Encino, California (CA) Colleges and Universities

There are a total of 62 public and private not-for-profit schools within 25 miles of Encino, California. Excluding specialty schools, we'll take a look at how these schools fare when compared to each other on the basis of several key categories.

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Feel out your options around Encino by reviewing the student populations, distance from town, graduation rates, and net prices of the schools close by. The statistics within are the result of calculations by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Encino, California

While there aren't any schools located right in Encino, its proximity to numerous other cities allows it to be a short distance from a healthy amount of other colleges. The nearest institutions are:

  • Columbia College-Hollywood (1.8 miles)
  • 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)

Largest Schools Near Encino, California

Encino's proximity to the major city of Los Angeles provides it with several large college options close at hand. The largest is the University of Southern California, where 43,401 students are enrolled. The next biggest schools are:

  • 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)
  • California State University - Los Angeles (27,680 students)

Lowest Net Price

Net price is the subtraction of the average amount of financial aid received from the costs of attendance. The most current figures from the NCES are applicable to full-time undergraduate students enrolled during the 2014-2015 school year. Most of the institutions in the Encino area with the lowest net prices were community colleges, with one exception. The least expensive schools during this academic year were:

  • 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)

Highest Graduation Rate

The NCES collects graduation rates for undergraduate students enrolled full-time. These rates are calculated based on 150% of the typical time needed to complete a program. The University of Southern California had the highest graduation rate in 2015 at 92%, with several others close behind:

  • University of California-Los Angeles (91%)
  • California Institute of Technology (91%)
  • Los Angeles ORT College-Van Nuys Campus (88%)
  • Occidental College (88%)
  • Pepperdine University (84%)

Students in Encino have a large pool of options to choose from, with many large public universities, private schools and community colleges within a short distance of 25 miles or less.

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