California Colleges and Universities Quick Comparison
|University of California (UC)||California State University (CSU)||California Independent Colleges & Universities|
|Transfer Admission Requirements||
|Academic Calendar||8 Campuses on Quarter System 2 on Semester (Berkeley and Merced)||16 Campuses on Semester System
7 on Quarter System
|Varies by campus
Refer to individual catalog
|General Education Pattern||IGETC||IGETC or CSU GE Breadth||School specific pattern or some colleges / universities will accept the IGETC or CSU GE-Breadth pattern.
|Degrees Awarded||Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, and Professional degrees. Teaching Credentials.||Bachelor, Master, Ed.D. at selected campuses. Teaching Credentials.
Doctorate at select campuses–in conjunction with UC/Private Campus.
|Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Professional degrees. Teaching Credential|
|Approximate Cost of Attendance*
(Tuition and fees Per Year)
*Does not include books, room & board, transportation, or personal expenses.
|CA Residents: $14,000/year
Non-Residents are required to pay out-of state tuition.
|CA Residents: Approximately $6,500 year for full time.
Non-Residents are required to pay out-of-state tuition
|Varies – Refer to individual catalog.|
|Financial Aid||Scholarships, Grants, Loans, Work Study||Scholarships, Grants, Loans, Work Study||Scholarships, Grants, Loans, Work Study|