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Glendale, California (CA) Colleges and Universities

The Glendale, CA, area is home to 185 colleges and universities. See listings of many Glendale schools, in categories like largest student bodies and lowest net prices, to determine which schools might be right for you.

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Students who want to attend college in the Glendale, California, area have several options from which to choose from, including public universities, private colleges, community and technical colleges, and specialty schools in the arts. This article will go over information from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to find out how the traditional non-profit and non-specialty universities and colleges compare to each other in the following categories:

Closest Schools to Glendale, California

If you live or are planning on living in Glendale, there are numerous postsecondary educational choices with campuses close to your area. The NCES has listed these schools as being in closest proximity to Glendale:

  • Woodbury University (3.3 miles)
  • Glendale Community College (3.7 miles)
  • Occidental College (5.3 miles)
  • Los Angeles City College (5.5 miles)
  • Los Angeles Valley College (8.0 miles)

Largest Schools near Glendale, California

The largest school near Glendale--in terms of student population--is the University of Southern California, with a total population of enrolled students at 43,401. According to the NCES, these five schools have the next largest student bodies in the Glendale area:

  • 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)

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  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Schools with Lowest Net Price

You can understand a school's NCES net price as the average amount of financial aid given to full-time undergraduate students subtracted from the average cost of attending that particular school. In the 2014-2015, these five schools have the lowest net prices in the Glendale area:

  • 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)
  • Rio Hondo College ($6,060)

Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

The NCES compiles a particular school's graduation rate from the percentage of that school's full-time undergraduate population who completes their degree programs within 150% of the standard amount of time for that degree. The schools near Glendale with the highest graduation rates are:

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

Cities near larger metropolitan areas, such as Glendale, CA, usually have a large and diverse array of different types of schools to choose from, so prospective students in this area can consider these important factors to make sure that they have all necessary facts before deciding on where to apply.

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