Pomona, California (CA) Colleges and Universities

The college options around Pomona, CA, include 2-year public schools, a large, well-known public university and quite a few private non-profit colleges. We have taken information from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to look at the traditional schools in the Pomona area by proximity, size, cost, and graduation rate.

Closest Schools to Pomona, California

The city of Pomona is located within the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, and as a result lies in close proximity to a large number of colleges, universities and other postsecondary institutions. According to the NCES, the closest schools to downtown Pomona are:

  • Mt. Saint Antonio College (2.7 miles)
  • California State Polytechnic University - Pomona (5 miles)
  • Carrington College - Pomona (3.4 miles)
  • DeVry University - California (5 miles)
  • University of La Verne (8.4 miles)

Largest Schools near Pomona, California

For students who value larger schools, the area surrounding Pomona contains numerous larger schools, including several with student populations over 30,000. The schools near Pomona with the largest student bodies are:

  • California State University - Fullerton (38,948 students)
  • California State University - Long Beach (37,446 students)
  • East Los Angeles College (37,188 students)
  • University of California - Irvine (30,836 students)
  • Santa Ana College (29,808 students)

Lowest Net Price

A particular school's net price is determined by subtracting the average amount of financial aid provided to full-time, first-time undergraduate students from the average total cost of attendance. In the 2014-2015 academic year, the following schools had the lowest net prices among traditional schools in the area:

  • California State University-Los Angeles ($3,160)
  • Mt San Antonio College ($4,042)
  • Citrus College ($4,694)
  • Long Beach City College ($5,546)
  • Santa Ana College ($6,006)

Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

A school's graduation rate describes the percentage of that school's full-time undergraduate population who completed a degree program within 150% of the average length of time for that degree. These five schools have the highest graduation rates among traditional schools near Pomona for the 2014-2015 academic year:

  • Pomona College (94% graduation rate)
  • Claremont McKenna College (92% graduation rate)
  • Harvey Mudd College (92% graduation rate)
  • Scripps College (92% graduation rate)
  • California Institute of Technology (91% graduation rate)

Students who would like to choose a school near Pomona can assess location, student population, net cost, and graduation rates when deciding where to apply.

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