Vallejo, California (CA) Colleges and Universities

Numerous postsecondary options abound in and around Vallejo, CA, from specialized health career training centers and vocational schools to for-profit colleges and technical institutes, to the traditional, non-profit colleges and universities offering a broad array of majors and degree programs. We have taken information from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to compare and contrast schools with more traditional programs in several important categories.

Closest Schools to Vallejo, California

Although other California cities boast closer proximity to more schools of higher learning, prospective students living in the Vallejo area do have options from which to choose. If you are looking into schools in Vallejo, and the length of your commute is important to you, these five schools have the closest campuses to the downtown Vallejo area:

  • Touro University California (5.1 miles)
  • Napa Valley College (12.4 miles)
  • Contra Costa College (14.5 miles)
  • InterCoast Colleges - Fairfield (15.2 miles)
  • Solano Community College (15.2 miles)

Largest Schools near Vallejo, California

Large schools typically can offer more academic and extra-curricular activities than smaller institutions, making them highly desirable by many. Post-secondary schools near Vallejo range in student population from a few hundred to over 35,000. If you are interested in applying to larger schools, the five colleges and universities near Vallejo with the largest student bodies are:

  • University of California-Berkeley (38,189 students)
  • Diablo Valley College (19,694 students)
  • Solano Community College (9,964 students)
  • Los Medanos College (8,861 students)
  • Berkeley City College (7,164 students)

Lowest Net Price

When comparing school costs, one factor that can be extremely helpful to examine is a school's NCES net price--the amount remaining when you subtract average financial aid awarded to full-time undergrads from average cost of attendance. For the 2014-2015 academic year, the schools near Vallejo with the lowest net prices were:

  • Los Medanos College ($6,086)
  • Diablo Valley College ($7,023)
  • Solano Community College ($7,834)
  • Contra Costa College ($8,142)
  • Berkeley City College ($8,447)

Highest Graduation Rate

The NCES graduation rate is the percentage of a school's full-time undergraduate population that completes their degree program within 150% of the designated 'average' length of time. In 2015, the schools near Vallejo with the highest graduation rates were:

  • University of California-Berkeley (92% graduation rate)
  • InterCoast Colleges - Fairfield (71% graduation rate)
  • Saint Mary's College of California (71% graduation rate)
  • Dominican University of California (64% graduation rate)
  • Diablo Valley College (37% graduation rate)

Regardless of where you are looking to study or the number of schools in that area, it's a good idea to make sure you have examined proximity to your home, cost, graduation rate, and size before making your decisions on where to apply.

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