Colleges in Santa Cruz, California Statistics

Santa Cruz is a city in California. According to 2019 Census data, the population is 176,428 (estimated). For the academic year 2019-2020, three colleges are active for serving college programs in Santa Cruz, California. In addition, there are 36 colleges located within 30 miles from Santa Cruz.
By school types, there are one public and two private schools. By school levels, there are two 4-years (or high) schools and one less than 2 years schools (career, technical, or vocational schools) based on the IPEDS data.
Two schools offer undergraduate programs and two schools offer graduate programs. The 2020 average tuition & fees of the schools in Santa Cruz, California is $14,025 for California residents and $28,130 for out-of-state students.
The average acceptance rate is 51.00% and the average SAT score is 1,290. A total of 20,059 students enrolled in schools in Santa Cruz, California. The average student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.

Colleges in Santa Cruz, Comparison Table

The following table lists 3 colleges located in Santa Cruz and 34 schools near Santa Cruz, California ordered by distance from Santa Cruz. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or the school does not have programs for the values.
You can sort the table by column by clicking/touching column titles. The colleges in light blue rows are located in the city limit and other schools are not located in, but near the city.
All SchoolsPublicPrivate4 Years CollegeCommunity CollegesTechnical Colleges
College NameDistance From Santa CruzUndergraduate Tuition & FeesPopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty RatioGraduate Tuition & FeesAcceptance RateSAT Score
Cosmo Factory Cosmetology Academy
Santa Cruz, CA
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
0.97 miles$21,56335-6 to 1---
University of California-Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Public, 4 years
four-years
1.77 miles$43,77919,70075%19 to 1$28,95251.00%1,290
Five Branches University
Santa Cruz, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
2.25 miles$19,047324--$19,363--
Cabrillo College
Aptos, CA
Public, 2-4 years
valid
6.11 miles$7,63011,32127%21 to 1---
CET-Watsonville
Watsonville, CA
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
15.09 miles$11,4866171%10 to 1---
West Valley College
Saratoga, CA
Public, 2-4 years
valid
19.77 miles$8,8067,82335%22 to 1---
West Valley Mission Community College District Office
Saratoga, CA
Public, 2-4 years
valid
19.77 miles-------
The Salon Professional Academy-San Jose
San Jose, CA
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
21.80 miles$20,30013883%14 to 1---
International Culinary Center-California
Campbell, CA
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
22.14 miles$37,62492-10 to 1---
Carrington College-San Jose
San Jose, CA
Private, 2-4 years
valid
23.44 miles$18,450629-18 to 1-93.00%-
De Anza College
Cupertino, CA
Public, 2-4 years
valid
23.66 miles$10,24619,48265%29 to 1---
San Jose City College
San Jose, CA
Public, 2-4 years
valid
24.06 miles$9,1189,27028%24 to 1---
CET-San Jose
San Jose, CA
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
25.14 miles$15,37524871%16 to 1---
Paul Mitchell the School-San Jose
San Jose, CA
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
25.67 miles$20,128-69%----
Gavilan College
Gilroy, CA
Public, 2-4 years
valid
25.68 miles$7,2145,64931%14 to 1---
San Jose-Evergreen Community College District
San Jose, CA
Public, 2-4 years
valid
25.86 miles-------
Cinta Aveda Institute - San Jose
San Jose, CA
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
25.97 miles-------
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
26.11 miles$52,9988,64291%10 to 1$23,50749.00%1,360
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
Public, 4 years
four-years
26.15 miles$19,73235,40064%26 to 1$18,79064.00%1,140
California State University-Monterey Bay
Seaside, CA
Public, 4 years
four-years
26.16 miles$19,0237,54063%24 to 1$18,08175.00%1,063
Urban Barber College - San Jose
San Jose, CA
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
26.53 miles-------
Evergreen Valley College
San Jose, CA
Public, 2-4 years
valid
26.80 miles$9,1289,59828%31 to 1---
Foothill College
Los Altos Hills, CA
Public, 4 years
four-years
26.97 miles$10,24814,73261%26 to 1---
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Los Altos Hills, CA
Public, 4 years
four-years
26.97 miles-------
Institute for Business and Technology
Santa Clara, CA
Private, 2-4 years
valid
27.19 miles$16,10353980%20 to 1---
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Monterey, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
27.31 miles$42,804670-1 to 1$42,804--
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA
Public, 4 years
four-years
27.86 miles-2,737-----
Monterey Peninsula College
Monterey, CA
Public, 2-4 years
valid
28.11 miles$8,1388,01731%23 to 1---
University of East-West Medicine
Sunnyvale, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
28.26 miles$8,963227--$9,129--
CET-Salinas
Salinas, CA
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
28.29 miles$14,24916268%32 to 1---
Waynes College of Beauty
Salinas, CA
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
28.59 miles$17,6753667%15 to 1---
Mission College
Santa Clara, CA
Public, 2-4 years
valid
28.72 miles$6,4567,78031%22 to 1---
International Technological University
San Jose, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
28.92 miles$18,199558--$19,124--
Palo Alto University
Palo Alto, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
29.14 miles$22,9801,071-16 to 1$32,341--
Hartnell College
Salinas, CA
Public, 2-4 years
valid
29.29 miles$8,96012,52136%31 to 1---
High Desert Medical College
Salinas, CA
Private, 2-4 years
valid
29.96 miles$27,51664071%20 to 1---
Central Coast College
Salinas, CA
Private, 2-4 years
valid
29.97 miles$15,55024594%19 to 1-96.00%-
Average-$28,13020,05975%13 to 1$24,15851.00%1,290