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Fresno Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Fresno Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Fresno, California

There are at least 17 colleges in Fresno, listed and described below. These schools represent 47,960 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 38,463 full-time students, and a reported 1,738 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include California State University-Fresno, Fresno City College and Fresno Pacific University.

We also provide an extensive list of California Colleges.

Colleges in Fresno with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

California Christian College
4881 E University Ave
Fresno, CA 93703-3599

  • Programs: theological and ministerial studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 28 students, 30 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 42 student capacity.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

California State University-Fresno
5241 N Maple Ave
Fresno, CA 93740

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, liberal arts and sciences, education, criminology, social work, psychology, health service and sciences, registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 22,383 students, 19,007 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,137 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 390-510. Math: 410-540.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Fresno Pacific University
1717 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno, CA 93702-4709

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: elementary school teaching, organizational behavior, business management, child development, educational administration, math teaching, business and related services, athletic trainer
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 2,391 students, 2,141 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 547 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 440-570. Math: 440-580.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

MCed Career College
2002 N Gateway Blvd
Fresno, CA 93727

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: cardiovascular tech, medical secretary, pharmacy tech, medical assistant, medical coding, legal assistant, dental assistant, computer networking
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 213 students, 2,533 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary
4824 E Butler
Fresno, CA 93727-5097

  • Programs: pastoral counseling, ministry, theology, pre-ministerial studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 151 students, 91 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 12 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Fresno Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Fresno City College
1101 E. University Ave
Fresno, CA 93741

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, registered nursing, criminal justice and police, EMT paramedic, business management, fire-fighting, automobile mechanics, substance abuse counseling
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 21,624 students, 13,379 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Galen College of Medical and Dental Assistants
1325 N Wishon Ave
Fresno, CA 93728

  • Programs: medical assistant, dental assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 110 students, 185 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Lyles College of Beauty
6735 N First Ave Ste 112
Fresno, CA 93710

  • Programs: cosmetology, manicurist, personal grooming, aesthetician and skin care
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 51 students, 59 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Manchester Beauty College
3756 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno, CA 93726

  • Programs: cosmetology, make-up artist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 98 students, 82 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno
295 E Sierra Ave
Fresno, CA 93710-3616

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: medical assistant, medical office management, pharmacy tech, corrections, HVAC tech, veterinary assistant, business management, dental assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 675 students, 686 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno Aviation Campus
4985 E Anderson Ave
Fresno, CA 93727

  • Programs: aircraft maintenance
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's.
  • Student Body: 59 students, 64 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Sierra Valley Business College
4747 N First St Bldg D
Fresno, CA 93726

  • Programs: court reporting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 177 students, 206 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.
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