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Sacramento Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Sacramento Colleges and Schools

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.

Colleges in Sacramento, California

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.

Sacramento Colleges and Schools


Sacramento State

  • In-state tuition (2014-15): $6,648
  • Graduation rate (fall 2008): 44%
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of programs: 58 undergraduate majors, plus a wide range of graduate and doctoral programs

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 - Sacramento

  • In-state tuition (2014-15): $14,236
  • Graduation rate (2011-12): 50%
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of programs: 36 degrees, diplomas, and certificate programs

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

  • In-state tuition (2014-15): $1,104
  • Graduation rate (2011): 24%, with a 9% transfer out rate
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of programs: 102 Associate programs, and numerous certificates

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.


Universal Technical Institute of Northern California

  • In-state tuition (2014-15): $42,050
  • Graduation rate (2011-12): 65%
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of programs: 6

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.


Facts for Sacramento College Students

Economics

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.

Demographics

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.

Fun Facts

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.

Sources:

  1. About SAC State, http://www.csus.edu/about/
  2. City of Sacramento, http://www.cityofsacramento.org/
  3. College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
  4. Key Industries, Greater Sacramento, http://greater-sacramento.com/doing-business-in-sacramento/key-industries/
  5. State & County QuickFacts, U.S. Census Bureau, Sacramento, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0664000.html

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Sacramento Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, //nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

American River College
4700 College Oak Dr
Sacramento, CA

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences, Natural resources and conservation, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 29381
  • Out-of-State tuition: 6336

Cosumnes River College
8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences, Natural resources and conservation, Architecture and related services, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 14398
  • Out-of-State tuition: 6336

Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Education, Engineering
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 22690
  • Out-of-State tuition: 6336

Charles A Jones Career and Education Center
5451 Lemon Hill Ave
Sacramento, CA

  • Programs: Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Legal professions and studies, Construction trades, Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 525

CET-Sacramento
8376 Fruitridge Road
Sacramento, CA

  • Programs: Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 126

My Le's Beauty College
4516 Florin Road
Sacramento, CA

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 101

Paul Mitchell the School-Sacramento
2100 Arden Way Ste 265
Sacramento, CA

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 418

Federico Beauty Institute
1515 Sports Drive Ste 100
Sacramento, CA

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 256

Brightwood College-Sacramento
4330 Watt Ave., Suite 400
Sacramento, CA

  • Programs: Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 473

Asher College
1215 Howe Ave Suite 101
Sacramento, CA

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 485

Universal Technical Institute of Northern California Inc
4100 Duckhorn Drive
Sacramento, CA

  • Programs: Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 1648

Argosy University-The Art Institute of California-Sacramento
2850 Gateway Oaks Dr., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Visual and performing arts, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 731
  • In-State Tuition: 18648
  • Out-of-State tuition: 18648

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Sacramento
2450 Del Paso Road
Sacramento, CA

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 348
  • In-State Tuition: 13726
  • Out-of-State tuition: 13726

Cosmo Beauty Academy
3500 Fulton Avenue
Sacramento, CA

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 93

Colleges in Sacramento with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, //nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

California State University-Sacramento
6000 J St
Sacramento, CA

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 30284
  • In-State Tuition: 5472
  • Out-of-State tuition: 16632

MTI College
5221 Madison Avenue
Sacramento, CA

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Legal professions and studies, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 919

Epic Bible College
4330 Auburn Boulevard
Sacramento, CA

  • Programs: Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Philosophy and religious studies, Theology and religious vocations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Assemblies of God Church
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 186
  • In-State Tuition: 8964
  • Out-of-State tuition: 8964

Carrington College-Sacramento
8909 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA

  • Programs: Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 1272

International Academy of Design and Technology-Sacramento
2450 Del Paso Road-St 250
Sacramento, CA

  • Programs: Communication, journalism, and related programs, Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Construction trades, Visual and performing arts, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 6
  • In-State Tuition: 14155
  • Out-of-State tuition: 14155
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