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Fortunately for you, Ventura, 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!


Ventura College and University Demographics

Ventura's 4 colleges and universities offer a total of 76 degree and certificate programs for you to choose from, in fields ranging from fashion/apparel design to journalism to water quality and wastewater treatment management and recycling technology/technician.

The top-ranked school in Ventura is Ventura Adult and Continuing Education, with a nationwide rank of 67th in 2010. The school has approximately 126 students. Amongst students at Ventura Adult and Continuing Education, the most popular area of study is Allied Health.


Ventura schools charge an average tuition of $205 per year. The Ventura school charging the highest tuition rates is Ventura College, which charges students $818 per year. The lowest tuition rate in Ventura is at Ventura College, which charges students $818 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2008, $14,743,073 of the total $15,079,504 in financial aid received by Ventura students was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. The school giving the most institutional grants and scholarships in Ventura was Ventura College, which gave students $7,971,663 in institutional financial aid.

Ventura Student Demographics

Approximately 1% of California students were enrolled in Ventura colleges in 2010. That is 15,085 students. With 14,395 students, Ventura College had the highest total student enrollment in Ventura. On the other hand, with only 122 students, Lu Ross Academy had the lowest enrollment in the city.

Graduation and Retention Rates

The retention rate for Ventura colleges and universities, which is the percent of students who return to college after their first year, is about 66%. Approximately 51% of students eventually graduate. Graduation rates, however, can vary from college to college. Ventura Adult and Continuing Education has a graduation rate of 82%, while Santa Barbara Business College has a graduation rate of 17%.


Approximately 58% of students enrolled in Ventura schools are female. The ratio of Ventura students who are 24 years old or younger to those who are over 24 years old is 67 to 100. In 2009, 59% of Ventura college students identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority. The highest percentage of diverse students in Ventura in 2009 was at Santa Barbara Business College, which had a minority student population that was 68% of the total student population of the school.

Ventura Faculty Demographics

Ventura schools had 1,308 faculty members in 2010. 37% of faculty members at Ventura schools were female. 18% of them identified themselves as being racially or ethnically diverse.

In 2009, the average faculty to student ratio was 1 to 18 for colleges and universities in Ventura. Institute of Transpersonal Psychology had 1 faculty for every 1 student. This was the highest faculty to student ratio for schools in Ventura.

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