Colleges & Universities

The San Gabriel Valley is notable for its quality colleges, universities and graduate schools, many ranked among the top schools in their fields. For the past two years, the California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech) has been ranked the number one school in the world.

San Gabriel Valley's universities and community colleges play a central role in developing the region's next generation of skilled workers, professionals and entrepreneurs. This sector also includes a number of highly regarded community colleges that provide a stepping stone to four-year universities or vocational training. Additionally, research and development activities at local colleges and universities support aerospace, medical device and biomedical firms.

The presence of major centers of learning in the Valley has facilitated a number of business start-ups, many of which stay in the area. Start-up firms, particularly from Caltech and Cal Poly Pomona, have made important contributions to the green economy by developing technologies that include electric batteries, electric car charging stations, solar panels and nano-technology.

Colleges and Universities in San Gabriel Valley:

California State Universities

Cal Poly Pomona
Cal State LA


Community Colleges

Citrus College
Mt. San Antonio College
Pasadena City College
Rio Hondo College

Private Colleges & Universities

Art Center College of Design
Azusa Pacific University
California Institute of Technology
City of Hope
Claremont Graduate University
Claremont McKenna College
Claremont School of Theology
Fuller Theological Seminary
Harvey Mudd College
Keck Graduate Institute
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Mt. Sierra College
Pacific Coast Bible College
Pacific Oaks College
Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management
Pitzer College
Platt College
Pomona College
Scripps College
University of La Verne
William Carey International University

Additional Links:

Caltech Named World's Top University 

600 Smartest Colleges in America by SAT score


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