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Burbank, California (CA) Colleges and Universities

There are 182 schools within 25 miles of Burbank, California. Learn about the traditional public and private schools with the closest campuses, highest graduation rates, largest student bodies, and lowest costs to find the school for you.

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The Burbank region is home to a plethora of colleges, vocational schools, career centers and universities, both for-profit and not-for-profit. We use information from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to explore, compare and contrast Burbank schools in several categories.

Closest Schools to Burbank, California

Given its location in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, Burbank lies in close proximity to numerous colleges, universities and other types of postsecondary educational institutions. The NCES lists the following five schools as having the closest campuses to downtown Burbank:

  • Woodbury University (located in Burbank)
  • Glendale Community College (3.8 miles from downtown Burbank)
  • Argosy University-The Art Institute of California-Hollywood (4.3 miles from downtown Burbank)
  • Occidental College (6.4 miles from downtown Burbank)
  • Los Angeles City College (6.9 miles from downtown Burbank)

Largest Schools Near Burbank, California

Students who value schools with larger student bodies have several options to choose from in the Burbank region, including a few universities with student populations over 30,000. These five schools have the largest populations in the vicinity of Burbank:

  • 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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  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Lowest Net Price

In order to understand a particular school's net price, simply take the total cost of attending that school and subtract the average amount of financial aid given to full-time undergraduate students. In the 2014-2015 academic year, the following traditional schools had the lowest net prices near Burbank:

  • Los Angeles ORT College - Van Nuys Campus ($1,088)
  • California State University - Los Angeles ($3,160)
  • California State University - Dominguez Hills ($3,764)
  • Glendale Community College ($3,785)
  • Hacienda La Puente Adult Education ($5,873)

Highest Graduation Rates

Graduation rates (as compiled by the NCES) refer to the percentage of the full-time undergraduate student population of different schools that complete their degree programs within 150% of the average amount of time for that program. The five traditional schools near Burbank with the highest graduation rates are:

  • Argosy University - Los Angeles (100% graduation rate)
  • University of Southern California (92% graduation rate)
  • California Institute of Technology (91% graduation rate)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (91% graduation rate)
  • Los Angeles ORT College - Van Nuys Campus (88% graduation rate)

If you are a prospective student in the Burbank area - or one who would like to study there - it's a good idea to look into the graduation rate, net cost, student enrollment and location to ensure that you find the right school for you and your particular educational preferences.

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