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Fortunately for you, La Jolla, CA offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


La Jolla College and University Demographics

La Jolla's 2 colleges and universities offer a total of 260 degree and certificate programs for you to choose from, in fields ranging from medical scientist to classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics, general to aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical/space engineering.

The top-ranked school in La Jolla is University of California-San Diego, with a nationwide rank of 12th in 2010. The school has approximately 28,418 students. Approximately 8% of students studying at University of California-San Diego choose to study Psychology, making it the most popular course of study at the school.


On average, colleges and universities in La Jolla schools charge students $11,197 per year in tuition fees. The La Jolla school charging the highest tuition rates is University of California-San Diego, which charges students $11,306 per year. The lowest tuition rate in La Jolla is at National University, which charges students $11,088 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2008, students at La Jolla colleges received an estimated $195,979,000 in financial aid. Of this aid, $170,861,000 was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. University of California-San Diego gave its students $130,655,000 in institutional financial aid. This was the highest amount of financial aid given by any La Jolla school.

La Jolla Student Demographics

In 2010, 43,971 students were enrolled in La Jolla schools, which was 2% of the total college students in California. University of California-San Diego, with 28,418 students, had the highest number of students in La Jolla, while National University, with only 15,553 students, had the lowest number.

Graduation and Retention Rates

The retention rate for La Jolla colleges and universities, which is the percent of students who return to college after their first year, is about 88%. The graduation rate for La Jolla schools is approximately 58%. The La Jolla college with the highest graduation rate is University of California-San Diego, which has a graduation rate of 84%. The La Jolla college with the lowest graduation rate is National University, which has a graduation rate of 32%.


Approximately 57% of students enrolled in La Jolla schools are female. 94% of La Jolla college students are 24 years old or younger. For every 100 La Jolla college students, 61 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. The La Jolla school with the highest percentage of minority students was University of California-San Diego, with 70% of students identifying themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background.

La Jolla Faculty Demographics

La Jolla schools had 1,301 faculty members in 2010. Of these faculty members, 55% were female and 31% were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

La Jolla schools had an average faculty to student ratio of 1 to 44 in 2009. Institute of Transpersonal Psychology had the highest faculty to student ratio, of schools in La Jolla, with 1 to 1.

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