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.
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.
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.
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.