Long Beach College

Find Long Beach California colleges and universities, such as state, community, public, and private colleges, universities, and technical schools. Colleges and universities provide information on degree programs, such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, masters degrees, doctorate degrees, and trade certifications, college applications, financial aid, tuition, and student alumni resources.


American Career College-Long Beach 236 East 3rd Street Long Beach CA 90802 949-783-4800


California State University Long Beach 1250 North Bellflower Boulevard Long Beach CA 90840 562-985-4111

California State University-Chancellors Office 401 Golden Shore Long Beach CA 90802

John Wesley International Barber & Beauty College 717 Pine Avenue Long Beach CA 90813 562-435-7060

Long Beach City College 4901 Carson Street Long Beach CA 90808 562-938-4111

Newbridge College-Long Beach 3799 East Burnett Street Long Beach CA 90815

Wyotech-Long Beach 2161 Technology Place Long Beach CA 90810

About Long Beach Colleges

Long Beach Colleges are institutions that offer post-secondary education through a range of degree or vocational programs in Long Beach, CA. Although there are distinctions between the two, the term College in the United States is typically used to refer to both Colleges and Universities. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that there are more than 4,700 post-secondary degree-granting institutions in the U.S.

You may contact Colleges & Universities for questions about:
  • Long Beach Public and Private Colleges
  • College admissions and applications
  • Tuition, financial aid, and scholarships
  • Associates degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Doctoral degrees, and certificate programs
  • ACT and SAT score requirements
Types of Long Beach Colleges

There are several types of Long Beach colleges, each of which offers different degree programs. Four-year Colleges in Long Beach typically offer Bachelor's degrees in science or liberal arts, and may also offer graduate-level degrees. Long Beach Junior Colleges and Community Colleges offer Associate degrees in two-year programs. In most cases, students earning two-year Associate degrees can apply their credited work towards a four-year degree at another College. Long Beach Universities offer a wider range of degree programs. At the graduate level, Universities offer multiple programs leading to Master's and Doctoral degrees.

Long Beach Public & Private Colleges

Colleges in Long Beach can be public or private. Long Beach Public Colleges are generally established as Universities offering a full range of degree programs. Most Public Universities are run by California State. Public Universities receive a portion of their funding from the California government, which makes their tuition comparatively lower than Long Beach Private Colleges and Universities. Appointed boards of trustees oversee Public Universities. Private Colleges and Universities in Los Angeles County rely on tuition and fundraising as their main revenue sources, and they tend to have more expensive tuition than Public Universities.

Accredited Colleges in Long Beach, California

There are numerous independent accrediting agencies that establish the operating standards for educational institutions in Long Beach. Colleges that maintain educational standards associated with reputable institutions of higher learning can obtain accreditation from an accrediting authority. Long Beach accredited Colleges are generally viewed as schools that meet acceptable levels of quality.