Point Richmond, California (CA) Colleges and Universities

There are no schools directly in Point Richmond, but there are 87 schools located within a 25-mile radius of the city. Learn about several of the best schools in the area to find the one that's right for you.

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Because there are many schools in the Point Richmond area, it is important to consider a variety of factors to choose the best college for you. Explore your options and preview graduation rates, net prices, proximity to cities, and student populations for some of these schools, with information provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Closest Schools to Point Richmond, CA

There are no colleges within Point Richmond, California. However, many schools exist very close by. In fact, the five closest schools to the city are all less than 10 miles away, meaning it is still quite easy to commute or attend close to home. According to data from the NCES, these are the closest schools and their distance from Point Richmond in miles:

  • Contra Costa College (2.4 miles from Point Richmond)
  • Berkeley City College (7.2 miles from Point Richmond)
  • University of California - Berkeley (7.2 miles from Point Richmond)
  • Dominican University of California (8.9 miles from Point Richmond)
  • Laney College (9.9 miles from Point Richmond)

Largest Schools Near Point Richmond, CA

Attending a school with a larger campus and a large student body often goes hand in hand with a more diverse number of services and activities available to you. The NCES lists the colleges in the area along with their student enrollment numbers from 2015. According to this data, these were the five largest schools at that time:

  • University of California - Berkeley (38,189 students)
  • San Francisco State University (30,256 students)
  • City College of San Francisco (23,391 students)
  • Diablo Valley College (19,694 students)
  • Laney College (11,667 students)

Schools with Lowest Net Price

Costs are always an important consideration for attending college. NCES determines the average net price for colleges and universities by subtracting the amount of financial aid students typically receive from a particular school's total cost of attendance (including in-state tuition, room and board, books, etc.). According to NCES data from the 2014-2015 school year, these were the five lowest-priced schools (all of which are community colleges) in the area for full-time undergraduates:

  • City College of San Francisco ($4,849)
  • Skyline College ($5,022)
  • Los Medanos College ($6,086)
  • Diablo Valley College ($7,023)
  • College of Alameda ($7,777)

Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

Graduation rates can often indicate how effective a school is at instructing its students, so it is important to keep these statistics in mind when considering a college. The overall graduation rates reported by NCES represent the percentage of students who graduated in 150% of the 'normal time' (e.g. six years for a bachelor's degree program). These schools, of which only one is public, had the highest graduation rates for undergraduates in the Point Richmond area:

  • University of California - Berkeley (92% for those enrolled in 2009)
  • Saint Mary's College of California (71% for those enrolled in 2009)
  • University of San Francisco (71% for those enrolled in 2009)
  • Mills College (65% for those enrolled in 2009)
  • Dominican University of California (64% for those enrolled in 2009)

While you look for the right school in the Point Richmond area, remember to consider factors like net price, location, student population, and graduation rate for each university you preview.

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