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California College Systems

California has a three-tiered system of state-financed universities and colleges:

In addition to California's public systems, there are over 80 independent or private colleges in California. is the state's official website for information about higher education in California. This site has information about more than 200 California colleges including admission requirements, location, enrollment, and more.

You can also find individual college and university websites in the California CareerZone or under Middle & High School Web Links.