How does the schooling system work for adults in the Los Angeles area?

Back in Canada, in the city of Montreal, there are two main Public colleges and universities a student may attend and over 10 Private colleges.

For instance, one student may go to either Dawson College or Vanier College (public).

Or Concordia or McGill University (public)

Or, if the student wants a smaller class size and doesn't mind paying over $10k, they can go to CDI College, Herzing, O'Sullivan College or LaSalle College.

Can anyone give me a rundown of the colleges and universities in Los Angeles please? Because when I try to Google search Los Angeles colleges or universities, I get a buttload of online schools. I don't want online, I want a list of fully accredited colleges and universities. The only ones I know about are USC and UCLA. But there must be more out there no?


Oh! I totally forgot to add which field I wanted to take:

Computer Programming.

I have no prior education or experience but 4 years ago, I had worked for a software company and I was a QA tester. I wouldn't mind doing that again, but I realized that I couldn't keep up with the industry but now I feel I could and have the patience to keep up.

Update 2:

Oh! I totally forgot to add which field I wanted to take:

Computer Programming.

I have no prior education or experience but 4 years ago, I had worked for a software company and I was a QA tester. I wouldn't mind doing that again, but I realized that I couldn't keep up with the industry but now I feel I could and have the patience to keep up.

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  • 7 years ago
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    This is from wikipedia. You might have to sort through the "private colleges" to weed out the for-profit ones:

    There are three public universities located within the city limits: California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

    Private colleges in the city include the American Film Institute Conservatory, Alliant International University, Syracuse University (Los Angeles Campus), American InterContinental University, American Jewish University, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy – Los Angeles campus, Antioch University's Los Angeles campus, Biola University, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising's Los Angeles campus (FIDM), Los Angeles Film School, Loyola Marymount University (LMU is also the parent university of Loyola Law School located in Los Angeles), Marymount College, Mount St. Mary's College, National University of California, Occidental College ("Oxy"), Otis College of Art and Design (Otis), Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Southwestern Law School, and University of Southern California (USC).

    The community college system consists of nine campuses governed by the trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District: East Los Angeles College (ELAC), Los Angeles City College (LACC), Los Angeles Harbor College, Los Angeles Mission College, Los Angeles Pierce College, Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC), Los Angeles Southwest College, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and West Los Angeles College.

    Edit: Those are just in the city of Los Angeles. The county has more:


    Antelope Valley College, Lancaster

    Art Center College of Design, Pasadena

    The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles (AICALA), Santa Monica

    California Institute of the Arts, Santa Clarita

    Cerritos College, Norwalk

    Citrus College, Glendora

    Claremont McKenna College, Claremont

    Claremont School of Theology, Claremont

    College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita

    DeVry University, Long Beach and West Hills (Los Angeles)

    East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park

    El Camino College, Torrance

    Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena

    Glendale Community College, Glendale

    Harvey Mudd College, Claremont

    Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles

    ITT Technical Institute, Culver City, San Dimas, Sylmar (Los Angeles), Torrance, and West Covina

    Life Pacific College, San Dimas

    Long Beach City College, Long Beach

    Los Angeles City College (LACC), Los Angeles

    Los Angeles Harbor College, Los Angeles

    Los Angeles Mission College, Sylmar (Los Angeles)

    Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music, Pasadena

    Los Angeles Pierce College (Pierce), Woodland Hills

    Los Angeles Southwest College, Los Angeles

    Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC), Los Angeles

    Los Angeles Valley College, Valley Glen (Los Angeles)

    The Master's College, Santa Clarita

    Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles

    Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut

    Mt. Sierra College, Monrovia

    Occidental College (Oxy), Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)

    Otis College of Art and Design, Westchester (Los Angeles)

    Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena

    Pasadena City College, Pasadena

    Pitzer College, Claremont

    Pomona College, Claremont

    Rio Hondo College, Whittier

    Santa Monica College (SMC), Santa Monica

    Scripps College, Claremont

    West Los Angeles College, Culver City

    Whittier College, Whittier

    Wyoming Technical Institute (WyoTech), Long Beach


    American Jewish University (AJULA), Los Angeles

    Azusa Pacific University, Azusa

    Biola University, La Mirada

    California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena

    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, (Cal Poly Pomona), Pomona

    California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), Carson

    California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Long Beach

    California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), Los Angeles

    California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Northridge (Los Angeles)

    Claremont Graduate University, (CGU)

    Loyola Marymount University (LMU), Westchester (Los Angeles)

    National University, Los Angeles and Woodland Hills

    Pepperdine University, Malibu

    Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier

    Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles

    Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles

    University of Antelope Valley (UAV), Lancaster

    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Westwood (Los Angeles)

    University of La Verne, La Verne

    University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles

    University of the West (UWest), Rosemead

    Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU), Pomona

    Woodbury University, Burbank

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  • 4 years ago

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