376$27,3765964271252
Concordia University-Irvine
Irvine, CA
$7,914$8,1214,1622,37418110
San Diego Christian College
Santee, CA
$10,480$11,46652575312
Church Divinity School of the Pacific
Berkeley, CA
$16,960$17,660878755
Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, CA
$34,836$36,3801,8821,8826894
Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA
$58,467$64,2881,32731171
Cogswell College
San Jose, CA
$34,100$10,5795994119
Coleman University
San Diego, CA
$23,000$23,00025937-21
Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA
$23,542$23,5963,8333,83315305
Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre
Blue Lake, CA
$17,250$17,300302016
Dominican University of California
San Rafael, CA
$17,400$16,5201,77942413106
Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology
Berkeley, CA
$17,740$19,2755757412
Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
Santa Monica, CA
$16,750$18,04318918921
Empire College
Santa Rosa, CA
--40071215
FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$37,065$42,2402,2216176
Fielding Graduate University
Santa Barbara, CA
$16,280$17,2969899891955
Five Branches University
Santa Cruz, CA
$17,293$19,36332432422
Franciscan School of Theology
Oceanside, CA
$13,680$14,620474732
Fresno Pacific University
Fresno, CA
$15,039$15,0004,2921,38655106
Fuller Theological Seminary
Pasadena, CA
$20,140$21,3002,3612,3611873
Golden Gate University-San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
$18,355$19,7052,5152,1004360
Graduate Theological Union
Berkeley, CA
$19,557$21,38319619639
Holy Names University
Oakland, CA
$18,570$18,5909603283845
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Carpinteria, CA
$26,450$26,950871871632
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA
$9,298$18,8027,97265315290
Humphreys University-Stockton and Modesto Campuses
Stockton, CA
$12,672$13,200463146218
Interior Designers Institute
Newport Beach, CA
$20,400$20,400192812
John F. Kennedy University
Pleasant Hill, CA
$24,288$8,5009757652042
American Jewish University
Los Angeles, CA
$30,868$32,301168100312
Life Pacific University
San Dimas, CA
$8,535$9,44561989115
University of La Verne
La Verne, CA
$13,806$14,5268,0642,91522259
Laguna College of Art and Design
Laguna Beach, CA
$34,500$37,70075853324
Life Chiropractic College West
Hayward, CA
--637637138
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
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Lincoln University
Oakland, CA
$8,490$9,830573481422
Southern California Seminary
El Cajon, CA
$15,600$16,88419714765
La Sierra University
Riverside, CA
$13,818$14,0702,3395143395
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA
$28,652$30,6404,4483,256138397
Southern California University of Health Sciences
Whittier, CA
$23,785$34,7951,211557450
The Master's University
Santa Clarita, CA
$10,560$10,5902,0576701168
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
$17,348$19,7569,8383,13854600
Marymount California University
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
$14,150$15,37576126333
Mills College
Oakland, CA
$34,846$36,2631,2574893277
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Monterey, CA
$39,750$42,8046706651480
Mount Saint Mary's University
Los Angeles, CA
$11,156$12,6122,96560933135
National University
La Jolla, CA
$14,976$15,48016,9309,195103278
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA
--2,7372,73781316
Newschool of Architecture and Design
San Diego, CA
$25,659$31,371537135217
Notre Dame de Namur University
Belmont, CA
$16,208$17,8841,4926211840
Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA
$52,838$56,5761,930-1192
Otis College of Art and Design
Los Angeles, CA
$45,620$49,6801,14458452
Hope International University
Fullerton, CA
$12,065$14,9161,2535101231
Palo Alto University
Palo Alto, CA
$22,619$32,3411,071969449
Pacific Oaks College
Pasadena, CA
$28,725$21,2841,111635714
Pacific School of Religion
Berkeley, CA
$17,619$13,8349595510
Pacific States University
Los Angeles, CA
$9,660$9,660625642
Pacific Union College
Angwin, CA
$29,469$32,0161,0624382
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA
$46,206$49,3746,4932,79239432
Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA
$32,620$36,3207,9614,33436393
Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego, CA
$11,250$11,8804,5921,45710148
Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica, CA
$21,379$14,7481101102-
University of Redlands
Redlands, CA
$20,932$22,8524,5981,58431215
Dongguk University-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$7,250$7,83810710724
Samuel Merritt University
Oakland, CA
$49,040$53,4682,0541,2119161
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
$9,154$18,65835,3034,717138934
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
$26,418$28,4109,0733,21846476
San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco, CA
$46,880$48,250381106417
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco, CA
$44,810$49,0503981771129
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA
$8,440$17,94429,7783,24786849
San Francisco Theological Seminary
San Anselmo, CA
$14,400$17,60010110177
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
$24,260$26,71010,7134,00971486
San Joaquin College of Law
Clovis, CA
--16916918
William Jessup University
Rocklin, CA
$11,693$14,5271,695438343
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
$9,286$18,79035,4008,07385799
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
$28,836$23,5078,6423,12238563
Saybrook University
Pasadena, CA
$27,439$25,206687687913
Scripps College
Claremont, CA
$38,226$46,7741,07119198
Shasta Bible College and Graduate School
Redding, CA
$7,160$7,610521454
Trinity Law School
Santa Ana, CA
$13,525$13,65030830826
Simpson University
Redding, CA
$12,400$10,743834114942
Saint Mary's College of California
Moraga, CA
$37,756$33,5093,8811,08636220
Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, CA
$9,386$18,8909,45977717273
South Baylo University
Anaheim, CA
$10,735$12,340410410224
Vanguard University of Southern California
Costa Mesa, CA
$10,854$16,1802,169321978
St John's Seminary
Camarillo, CA
$26,722$28,291106106223
Starr King School for the Ministry
Berkeley, CA
$21,768$23,290868646
Marshall B Ketchum University
Fullerton, CA
$34,812$37,646681681555
Southern California Institute of Architecture
Los Angeles, CA
$43,800$47,728506251140
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
$44,013$48,71547,31027,4034722,444
Southwestern Law School
Los Angeles, CA
$52,090$18,530734734253
Claremont School of Theology
Claremont, CA
$22,000$26,520385385818
Epic Bible College
Sacramento, CA
$15,082$15,0821553637
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
--1511512-
Westminster Theological Seminary in California
Escondido, CA
$15,950$14,800127127312
Whittier College
Whittier, CA
$13,896$14,7421,8521202130
Woodbury University
Burbank, CA
$37,444$41,6701,173114863
The Wright Institute
Berkeley, CA
$35,150$37,650483483329
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
San Diego, CA
$9,420$1,620377377217
University of Arizona Global Campus
San Diego, CA
$14,664$14,66434,7106,00919194
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
$49,617$55,01117,38110,2941583,533
Antioch University-Los Angeles
Culver City, CA
$16,716$18,276802646732
Antioch University-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
$17,364$19,303344257816
Bethel Seminary-San Diego
San Diego, CA
$9,057$8,52016116154
Brandman University
Irvine, CA
$11,880$12,5408,7664,4903388
California State University-San Marcos
San Marcos, CA
$9,157$18,66115,9721,04922395
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
San Marcos, CA
$28,315$26,4503,7753,7757130
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-San Diego
San Diego, CA
$11,711$12,463988842213
Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
$12,225$13,856909011
Soka University of America
Aliso Viejo, CA
$31,776$33,96244214151
World Mission University
Los Angeles, CA
$4,860$5,24034821155
Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
$14,597$15,46512812822
California State University-Monterey Bay
Seaside, CA
$8,577$18,0817,5408319217
Pacific College
Costa Mesa, CA
--301-12
American University of Health Sciences
Signal Hill, CA
$15,748$20,570293-110
California Aeronautical University
Bakersfield, CA
$7,300$8,52030614196
Keck Graduate Institute
Claremont, CA
$35,280$39,390617617964
Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences at City of Hope
Duarte, CA
--90902-
California State University-Channel Islands
Camarillo, CA
$8,251$17,7557,48836811235
University of Antelope Valley
Lancaster, CA
--89447316
International Technological University
San Jose, CA
$17,261$19,1245585581019
Northcentral University
La Jolla, CA
$17,526$18,09510,53510,4654978
University of California-Merced
Merced, CA
$14,100$43,8548,54466332375
Stanbridge University
Irvine, CA
--1,3911612166
United States University
San Diego, CA
$11,188$5,850790717106
University of East-West Medicine
Sunnyvale, CA
$6,560$9,12922722722
SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary
El Dorado Hills, CA
$6,008$6,969636189311
University of the West
Rosemead, CA
$10,872$12,800291151815
Trident University International
Cypress, CA
$6,120$6,1206,8612,4522042
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Irvine
Irvine, CA
$28,927$23,576290290114
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$28,927$23,5762,6282,4812520
Academy for Jewish Religion-California
Los Angeles, CA
$25,610$26,36054544-
West Coast University-Orange County
Anaheim, CA
$13,800$10,9143,424910674
Zaytuna College
Berkeley, CA
-$27,842436-11
Touro University Worldwide
Los Alamitos, CA
$9,000$9,0001,6721,163812
Touro University California
Vallejo, CA
$26,498$31,0201,4351,43514101
California University of Management and Sciences
Anaheim, CA
$8,010$8,01020-62
New York Film Academy
Burbank, CA
$33,276$35,4571,3894166125
Bergin University of Canine Studies
Penngrove, CA
$18,850$9,475603613
John Paul the Great Catholic University
Escondido, CA
$17,913$26,20030822310
Los Angeles Pacific University
San Dimas, CA
$10,800$10,8002,360436213
The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law at Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
--747411
The University of America
Temecula, CA
-$16,000--11-
California Miramar University
San Diego, CA
$6,535$7,3002361684-
Grace Mission University
Fullerton, CA
$410$2,64019411023
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
La Jolla, CA
--3232151
DeVry University-California
Ontario, CA
$17,252$17,5522,4995271629
California International Business University
San Diego, CA
$13,150$13,250----
University of Phoenix-California
Ontario, CA
$16,071$16,7526,9521,311223
Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute
Claremont, CA
$14,500$19,500468-136
University of West Los Angeles
Inglewood, CA
$14,645$17,13119919427
High Tech High Graduate School of Education
San Diego, CA
$25,000$25,000343411
California Intercontinental University
Irvine, CA
$12,805$12,965505360223
Presidio Graduate School
San Francisco, CA
$34,050$29,46512012024
Hussian College-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$15,750$15,350168112
California Institute of Advanced Management
Alhambra, CA
--707012
Shepherd University
Los Angeles, CA
$14,033$14,033257--13
Alhambra Medical University
Alhambra, CA
$7,700$8,60014514513
Abraham Lincoln University
Glendale, CA
-$5,00021717051
Claremont Lincoln University
Claremont, CA
$12,000$14,4001161163-
California Health Sciences University
Clovis, CA
--253253139
Teachers College of San Joaquin
Stockton, CA
$5,547$5,547964321112
The Colburn Conservatory of Music
Los Angeles, CA
$49,350$49,350120631014
University of the People
Pasadena, CA
--4,9876031-
West Coast University-Center for Graduate Studies
Los Angeles, CA
$31,500$30,008470470433
Presbyterian Theological Seminary in America
Santa Fe Springs, CA
$7,653$6,48919614821
Southern States University
San Diego, CA
$4,065$4,43735529252
America Evangelical University
Los Angeles, CA
$5,650$6,250854962
Westcliff University
Irvine, CA
$6,060$13,1001,7601,290822
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at San Diego
San Diego, CA
$28,927$23,576717133
California Coast University
Santa Ana, CA
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Institute of Buddhist Studies
Berkeley, CA
-$19,200222243
Oikos University
Oakland, CA
--862418
Meridian University
Petaluma, CA
-$21,63213813874
Reiss-Davis Graduate Center
Los Angeles, CA
-$25,827--11
California Graduate School of Theology
Garden Grove, CA
-$5,400----
Northwestern Polytechnic University
Fremont, CA
-$8,900----
San Diego Global Knowledge University
San Diego, CA
-$4,484----
Average$20,005$22,2761,187,744307,154--