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Leading Places of Origin for International Students:South Korea, India, Japan
Top Colleges in California: University of Southern California, University of California - Los Angeles, Stanford University
State Accrediting Body: Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Public Universities & Colleges
Private Universities & College
# of 2 and 4yr Public: 147
# of 2 and 4yr Private: 265
Total Universities & Colleges: 412
Total Fall Ugrad Enrolment: 2,172,354
Public and Private University & College Tuition
Total 4 yr: $4,971.00
Total 2 yr: $633.00
Total 4 yr:$29,810.00
Average Debt. 4 yr Grad: $17,270.00
Total Bachelors Degrees Awarded: 151021
Total Certificates Awarded: 381084
California State Facts
Land Area:164,000 square miles, 3rd largest
Largest City:Los Angeles
Capital City: Sacramento
Citizens Known As:Californian
Climate:14.3°F to 92.2°F
The State Flag of California
Largest Cities in California:Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose
States That Border California:California is bordered by Oregon to the north. In the south, California shares an international border with Mexico. To the east, Nevada and Arizona share the California border. The Pacific Ocean meets California’s west coast.
California's Nickname:The Golden State
Origin of California's Nickname:California is associated with gold because of The California Gold Rush of 1848 and the fields of yellow poppies (the official state flower).
California Economy/Agriculture: Vegetables, fruits and nuts, dairy products, cattle, nursery stock, grapes.
Economy Industry:Electronic components and equipment, aerospace, film production, food processing, petroleum, computers and computer software, tourism.
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