California’s Best Colleges Determined by for 2017

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Top 100 Schools in the State Ranked for Career Resources, Value, Overall Quality, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has evaluated the best colleges and universities in California for 2017. Of the 50 four-year schools who made the list, Stanford University, University of Southern California, California Institute of Technology, University of California Los Angeles and University of California Berkeley came in as the top five. Of the 50 two-year schools ranked, Santa Rosa Junior College, Pasadena City College, Ohlone College, College of San Mateo and Mission College were the top five. A full list of schools is included below.

“California offers students some of the highest-quality academic opportunities in the country, and the schools on our list are the best of the best,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “Not only do these colleges and universities offer outstanding degree programs, they also provide their students with career resources and counseling services that equip them for post-college success.”

To be included on the “Best Colleges in California” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is ranked on additional statistics including the number of degree programs offered, the availability of career and academic resources, the opportunity for financial aid, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in California” list, visit:

The Best Four-Year Colleges in California for 2017 include:
Art Center College of Design
Azusa Pacific University
California Baptist University
California Institute of Technology
California Lutheran University
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
California State University-Long Beach
Chapman University
Claremont McKenna College
Concordia University-Irvine
Dominican University of California
Fresno Pacific University
Harvey Mudd College
Holy Names University
Loma Linda University
Loyola Marymount University
Mills College
Mount Saint Mary's University
National University
Notre Dame de Namur University
Occidental College
Pacific Union College
Pepperdine University
Pitzer College
Point Loma Nazarene University
Pomona College
Saint Mary's College of California
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Santa Clara University
Scripps College
Stanford University
University of California-Berkeley
University of California-Davis
University of California-Irvine
University of California-Los Angeles
University of California-Riverside
University of California-San Diego
University of California-Santa Barbara
University of California-Santa Cruz
University of La Verne
University of Redlands
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of the Pacific
Westmont College
Whittier College
Woodbury University

The Best Two-Year Colleges in California for 2017 include:
Allan Hancock College
American River College
Bakersfield College
Butte College
Cabrillo College
Canada College
Chabot College
Chaffey College
Citrus College
City College of San Francisco
College of San Mateo
College of the Canyons
College of the Siskiyous
Contra Costa College
Copper Mountain College
Crafton Hills College
Cuesta College
Cypress College
De Anza College
Diablo Valley College
Feather River College
Foothill College
Fresno City College
Las Positas College
Lassen Community College
Long Beach City College
MiraCosta College
Mission College
Modesto Junior College
Monterey Peninsula College
Mt. San Antonio College
Napa Valley College
Ohlone College
Orange Coast College
Palomar College
Pasadena City College
Riverside City College
Sacramento City College
Saddleback College
San Bernardino Valley College
San Diego Mesa College
Santa Ana College
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Rosa Junior College
Shasta College
Skyline College
Solano Community College
Southwestern College
West Valley College
Yuba College

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