Santa Clara Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Santa Clara Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Santa Clara, California

There are at least 4 colleges in Santa Clara, listed and described below. These schools represent 17,576 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 12,144 full-time students, and a reported 2,450 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Mission College and Santa Clara University.

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Golden Gate University

Santa Clara, CA

Since 1901, Golden Gate University (GGU) has been helping adults achieve their professional goals by providing education in accounting, law, taxation, and business-related areas.

  • Program Categories: Business
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Unitek College

San Jose, CA; Fremont, CA

Unitek College™ is a privately held vocational school dedicated to helping you gain the skills needed to advance your career or begin a brand new career. 

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

Pacific Oaks College

San Jose, CA

Pursue your education at Pacific Oaks College.

  • Program Categories: Liberal Arts
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

National Holistic Institute

San Jose, CA

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  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma
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Santa Clara Colleges with Open Admissions

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

California Cosmetology College
955 Monroe St
Santa Clara, CA 95050

  • Programs: cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 59 students, 131 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Mission College
3000 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, accounting, biology, fire-fighting, business, social services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 8,832 students, 4,919 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. 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.

Colleges in Santa Clara with Selective Admissions

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

Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, law, finance, marketing, accounting, psychology, political science, communication studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 8,685 students, 7,094 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,450 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 540-650. Math: 570-670.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. 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.
Students Dorms
Cupertino Colleges 1 50,546 24,115  
Los Altos Hills Colleges 1 7,902 18,132  
Palo Alto Colleges 1 58,598 482  
San Jose Colleges 16 894,943 51,804 3,421
Saratoga Colleges 1 29,843 11,210  
Sunnyvale Colleges 3 131,760 401 50

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