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Van Nuys, California (CA) Colleges and Universities

While there are only two non-profit schools in Van Nuys itself, there are 62 non-profit schools located within a 25-mile radius. Go over the top schools in several categories, including highest graduation rate and lowest net price, to find the school for you.

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Van Nuys' proximity to Los Angeles puts it in close range of many postsecondary schools, including traditional 2-year and 4-year public colleges and 4-year, private non-profit colleges and universities. We have taken information from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to compare colleges near Van Nuys.

Closest Schools to Van Nuys, California

Within the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area are a large and diverse quantity of different types of postsecondary educational institutions. According to the NCES, the colleges with the closest campuses to Van Nuys are:

  • Los Angeles ORT College--Van Nuys Campus (3.3 miles)
  • Los Angeles Pierce College (3.5 miles)
  • Los Angeles Valley College (5 miles)
  • California State University - Northridge (5.6 miles)
  • Mount Saint Mary's University (6 miles)

Largest Schools near Van Nuys, California

If you are particularly interested in studying at a larger school, the area surrounding Van Nuys features several schools with large student populations, including several with student bodies over 30,000. The following schools are the largest within a 25-mile radius of Van Nuys:

  • University of Southern California (43,401 students)
  • University of California-Los Angeles (41,908 students)
  • California State University-Northridge (41,548 students)
  • East Los Angeles College (37,188 students)
  • Santa Monica College (30,615 students)

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Schools with Lowest Net Price

The NCES calculates the net price for different schools by subtracting the average amount of financial aid that full-time undergrads receive from the overall cost of attending that school. The colleges with the lowest net prices for the 2014-2015 academic year are:

  • Los Angeles ORT College-Van Nuys Campus ($1,088)
  • California State University-Los Angeles ($3,160)
  • Glendale Community College ($3,785)
  • Moorpark College ($4,006)
  • Pasadena City College ($6,544)

Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

Graduation rates can be understood as the percentage of a school's full-time undergraduate population who completes their degree programs within 150% of the average time length. In 2015, the schools with the highest graduation rates in the Van Nuys area were:

  • University of Southern California (92% graduation rate)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (91%)
  • California Institute of Technology (91%)
  • Los Angeles ORT College-Van Nuys Campus (88%)
  • Occidental College (88%)

Since Van Nuys is located in such a populated area, prospective students who live nearby have a myriad of non-profit schooling options available to them in order to achieve their academic goals.

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