Anaheim, California (CA) Colleges and Universities

There are quite a few public and private not-for-profit schools to choose from in the Anaheim area. We look at schools in a 25-mile radius of Anaheim and compare them in four categories based on information we have received from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Anaheim, California

Lying in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, Anaheim is located within a reasonable distance from numerous different types of colleges, universities and other postsecondary institutions. If proximity is important to you, these five schools are the closest to Anaheim:

  • Bethesda University (Anaheim)
  • California University of Management and Sciences (Anaheim)
  • Southern California Institute of Technology (Anaheim)
  • Fullerton College (2 miles)
  • California State University-Fullerton (4.4 miles)

Largest Schools near Anaheim, California

The area surrounding Anaheim contains many larger schools, including several whose student populations exceed 30,000. If the size of a school is important to you when making your decision on where to apply, the following schools near Anaheim have the largest body of admitted students:

  • University of Southern California (42,453 students)
  • California State University-Fullerton (38,128 students)
  • California State University-Long Beach (36,809 students)
  • East Los Angeles College (36,012 students)
  • University of California-Irvine (30,051 students)

Schools with Lowest Net Price

You can use a school's NCES net price--the average amount of financial aid received by full-time undergrads subtracted from the average cost of attendance--to see what schools would be most affordable for you. In the 2014-2015 academic year, these schools near Anaheim had the lowest net prices:

  • California State University-Los Angeles ($3,160)
  • California State University-Dominguez Hills ($3,764)
  • Mt San Antonio College ($4,042 )
  • Citrus College ($4,694)
  • Long Beach City College ($5,546)

Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

You can understand a school's graduation rate as the percentage of its full-time undergraduate population that completes a degree program no longer than 150% of the average time length. The schools with the highest 2014-2015 graduation rates in the Anaheim area are:

  • Pomona College (94% graduation rate)
  • Claremont McKenna College (92% graduation rate)
  • University of Southern California (92% graduation rate)
  • Harvey Mudd College (92% graduation rate)
  • Scripps College (92% graduation rate)

If you live in an area as large as Anaheim, the sheer number of options you have for postsecondary education means that you should always make sure that you look into these and other factors to make sure that you make the right choices for your educational future.

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