Top Colleges and Universities in Orange County

Top Colleges and Universities in Orange County

Orange County offers more than just great weather, it's also home to a number of outstanding colleges and universities.

Top Schools

University of California, Irvine is one of the fastest-growing schools in the well-respected UC system, and was recently ranked as the No. 11 public university in the United States for 2011 according to US News and World Report. Cal State Fullerton isn't just a perennial baseball powerhouse, it's also the only school in California that offers a Master of Science in nursing and boasts strong business and economics programs.

Moving away from public schools, Chapman University is the largest private university in Orange County. Chapman has four schools and four colleges, among them the school of law and Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

Business Schools

Whatever business you can think of, you can find it in Southern California. From high-tech to the entertainment industry, there will always be a need for business-savvy people to keep the business world running.

Top business schools in the area include:

Keller Graduate School of Management
A great option for those looking for a graduate degree, DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management is where you can earn five different Master's degrees in fields such as business administration or project management. Keller also offers eight different graduate certificate programs in fields like e-commerce management, financial analysis and entrepreneurship.

Health and Medical Schools

Projections for medical and healthcare support occupations look promising in the coming years, and Orange County boasts several top health and medical schools to gain the knowledge and modern technical skills needed in today's medical industry. American Career College has programs to put you on your way to becoming a health claims examiner/biller, massage therapist, among many others. Medical assistant and pharmacy technician programs at United Education Institute are designed to give you the skills you need in a short time.

Performing Arts Schools

It wouldn't be Southern California without entertainers, and the stars of tomorrow need the skills and education today to be the best they can be. Orange County has several performing arts schools and programs, including the art, dance, music and theatre departments found at Santa Ana College. At Vanguard University of Southern California's Theatre Arts Department, you can find courses in directing and musical theatre.

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