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Colleges in California

The sweeping state of California, with the highest population of any state in the US, is home to many military installations, for all branches of service. However, the only major active component Army installation is at Fort Irwin in the Mojave Desert, although the Presidio of Monterey (on the beautiful Monterey Bay) is home to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center--one of the most coveted Army schools.

California is a state of great variety, from the rich wilderness and rural areas of Northern California to the cool, pleasant wine country of the Bay area, to the hot high desert of the Mojave, to the enormous orange groves in the Mediterranean climate in Central California and the hot summers of Southern California. The public universities of the University of California and California State University have campuses in every major city, and some of the most prestigious private schools, such as Stanford University, are located in the state.

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This list does not include all schools that accept GI Bill funding or VA Benefits. For a more complete list of schools, click here.

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Locations: Chula Vista

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Locations: Rancho Cucamonga, Sacramento

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Achieve your educational and professional goals with help from West Coast University. We offer accelerated Health Care Administration degrees designed for working adults like you.

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Locations: Victorville, Lomita, Redding, Huntington Beach, Santa Clara, Palmdale, Whittier, El Cajon, Reseda, Paramount, Castro Valley, San Mateo, Stockton, Ontario, Moreno Valley, Simi Valley, Los Angeles, Visalia, Inglewood, Murrieta, West Covina, Anaheim, Napa, Bakersfield, San Bernardino, Seaside, Lake Forest, Sacramento, Hemet, Concord, San Rafael, Fresno, San Francisco, Bell Gardens, Cathedral City, Chico, Hayward, San Diego

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This list does not include all schools that accept GI Bill funding or VA Benefits. For a more complete list of schools, click here.

Disclaimer: does not guarantee the schools listed above accept GI Bill funding. Please check with the school before enrolling.