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2022 Best Community Colleges in California

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  1. #3 Best Community Colleges in California.

    Las Positas College

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    2 Year,

    LIVERMORE, CA,

    573 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Las Positas College - My experience at this community college has shown to be very enticing and eventful. This college has a variety of beneficial and opportunistic courses; tying in the....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $6,456,

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  4. #7 Best Community Colleges in California.

    Orange Coast College

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    2 Year,

    COSTA MESA, CA,

    1090 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Orange Coast College is one of the nation’s top transfer schools offering thousands of students opportunities to transfer to universities and private colleges within California and across the nation....Orange Coast College has a proven track record of getting students to the next level. OCC is one of the top community colleges in Orange County for most students transferring to UC and Cal State...Tuition at Orange Coast College is set by the state. Compared to four-year schools, it's easy to see why OCC is always a smart choice - the College offers a quality education at an affordable price..

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $6,499,

  5. #10 Best Community Colleges in California.

    Taft College

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    2 Year,

    TAFT, CA,

    175 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says My experience at Taft College is great! I like that all the teachers there are very communicative and help you with any questions that you have. Something that I would like to see changed is that....

    Read 175 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $8,661,

  6. #14 Best Community Colleges in California.

    Pasadena City College

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    2 Year,

    PASADENA, CA,

    1702 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says I attended PCC for a year after graduating from a prestigious undergrad university to fulfill pre-req classes for grad schools. My time there was incredible. The professors and administration want their students to succeed and highly encourage everyone to transfer out to not only state schools, but their dream schools. The...This community college broke my initial negative biases towards JC's. I highly recommend to anyone planning to transfer to a 4-year fully equipped. Despite me only attending PCC for a year part-time...Great community..

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $5,465,

  7. #15 Best Community Colleges in California.

    San Diego Miramar College

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    2 Year,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    530 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Throughout my many years of experience as a student at San Diego Miramar College, I have nothing terrible to say. I've had the best community college experience at this campus, as well as Miramar's....

    Read 530 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $6,965,

  8. #17 Best Community Colleges in California.

    Copper Mountain Community College

    2 Year,

    JOSHUA TREE, CA,

    174 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Copper Mountain College cares! The staff, faculty and fellow students care! They care about the college, the students and the staff/faculty!There is a foundation that also cares, they work hard to make sure that there is money available for scholarships and work with the students, clubs, and organizations to continue to fund these and...Everyone is here for one reason, education. Whether it be yours or theirs, there is a very caring environment on this campus and it makes going to class, studying and succeeding easier, not easy,....

    Read 174 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $8,748,

  9. #20 Best Community Colleges in California.

    Santa Rosa Junior College

    2 Year,

    SANTA ROSA, CA,

    1261 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The Santa Rosa Junior College is amongst the best of the best, and has been life changing for me. 2 years ago I was a victim of a hate crime and suffered a traumatic brain injury. The incident left... After returning to school since the accident I noticed my grades began to suffer and It was hard to accept that I couldn't learn the way I used to before the incident. I decided to contact the schools DISABILITY RESOURCE DEPARTMENT who helped me tremendously and made considerable accommodations for me so that my unfortunate circumstance wouldn't impact my ability... I am so grateful for everything the Santa Rosa Junior College has done for me they are top notch and really care about the health and wellbeing of there students!.

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    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $8,844,

  10. #23 Best Community Colleges in California.

    Allan Hancock College

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    2 Year,

    SANTA MARIA, CA,

    715 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says It's a very good campus. The large majority of both staff and alumni are very kind, and overall creates a friendly vibe throughout the whole campus. Most professors have an energy of wanting to be... Being an Art major, the community is relaxed and easy to talk to, as long as you put in the effort. The professors have the energy and passion to educated and help throughout the art process and....

    Read 715 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $5,520,

Quick References

RankSchool NameLocation
1Lake Tahoe Community CollegeSouth Lake Tahoe, CA
2Santa Barbara City CollegeSanta Barbara, CA
3Las Positas CollegeLivermore, CA
4Mt. San Antonio CollegeWalnut, CA
5Cuesta CollegeSan Luis Obispo, CA
6West Valley CollegeSaratoga, CA
7Orange Coast CollegeCosta Mesa, CA
8Canada CollegeRedwood City, CA
9Cerritos CollegeNorwalk, CA
10Taft CollegeTaft, CA
11Barstow Community CollegeBarstow, CA
12Glendale Community College - CaliforniaGlendale, CA
13De Anza CollegeCupertino, CA
14Pasadena City CollegePasadena, CA
15San Diego Miramar CollegeSan Diego, CA
16College of San MateoSan Mateo, CA
17Copper Mountain Community CollegeJoshua Tree, CA
18Ohlone CollegeFremont, CA
19Moorpark CollegeMoorpark, CA
20Santa Rosa Junior CollegeSanta Rosa, CA
21Monterey Peninsula CollegeMonterey, CA
22Saddleback CollegeMission Viejo, CA
23Allan Hancock CollegeSanta Maria, CA
24Irvine Valley CollegeIrvine, CA
25Diablo Valley CollegePleasant Hill, CA