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.

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 DesignAzusa 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 USCMt. Sierra College

Pacific Coast Bible CollegePacific 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

Western University of Health Sciences 

Additional Links:

Caltech Named World's Top University 

600 Smartest Colleges in America by SAT score

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