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California College System - Matrix

 

 

California

Community Colleges

CSU

California State University

UC

University of

California

Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

WEB SITE

www2.calstate.edu/apply

www.universityofcalifornia.edu

www.aiccu.edu

 

NUMBER OF CAMPUSES

108

23

10

76

PROGRAMS AND CURRICULUM

Two year Colleges

1) Career and job entry majors

2) Transfer program

3) A.A. and A.S. degrees

4) Vocational certificates

Four year Colleges with

Graduate programs:

1) Various majors

2) Pre-professional studies

3) B.A. and B.S. degrees

4) M.A. and M.S. degrees

5) Teaching Credentials

6) Joint-Doctoral degrees offered at some campuses (Ed.D./Ph.D)

7) Some certificate programs

Four year Colleges with Graduate and Professional Schools

1)Various majors

2) Pre-professional studies

3) B.A. and B.S. degrees

4) M.A. and M.S. degrees

5) Teaching credentials

6) Doctoral and professional degrees (medicine, law, etc.)

AICCU institutions range from large world-renowned universities to regional liberal arts, specialized institutions, and professional schools. Most grant baccalaureate and advanced degrees; however, a few grant two-year associate degrees. Various majors, programs and degree levels offered.

INSTRUCTIONAL FOUNDATION AND DEGREE EMPHASIS

Education: Applied

 

Emphasis: Vocational and transfer preparation for a four-year college

Education: Applied

 

Emphasis: Teacher preparation, career employment and graduate school.

Education: Theoretical

 

Emphasis: Research and preparation for graduate school.

Education: Varies by campus

 

Emphasis: Varies by campus

TUITION AND FEES

$46 per unit

Approx. $8100 per year

Approx. $16,000 per year

Approx. $25- $50,000 per year

TOTAL COSTS PER YEAR (with housing)

Approximately $2,000. living at home. 10 have dormitories.

Approximately $19-26,000

Approximately $31,000

Approximately $35,000 +

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

No subject requirements. Must be 18 years old, a high school graduate, or have a G.E.D. equivalent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-G Requirements

a) Social Science 2 years

b)English 4 years

c) Math 3 years

d) Laboratory Science 2 years

(1) biological (1) physical

(Biology & Chemistry)

e) Foreign Language 2 years

f) Visual & Performing Arts

1 year

g) College Prep Electives 1 year

 

A-G Requirements

a) Social Science 2 years

b)English 4 years

c) Math 3 years (4 yrs recommended)

d) Laboratory Science 2 years

(1) biological (1) physical

(3 yrs recommended Biology,

Chemistry & Physics)

e) Foreign Language 2 years

(3 yrs recommended)

f) Visual & Performing Arts

1 year

g) College Prep Electives 1 year

Wide variety of requirements, but most are comparable to the CSU/UC systems.

 

TEST REQUIREMENTS

No entrance test requirement.

A placement test is required.

SAT or ACT for entrance.

May also require placementexams: EPT and ELM. Use SAT code 3594 for CSU Mentor!

SAT or ACT plus writing

May require Subject A test for placement.

SAT or ACT for entrance. May require a placement test.