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See what college is like—go on a campus visit.
Enter a ZIP code or city and state to find colleges.
These colleges typically offer certificate and associate degree programs that prepare students for a specific career or to transfer to a 4-year college. They usually have open admission policies, which means that they require only a high school diploma or GED. Credits earned may transfer to other area schools.
|A.||American Academy of Dramatic Arts: West||Los Angeles, CA|
|B.||Los Angeles Valley College||Valley Glen, CA|
|C.||Los Angeles City College||Los Angeles, CA|
|D.||Santa Monica College||Santa Monica, CA|
|E.||West Los Angeles College||Culver City, CA|
|F.||Los Angeles Trade and Technical College||Los Angeles, CA|
|G.||Los Angeles Pierce College||Woodland Hills, CA|
|H.||Glendale Community College||Glendale, CA|
|I.||Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health||Los Angeles, CA|
|J.||Los Angeles Southwest College||Los Angeles, CA|
|K.||Los Angeles Mission College||Sylmar, CA|
|L.||East Los Angeles College||Monterey Park, CA|
|M.||El Camino College||Torrance, CA|
|N.||Pasadena City College||Pasadena, CA|
|O.||Rio Hondo College||Whittier, CA|
|P.||College of the Canyons||Santa Clarita, CA|
|Q.||Los Angeles Harbor College||Wilmington, CA|
|R.||Cerritos College||Norwalk, CA|
|S.||Long Beach City College||Long Beach, CA|
|T.||Salvation Army College for Officer Training at Crestmont||Rancho Palos Verdes, CA|
4-year colleges and universities
These colleges and universities offer bachelor's and higher degree programs. Most provide on-campus housing and offer additional social, athletic and academic opportunities.
These businesses offer a variety of certificate, associate, bachelor's and higher degree programs that typically prepare students for a specific career. They tend to have higher costs and can mean graduating with more debt. Credits earned may not transfer to other area schools, so you should plan carefully and ask questions of the admission office at each college.
Go on a campus visit:
See what college is like. Make the college website your first stop so that you can:
- Get directions to the school and print a campus map.
- Contact the admission office and schedule a tour.
- Ask if you can meet a professor and a student.
- Pick out a class to sit in on.
- Locate the cafeteria so you can sample the food.
- Ask to see a dorm.
Graduate and go!
How many college options does a high school diploma give you? Hint: It's more than you think.