Riverside County is home to a number of colleges and universities, offering degrees in nearly every course of study imaginable.
College of the Desert
College of the Desert is the number one source of transfer students to California State University at San Bernardino. Founded in 1958, this community college offers transfer students an affordable option to start college and transfer to a four-year institution.
Copper Mountain College
Copper Mountain is the Morongo Basin’s gateway to higher education and job training. It offers small class sizes, advanced technology and hands-on experience.
Moreno Valley College
Moreno Valley College is a health education center with acclaimed programs in health sciences, human, and public services. Each semester, more than 14,000 students pursue associate's degrees, transfer to a four-year college or university, or earn a career certificate that qualifies them to enter their chosen field.
Mt. San Jacinto College
This community college offers a variety of vocational and technical programs to prepare students for rewarding careers. MSJC serves students from its San Jacinto, Menifee Valley and San Gorgonio Pass campuses, Temecula Higher Education Center, and many off-site locations.
Norco College is a two-year public institution of higher education, one of three colleges in the Riverside Community College District (RCCD).
Palo Verde College
At Palo Verde College, located on the banks of the Colorado River in the Palo Verde Valley, students attend classes from early morning to late evening and weekends, taking advantage of a wide variety of courses, including career and technical, transfer, developmental, and continuing education.
Platt’s Riverside campus occupies 23,000 square feet of classrooms, computer, design, and medical labs, library, student lounge, and administrative space. With state of the art equipment, experienced instructors, and a strong Career Services team, students will gain hands on experience for the career of their dreams.
Riverside City College
From its opening in 1916, Riverside City College has grown to be one of California's leading community colleges and is a landmark in downtown Riverside. It serves more than 19,000 students each semester with associate's degree programs, transfers to a four-year college or university, or career certificates that prepare students to enter the workforce.
Santa Barbara Business College - Rancho Mirage
Located in the heart of the Coachella Valley, SBCC opened its new and expanded campus in 2011. It offers bachelor's degrees in business administration, criminal justice, and healthcare administration, an MBA program, and an HVAC training program.
UEI College - Riverside
UEI College’s Riverside campus offers vocational and trade programs in industries such as business, criminal justice, HVAC, and medical, anddental to fit each student’s career interests. Day and evening classes are available.
UMass Global campus (formerly Brandman University)
The UMass Global campus (formerly Brandman University) in Riverside, California, was established in 1963 to bring educational programs to military personnel and their families on March Air Force Base. Located in the Inland Empire, Riverside is 60 miles east of Los Angeles and home to the historic Mission Inn.
Today, UMass Global is open to all students and provides year-round sessions, flexible college formats, scholar-practitioner faculty and an exceptional education value.
California Baptist University
California Baptist University (CBU) is one of the top private Christian colleges and universities in Southern California. CBU offers bachelor's, master's and credential programs in Riverside, San Bernardino and online.
California State University, San Bernardino
Opened in 1965, CSUSB serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. It offers more than 70 traditional baccalaureate and master's degree programs, education credential and certificate programs, and a doctoral program. There are campuses in San Bernardino and in Palm Desert.
La Sierra University
Affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, La Sierra is acclaimed for its academic quality, opportunities for research at the undergraduate and graduate levels, community service emphasis, and demographically diverse student body.
University of California, Riverside
Located on nearly 1,200 scenic acres in Inland Southern California and distinguished by more than 60 years of high-impact research, UCR is home to approximately 24,000 students and 1,100 institutional faculty. Its three colleges offer a wide range of academic and research subjects.