EDsmart’s ranking of the Best Colleges in Los Angeles is the most comprehensive and well-rounded. The ranking includes only fully accredited schools. Rankings are based on data that covers four main areas: cost, academic quality, student satisfaction, and salary after attending, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education.
“It is important to recognize the colleges and universities that go above and beyond,” said Tyson Stevens, managing editor of EDsmart. “Our goal is to highlight these schools and their commitment to higher education.”
“The Best Colleges in Los Angeles ranking allows students to compare accredited programs and find those that best fit their education interests and career goals,” said EDsmart’s spokesperson. “Beyond providing affordable education, a college is not successful if it does not graduate its students, which is why EDsmart rankings place a high value on outcomes, including graduation and retention rates, and post-graduation earnings.”
The EDsmart 2023 ranking for the Best Colleges in Los Angeles ranks California Institute of Technology #1 as the best college in Los Angeles with the University of California-Los Angeles and Pamona College following.
2023 Best Colleges in Los Angeles
Azusa Pacific University
California Baptist University
California Institute of Technology
California Lutheran University
California State University-Fullerton
California State University-Long Beach
Claremont McKenna College
Harvey Mudd College
Loyola Marymount University
Mount Saint Mary’s University Los Angeles
Soka University of America
The Master’s University and Seminary
University of California-Irvine
University of California-Los Angeles
University of California-Riverside
University of La Verne
University of Southern California
University and student responses to EDsmart rankings have been very positive. Sharing the rankings on their websites and social media has helped schools attract new students and excite existing students and alumni.
The rankings and data were produced for EDsmart, a leading higher education research organization. All evaluated data was gathered from IPEDs, the U.S. Department of Higher Education, College Scorecard, Payscale.com, school websites, and other reputable sources.
The rankings have been published at https://www.edsmart.org/best-colleges-los-angeles/
EDsmart reviews publicly available data to produce independent ranking assessments of various educational programs, in addition to student guides and resources. The site is regularly updated by a committed team of writers and researchers who produce college rankings and resources that will help prospective and current college students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.