Elk Grove, California (CA) Colleges and Universities

Elk Grove, CA, and the surrounding Sacramento area have a variety of different colleges and universities, many of them public, to choose from. These four-year and two-year school options host a large number of students, in part due to the large Sacramento population. We've categorized the schools based on data from the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Elk Grove, California

Most of the closest schools to Elk Grove, California, are 2- and 4-year public schools. The 2-year schools offer certificate and associate degree programs. All of the closest schools are actually found in Sacramento.

  • Cosumnes River College (8.3 miles away in Sacramento)
  • Charles A Jones Career and Education Center (9.5 miles away in Sacramento)
  • Sacramento City College (11.8 miles away in Sacramento)
  • California State University-Sacramento (12.0 miles away in Sacramento)
  • American River College (16.2 miles away in Sacramento)

Largest Schools Near Elk Grove, California

A majority of the largest schools near Elk Grove are 2-year public schools, though the biggest of all is a 4-year public university. The three largest schools, as of fall 2015, had more than 20,000 students.

  • California State University-Sacramento (30,284 students)
  • American River College (29,381 students)
  • Sacramento City College (22,690 students)
  • Cosumnes River College (14,398 students)
  • Folsom Lake College (8,666 students)

Lowest Net Price

The NCES determines the average net cost for colleges and universities by subtracting the average amount of financial aid first-year students typically receive from the total cost of attendance. The following schools had the lowest reported net prices among traditional schools for 2014-2014, per figures from the NCES for full-time undergraduates.

  • Charles A Jones Career and Education Center ($7,013)
  • Sacramento City College ($8,551)
  • American River College ($8,622)
  • California State University-Sacramento ($8,956)
  • Cosumnes River College ($9,674)

Highest Graduation Rate

The overall graduation rates reported by the NCES represent full-time students who graduated in 150% of the 'normal time' for their degree program (e.g., six years for a bachelor's degree). The following schools had the highest graduation rates in the Elk Grove area for full-time undergraduates who entered into their programs in either 2009 (for 2-year programs) or 2012 (for 4-year programs).

  • Charles A Jones Career and Education Center (84% graduation rate)
  • California State University-Sacramento (46% graduation rate)
  • Folsom Lake College (29% graduation rate)
  • American River College (25% graduation rate)
  • Cosumnes River College (25% graduation rate)

We've organized the Elk Grove, California, public and private non-profit schools into four categories to help you decide on one that's most appropriate for you.

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