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Rancho Cordova, California (CA) Colleges and Universities

There are 14 public and private non-profit institutions within a 25-mile radius of Rancho Cordova, California. Read about statistics for various schools, such as highest graduation rates and lowest costs, to find the school for you.

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The following details public and private non-profit schools near Rancho Cordova, California. The information, from the National Center for Education Statistics, looks at school populations, net costs, and graduation rates.

Closest Schools to Rancho Cordova, California

Within 12 miles of downtown Rancho Cordova, you will find 10 public and private non-profit schools. Six of them are located within a 10-mile radius. For those looking to pursue an education near Rancho Cordova, look into these options:

  • American River College (located 8.7 miles from downtown)
  • California State University - Sacramento (located 8.8 miles from downtown)
  • Cosumnes River College (located 10.1 miles from downtown)
  • Folsom Lake College (located 11.5 miles from downtown)
  • Sacramento City College (located 12 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Rancho Cordova, California

The two schools with the most students in the area are found within a 10-mile radius. Both of them had populations exceeding 29,000 students for 2014-2015. Look into these institutions if you are interested in studying in a large school:

  • California State University - Sacramento (29,349 students; 26,739 undergraduates)
  • American River College (29,133 students, all undergraduates)
  • Sacramento City College (23,317 students, all undergraduates)
  • Sierra College (18,565 students, all undergraduates)
  • Cosumnes River College (14,467 students, all undergraduates)

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Lowest Net Prices

The four lowest net costs were found at colleges near Rancho Cordova in 2014-2015. The five schools with the lowest amounts had prices less than $9,000. These costs are calculated by the NCES using the equation of the total program cost for full-time undergraduates minus the average financial aid they were given.

  • Woodland Community College ($6,373)
  • Sierra College ($8,428)
  • Sacramento City College ($8,551)
  • American River College ($8,622)
  • California State University - Sacramento ($8,956)

Highest Graduation Rates

Three public and private non-profit schools had graduation rates above the 50% mark for 2015. The two universities with the highest rates are located less than 20 miles from downtown. The NCES finds these amounts by counting the number of full-time undergraduates who complete their program within 150% of the usual time frame.

  • William Jessup University (55% graduation rate)
  • California State University - Sacramento (46% graduation rate)
  • Sierra College (32% graduation rate)
  • Folsom Lake College (29% graduation rate)
  • Woodland Community College (26% graduation rate)

For prospective students in or around Rancho Cordova, California, there are multiple options for those seeking proximity to the city, populous schools, high graduation rates, and low net prices.

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