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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  
NAMEADDRESS
City College of San Francisco50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA, United States
University of California-Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA, United States
California State University-Fullerton800 North State College Boulevard Fullerton, CA 92831, United States
California State University-Long Beach1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA, United States
San Diego State University5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA, United States
California State University-Northridge18111 Nordhoff Street Northridge, CA 91330, United States
University of California-Berkeley2200 University Avenue University of California Berkeley, CA 94720-4206
American River College4700 College Oak Dr Sacramento, CA 95841, United States
Santa Ana College1530 West 17th Street Santa Ana, CA 92706, United States
University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA, United States
San Jose State University1 Washington Sq San Jose, CA 95112, United States
Mt San Antonio CollegeBldg 61 1100 North Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789, United States
University of California-Davis1 Shields Avenue Davis, CA
Santa Monica College1900 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA, United States
East Los Angeles College1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez - Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099 -
California State University-Sacramento6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA, United States
Palomar College1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, CA, United States
University of California-San Diego9500 Gilman Dr San Diego, CA 92093, United States
Pasadena City College1570 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, California 91106, United States
University of California-IrvineIrvine, CA 92697
Santa Rosa Junior College1501 Mendocino Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95401, United States
Sacramento City College3835 Freeport Boulevard, Sacramento, CA, United States
Orange Coast College2701 Fairview Road Costa Mesa, CA 92626, United States
De Anza College21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard Cupertino, CA 95014, United States
Cerritos College11110 Alondra Boulevard, Norwalk, CA 90650, United States
Santa Barbara City College721 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109, United States
Fresno City College1101 East University Ave, Fresno, CA 93741
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona3801 W Temple Ave Pomona, CA 91768, United States
San Diego Mesa College7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, CA, United States
University of California-Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CA 93106
Fullerton College321 E Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832, USA
Southwestern College900 Otay Lakes Road Chula Vista, CA 91910, United States
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo, California 93407
Diablo Valley College321 Golf Club Road Pleasant Hill, California 94523, United States
Los Angeles Pierce College6201 Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91371-0002, USA
Sierra College5000 Rocklin Road Rocklin, CA 95677, United States
Chaffey College5885 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States
San Joaquin Delta College5151 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA, United States
Modesto Junior College435 College Ave Modesto, CA 95350, United States
Saddleback College28000 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92692, USA
Foothill College12345 El Monte Road Los Altos Hills, CA, United States
College of the Canyons26455 Rockwell Canyon Road Santa Clarita, CA 91355, United States
Grossmont College8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon, CA, United States
Los Angeles Valley College5800 Fulton Avenue Van Nuys, CA 91401, United States
California State University-Chico400 West 1st Street Chico, CA 95928, United States
Cypress College9200 Valley View St Cypress, CA 90630, United States
Golden West College15744 Goldenwest Street Huntington Beach, CA 92647, United States
Antelope Valley College3041 West Ave K Lancaster, CA 93536, United States
Ventura College4667 Telegraph Road Ventura, CA 93003, United States
College of the Sequoias915 Mooney Boulevard Visalia, CA 93277, United States

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