California students: You’re a Sun Devil at heart

July 02, 2024 · 2 min read · By ASU Online

As ASU Online, we meet you where you are. For Californians, that means the ability to enroll in more than 300 online degree and certificate programs that can set you off on a career path that makes an impact on the community you call home.


A California tradition

ASU has been a vital presence in California for over 20 years, continually innovating to meet the evolving educational needs of the state. With 105,000 California students enrolled at ASU over the past 23 years, the university's impact on the state and its residents is significant. California and Arizona have a strong history working together with a shared mission of advancing educational opportunities and success for students in both states.

Additionally, ASU has partnered with all 116 California community colleges to deliver over 400 pathways for you to easily transfer into ASU. California students often transfer to ASU because of four key reasons: affordability, accessibility, personalized support services and ASU's respected faculty and curriculum.

Even after graduation, your access to student and career resources continue. About 13% of ASU alumni currently work in California and are a part of ASU’s extensive alumni network.


California community and connection

As a California-based ASU online student, you’ll have the opportunity to advance your education while staying connected to your local community.

“Even though I'm hundreds of miles from campus, I had a strong relationship with my fellow Sun Devils and advisors thanks to the Facebook group and other online resources,” said Dan Lee, California resident and ASU Online graduate.

Here are some of the reasons why California students thrive at ASU:

  • After graduation, you can use the knowledge and skills you’ve gained to make a direct impact in your local community.
  • In ASU online programs, the cost per credit hour doesn’t change based on where you live, so you won’t pay any out-of-state tuition fees.
  • There’s a sense of belonging and camaraderie having fellow Californians as classmates.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to meet other students and the 65,000 alumni who live in California.

Your educational path renewed at ASU

Choose from more than 300 online degree and certificate programs that are as diverse as your interests, goals and curiosities for your unique path. If you’re interested in earning a graduate degree faster than usual, explore our Accelerated Master’s Programs which allow you to earn your graduate degree in as little as one year after completing your undergraduate degree.


Surrounded by support

We help take the stress off of you, so you can focus on excelling in your courses and reaching your goals.

At the very first step, you'll be matched with an enrollment coach who can assist you during the application and enrollment process. They can answer any questions you might have and work with you to ensure that you’ve completed the appropriate steps for your application. During admissions, we’ll help you identify any applicable transfer credits you might have (California-based students transfer 44 credits on average).

Once you’re an admitted student, you’ll have access to a comprehensive list of online resources including the ASU help desk, tutoring, financial aid services and more. You’ll also have support from dedicated success coaches, opportunities for academic advising and a variety of career services to ensure your success. Even after graduation, you can remain connected with fellow ASU Alumni through the digital newsletter featuring ASU news, events, and other resources.


Take the next step in your education journey

ASU is continually committed to offering inclusion, accessibility and excellence for our students studying from anywhere in the world. This year we’re celebrating 100,000 online graduates and over 23,000 students from California enrolled across all ASU locations and online in 2024.

Whether you're balancing work, family or other responsibilities, ASU Online provides a seat for you, flexible options and opportunities that empower you to achieve your educational goals on your terms.

Come experience ASU Online, where you can discover that you’ve always been a Sun Devil at heart.


About ASU Online

Earn your degree completely online from the nation's most innovative university. ASU Online offers more than 300 degree programs and certificates in high-demand areas such as nursing, engineering, business, education and more. Explore all of our areas of study.

Our offerings include:

  • Elite expertise and research.
  • Innovative curriculum design.
  • Superior student support services.

Learn more at our about us page. And follow ASU Online on Facebook, YouTube, X and Instagram, and connect with us on LinkedIn.

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