California is the most populous state in the United States and the top state hosting international students. Los Angeles, in Southern California, is the state's largest city and the country's second largest city after New York City. Geographically located in the western part of the United States, California is bordered by the states of Oregon to the north, Nevada to the east, and Arizona to the southeast.
The educational system in California consists of public and private schools in the U.S. state of California, including the public University of California, California State University, and California Community Colleges systems, private colleges and universities. The diversity and flexibility of its higher education system helps to push forward and promote California’s economic and cultural development.
Please see http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?s=CA for Department of Education listing of accredited institutions in California.