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Santa Cruz Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Santa Cruz Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Santa Cruz, California

There are at least 2 colleges in Santa Cruz, listed and described below. These schools represent 16,112 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 16,504 full-time students, and a reported 7,638 dorm rooms.

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Of Note For College Students

  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Santa Cruz.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Santa Cruz.

Featured Colleges in the Santa Cruz Area (QuickSchools™)

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Aviation Institute of Maintenance


Oakland, CA

Aviation Institute of Maintenance schools are distinguished institutes committed to the education and personal enrichment of each student interested in the Aviation Industry.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate

National Holistic Institute


San Jose, 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
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Colleges in Santa Cruz with Selective Admissions

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

Five Branches University
200 7th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

  • Programs: acupuncture
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 287 students, 383 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Study abroad option.

University of California-Santa Cruz
1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: psychology, managerial economics, English language and literature, history, sociology, political science, environmental studies, anthropology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 15,825 students, 16,121 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 7,638 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 500-620. Math: 520-630. Writing: 500-620.
  • Flexibility: 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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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
Cupertino Colleges 1 50,546 24,115  
Saratoga Colleges 1 29,843 11,210  
Scotts Valley Colleges 1 11,385 537 287
Watsonville Colleges 1 44,265 188  

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