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The third tier of higher education systems is the California Community Colleges system, largest system of higher education in the world, which offer lower level general education courses that are transferable to schools within the University of California and California State University systems. California community colleges also provide vocational education, continuing education, and remedial education. California Community Colleges provide students with the knowledge and background necessary to compete in today's economy. With a wide range of educational offerings, the colleges provide workforce training, basic courses in English and math, certificate and degree programs and preparation for transfer to four-year institutions.

California community colleges offer a wide range of learning settings. You can study with radio classes, TV courses, online courses, classes based in community centers such as shopping malls, classes on California campuses - and even overseas.

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California Community Colleges and Junior Colleges

There are 217 community colleges located throughout the state of California (147 public colleges and 70 private colleges), educating 1,488,008 college students.

Top California's Colleges, Community Colleges, and Technical Schools with 2-Year Degrees includes:

  • Mt. San Antonio College
  • De Anza College
  • Bakersfield College
  • City College of San Francisco
  • Santa Ana College
  • Los Angeles Trade Technical College
  • Mission College
  • San Diego City College
  • Ventura College
  • West Valley College
  • DeVry University - Pomona, CA
  • College of the Canyons
  • ITT Technical Institute - San Diego, CA
  • San Jose City College
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Riverside Community College
  • East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program
  • Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Las Positas College Livermore, CA
  • Ohlone College Fremont, CA
  • College of Marin Kentfield, CA
  • Los Medanos College Pittsburg, CA
  • Chabot College Hayward, CA
  • Berkeley City College Berkeley, CA

Community colleges in California: one of the largest and well-liked college is Mt. San Antonio College with 11,300 full time college students and an in-state tuition list price of $1,288. East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program is one of the most costly community school in California with an in-state tuition of $3,700.

On average, how much does it costs to attend community college in California? For California community colleges, the state's average tuition is about $3,038 per year for in-state college students and $7,390 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges in the state, the typical yearly tuition is roughly $18,252 per year

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