The Top Asian American and Pacific Islander American Serving Institutions in California

These are the best Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions in California with robust online degree offerings.

Everyone deserves to be treated with respect, and to be supported in their endeavors to better themselves through education. Many colleges and universities understand this, and build values of diversity, inclusion, and equity into their mission statements, as well as their services, resources, and programs.

The U.S. government recognizes colleges with diverse student populations, giving them special classifications. One such classification is that of Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. This classification means that the college or university’s student body is greater than 10% Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander. For their commitment to these populations, these institutions are eligible for federal grants that improve their ability to recruit students and provide better educational opportunities.

Many of the colleges on this list also house dedicated offices of diversity and inclusion, and have Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander student groups. Additionally, many of the colleges on this list are recognized as military friendly schools and Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Some offer services and resources for undocumented and non-resident students.

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    1. University of California-Irvine

      Irvine, CA

      Score

      99

      CA Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment36,908 (1% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePublic
      USDE Special Government StatusAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Hispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs63
      AccreditationRegional: WASC Senior College and University Commission
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$13,727 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      CAOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Diverse Student BodyDisability Friendly SchoolFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving InstitutionHispanic-Serving Institution

      See UCI’s full list of online degrees!
    2. California State University-Fullerton

      Fullerton, CA

      Score

      83

      CA Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment40,445 (5% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePublic
      USDE Special Government StatusAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Hispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs18
      AccreditationRegional: WASC Senior College and University Commission
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$6,924 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      CAOnlineColleges.com Awards

      #1 Best California Online College#2 Most Affordable California Online College#2 Best Value California Online CollegeDiverse Student BodyAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving InstitutionHispanic-Serving Institution

      See CSUF’s full list of online degrees!
    3. California State University-Northridge

      Northridge, CA

      Score

      80

      CA Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment39,910 (4% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePublic
      USDE Special Government StatusAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Hispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs20
      AccreditationRegional: WASC Senior College and University Commission
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$6,977 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      CAOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Diverse Student BodyDisability Friendly SchoolFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving InstitutionHispanic-Serving Institution

      See CSUN’s full list of online degrees!
    4. California State University-Fresno

      Fresno, CA

      Score

      78

      CA Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment24,298 (1% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePublic
      USDE Special Government StatusAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Hispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs19
      AccreditationRegional: WASC Senior College and University Commission
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$6,589 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      CAOnlineColleges.com Awards

      #2 Best California Online College#1 Most Affordable California Online College#1 Best Value California Online CollegeDiverse Student BodyFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving InstitutionHispanic-Serving Institution

      See CSUF’s full list of online degrees!
    5. University of California-Davis

      Davis, CA

      Score

      75*

      CA Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment38,634 (0% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePublic
      USDE Special Government StatusAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs16
      AccreditationRegional: WASC Senior College and University Commission
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$14,495 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      CAOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Diverse Student BodyFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly SchoolAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution

      See UCD’s full list of online degrees!
    6. California State University-Sacramento

      Sacramento, CA

      Score

      74

      CA Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment31,992 (2% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePublic
      USDE Special Government StatusAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Hispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs8
      AccreditationRegional: WASC Senior College and University Commission
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$7,368 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      CAOnlineColleges.com Awards

      #5 Best California Online College#5 Most Affordable California Online College#4 Best Value California Online CollegeDiverse Student BodyAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving InstitutionHispanic-Serving Institution

      See CSUS’s full list of online degrees!
    7. San Diego State University

      San Diego, CA

      Score

      74

      CA Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment35,544 (2% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePublic
      USDE Special Government StatusAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Hispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs9
      AccreditationRegional: WASC Senior College and University Commission
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$7,510 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      CAOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Diverse Student BodyDisability Friendly SchoolFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving InstitutionHispanic-Serving Institution

      See SDSU’s full list of online degrees!
    8. Mount Saint Mary's University

      Los Angeles, CA

      Mount Saint Mary's University’s school logo

      Score

      73

      CA Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment2,855 (6% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePrivate
      USDE Special Government StatusWomen-Only, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Hispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs6
      AccreditationRegional: Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$42,792 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      CAOnlineColleges.com Awards

      #9 Best California Online CollegeA Best Value California Online College Diverse Student BodyFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving InstitutionHispanic-Serving Institution

      See MSMU’s full list of online degrees!
    9. California State University-East Bay

      Hayward, CA

      Score

      72

      CA Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment16,064 (12% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePublic
      USDE Special Government StatusAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Hispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs19
      AccreditationRegional: WASC Senior College and University Commission
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$7,000 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      CAOnlineColleges.com Awards

      #10 Best California Online College#4 Most Affordable California Online College#5 Best Value California Online CollegeAdult Student Friendly School
      Experienced Online School
      Diverse Student BodyDisability Friendly SchoolAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving InstitutionHispanic-Serving Institution

      See CSUEB’s full list of online degrees!
    10. Azusa Pacific University

      Azusa, CA

      Score

      70

      CA Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment9,297 (9% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePrivate
      USDE Special Government StatusAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Hispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs24
      AccreditationRegional: WASC Senior College and University Commission
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$40,220 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      CAOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Top California Online College
      Experienced Online School
      Diverse Student BodyFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving InstitutionHispanic-Serving Institution

      See APU’s full list of online degrees!
    11. California State University-Stanislaus

      Turlock, CA

      Score

      69

      CA Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment10,974 (2% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePublic
      USDE Special Government StatusAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Hispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs8
      AccreditationRegional: WASC Senior College and University Commission
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$7,542 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      CAOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Top California Online College #6 Most Affordable California Online College#7 Best Value California Online CollegeDiverse Student BodyFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving InstitutionHispanic-Serving Institution

      See CSUS’s full list of online degrees!
    12. San Francisco State University

      San Francisco, CA

      Score

      67

      CA Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment29,032 (2% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePublic
      USDE Special Government StatusAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Hispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs21
      AccreditationRegional: WASC Senior College and University Commission
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$7,266 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      CAOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Diverse Student BodyDisability Friendly SchoolFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving InstitutionHispanic-Serving Institution

      See SFSU’s full list of online degrees!
    13. University of the Pacific

      Stockton, CA

      Score

      65*

      CA Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment6,447 (0% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePrivate
      USDE Special Government StatusAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs4
      AccreditationRegional: WASC Senior College and University Commission
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$49,588 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      CAOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Diverse Student BodyDisability Friendly SchoolFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution

      See UP’s full list of online degrees!
    14. Holy Names University

      Oakland, CA

      Holy Names University’s school logo

      Score

      62

      CA Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment966 (1% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePrivate
      USDE Special Government StatusAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Hispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs6
      AccreditationRegional: WASC Senior College and University Commission
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$40,102 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      CAOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Top California Online College Diverse Student BodyDisability Friendly SchoolFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving InstitutionHispanic-Serving Institution

      See HNU’s full list of online degrees!
    15. City College of San Francisco

      San Francisco, CA

      City College of San Francisco’s school logo

      Score

      51*

      CA Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment24,441
      Public or PrivatePublic
      USDE Special Government StatusAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs35
      AccreditationRegional: WASC Senior College and University Commission
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$1,144 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      CAOnlineColleges.com Awards

      #1 California Online Community CollegeAdult Student Friendly SchoolDiverse Student BodyDisability Friendly SchoolAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution

      See CCSF’s full list of online degrees!
    16. Coastline Community College

      Fountain Valley, CA

      Coastline Community College’s school logo

      Score

      43*

      CA Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment10,822
      Public or PrivatePublic
      USDE Special Government StatusAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs102
      AccreditationRegional: WASC Senior College and University Commission
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$1,150 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      CAOnlineColleges.com Awards

      #2 California Online Community CollegeAdult Student Friendly SchoolDiverse Student BodyDisability Friendly SchoolAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution

      See CCC’s full list of online degrees!
    17. Grace Mission University

      Fullerton, CA

      Grace Mission University’s school logo

      Score

      36*

      CA Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Public or PrivatePrivate
      USDE Special Government StatusAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs3
      AccreditationNational: Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$3,120 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      CAOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Diverse Student BodyAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution

      See GMU’s full list of online degrees!
    18. Saddleback College

      Mission Viejo, CA

      Saddleback College’s school logo

      Score

      36*

      CA Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment19,709
      Public or PrivatePublic
      USDE Special Government StatusAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Hispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs43
      AccreditationRegional: WASC Senior College and University Commission
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$1,330 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      CAOnlineColleges.com Awards

      #4 California Online Community CollegeAdult Student Friendly SchoolDiverse Student BodyDisability Friendly SchoolAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving InstitutionHispanic-Serving Institution

      See SC’s full list of online degrees!
    19. American River College

      Sacramento, CA

      American River College’s school logo

      Score

      35*

      CA Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment31,265
      Public or PrivatePublic
      USDE Special Government StatusAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs30
      AccreditationRegional: WASC Senior College and University Commission
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$1,104 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      CAOnlineColleges.com Awards

      #5 California Online Community CollegeAdult Student Friendly SchoolDiverse Student BodyDisability Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly SchoolAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution

      See ARC’s full list of online degrees!
    20. De Anza College

      Cupertino, CA

      Score

      32*

      CA Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment18,669
      Public or PrivatePublic
      USDE Special Government StatusAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs3
      AccreditationRegional: Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$1,561 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      CAOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Top California Online Community College Adult Student Friendly SchoolDiverse Student BodyDisability Friendly SchoolAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution

      See DAC’s full list of online degrees!

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