College in Ventura County comes in many shapes and sizes, there might be one that fits you!
Deciding to attend college is a BIG decision, and it’s not for everyone. But if it IS your decision, the choices are endless including 2-yr community college, 4-yr university or even further! But no matter which, you need to research and you need to make a plan—and then you need to figure out how to pay for it.
2-Year Ventura County Community Colleges
- Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) The VCCCD includes three campuses, Moorpark, Oxnard and Ventura. You may find that you can mix and match different campuses to obtain the classes needed to complete a specific certification or degree.
- Explore all the VCCCD fields of study, certifications and degree options here.
- Moorpark Community College Moorpark College opened September 11, 1967, with 2,500 students. The campus is located at the eastern edge of the city of Moorpark and is one of the most beautiful community colleges in California.
- Oxnard Community College Oxnard College, an accredited two-year institution of higher education, has been a part of the Ventura County Community College District since 1975.
- Ventura Community College Ventura College, an accredited two-year institution of higher education, has been a part of this beautiful seaside community since 1925.
4-Year Ventura County Colleges
California State University
The California State College (CSU) public system is made up of 23 campuses educating 479,000 students every year. The CSU has one of the most diverse student populations in the United States.
Cal State University Channel Islands (CSUCI)
We are fortunate to have a CSU located in Ventura County. CSUCI offers an unparalleled student-centered learning experience in of Southern California’s most scenic settings.
University of California (UC)
The first public UC opened its doors in 1869 with just 10 faculty members and 38 students. Today, the ten campuses of the UC system includes more than 238,000 students and 190,000 faculty and staff.
Cal Lutheran University
Located in Thousand Oaks, California Lutheran University is a private university founded in 1959 and is home to more than 2,791 undergraduate (four-year) and 1,282 graduate (4-8 year) students.
- The College Application Checklist
There are so many important details to remember when applying to college, to keep track of requirements, print and use this checklist for tasks and deadlines for each college!
- The Common Application
More than 700 colleges, one application. Learn more about the Common Application and why it might be the right way for you to apply to college.
- California Lutheran University: Upward Bound
The Upward Bound Program is available to students at a select number of high schools in Ventura County. The program is geared toward low-income and first-generation college bound students.
- Sallie Mae
Sallie Mae is the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company. Find options for loans, scholarships and more.
- The College Navigator
The U.S. Department of Education's website to help guide you through the process of finding the right college. It includes tools to help estimate expenses, find financial aid, and identify programs and majors that are right for you.
- Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA)
FAFSA is part of the U.S. Department of Education intended to ensure that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally-guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school.
Is one of the most comprehensive free resources for information about student financial aid, scholarships, and education loans.
- Center for Consumer Financial Education
Curates the best educational material to improve how individuals understand money. They find expert-driven content and educational material to help with financial planning, credit and debt, money management, and basic financial literacy.