Fremont, California (CA) Colleges and Universities

There are two schools in Fremont, California, but there are several more located within a 25-mile radius. The area includes several specialty schools, but there are several colleges and universities that offer a wide range of academic programs.

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Closest Schools to Fremont

Students in the Fremont, CA area have many public and private two-year and four-year colleges to choose from. In the city, Unitek College is a private, for-profit school that offers limited technology and healthcare programs. However, students can choose from a variety of studies at Ohlone College, a public two-year school. Students looking for more traditional options and degree levels near the city have the following options available:

School Location Approx. Distance
California State University East Bay 7 miles
Chabot College Hayward 7.5 miles
Cogswell College San Jose 11 miles
Stanford University Palo Alto 13 miles
Menlo College Atherton 13 miles

Largest Schools Near Fremont

The two largest schools near Fremont include a public two-year college and a public four-year university. San Jose State University enrolled 32,713 students during the 2014 fall semester, with 26,664 of those being undergraduates. De Anza College in Cupertino had a total undergraduate student population of 23,104 in 2014. Other large schools in the area include:

School Student Population
Stanford University 16,963 students; 7,019 are undergraduates
Foothill College (Los Altos Hills) 15,030 undergraduates
California State University 14,823 students; 12,340 are undergraduates
Chabot College 13,047 undergraduates
Ohlone College (Fremont) 11,318 undergraduates

Schools with Lowest Net Price

A school's net price takes the average amount of financial aid full-time, first-year students receive and subtracts that from their total cost of attendance, which includes tuition and fees, room and board, and books and supplies. The following NCES figures are from the 2014-2015 school year. Not surprising, the schools with the lowest net price are all two-year public colleges and include the following schools:

School Average Net Price
The College of San Mateo $4,800
Skyline College (San Bruno) $5,022
Las Positas College (Livermore) $5,712
Foothill College $5,929
Canada College (Redwood City) $6,165

Highest Graduation Rate

According to the NCES, the overall graduation rate of a school reflects how many students have completed within 150% of the expected timeframe. For instance, a student completing a four-year program within six years would exemplify a 150% rate. In the Fremont area, the traditional schools with the highest graduation rates ranged from 65-94% and include:

School Graduation Rate
Stanford University (Palo Alto) 94%
Center for Employment Training - Sobrato (San Jose) 86%
Santa Clara University (Santa Clara) 84%
Saint Mary's College of California (Moraga) 71%
Mills College (Oakland) 65%

Students can find a number of schools in and around the Fremont, CA area including two-year and four-year public schools offering traditional programs, private universities that offer undergraduate and graduate programs, and specialty schools with occupational and vocational training.

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