Best General Studies Colleges in California

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer General Studies degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 26 General Studies schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best General Studies Colleges in California for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 San Diego State University San Diego, CA

San Diego State University offers 1 General Studies Degree program. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 49 students graduated in the study area of General Studies with students earning 49 Certificates degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
2 University of La Verne La Verne, CA

University of La Verne offers 1 General Studies Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 3 students graduated in the study area of General Studies with students earning 3 Associate's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
3 University of Redlands Redlands, CA

University of Redlands offers 2 General Studies Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a small city.

Based on 4 Reviews
4 National University La Jolla, CA

National University offers 2 General Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 122 students graduated in the study area of General Studies with students earning 100 Associate's degrees, and 22 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
5 Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CA

Fresno Pacific University offers 1 General Studies Degree program. It's a small private university in a large city.

Based on 4 Reviews
6 California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

California State University-Los Angeles offers 0 General Studies Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city.

Based on 36 Reviews
7 Concordia University-Irvine Irvine, CA

Concordia University-Irvine offers 1 General Studies Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city.

8 Reedley College Reedley, CA

Reedley College offers 1 General Studies Degree program. It's a large public college in a far away town. In 2015, 118 students graduated in the study area of General Studies with students earning 118 Associate's degrees.

9 Holy Names University Oakland, CA

Holy Names University offers 2 General Studies Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city.

Based on 4 Reviews
10 Simpson University Redding, CA

Simpson University offers 1 General Studies Degree program. It's a small private university in a small city.

List of all General Studies Colleges in California

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
San Diego State University San Diego State University San Diego, CA
2/5
31 : 1 34,254
University of La Verne University of La Verne La Verne, CA
5/5
21 : 1 8,334
University of Redlands University of Redlands Redlands, CA
5/5
16 : 1 5,215
National University National University La Jolla, CA
3/5
30 : 1 17,488
Fresno Pacific University Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CA
5/5
13 : 1 3,342
California State University-Los Angeles California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
2/5
32 : 1 27,680
Concordia University-Irvine Concordia University-Irvine Irvine, CA
5/5
24 : 1 4,505
Reedley College Reedley College Reedley, CA
1/5
26 : 1 9,836
Holy Names University Holy Names University Oakland, CA
5/5
14 : 1 1,049
Simpson University Simpson University Redding, CA
5/5
10 : 1 1,162
Brandman University Brandman University Irvine, CA
3/5
27 : 1 8,004
Life Pacific College Life Pacific College San Dimas, CA
3/5
20 : 1 612
Hope International University Hope International University Fullerton, CA
5/5
11 : 1 1,302
Allied American University Allied American University Laguna Hills, CA 346 : 1 2,419
College of the Sequoias College of the Sequoias Visalia, CA
1/5
43 : 1 11,266
College of the Redwoods College of the Redwoods Eureka, CA
1/5
39 : 1 5,350
Coastline Community College Coastline Community College Fountain Valley, CA
1/5
83 : 1 11,525
University of the West University of the West Rosemead, CA
3/5
20 : 1 324
Epic Bible College Epic Bible College Sacramento, CA
3/5
11 : 1 186
Argosy University, Orange County Argosy University, Orange County Orange, CA
3/5
15 : 1 536
Argosy University, Inland Empire Argosy University, Inland Empire Ontario, CA
3/5
34 : 1 563
Argosy University, San Diego Argosy University, San Diego San Diego, CA
3/5
23 : 1 345
Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area Alameda, CA
3/5
10 : 1 330
Argosy University, Los Angeles Argosy University, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
26 : 1 493
California Christian College California Christian College Fresno, CA
3/5
9 : 1 18

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Additional General Studies Degree Facts for California Schools

California Schools offering online General Studies degrees

Online General Studies degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 122 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online General Studies degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
National University 0 100 22 0 0
Brandman University 0 83 0 0 0
Allied American University 0 70 37 0 0
Hope International University 0 1 0 0 0
How many California schools offer online General Studies degrees?
  • 5 Associate's
  • 2 Bachelor's

What General Studies degree programs were earned in California?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 24 Colleges 397 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 12 Colleges 68 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 5 Colleges 53 Graduates
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