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California Online Colleges and Universities

Online Colleges in California

Overview

The popularity of online education continues to grow as programs evolve and students look for more options to access higher education. The advantages of online degree programs include flexible scheduling and the ability to access programs that may not be available locally. This is particularly important for people who work during the day and cannot attend a traditional college. For people who wonder how online education works, courses are very similar to traditional campus-based college classes; except for the fact that students access the classroom through the internet.

To access the classroom, most online programs have education portals where students can also download lectures, homework assignments and other handouts. Chat sessions are then used to promote student-teacher and student-student interactions. For some classes, a minimum amount of participation in these sessions is required. In online education, lectures times often vary depending on the class. For some courses, lectures can be downloaded and students can study on their own time. Other courses may require students to attend lectures at specific times. Exam types also vary by class and teacher. Some teachers require students to complete tests online in a set time period, while others allow students to submit completed exams through the portal or email. For online colleges in California, local students may also be required to take tests on campus or at a local testing facility.

Even if you live in Anaheim, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco or San Jose, where there are several local colleges, online education is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional campus-based degree programs. To save you time, we have compiled a list of local colleges that offer online programs along with national colleges offering courses to students in California. When speaking with an admissions counselor, some good questions to ask are how do students access their classes, what are the typical lecture times and schedules and how much do students interact with teachers and classmates.

Accreditations and affiliations: when speaking with an admissions counselor be sure to ask about the types of accreditations and affiliations the school has completed.

Online Colleges Accepting Students from California

 
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What They’re Known For

Founded in 1946 and located in the heart of central New York, Utica College is a regionally accredited, independent, private institution that features many of the advantages of a large university — such as undergraduate and graduate degree options, excellent academics, and outstanding faculty — with the intimacy and high degree of personal attention more closely associated with smaller private institutions.

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Penn Foster College

Penn Foster College offers a complete learning experience for busy adults looking to advance their education around their schedule. With Penn Foster College, you can earn your degree or undergraduate certificate online and at a pace that’s right for you.

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  • Online

Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) offers industry-relevant knowledge and training for in demand careers in healthcare.

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  • Online

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.

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  • Online

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

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  • Online

Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

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  • Online

As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

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  • Online

Logan is a non-profit university founded in 1935. Logan University has remained grounded in chiropractic education, while continuously enriching academic options with degree offerings in health sciences since 2012.

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