Oxnard, California (CA) Colleges and Universities

There are somewhat limited options in the Oxnard area, though there are ten colleges within 25 miles of town. Excluding for-profit institutions, we'll break down several key traits of the surrounding schools to help you know your options.

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Better understand your non-specialty college options near Oxnard by checking out their student populations, distance from town, graduation rates, and net prices. The statistics discussed have been calculated by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Oxnard, California

There is only one non-specialty school located in the town of Oxnard. This school is Oxnard College, a community college option located 3.2 miles from downtown. The next-closest colleges to Oxnard are:

  • Ventura Adult and Continuing Education (4.5 miles from downtown)
  • Ventura College (4.5 miles from downtown)
  • California State University-Channel Islands (11.5 miles from downtown)
  • Thomas Aquinas College (11.5 miles from downtown)
  • Moorpark College (17.2 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Oxnard, California

The largest schools around Oxnard are a mix of 4-year universities and community colleges. Students seeking more populated schools will find these colleges located in both urban and suburban settings. The largest schools nearby are:

  • Moorpark College (14,027 students)
  • Ventura College (12,989 students)
  • Oxnard College (7,006 students)
  • California State University-Channel Islands (6,167 students)
  • California Lutheran University (4,126 students)

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Lowest Net Price

The calculation of net price is performed by subtracting the average sum of financial aid received from the costs of attendance. In this section, you'll be presented with numbers only applicable to full-time undergraduate students attending school during the 2014-2015 school year. There are mainly community colleges in the area where students will find relatively inexpensive net tuition and one university. These schools include:

  • Oxnard College ($3,756)
  • Ventura College ($3,957)
  • Moorpark College ($4,006)
  • Ventura Adult and Continuing Education ($7,859)
  • California State University-Channel Islands ($13,364)

Highest Graduation Rate

The rates presented in this section apply exclusively to students enrolled full-time at an undergraduate level. They're calculated based on 150% of the usual amount of time needed to complete a program by the 2015 school year. There are several schools of differing types near Oxnard that boast solid graduation rates.

  • Thomas Aquinas College (89%)
  • Ventura Adult and Continuing Education (88%)
  • California Lutheran University (66%)
  • California State University-Channel Islands (57%)
  • Moorpark College (38%)

Students in the Oxnard area will find limited yet diverse options close by, with relatively inexpensive community colleges as well as several private school options and a larger public university.

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