As the capital of the state of California, Sacramento is brimming with both economic activity and culture. With a location on the Sacramento and American rivers, the city serves and the cultural and recreational cornerstone of the area and is poised to offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and entertainment. Sacramento is also known for its diversity, having been named America's "most diverse city" by Time Magazine in the past.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 16 colleges, universities, and trade schools reside within Sacramento limits. Included on that list are four-year, public and private schools, plus a wide range of vocational and technical colleges. Total reported enrollment was at least 66,646 for Sacramento colleges and schools in 2014.
Located in Sacramento, Sacramento State is part of the California State University system. The school offers a wide range of degree options, including the nation's second-largest criminal justice program. Other popular programs include nursing, construction management, and physical therapy.
Kaplan College is a two-year, private school offering degrees, diplomas, and certificates in fields such as allied health, business, design, information technology, and nursing. Total enrollment at the Sacramento campus included 429 students in 2014.
Sacramento City College is a two-year community college with a focus on preparing students for quick entry into the workforce. Enrollment included 23,317 students in 2014, and top degree programs were in nursing, computer science, dental hygiene, and occupational therapy assisting.
The Universal Technical Institute of Sacramento offers degrees that lead to a wide range of careers in the automotive world. Options include marine, motorcycle, NASCAR, collision, detail, and auto programs. Enrollment included 1,804 students in 2014.
As the state's capital, Sacramento serves as an economic driver for the state. Key industries include advanced manufacturing, agriculture and food technologies, biotechnology, information technology, education, clean energy technology, and international commerce. Median household income in Sacramento was $49,753 through 2013, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
With 485,199 residents in 2014, Sacramento was just an average size city for the state of California. In 2013, 29.3 percent of Sacramento residents held at least a Bachelor's degree while 82.4 percent had a high school diploma. Through 2013, 21.9 percent of Sacramento's population was foreign born, and 36.5 percent spoke a language other than English at home.
As the state's capital, Sacramento is home to plenty of opportunities for entertainment and cultural experiences. As home to theSacramento Convention Center Complex, the Community Center Theatre, the Memorial Auditorium, the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the Sacramento Ballet, and the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, the city offers something for everyone.
|School||Total Enrollment||Institution Level||Avg In-State Tuition||Programs Offered|
|American River College||30,519||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||176|
|California State University-Sacramento||30,510||Four or more years||5,472||97|
|Cosumnes River College||14,010||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||121|
|Los Rios Community College District Office||N/A||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||N/A|
|MTI College||798||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||19|
|Sacramento City College||22,042||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||146|
|Charles A Jones Career and Education Center||335||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||12|
|Epic Bible College||192||Four or more years||8,964||12|
|CET-Sacramento||101||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||6|
|My Le's Beauty College||105||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||3|
|Paul Mitchell the School-Sacramento||485||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||2|
|Cosmo Beauty Academy||106||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||3|
|International Academy of Design and Technology-Sacramento||N/A||Four or more years||N/A||N/A|
|Carrington College-Administrative Office||N/A||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||N/A|
|Federico Beauty Institute||270||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||3|