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Best Photography Colleges in California

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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Photography 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 46 Photography 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 Photography Colleges in California for 2019

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA

Academy of Art University offers 4 Photography Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 212 students graduated in the study area of Photography with students earning 87 Bachelor's degrees, 69 Master's degrees, 56 Associate's degrees.

2 University of La Verne La Verne, CA

University of La Verne offers 1 Photography Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 8 students graduated in the study area of Photography with students earning 8 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
3 California Baptist University Riverside, CA

California Baptist University offers 1 Photography Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large city.

4 California State University-Sacramento Sacramento, CA

California State University-Sacramento offers 2 Photography Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 39 students graduated in the study area of Photography with students earning 39 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 60 Reviews
5 Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA

Art Center College of Design offers 1 Photography Degree program. It's a small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 44 students graduated in the study area of Photography with students earning 44 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
6 Pacific Union College Angwin, CA

Pacific Union College offers 3 Photography Degree programs. It's a small private university in a outlying rural. In 2015, 2 students graduated in the study area of Photography with students earning 2 Bachelor's degrees.

7 Foothill College Los Altos Hills, CA

Foothill College offers 2 Photography Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 8 students graduated in the study area of Photography with students earning 4 Certificates degrees, and 4 Associate's degrees.

8 California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA

California Institute of the Arts offers 3 Photography Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 15 students graduated in the study area of Photography with students earning 9 Master's degrees, 6 Bachelor's degrees.

9 De Anza College Cupertino, CA

De Anza College offers 1 Photography Degree program. It's a very large public college in a small city. In 2015, 5 students graduated in the study area of Photography with students earning 5 Associate's degrees.

10 Butte College Oroville, CA

Butte College offers 2 Photography Degree programs. It's a large public college in a far away rural. In 2015, 15 students graduated in the study area of Photography with students earning 15 Certificates degrees.

List of all Photography Colleges in California

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Academy of Art University Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA
4/5
22 : 1 13,800
University of La Verne University of La Verne La Verne, CA
5/5
21 : 1 8,334
California Baptist University California Baptist University Riverside, CA
5/5
22 : 1 8,541
California State University-Sacramento California State University-Sacramento Sacramento, CA
2/5
31 : 1 30,284
Art Center College of Design Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA
5/5
10 : 1 2,133
Pacific Union College Pacific Union College Angwin, CA
5/5
17 : 1 1,555
Foothill College Foothill College Los Altos Hills, CA
1/5
47 : 1 15,448
California Institute of the Arts California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,448
De Anza College De Anza College Cupertino, CA
1/5
51 : 1 22,512
Butte College Butte College Oroville, CA
1/5
32 : 1 11,669
College of the Canyons College of the Canyons Santa Clarita, CA
1/5
48 : 1 18,437
Pasadena City College Pasadena City College Pasadena, CA
1/5
46 : 1 27,050
Moorpark College Moorpark College Moorpark, CA
1/5
51 : 1 14,027
California College of the Arts California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,975
Irvine Valley College Irvine Valley College Irvine, CA
1/5
45 : 1 13,183
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
1/5
37 : 1 22,411
Orange Coast College Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA
1/5
53 : 1 22,140
University Logo Cypress College Cypress, CA
1/5
44 : 1 16,187
Saddleback College Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA
1/5
42 : 1 19,552
Ohlone College Ohlone College Fremont, CA
1/5
41 : 1 10,193
Las Positas College Las Positas College Livermore, CA
1/5
44 : 1 8,912
Cabrillo College Cabrillo College Aptos, CA
1/5
41 : 1 13,086
Ventura College Ventura College Ventura, CA
1/5
50 : 1 12,989
University Logo Mt San Jacinto Community College District San Jacinto, CA
1/5
30 : 1 15,010
Santa Ana College Santa Ana College Santa Ana, CA
1/5
67 : 1 29,808

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Additional Photography Degree Facts for California Schools

California Schools offering online Photography degrees

Online Photography degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 212 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Photography 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
Academy of Art University 0 56 87 69 0
San Joaquin Delta College 0 1 0 0 0
How many California schools offer online Photography degrees?
  • 2 Associate's
  • 1 Bachelor's
  • 1 Master's

What Photography degree programs were earned in California?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 36 Colleges 155 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 11 Colleges 290 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 25 Colleges 136 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 6 Colleges 119 Graduates
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