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California Technical Academy Overview

California Technical Academy is a private for-profit institution located in Riverside, California. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is California Technical Academy Known For?

427 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the undergraduate certificate is the highest award a student can attain at CTA.

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California Technical Academy Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CTA.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Computer Systems Analysis Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Computer Systems Analysis Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Most Popular Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is California Technical Academy?

Location of California Technical Academy

Contact details for CTA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1285 Columbia Ave, Riverside, CA 92507
Phone: 951-276-1414

As long as you submit the requested materials to California Technical Academy when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford California Technical Academy?

34% Take Out Loans
7.2% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CTA, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $8,113 a year. That adds up to $32,452 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CTA is 7.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

California Technical Academy Undergraduate Student Diversity

715 Full-Time Undergraduates
15% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 715 full-time undergraduates at CTA, 85% are male and 15% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CTA

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of California Technical Academy students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CTA Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 327
Black or African American 65
Hispanic or Latino 92
White 107
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 124

California Technical Academy Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Business Support & Assistant Services 206 0 206
Computer Systems Analysis 23 100 123
Information Technology 50 0 50
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 48 48
TOTAL 279 148 427


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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