Whittier Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Whittier Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Whittier, California

There are at least 4 colleges in Whittier, listed and described below. These schools represent 23,584 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 11,160 full-time students, and a reported 838 dorm rooms.

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Featured Colleges in the Whittier Area (QuickSchools™)

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Fremont College

Cerritos, CA

Fremont College traces its roots to Platt College’s founding in St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1879, and the Southern California branch campus was established in 1986.

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

US Colleges

Anaheim, CA

U.S. Colleges has been helping students enhance their career skills since 1996.


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

Universal Technical Institute

Long Beach, CA

At UTI, you won’t just train for a career. You’ll train for success. The hands-on training and high-tech skills you’ll get at UTI will put you on the fast track to a rewarding career as a professional technician.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

Platt College

Alhambra, CA

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

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Intercoast Colleges

West Covina, CA; Anaheim, CA

Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate
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Whittier Colleges with Open Admissions

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

Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA 90601-1616

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting, child development, registered nursing, EMT paramedic, business management, architectural tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 21,041 students, 9,839 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.

Colleges in Whittier with Selective Admissions

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

Southern California University of Health Sciences
16200 E Amber Valley Dr
Whittier, CA 90604

  • Programs: chiropractic, acupuncture
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 558 students, 135 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Whittier College
13406 E Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA 90601

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: law, education, business management, political science, health and physical education, English, social services, biology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 1,985 students, 1,186 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 838 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 470-580. Math: 460-580. Writing: 455-580.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. 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.
Students Dorms
Commerce Colleges 1 12,568 84  
El Monte Colleges 3 115,965 154  
La Mirada Colleges 2 46,783 5,830 2,649
Montebello Colleges 1 62,150 131  
Norwalk Colleges 1 103,298 22,273  
Santa Fe Springs Colleges 1 17,438 269  

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