Santa Monica Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Santa Monica Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Santa Monica, California

There are at least 5 colleges in Santa Monica, listed and described below. These schools represent 29,271 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 20,360 full-time students.

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Of Note For College Students

  • Santa Monica is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.
  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Santa Monica.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Santa Monica.

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Southern California Health Institute

Reseda, CA

Since 1996, Southern California Health Institute has been dedicated and committed to helping students achieve their dreams by providing an exceptional education that enables them to become skilled and successful manual therapists.

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

Los Angeles Film School

Los Angeles, CA

Get the career of your dreams with an education from the Los Angeles Film School.

  • Program Categories: Art and Design, Business, Communications and Media
  • Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

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

Argosy University

Los Angeles, 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, Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Master, Doctorate

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Los Angeles, CA

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

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

National Holistic Institute

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
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Colleges in Santa Monica with Selective Admissions

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

Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
1807 Wilshire Blvd, Ste #200
Santa Monica, CA 90403

  • Programs: traditional Asian medicine
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 211 students, 103 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Pardee Rand Graduate School of Policy Studies
1776 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138

  • Programs: public policy analysis
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 102 students, 99 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Santa Monica Colleges with Open Admissions

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

Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405-1628

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, biological and physical sciences, business management, child development, registered nursing, graphic design, interior design, accounting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 28,958 students, 20,158 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.

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy Santa Monica
1358 5th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

  • Programs: cosmetology, cosmetoloty instructor, manicurist, aesthetician and skin care
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 51 students, 82 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.
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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
Beverly Hills Colleges 1 33,784 514  
Burbank Colleges 7 100,316 2,490 350
Culver City Colleges 4 38,816 10,651  
Inglewood Colleges 3 112,580 79  
Los Angeles Colleges 93 3,694,820 235,030 29,919
Torrance Colleges 4 137,946 24,895  

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