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Fremont, California (CA) Colleges and Universities

There are two schools in Fremont, California, but there are several more located within a 25-mile radius. The area includes several specialty schools, but there are several colleges and universities that offer a wide range of academic programs. View article »

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94% college-bound high school students
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  • 0:02 Closest Schools to Fremont
  • 0:55 Largest Schools Near Fremont
  • 2:00 Schools with Lowest Net Price
  • 2:55 Highest Graduation Rate

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‚Äč!!!Closest Schools to Fremont

Students in the Fremont, CA area have many public and private two-year and four-year colleges to choose from. In the city, Unitek College is a private, for-profit school that offers limited technology and healthcare programs. However, students can choose from a variety of studies at Ohlone College, a public two-year school. Students looking for more traditional options and degree levels near the city have the following options available:

  • California State University in the East Bay, which is about seven miles from Fremont
  • Chabot College in Hayward, which is about seven and a half miles from Fremont
  • Cogswell College in San Jose, which is about 11 miles from Fremont
  • Stanford University in Stanford, which is about 13 miles from Fremont
  • Menlo College in Atherton, which is about 13 miles from Fremont

Largest Schools Near Fremont

The two largest schools near Fremont include a public two-year college and a public four-year university. San Jose State University enrolled 32,713 students during the 2014 fall semester, with 26,664 of those being undergraduates. De Anza College in Cupertino had a total undergraduate student population of 23,104 in 2014. Other large schools in the area include:

  • Stanford University, with a total population of 16,963 students, and 7,019 of those were undergraduates
  • Foothill College in Los Altos Hills which enrolled 15,030 undergraduates
  • California State University, with a total population of 14,823 students, and 12,340 of those were undergraduates
  • Chabot College, which enrolled 13,047 undergraduates
  • Ohlone College in Fremont, with a total of 11,318 undergraduates as of 2014

Schools with Lowest Net Price

A school's net price takes the average amount of financial aid full-time, first-year students receive and subtracts that from their total cost of attendance, which includes tuition and fees, room and board, and books and supplies. The following NCES figures are from the 2014-2015 school year. Not surprising, the schools with the lowest net price are all two-year public colleges and include the following schools:

  • The College of San Mateo with an average net price of $4,800
  • Skyline College in San Bruno, with an average net price of $5,022
  • Las Positas College in Livermore, with an average net price of $5,712
  • Foothill College, with an average net price of $5,929
  • Canada College in Redwood City, with an average net price of $6,165

Highest Graduation Rate

According to the NCES, the overall graduation rate of a school reflects how many students have completed within 150% of the expected timeframe. For instance, a student completing a four-year program within six years would exemplify a 150% rate. In the Fremont area, the traditional schools with the highest graduation rates ranged from 65-94% and include:

  • Stanford University, which boasts a 94% graduation rate
  • Center for Employment Training -Sobrato in San Jose with its 86% graduation rate
  • Santa Clara University in Santa Clara which has an 84% graduation rate
  • Saint Mary's College of California in Moraga with its 71% graduation rate
  • Mills College in Oakland, which features a 65% graduation rate

Students can find a number of schools in and around the Fremont, CA area including two-year and four-year public schools offering traditional programs, private universities that offer undergraduate and graduate programs, and specialty schools with occupational and vocational training.

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