For those looking for a top-paying, two-year college degree in California, PayScale provides information on a number of junior colleges and their graduates' salaries to evaluate the highest- and lowest-earning potential. Almost all of those are part of the robust public two-year college system, which awards most of the associate degrees in the state. Some of the most famous associate-degree-granting colleges in the Golden State include Foothill College, Santa Monica College and Sierra College.
The California Community College system is the largest system of higher education in the world. The CCCS has 112 schools in 72 districts in the state and was founded in 1967.
And not only is California well known for its schools, but also for being a center of fashion and culture, and a state seemingly stuffed with endless natural beauty, including Yosemite, Joshua Tree and Redwoods National Parks.