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Chula Vista, California (CA) Colleges and Universities

While there's only one traditional, public or private non-profit school in Chula Vista, there are 57 schools located within a 25-mile radius. Learn about the top traditional, non-profit schools in several categories, including highest graduation rate and lowest net price, to find the school for you.

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Many types of schools can be found near Chula Vista, including 2-year and 4-year, public and private non-profit institutions. For the benefit of students who are still deciding on which school might best for them, we have taken information from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to compare several traditional institutions in of the following categories:

Closest Schools to Chula Vista, California

Prospective student living in the area around Chula Vista, California, who would like to apply to schools with shorter commutes have a few options to choose from within a reasonable distance. The NCES lists these schools as having the closest campuses to Chula Vista:

  • Southwestern College (Chula Vista))
  • San Diego State University (10.1 miles)
  • San Diego City College (11 miles)
  • Grossmont College (11.9)
  • Cuyamaca College (12.4)

Largest Schools near Chula Vista, California

Several schools in a 25-mile radius of Chula Vista have student populations over 15,000, including two with populations over 30,000. If school size is an important factor to you, these schools have the largest student populations near Chula Vista:

  • San Diego State University (34,254 students)
  • University of California-San Diego (32,906 students)
  • San Diego Mesa College (24,208 students)
  • Southwestern College (18,716 students)
  • Grossmont College (18,159 students)

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Schools with Lowest Net Price

The NCES calculates net prices for different schools by taking the average amount of financial aid provided to full-time undergrads and subtracting it from the average cost of attending a specific school. These five schools had the lowest net prices for the 2014-2015 academic year:

  • Grossmont College ($2,296)
  • Cuyamaca College ($3,576)
  • Southwestern College ($5,501)
  • San Diego City College ($6,499)
  • San Diego Miramar College ($6,955)

Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

To understand a particular school's graduation rate, simply look at the percentage of that school's full-time undergraduate population who complete their degree programs no later than 150% of the average amount of time for that degree. In 2015, the schools with the highest graduation rates near Chula Vista were:

  • University of California-San Diego (87% graduation rate)
  • University of San Diego (79% graduation rate)
  • Point Loma Nazarene University (75% graduation rate)
  • San Diego State University (68% graduation rate)
  • Coleman University (65% graduation rate)

Factors such as campus location, school size, net price and graduation rate can be extremely helpful in allowing prospective students living in the Chula Vista area to carefully consider which institutions may best help them meet their academic goals.

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