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Looking for higher education in OC? Browse an alphabetical listing of colleges, community colleges, and universities located in Orange County and the Southern California area.

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Community Colleges in Orange County

Coast Community College Districts

A multi-college district that includes Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational & technical education, community services and student support services. Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast enroll over 60,000 students each semester in more than 300 degree and certificate programs.

Fullerton College

Opened in 1913, Fullerton College has grown to become one of the most successful community colleges in the nation. Fullerton College offers a comprehensive array of academic programs with 90 majors leading to the A.A. or A.S. degree in both academic and vocational subjects, as well as 68 programs leading to vocational certificates.

321 East Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, California

Golden West College

Located in the coastal community of Huntington Beach, in Southern California, Golden West College is part of the California Community College system and was founded in 1965. On 120 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, GWC serves 13,000 students and is considered a medium-size, two-year college. GWC provides an Associate degree in most subjects, a strong university transfer program, in addition to a wide variety of short-term vocational [Certificate] options-- offering over 60 major areas.

15744 Golden West Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

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Rancho Santiago Community College District

Opening the door to higher education with state-of-the-art facilities, top ranked programs, and award-winning faculty, RSCCD is home to Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College. Educational programs are designed to provide academic transfer to four-year universities, courses for professional and personal development, and career training for business and industry. Friendly and helpful counselors will assist you in choosing from over 300 subjects to earn an associate degree or vocational certificate of competency.

Saddleback College

Saddleback College has the most comprehensive and diverse Academic Programs available in Orange County. They have a wide variety of Advanced Technology and Applied Science Programs including Aviation, Marine Science, Computer Science, Fashion Design and more. Also offering Community Education programs.

28000 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo, CA 92692

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Universities in Orange County

Azusa Pacific University
Earn your degree from a top Christian university!

Since 1899, Azusa Pacific has graduated difference makers to advance the work of God in their communities and workplaces. At the Orange County home of APU, students benefit from this legacy as well as a convenient learning environment in Orange. The center offers master's degrees and credentials in educational leadership, physical education, school counseling and school psychology, special education, and teaching. A master's in marriage and family therapy and accelerated bachelor's degrees in organizational leadership and liberal studies are also available.

Azusa Pacific University, Orange County Regional Center
1915 Orangewood Ave., Ste. 100,
Orange, CA

California State University Fullerton

Situated on a landscaped 228-acre campus, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a comprehensive, regional university located in Orange County, CA, a technologically rich and culturally vibrant area of metropolitan Los Angeles. With seven colleges and approximately 1,900 faculty members, the university offers 100 degree programs, 46 of them at the graduate level.

Chapman University

Annually ranked in the top tier of U.S, Chapman is a preeminent university engaged in distinguished liberal arts and professional programs.

One University Drive Orange, CA 92866

Concordia University

A USNews Top Tier Regional University that prepares students for their vocations—their calling in life. CUI offers undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs in a beautiful Southern California location, with online and regional cohort options. Concordia’s undergraduate program is distinctive among Christian colleges in California because of the University’s innovative and engaging Core Curriculum, and its Lutheran heritage that provides a thoughtful and caring Christian community that lives out "Grace Alone. Faith Alone."

Concordia University Irvine
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 854-8002

University of California, Irvine

Premier Institute and research facility. One of 63 universities nationally elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities.

University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697

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Online Universities

Grand Canyon University

Since 1949, Grand Canyon University has been a premier private Christian university in Arizona helping students find their purpose and achieve their potential. GCU's offers over 150 academic programs throughout eight colleges which provide the essential knowledge and skills to meet the competitive demands of a global environment. GCU offers online, evening and campus based degree programs. Find your Purpose.

Grand Canyon University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. (800-621-7440)

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Art College

Laguna College of Art & Design

LCAD offers a balanced and fortified curriculum that graduates artists and designers destined to succeed and to lead in their chosen fields. Coming to LCAD means being among the most talented art students and instructors. Class size is small with cutting-edge computer labs that enable you to integrate your classical training with leading technology. With it's campus located in the protected canyons of Laguna Wilderness, LCAD is nestled in the same area that has attracted artists for over 100 years.

2222 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA
(949) 376-6000

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Dale Carnegie© Training

Dale Carnegie Training delivers college accredited courses in a unique four-phase continuous improvement cycle. Dale Carnegie uses this cycle to coach participants on the key attributes that help people become top performers. At the end of the coaching you'll have a solid foundation on which to build lifelong professional growth and performance improvement.

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Schools out of state

Grand Canyon University

Since 1949, Grand Canyon University has been a premier private Christian university in Arizona helping students find their purpose and achieve their potential. GCU's offers over 150 academic programs throughout eight colleges which provide the essential knowledge and skills to meet the competitive demands of a global environment. GCU offers online, evening and campus based degree programs. Find your Purpose.

Grand Canyon University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. (800-621-7440)

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Information on Paying for College

Get College Funding

GetCollegeFunding is a non-profit, public benefit company committed to educating parents, grandparents, students and educators with the facts about College Funding and Financial Aid. Many of their services are free, including seminars, ongoing private consultations, financial aid forms review, and downloadable resources from their website.

For families who want them to take care of the entire College Funding element - from start to finish - they offer a fee-based all-inclusive-service.

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Preparing for Higher Education

Armenta Learning Academy

Armenta Learning Academy offers K though adult tutorial programs for all subjects, and all levels for test taking, study skills, time management, organization skills, and school success programs. We motivate and excite our students to learn and be successful not only in school, but at home, and in the community. At Armenta, we want to empower your children to prepare for the best outcome in higher education, college and life! We will maximize your child's potential!

For more information please call
949-367-WISE (9473) OR 949-433-0898

Simply the Best Tutors, Strategies, Results.

Founded in Boston among the country’s most prestigious and competitive universities, Chyten’s premier test preparation and tutoring services are now available in Orange County. Chyten students – more than 20,000 -- earn the highest scores and are accepted at the nation’s premier universities. Chyten is:

- Results-focused-Industry’s highest SAT increase-274 points
- Effective-Perfect SAT essay scores at 50 times the national average
- Proven-Six perfect scores since January 2010.
- Qualified-Employs only tutors with Masters degrees and teaching experience.
We also offer private tutoring rooms, expert help with homework and more, and detailed online progress reports following every session. For a free consultation in our Irvine offices, call 949-242-0050, or visit our website. We are located at 4000 Barranca, Parkway Suite 220, Irvine CA 92604

Cambridge Tutoring and Test Prep
Orange County's Premier Tutoring and Test Prep Firm

Cambridge is a full service tutoring firm (K-college) committed to providing our students with the best tutors, academic support and enrichment. Whether you"re getting ready for the SAT or ACT or need to boost a math grade, Cambridge has you covered. The Cambridge Lyceum for Elementary Enrichment develops skills for improved performance on tests Our firm offers in-home tutoring or at our center. Get into the college of your choice

Laguana Beach, CA. 92651

College Nannies & Tutors
Serving Irvine, Tustin, Santa Ana and surrounding communities

All of our tutoring is one on one. We come to your house, local library or you can come to our learning center. We tutor all subjects including SAT Prep. Our SAT tutors score in the top 10% of their class. There are no contracts in regards to tutoring, most sessions are 60-90 minutes. Most of our students are college students or recent graduates that your kids relate well to. Our tutors make learning fun for your kids!

Call 949-933-2965 or e-mail

Dale Carnegie© Training

Today, the world is more complex, competitive and demanding then ever before. The Dale Carnegie Teen Leadership & Communications Course is designed to help your teenager; build greater self-confidence, communicate effectively, strengthen people skills, develop leadership skills, as well as manage stress & peer pressure more effectively. This College Accredited Course gives teenagers the skills needed to reach their goals and live up to their full potential at school, home and future careers.

Fairmont Private Schools

Rigorous standards, a diversified curriculum, personalized instruction and dedicated teachers create an environment of educational excellence at Fairmont Prep. This WASC accredited campus offers college bound students AP and IB courses, an advanced math track, an engineering magnet program and a medical magnet program. Students participate in thriving student life including varsity sports, the arts, clubs, community service and an annual travel week. The Prep campus features buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a gymnasium, multipurpose room, theatre, art studio, library and multiple science and computer labs. Graduates go on to some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country.

The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review helps students, parents, and educators achieve the best outcomes at all stages of their educational careers. It all starts with a single premise: Everyone is entitled to the best education.

Through years of research they've learned to use practice and preparation to help students improve their performance. The Review's Test Preparation Division helps a wide variety of students prepare and practice for major moments in their educational lives including the PSAT, SAT, ACT and Graduate School Exams.

Sage Hill School
Newport Coast
Sage Hill School provides opportunities to engage, to be yourself, to learn, and to find your passion.

Academic Excellence: Average class size of 15 students; deeply committed educators promote a love of learning; highest SAT scores in OC.
Engagement: Opportunities abound in athletics, fine arts, on-campus clubs and leadership opportunities.
College Counseling: Accessible, full-time counselors provide individualized guidance throughout the college selection and application process.
Ninth Grade Experience: Clarifies expectations, expands opportunities, builds relationships and nurtures confidence.
Service-Learning Program: An intentional focus on public purpose is woven into the curriculum, teaching students to be engaged citizens.

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