Although not all students want to pursue a college education after high school, we hope the information on these pages will provide useful information for navigating the college track labyrinth. There are many types of colleges and universities and each has its own particular admission requirements. Following is a sample list of colleges and universities and a short description of each.
City Colleges are open to all, the only requirement being a high school diploma. It is also the least expensive option, however, generally city colleges can only administer Associate Degrees (AA and AS).
California State University (CSU)
The California State University (CSU) has several campuses, some more competitive than others. This is the next least expensive option after attending a city college. Generally, the CSU only administers Bachelor's and Master's degrees. For more information on CSU campuses and their admission requirements please visit the following: https://secure.csumentor.edu/
University of California (UC)
The University of California (UC) also has several campuses, some more competitive than others and generally overall more competitive than the CSU. UC schools offer Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees. For more information on UC campuses and their admission requirements please visit http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/
There are a plethora of private universities in California alone. Some local private universities include the University of Southern California http://www.usc.edu/ and Stanford University http://www.stanford.edu/ These schools are more expensive than the above but sometimes have scholarship funding reserved for excellent students. Like the UC schools, these universities offer Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees.