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San Bernardino, California (CA) Colleges and Universities

There are 59 schools, universities and educational programs located within a 25-mile radius of San Bernardino, CA. Read about the top San Bernardino schools in several categories, including student population and lowest costs, to find the school for you.

San Bernardino and its surrounding area has a high concentration of schools that include private, not-for-profit schools and public institutions. We have taken information from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to compare the traditional colleges and universities near San Bernardino so that you may find the school that best fits your needs.

Closest Schools to San Bernardino, California

Located within the greater Los Angeles area, San Bernardino is within a close distance to many different types of postsecondary institutions. The NCES lists the following five schools as having the closest campuses to downtown San Bernardino:

  • San Bernardino Valley College (0.2 miles)
  • Argosy University - The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire
  • Loma Linda University (4 miles)
  • California State University - San Bernardino (6.2 miles)
  • The University of Redlands (7.9 miles)

Largest Schools near San Bernardino, California

Many of the schools in the San Bernardino region are larger universities with student populations in the tens of thousands. If you would like to apply to a larger school, the following traditional institutions have the largest student bodies near San Bernardino:

  • University of California - Riverside (21,385 students)
  • Chaffey College (21,054 students)
  • California State University - San Bernardino (20,024 students)
  • Riverside City College (19,086 students)
  • San Bernardino Valley College (13,136 students)

Lowest Net Price

A school's net price is calculated by the NCES by subtracting the average amount of financial aid that full-time, beginning undergrads normally receive from the school's average total cost of attendance. The schools near San Bernardino with the lowest net prices in the 2014-2015 academic year are:

  • California State University - San Bernardino ($6,984)
  • Norco College ($7,097)
  • San Bernardino Valley College ($8,310)
  • Riverside City College ($8,395)
  • Moreno Valley College ($8,696)

Highest Graduation Rate

A school's graduation rate is the percentage of its full-time undergrads who finish their degrees within 150% of the average length of time for that degree program. In the San Bernardino area, these five schools had the highest graduation rates in 2015:

  • Pomona College (94% graduation rate)
  • Claremont McKenna College (92% graduation rate)
  • Harvey Mudd College (92% graduation rate)
  • Scripps College (92% graduation rate)
  • Pitzer College (90% graduation rate)

Prospective students in the San Bernardino area may want to consider a school's size, location, cost and graduation rate when deciding what school fits their needs.

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