Sacramento Colleges and Schools

Sacramento, the capitol of California, offers college students an interesting mix of cultures, industries, and neighborhoods. Politically minded students may even find internships in state government here. The mild weather and flat terrain make it easy to get around town on public transit or bikeways. Recent years have seen a blossoming of museums, art walks, concerts in the park, and foodie-friendly restaurants.

Sacramento students enrolled in Early College High Schools (ECHS) can earn college credit through dual enrollment and concurrent enrollment, earning both their high school diplomas and associate degrees at colleges in Sacramento.

Fun Facts about Trade and Technical Schools in Sacramento

More than a dozen public and private Sacramento colleges have certificate and associate degree programs in a wide range of fields. American River College, one of the largest community colleges in California, offers career technical education in a variety of programs, from agriculture to transportation. Asher College Sacramento trains students for careers in medicine, business and IT, while Universal Technical Institute offers automotive, diesel and collision repair training. Cosmetology students can consider schools such as Federico Beauty Institute or Cosmo Beauty Academy, among others.

Fun Facts about Sacramento Colleges and Universities

California State University, Sacramento, actively practices sustainability, which it celebrates annually on Earth Day. Other campus traditions include SacWorldFest, a celebration of international music, dance and art, and the campus-wide Festival of the Arts, which highlights the school's arts and humanities faculty and students. When it comes to studying, the most popular of its nearly 60 undergraduate majors are business administration, speech communication and rhetoric, early childhood education and teaching, and criminal justice.

One of the smallest universities in Sacramento, Epic Bible College attracts students of many ages, races, and church denominations.

Graduate Schools in Sacramento

Of the colleges in Sacramento, California State University, Sacramento, offers the largest variety of graduate degree programs. The most popular ones are business administration and social work.

Lincoln Law School was established in 1969 as an evening law school so that students could study for their degree and still work full-time. Alumni include superior court judges, county and city district attorneys, and other notable attorneys.

To see other postsecondary education options in the state, explore our list of California colleges.


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  • Asher College, Accessed October 2018, https://www.asher.edu/locations/sacramento/
  • California State University, Sacramento, Accessed October 2018, https://www.csus.edu/
  • City of Sacramento, Accessed October 2018, https://www.cityofsacramento.org/Living-Here
  • Epic Bible College, Accessed October 2018, http://epic.edu/
  • Lincoln Law School of Sacramento, Accessed October 2018, https://www.lincolnlaw.edu/
  • National Center for Education Statistics' College Navigator, Accessed October 2018, http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
  • Universal Technical Institute, Accessed October 2018, https://www.uti.edu/
  • What's it like to live in Sacramento, CA?, US News & World Report, Accessed October 2018, https://realestate.usnews.com/places/california/sacramento

Education Institutes in Sacramento
Total Number of Educational Institutes
Total Enrollment in all institutes
Number of Public Educational Institutes
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
Graduation Rate
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
On Campus and Online Programs in Sacramento
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
Number of Institutes Offering both
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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Colleges and Universities in Sacramento
SchoolTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg. In-State Tuition & FeesNumber of Programs Offered
American River College31,858At least 2 but less than 4 years$1,104177
California State University-Sacramento31,255Four or more years$7,20498
Cosumnes River College14,120At least 2 but less than 4 years$1,104124
Los Rios Community College District OfficeN/AAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/AN/A
MTI College781At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A18
Sacramento City College21,323At least 2 but less than 4 years$1,104152
Charles A Jones Career and Education Center347At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A9
Epic Bible College172Four or more years$9,68913
My Le's Beauty College122Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A3
Paul Mitchell the School-Sacramento431Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A3
Federico Beauty Institute253Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A3
Lincoln Law School of SacramentoN/AFour or more yearsN/A1
Brightwood College-Sacramento319At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A6
Carrington College-Sacramento1,124At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A18
Asher College587At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A20
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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