The 50 Best Colleges in California - Article, Office of College Advancement

July 2015—Reprinted from with minor updates.

Best Colleges in California 2015, more than 450 higher education institutions in California, choosing the best school for your needs can be overwhelming; not only do you need to decide on whether to attend a two-year or four-year college, you also have to mine through an extensive amount of government data to find the schools offering the best experience. Fortunately, we have applied our rigorous methodology to the latest education data to create ranked lists of California's best two-year and four-year colleges.

Ohlone College Ranked #7 in Two-year Schools


  • Fremont Campus, 43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA
    (510) 659-6000

  • Newark Campus, 39399 Cherry Street,
    Newark, CA 94560-4902
    (510) 742-2300


This two-year college offers a variety of undergraduate degrees and professional programs, including Certificates of Accomplishment, Certificates of Achievement, associate degrees and associate degrees for transfer. The student government, the Associated Students of Ohlone, organizes events such as sports rallies, tai chi workshops, food outings and poetry slams to promote community participation and networking. The Ohlone Foundation offers up to $150,000 each year to assist students with academic expenses. These funds can be accessed through the OC scholarship application.


"My experience in the program has been a good experience. I have more freedom than at the high school. This program has kept me more on track and up to date with my studies." -Robert, high school/college joint enrollment student

Quick Facts

  • Ohlone's name is derived from the Ohlone people, who are native to the Mission San Jose area
  • Students use the digital learning platform, Blackboard, to access online courses
  • The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges grants accreditation to Ohlone College

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