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Long Beach Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Long Beach Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Long Beach, California

There are at least 11 colleges in Long Beach, listed and described below. These schools represent 62,546 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 45,404 full-time students, and a reported 1,962 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include California State University-Long Beach and Long Beach City College.

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Platt College


Alhambra, CA; Anaheim, CA

Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

  • Program Categories: Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

National Holistic Institute


Santa Ana, CA; Studio City, CA

At National Holistic Institute, our history and network of relationships in the field continue to help our graduates succeed. With campuses across California, we offer a comprehensive massage therapy training program that prepares our graduates for a successful career in massage therapy. Whether you are looking to start your career or take it to the next level, NHI has a program for you.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma

ABCO Technology


Los Angeles, CA

ABCO Technology is an accredited computer training academy that offers diploma programs for individual students, professionals and companies to learn different areas of Information technology and seek gainful employment.

  • Program Categories: Computers and Technology
  • Degrees: Certificate

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology


Los Angeles, CA; Irvine, CA

Pursue a certificate, master, or doctorate degree in Psychology at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology.

  • Program Categories: Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Master

Intercoast Colleges


Anaheim, CA; West Covina, CA

Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate

Mt. Sierra College


Monrovia, CA

Our objective is to prepare you for a life-long, successful career in Media Arts, Business or Information Technology. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible foundation that will serve you in your first job as well as throughout your career.

  • Program Categories: Art and Design, Computers and Technology
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Argosy University


Orange, CA

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

  • Program Categories: Business, Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master
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Long Beach Colleges with Open Admissions

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

American University of Health Sciences
3501 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90807

  • Programs: pharmacy tech, allied health and medical assisting, health professions
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 63 students, 140 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

John Wesley International Barber and Beauty College
717 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813

  • Programs: barber, cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 79 students, 109 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Long Beach City College
4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808-1706

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, culinary arts, registered nursing, child development, licensed practical nurse, automobile mechanics, substance abuse counseling, electrical installation and repair
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 25,536 students, 14,476 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Colleges in Long Beach with Selective Admissions

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

California State University-Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, liberal arts and sciences, speech and rhetoric, psychology, English, criminal justice and safety, trade and industrial teaching, registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 36,868 students, 30,679 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,962 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 440-550. Math: 450-580.
  • 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.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Bellflower Colleges 1 72,878 39  
Carson Colleges 2 89,730 12,299 557
Cerritos Colleges 3 51,488 320  
Compton Colleges 2 93,493 3,663  
Cypress Colleges 1 46,229 13,592  
Paramount Colleges 2 55,266 184  

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