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The City of Oxnard is served by four elementary school districts that provide students with excellent classrooms; teachers; and support teams comprised of psychologists, elementary school counselors, reading specialists, special education teachers and speech therapists. The caliber of Oxnard’s schools compares favorably with that of suburban areas throughout the United States. Facilities are modern, student-teacher ratios are low, and budgets are sound.

High School

The Oxnard Union High School District (OUHSD) serves a diverse community that stretches from north Oxnard, east to the City of Camarillo and south to Point Mugu. The district enrolls more than 16,000 students in six comprehensive high schools, one continuation high school and one alternative educational program. OUHSD employs close to 700 teachers and has an annual operational budget of more than $100 million, making it a major contributor to the county’s economy.

Adult School

Oxnard Adult School serves the adult population of the Oxnard Union High School District, encompassing the communities of Oxnard, Port Hueneme, and Camarillo. The goal of the educational program is to contribute to successful schools, strong community and a skilled workforce.

Colleges & Universities

Oxnard College is a public, two-year community college that has been a part of the Ventura County Community College District since 1975. The college offers 30 Associate of Science and 18 Associate of Arts degree programs and continuing education courses. Oxnard College is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

California State University Channel Islands is the 23rd campus of the California State University system. The 670-acre campus is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles and is adjacent to Oxnard, near Camarillo. The four-year, public university is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural, international perspectives and service learning.

Azusa Pacific University (APU), a private Christian university, has an off-site regional center in Oxnard that is a direct extension of APU’s main campus in Azusa, California. The regional center offers undergraduate degree completion programs as well as a wide variety of master’s degrees and credential programs. All courses are offered in the evening and are taught by both full-time faculty and local adjunct professors.

California Lutheran University was founded in 1959 as Ventura County's first four-year university. Today it offers more than 50 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs at its Oxnard Graduate Center and its main campus in nearby Thousand Oaks.

University of La Verne (ULV) offers 88 bachelors and master’s degrees, along with four doctorates within four major colleges and one school. ULV has a regional campus in Oxnard as well as additional class sites in Ventura and Moorpark.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world's largest university specializing in aviation and aerospace. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses, through the Worldwide Campus and online.


Santa Barbara Business College, founded in 1888, is an accredited business college that has grown into five campuses, with locations in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Bakersfield, Palm Desert and Ventura, California. In addition to business, SBBC offers courses in healthcare, computers and the legal profession.

Many other great public and private universities can be found within a one-hour drive of the City of Oxnard. Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered at the universities of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and Santa Barbara (UCSB), at California State University Northridge (CSUN), at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, and at Pepperdine University in Malibu.

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