Picture ocean breezes and sunsets on the horizon. Then wake up, because Sacramento isn't on the coast. Compared to its neighboring cities, one would think there's nothing to do in River City. But this part of Northern California is home to several accredited higher education institutions and one of the strongest community college systems in the state. The city's 28 higher educational institutions include 10 community colleges and one true public 4-year university with more than 60 programs. With the number of degrees constantly rising, it's no surprise that nearly 40% of the Sacramento region has an associate's degree or higher. and though the career focus is primarily dominated by Government jobs, education, and health services, there are other career options available in advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, information technology and agriculture.*Bureau of Labor Statistics *National Center for Education Statistics *Forbes, Sacramento *www.portal.cityofsacramento.org *www.sacto.org
The University of California Davis is a public, land-grant university that was founded in 1959 after 50 years of operating solely as the main agricultural school in the UC system. UC Davis has a total undergraduate enrollment of about 35,000 and is located just west of Sacramento in the suburban town of Davis. The surrounding San Joaquin Valley is the agricultural epicenter of the United States, making Davis a prime location for studying farming techniques, crop genetics, and related fields. UC Davis has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20:1 and a graduation rate of 84.6%.
UC Davis consists of a Campus Core situated on the university quad, South Campus that’s home to the Mondavi Center and Arboretum Way, and West Campus that is reserved primarily for agricultural research and development. The school offers over 80 graduate programs through internationally-renowned departments such as the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and the UC Davis School of Medicine. California residents should note that in-state students pay about half what out-of-state students pay for tuition and fees.
UC Davis is known as a Public Ivy due to the extensive research programs that operate on-campus and at local facilities including the California Raptor Center, Crocker Nuclear Laboratory, and Bodega Marine Reserve. UC Davis student government (ASUCD) is highly active and works to support student interests through the funding of programs like Picnic Day, KDVS Student Radio, and The Entertainment Council, which works to host live musicians and traveling acts annually. Notable alumni include chef and television personality Martin Yan, comedian Hasan Minhaj, and wrestler John Morrison.
California State University-Sacramento offers 107 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 8,197 students graduated with students earning 7,310 Bachelor's degrees, 788 Master's degrees, 51 Certificates, and 48 Doctoral degrees.
Epic Bible College offers 16 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 37 students graduated with students earning 14 Bachelor's degrees, 12 Associate's degrees, 10 Master's degrees, and 1 Doctoral degree.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of California-Davis Davis, CA||22 : 1||38,634|
|William Jessup University Rocklin, CA||36 : 1||1,743|
|Charles A Jones Career and Education Center Sacramento, CA||243|
|California State University-Sacramento Sacramento, CA||39 : 1||31,992|
|MTI College Sacramento, CA||42 : 1||756|
|National Career Education Citrus Heights, CA||44 : 1||440|
|Universal Technical Institute of Northern California Inc Sacramento, CA||37 : 1||1,289|
|My Le's Beauty College Sacramento, CA||254|
|Paul Mitchell the School-Sacramento Sacramento, CA||274|
|Asher College Sacramento, CA||28 : 1||646|
|Citrus Heights Beauty College Citrus Heights, CA||123|
|Carrington College-Sacramento Sacramento, CA||33 : 1||3,261|
|Federico Beauty Institute Sacramento, CA||326|
|Epic Bible College Sacramento, CA||21 : 1||145|
|InterCoast Colleges-Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova, CA||117|
|Cosumnes River College Sacramento, CA||68 : 1||14,398|
|Sierra College Rocklin, CA||73 : 1||18,226|
|Folsom Lake College Folsom, CA||69 : 1||8,945|
|Woodland Community College Woodland, CA||79 : 1||3,774|
|American River College Sacramento, CA||78 : 1||31,265|