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San Luis Obispo Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

San Luis Obispo Colleges and Schools

Colleges in San Luis Obispo, California

There are at least 4 colleges in San Luis Obispo, listed and described below. These schools represent 30,875 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 26,459 full-time students, and a reported 5,362 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo and Cuesta College.

We also provide an extensive list of California Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in San Luis Obispo.

Colleges in San Luis Obispo with Selective Admissions

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

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
One Grand Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, mechanical engineering, agricultural management, civil engineering, architecture, electrical engineering, dietitian, biology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 19,777 students, 18,835 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 5,362 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 520-620. Math: 560-670.
  • 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.

San Luis Obispo Colleges with Open Admissions

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

Central California School
3195 McMillan Ste F
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

  • Programs: radiation therapist, sonography and ultrasound tech, dental assistant, medical assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 178 students, 233 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Cuesta College
Highway 1
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8106

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, EMT paramedic, registered nursing, medical assistant, mental health services tech, nursing assistant, business management, licensed practical nurse
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 10,920 students, 7,391 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. 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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