32. The California College System
California is the largest state in the United
of America. It is home to more than
percent of the country's total population. It also
the largest education system in the country. The
and university system is divided into four parts.
parts are the University of California system, the
State University system, the community college system, and
The UC system has more than 230,000
at its 10 Campuses. It is considered the
prestigious system in the state. It includes top
like UC Berkeley, and the University of California,
Angeles (UCLA). Both schools rank in the top
universities in the country, with Berkeley in the
10. A degree from the UC system is
sought, and the academic standards are higher than
other systems. They are also more expensive.
State Universities counts 23 universities in its system.
is a diversified system that includes two polytechnic
, and a maritime university. These schools offer vocational
maritime education, but also offer traditional, academic programs.
systems enrollment is approximately 450,000 students, with about
,000 faculty members.
The California Community Colleges system is
largest systems of higher education in the state,
the world. It boasts 112 campuses, and serves
2.4 million students. It offers transfer degrees, vocational
, and associates degree programs.
California is also home
a large number of privately owned and operated
. These schools have no ties to the state
system, but some do accept transfer students from
colleges. The most notable and prestigious schools in
state are Stanford University, in Palo Alto, and
University of Southern California, in Los Angeles.