Online Colleges in California

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Ever since its founding, the California Post secondary Education Committee was designed to increase overall college enrollment in California. That said, the Commission strongly supported the growth of online schools in California.

Higher Learning Initiatives

California High School Outreach Program Inventory

In the early 2000s, the California Post secondary Education Commission put together a $127 million budget to fund 20 different college outreach programs to encourage high school students to attend college after graduation. Included in these outreach programs was the opportunity to enroll in online college AP classes while still in high school. These early AP courses gave high school students a feel for what they could expect should they choose to enroll in an online college in California. Included in the online college program for high school students were online courses, textbooks, tutoring, and AP test preparation free of charge.

Extended University Programs

In an effort to increase post-college employment in California, the California Post secondary Education Commission created a host of Extended University Programs that provided students with training programs and career resources to help them find jobs to jumpstart their careers. One of the most popular Extended University Programs featured online college courses, which were designed to foster key career skills for student job seekers. According to the 2005 update on this Extended University Program, the program contributed to employee growth in some of California’s biggest industries, such as business, agricultural business, communications, life sciences, computer electronic engineering, and more. According to the report, the California Post secondary Education Commission helped achieve this feat by providing online resources that created well-educated workers in these key industries.

Full-Time/Part-Time Enrollment Ratio

One area that the California Post secondary Education Commission focused on was providing accessible, cost-effective higher education for college students in California. In its research, the Commission discovered that there was a reduction in part-time enrollment in two-year and online colleges over the years. The Commission did further research to discover the reason was because there was a need for more part-time enrollment options in colleges, including evening classes and online classes, which allow students to have course flexibility and attend to their personal schedules in addition to school. The Commission also strongly encouraged students to consider additional college enterprises, such as National University, the University of Phoenix, and other online schools in California, as opposed to community colleges and brick-and-mortar universities, in seeking out part-time degree programs.

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Online Schools in California

Antioch University-Los Angeles

Culver City, CA


  • Graduation Rate: N/A
  • Average Net Price: N/A

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Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 63%
  • Average Net Price: $29,466

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Biola University

La Mirada, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 62%
  • Average Net Price: $30184

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Brandman University

Irvine, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 30%
  • Average Net Price: $17,042

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Bethesda University

Anaheim, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 69%
  • Average Net Price: $9,759

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California Baptist University

Riverside, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Average Net Price: $28,182

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California State University-Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 39%
  • Average Net Price: $9,047

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California State University-Chico

Chico, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 57%
  • Average Net Price: $14,931

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California State University-Dominguez Hills

Carson, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 28%
  • Average Net Price: $6,333

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California State University-East Bay

Hayward, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 41%
  • Average Net Price: $13,340

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California State University-Monterey Bay

Seaside, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 37%
  • Average Net Price: $11,802

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California State University-Northridge

Northridge, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 48%
  • Average Net Price: $12,404

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California State University-Sacramento

Sacramento, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 41%
  • Average Net Price: $11,709

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California State University-San Bernardino

San Bernardino, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Average Net Price: $9,441

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California State University-Stanislaus

Turlock, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Average Net Price: $9,417

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Concordia University-Irvine

Irvine, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Average Net Price: $24,143

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Fresno Pacific University

Fresno, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Average Net Price: $19,500

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California State University-Fullerton

Fullerton, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 51%
  • Average Net Price: $9,303

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Golden Gate University-San Francisco

San Francisco, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Average Net Price: $32178

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Grace Mission University

Fullerton, CA


  • Graduation Rate: N/A
  • Average Net Price: $14,961

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Hope International University

Fullerton, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Average Net Price: $22,000

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Homestead Schools

Torrance, CA


  • Graduation Rate: N/A
  • Average Net Price: $14,456

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Humboldt State University

Arcata, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Average Net Price: $15,580

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William Jessup University

Rocklin, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 39%
  • Average Net Price: $19,320

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University of La Verne

La Verne, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Average Net Price: $23,627

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Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA


  • Graduation Rate: N/A
  • Average Net Price: N/A

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The Master's University and Seminary

Santa Clarita, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Average Net Price: $23,100

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Mount Saint Mary's University

Los Angeles, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Average Net Price: $27,653

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National University

San Diego, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 23%
  • Average Net Price: $24,924

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Pacific Oaks College

Pasadena, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Average Net Price: $20,000

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Palo Alto University

Palo Alto, CA


  • Graduation Rate: N/A
  • Average Net Price: N/A

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San Diego Christian College

Santee, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Average Net Price: $27,517

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Shasta Bible College and Graduate School

Redding, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Average Net Price: $15,621

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Shasta College

Redding, CA


  • Graduation Rate: N/A
  • Average Net Price: N/A

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Simpson University

Redding, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 41%
  • Average Net Price: $18,142

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Southern California Seminary

El Cajon, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 0%
  • Average Net Price: $35051

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Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Average Net Price: $16,252

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Touro University California

Los Alamitos, CA


  • Graduation Rate: N/A
  • Average Net Price: N/A

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University of California-San Diego

La Jolla, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 86%
  • Average Net Price: $15,648

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University of California-Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 74%
  • Average Net Price: $18,449

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Humphreys College-Stockton and Modesto Campuses

Stockton, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 51%
  • Average Net Price: $18,719

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University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 67%
  • Average Net Price: $29,989

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Vanguard University of Southern California

Costa Mesa, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Average Net Price: $23,525

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Life Pacific College

San Dimas, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 32%
  • Average Net Price: $20,142

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La Sierra University

Riverside, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Average Net Price: $24,546

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California State University-Channel Islands

Camarillo, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 51%
  • Average Net Price: $16,603

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California College San Diego

San Diego, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 32%
  • Average Net Price: $25,337

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San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 30%
  • Average Net Price: $38724

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Azusa Pacific University College

Glendora, CA


  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Average Net Price: $17,068

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