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Huntington Beach, California (CA) Colleges and Universities

The Huntington Beach area is home to 118 colleges and universities. See listings of some of these schools within 25 miles of Huntington Beach on the basis on different factors, in order to determine which schools might be right for you.

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Students looking at post-secondary education in the Huntington Beach, CA area will find a number of options, including large public universities and a few community colleges. This article compares seven area schools with mainstream programs in terms of four distinct categories.

Closest Schools to Huntington Beach, California

Huntington Beach is close to several different types of postsecondary institutions, so prospective students living in this area have several options to choose from when deciding where to apply. These schools are the closest to Huntington Beach itself:

  • Coastline Community College (3.1 miles)
  • Orange Coast College (3.6 miles)
  • Golden West College (4.3 miles)
  • University of California Irvine (7.5 miles)
  • Santa Ana College (8.4 miles)

Largest Schools near Huntington Beach, California

Many of the schools in the Huntington Beach area have student populations that exceed 25,000. If you are planning on looking into larger schools, the following institutions have the largest student bodies near Huntington:

  • California State University-Fullerton (38,128 students)
  • California State University-Long Beach (36,809 students)
  • University of California-Irvine (30,051 students)
  • California State University-Long Beach (29,590 students)
  • Mt San Antonio College (29,045 students)

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  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Schools with Lowest Net Price

A school's net price can be understood as the average amount of financial aid received by each full-time undergraduate student subtracted from the average cost of attendance. The following schools have the lowest net prices near Huntington Beach:

  • California State University-Dominguez Hills ($3,764)
  • Mt San Antonio College ($4,042)
  • Long Beach City College ($5,546)
  • Santa Ana College ($6,006)
  • Rio Hondo College ($6,060)

Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

A school's graduation rate refers to the percentage of undergraduates that finish a degree program within 150% of the standard amount of time for that degree. The following Huntington Beach schools have the highest graduation rates:

  • University of California-Irvine (88% graduation rate)
  • Chapman University (79% graduation rate)
  • Southern California Institute of Technology (79% graduation rate)
  • Biola University (70% graduation rate)
  • California State University - Long Beach (67% graduation rate)

When looking at an area that has as many diverse educational options as Huntington Beach, it's a good idea for prospective students to pay attention to factors like graduation rate, school size, net price and location.

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