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California Department of Education takes care of Education in California. The department was set up with the objective to render each and every citizen of California access to education equivalent to global standards and norms.

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Education in California:
The education system in the state of California is based on a public education model supported by the states taxes. The California Department of Education oversees public education in the state.
This agency is responsible for the governance and policy regulation of all public education institutions in the state. The California Education Department aims at providing the citizens adequate support in terms of education, access to educational resources, assistance to the institutions and leadership to the local agencies involved in public education. 2009-2010 data shows that over 6,190,425 students have enrolled in public schools across California. The state also has a number of excellent private schools and it is estimated that about one-tenth of the state's children attend private schools.

Since the year 1907, the state has seen the introduction of two-year junior colleges also known as community colleges into the education system. These community colleges provide vocational education and also offer transfer programs. As of 2009-2010, about 2,759,107 students had enrolled in the 116 community colleges across California. The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office governs and regulates these colleges. After their two-year program at one of the community colleges students are often able to transfer to the four-year colleges and higher education institutions in the state.

Public higher education is further provided by the University of California, four-year state colleges and a number of private colleges. The University of California has ten campuses. The first campus at Berkeley was set up at 1855. The campuses at Santa Cruz and San Diego have a number of colleges affiliated with them. Other campuses at Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Davis, Merced, and Irvine serve as centers f higher education in the state. The University of California enrolls the top 12.5% high school students in the state.

The California State University is another premier university in the state. It is the third largest university system in the USA. Its branches at Long Beach, San Jose, and Fullerton and the Fresno State University and San Francisco State University enroll the top one-third high school students every year.

Over ten percent of the state's college students attend the prestigious private institutions such as the California Institute of Technology, the Mills College, the University of Southern California, Stanford University, the Occidental College, the St. Mary's College, Santa Clara University, the University of the Pacific, the Claremont Colleges, Touro University, Thomas Aquinas College the Westmont College, and the California Institute of Arts.

California presents a variety of education options and is a coveted destination for foreign students. A number of film schools, vocational education institutions, and art and music schools have come up offering the students a variety of education options.

  List of Major Universities, Colleges and Schools in California  
1City College of San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA United States(415) 239-3000
2University of California-Los Angeles 1500 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA 
3California State University-Fullerton 800 North State College Boulevard Fullerton, CA 92831, United States(657) 278-2011
4California State University-Long Beach 401 Golden Shore St Long Beach, CA 90802, United States(562) 951-4000
5San Diego State University 720 Heber Avenue Calexico, CA 92231, United States(760) 768-5500
6California State University-Northridge 18111 Nordhoff Street Northridge, CA 91330, United States(818) 677-8800
7University of California-Berkeley 2200 University Avenue University of California Berkeley, CA 94720-4206510/642-5215
8American River College 4700 College Oak Dr Sacramento, CA 95841, United States(916) 484-8011
9Santa Ana College 1530 West 17th Street Santa Ana, CA 92706, United States(714) 564-6000
10University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 90089 (213) 740-2311
11San Jose State University 1 Washington Sq San Jose, CA 95112, United States(408) 924-1000
12Mt San Antonio College Bldg 61 1100 North Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789, United States(909) 274-7500
13University of California-Davis University of California, Davis, 1 Shields Avenue Davis, CA (530) 752-1011
14Santa Monica College 1310 11th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401, United States(310) 434-4000
15East Los Angeles College 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez - Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099 - (323) 265-8650
16California State University-Sacramento 915 L St # 1160 Sacramento, CA 95814, United States(916) 445-5983
17Palomar College 1951 Valley Parkway Escondido, CA(760) 432-0624
18University of California-San Diego 9500 Gilman Dr San Diego, CA 92093, United States(858) 534-2230
19Pasadena City College 1570 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, California 91106, United States(626) 585-7018
20University of California-Irvine 11255 North Torrey Pines Road La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 541-7950
21Santa Rosa Junior College 1501 Mendocino Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95401, United States(707) 527-4011
22Sacramento City College Sacramento, CA United States(916) 558-2111
23Orange Coast College 2701 Fairview Road Costa Mesa, CA 92626, United States(714) 432-5072
24De Anza College 21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard Cupertino, CA 95014, United States(408) 864-5300
25Cerritos College 11110 Alondra Boulevard, Norwalk, CA 90650, United States  
26Santa Barbara City College721 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109, United States(805) 965-0581
27Fresno City College1101 East University Ave, Fresno, CA 93741(559) 442-4600 (phone) - (559) 489-2281 (fax)
28California State Polytechnic University-Pomona 3801 W Temple Ave Pomona, CA 91768, United States(909) 869-7659
29San Diego Mesa College San Diego, CA United States(858) 627-2682
30University of California-Santa Barbara 1038 Harold Frank Hall, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001, USA 
31Fullerton College321 E Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832, USA 
32Southwestern College 900 Otay Lakes Road Chula Vista, CA 91910, United States(619) 421-6700
33California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 United States(805) 756-1111
34Diablo Valley College 321 Golf Club Road Pleasant Hill, California 94523, United States(925) 685-1230
35Los Angeles Pierce College 6201 Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91371-0002, USA 
36Sierra College 5000 Rocklin Road Rocklin, CA 95677, United States(916) 660-7340
37Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga, CA(909) 652-6000
38San Joaquin Delta College Manteca, CA(209) 239-5814
39Modesto Junior College 435 College Ave Modesto, CA 95350, United States(209) 575-6550
40Saddleback College 28000 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92692, USA 
41Foothill College 12345 El Monte Road Los Altos Hills, CA, United States(650) 949-7777
42College of the Canyons 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road Santa Clarita, CA 91355, United States(661) 259-7800
43Grossmont College El Cajon, CA United States(619) 644-7010
44Los Angeles Valley College 5800 Fulton Avenue Van Nuys, CA 91401, United States(818) 947-2600
45California State University-Chico 400 West 1st Street Chico, CA 95928, United States(530) 898-4636
46Cypress College 9200 Valley View St Cypress, CA 90630, United States(714) 484-7000
47Golden West College 15744 Goldenwest Street Huntington Beach, CA 92647, United States(714) 895-8379
48Antelope Valley College 3041 West Ave K Lancaster, CA 93536, United States(661) 722-6300
49Ventura College 4667 Telegraph Road Ventura, CA 93003, United States(805) 654-6341
50College of the Sequoias 915 Mooney Boulevard Visalia, CA 93277, United States(559) 730-3700

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