Temecula, California (CA) Colleges and Universities

Looking at the traditional (non-specialty) schools around Temecula, California, find out which offer the shortest driving distance, which are biggest, which have the lowest cost, and which have the highest graduation rates using data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Temecula, CA

While there are no schools in Temecula, California, there are four colleges and universities near Temecula offering traditional academic programs, including two 2-year and two 4-year schools, one private and three public schools. Here is a list of the closest schools in the area:

  • MiraCosta College (19.6 miles)
  • California College San Diego (23.1 miles)
  • Palomar College (23.1 miles)
  • California State University-San Marcos (24.0 miles)

Largest Schools Near Temecula, CA

Of the four largest schools in the area, three only offer undergraduate degrees while one university offers advanced degree programs. Here are the largest area schools in order:

  • Palomar College (23,482 students, all undergraduates)
  • MiraCosta College (15,062 students, all undergraduates)
  • California State University-San Marcos (12,793 students; 12,184 undergraduates)
  • California College San Diego (395 students, all undergraduates)

Lowest Net Price

The total cost to attend college generally includes room and board, tuition, books, fees and other expenses. To determine a school's net price, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) deducts the average amount of financial aid that students receive from the total estimated cost of attendance. The statistical data below comes directly from the 2014-2015 NCES records. Check out the lowest net prices in the area:

  • Palomar College ($5,220)
  • MiraCosta College ($7,194)
  • California State University-San Marcos ($10,543)
  • California College San Diego ($25,133)

Highest Graduation Rate

The NCES figures out a college's overall graduation rate by reviewing how many first-time students graduated within 150% of 'normal' time (for example, three years for an associate's degree). The four area schools with the highest graduation rates, as listed on the 2014-2015 NCES records, are as follows:

  • California State University-San Marcos (51%)
  • MiraCosta College (31%)
  • Palomar College (31%)

There are two 2-year and two 4-year schools in the Temecula, California, area that offer traditional academic programs for students seeking a postsecondary education.

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