To identify the Best Colleges in Sacramento for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems ( + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in Sacramento anywhere.

About The Best Colleges In Sacramento

Sacramento is not only the capital city of California, but also a place of interest for students of government, medicine, history, art, and especially politics.

When it comes to undergraduate and graduate studies, Sacramento’s eight higher learning institutions give students a variety of options. Sacramento is a very educated city. This is shown in the number of people who are achieving high levels of success in higher education.

According to the Sacramento Economic Development Center, more than 29% of the more than 460,000 residents have completed bachelor or higher degree programs, counting those in the 25+ age range.

Regional Information

Neighborhoods: River Park, Pocket, Village 9.
Attractions: State Capitol, California State Railroad Museum, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park.
Popular Schools: University of California-Davis,William Jessup University, California State University – Sacramento.

Students can continue their education at the University of California and California State University with two-year, four-year and graduate degree programs.

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in Sacramento takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.