Opportunities to advance your career abound in Greater Sacramento. Home to renowned institutions like UC Davis and Sacramento State and within driving distance of UC Berkeley and Stanford, top universities are within reach to pursue a higher education degree.
FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS IN GREATER SACRAMENTO
UC Davis is one of the nation’s top public research universities. Its four colleges, six professional schools, more than 100 academic majors and 90 graduate programs provide a comprehensive, rigorous and research-based learning environment. The university excels in variety of disciplines, with the world and nation’s top programs in veterinary science and agriculture, respectively. UC Davis is also home to an esteemed teaching hospital and life science research park, Aggie Square
university in the world for veterinary science
agriculture university in the U.S.
Best College for Your Money
Money Magazine, QS World University rankings 2020
Sacramento State is a recognized leader in education, innovation and engagement with 60 undergraduate programs and 40 graduate programs, including two doctorate programs. The university is known for its professors’ dedication to excellence and smaller class sizes, which allow for extensive research opportunities. The university is a core partner of the California Mobility Center, which supports, funds and commercializes new future mobility technologies.
most diverse university in the West
|Among top 20 public universities in the West||127%
increase in 4-year grad rate (2016 to 2020)
U.S. News and World Report, 2019; Sacramento State
UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC
Anchored by the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific’s Sacramento Campus is an interdisciplinary center offering graduate degree programs in health, education, business and public policy as well as a bachelor’s degree completion program for working professionals.
The Sacramento Campus is also home to Pacific’s Center for Business and Policy Research, which has informed public policy through its economic forecasts and other studies since 2004. The center, which continues to have an office on Pacific’s Stockton Campus, offers students rich opportunities for multidisciplinary research and collaboration.
CALIFORNIA NORTHSTATE UNIVERSITY
California Northstate University is dedicated to advancing the art and science of healthcare, providing innovative education and healthcare delivery systems and educating, training and developing individuals to provide competent, patient-centered care. The university’s planned $750 million teaching hospital in Elk Grove will include a Level II trauma center.
WILLIAM JESSUP UNIVERSITY
William Jessup University is a faith-based institution offering an array of undergraduate and graduate programs to its 1,500+ students. The university offers nearly 20 undergraduate and six graduate programs in addition to a degree completion program and online courses.
U.S. News and World Report, 2019
FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS WITHIN A 90-MINUTE DRIVE OF GREATER SACRAMENTO
Berkeley is home to some of the world’s greatest minds leading more than 130 academic departments and 80 interdisciplinary research units to address the world’s most pertinent challenges. The university is home to 1,600+ faculty, 35,000 students and 350+ degree programs in 130 academic departments and 80 interdisciplinary research units.
Stanford’s areas of excellence span seven schools along with research institutes, the arts and athletics. Stanford’s faculty, staff and students work to improve the health and wellbeing of people around the world through the discovery and application of knowledge. The university is home to 6,900 undergraduates and 9,300 graduate students.
externally sponsored research projects
Nobel laureates in the Stanford community
U.S. News & World Report, UC Berkeley
UCSF is the only University of California campus dedicated to graduate and professional education. Driven by a public mission, UCSF is a collection of dedicated scientists, clinicians, students and staff who strive to make the world a better place through a singular focus on health.
startup companies out of UCSF
million in NIH funding in 2018
SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University blends high-tech innovation with a social consciousness grounded in the Jesuit educational tradition. The university helps shape the next generation of leaders and global thinkers by pursuing new technology, encouraging creativity, engaging with communities and sharing an entrepreneurial mindset.
Chico State has been rated a top 10 regional public university in the West by U.S. News and World report since 1998, when the rankings began. The university offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate academic programs.
COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN GREATER SACRAMENTO
LOS RIOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
The Los Rios Community College District is one of the nation’s most respected learning institutions and the second largest community college district in California, enrolling about 75,000 students annually. Los Rios has four colleges, six education centers and specialized workforce and economic development programs. The four colleges include Sacramento City, American River, Folsom Lake and Cosumnes River.
The Sierra Community College District serves over 18,000 students each year and offers 126 degrees and certificates. Their award-winning faculty members enhance their teaching with research, authorship and industry expertise.
TECHNICAL SCHOOLS IN GREATER SACRAMENTO
Universal Technical Institute
UTI offers a top Automotive Technology program. Focusing on a learn-by-doing philosophy, students take on the maintenance and repair of both foreign and domestic autos. The program is 51 weeks from start to finish, with an average of 690 hours in the lab.
MTI is a trade and vocational school with programs in healthcare, information technology and business.
Unitek specializes in preparing students for the medical field with a focus in medical assisting and vocational nursing.
Carrington provides a diverse range of in-demand healthcare-related certificate and associate degree programs, most of which can be completed in 8 to 18 months.
National Career Education
NCE offers specialized career training and professional support via a diverse range of medical and technical programs.
United Education Institute
UEI Sacramento is a technical school that offers several vocational and trade programs, including automotive, health and business specialties.
TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS
From bootcamps to robust certifications, Greater Sacramento’s educational network offers over 85 programs to level up your skill set.