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Colleges & Universities* in Los Angeles County
Enrollment, Degrees, Type, Year Established

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School

Highest Degree

Student Enrollment**

Type of Institution

Year Established

Academy for Jewish Religion California

Masters

65

Religious

2000

American Film Institute

Masters

356

Independent

1967

American Jewish University

Masters

112

Religious

1947

Antioch University Los Angeles

Masters

819

Independent

1972

Art Center College of Design

Masters

1,824

Independent

1930

Azusa Pacific University

Doctorate

6,160

Religious

1899

Biola University

Doctorate

4,373

Religious

1908

California Institute of Technology

Doctorate

983

Independent

1891

California Institute of the Arts

Masters

895

Independent

1961

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Masters

22,395

Public

1938

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Masters

12,617

Public

1960

California State University, Long Beach

Masters

31,523

Public

1949

California State University, Los Angeles

Masters

20,668

Public

1947

California State University, Northridge

Masters

35,206

Public

1958

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Doctorate

35

Independent

2008

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Doctorate

230

Independent

1966

Claremont Graduate University (Claremont Colleges)

Doctorate

2,160

Independent

1925

Claremont Lincoln University

Masters

41

Independent

2011

Claremont McKenna College (Claremont Colleges)

Bachelors

1,301

Independent

1946

Claremont School of Theology

Doctorate

254

Independent

1885

School

Highest Degree

Student Enrollment**

Type of Institution

Year Established

Columbia College Hollywood

Bachelors

359

Independent

1952

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Bachelors

3,142

Independent

1969

Fuller Theological Seminary

Doctorate

2,805

Religious

1947

Harvey Mudd College (Claremont Colleges)

Masters

804

Independent

1955

Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
(Jack H. Skirball Campus)

Doctorate

297

Religious

1954

Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences
at City of Hope

Doctorate

79

Independent

1994

Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences

Doctorate

84

Independent

1997

Life Pacific College

Bachelors

514

Religious

1925

Logos Evangelical Seminary

Doctorate

170

Religious

1989

Loyola Marymount University

Doctorate

6,184

Religious

1865

Marymount California University

Masters

1,086

Religious

1932

Mount Saint Mary's University (1)

Masters

2,667

Religious

1925

Occidental College

Masters

2,117

Independent

1888

Otis College of Art and Design

Masters

1,032

Independent

1917

Pacific Oaks College

Masters

257

Independent

1945

Pardee RAND Graduate School

Doctorate

102

Independent

1970

Pepperdine University

Doctorate

3,451

Religious

1937

Phillips Graduate Institute

Doctorate

210

Independent

1971

School

Highest Degree

Student Enrollment**

Type of Institution

Year Established

Pitzer College (Claremont Colleges)

Bachelors

1,081

Independent

1963

Pomona College (Claremont Colleges)

Bachelors

1,650

Independent

1887

Providence Christian College

Bachelors

100

Religious

2005

Scripps College (Claremont Colleges) (1)

Bachelors

972

Independent

1926

Shepherd University

Doctorate

46

Religious

1999

Southern California Institute of Architecture

Masters

263

Independent

1972

Southern California University of Health Sciences (2)

Doctorate

507

Independent

1911

The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems

Masters

42

Independent

2001

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Doctorate

249

Independent

2008

The Master's College and Seminary

Masters

1,137

Religious

1927

University of California, Los Angeles

Doctorate

29,633

Public

1919

University of La Verne

Doctorate

2,713

Independent

1891

University of Southern California

Doctorate

18,740

Independent

1880

University of the West

Doctorate

142

Religious

1990

Western University of Health Sciences

Doctorate

3,862

Independent

1975

Whittier College

Masters

1,665

Independent

1887

Woodbury University

Masters

1,357

Independent

1884

For links, addresses & telephone numbers to these institutions, visit the directory

* Listed institutions as of 2016, except for Shepherd University, are accredited by a regional accreditation association such as the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC). Shepherd University is a Candidate for Accreditation as of December 2016.
** Enrollment numbers are from Peterson's, the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education or are self-reported.
(1) Women’s College
(2) Formerly Los Angeles Chiropractic College

The California Graduate Institute merged with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2008.  The California Graduate Institute was the first independent graduate school of psychology in the nation, founded in 1968.

Whittier College was founded in 1887 by members of the Society of Friends (Quakers).

The University of Southern California is a private research university of international distinction, and as such, the oldest
in the Western United States. The university attracts students from all 50 states and 107 other countries.

California Institute of the Arts was founded in 1961 with the help of Walt and Roy Disney and Lulu May Von Hagen.
It merged the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music (founded 1883) and Chouinard Art Institute (founded 1921).

Cleveland Chiropractic College Los Angeles, founded in 1911, closed in 2011.

UCLA is the only campus among the nation's top 10 research universities that was established in the 20th century.

UCLA is the largest (per enrollment) of the University of California Campuses.

USC has the second largest enrollment of foreign students in the nation.

 

 

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