Carpinteria, CA Colleges

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Carpinteria

Carpinteria is a small oceanside city located in southeastern Santa Barbara County, California, east of Santa Barbara and northwest of Ventura. The population was 13,040 at the 2010 census, down from 14,194 at the 2000 census.

Carpinteria beach is known for its gentle slope and calm waves in selected sandy areas but also good surfing swells in some of the more rocky areas . Seals and sea lions can be seen in the area December through May at the rookery in the nearby Carpinteria Bluffs , as well as an occasional gray whale. Tidepools contain starfish, sea anemones, crabs, snails, octopuses and sea urchins. A marathon-length round trip north of the rookery along the beach to Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara is possible, though passable only during low tide. A popular campground is located adjacent to the beach. There is bird watching at Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve.

Since 1987, the California Avocado Festival has been held in Carpinteria on the first weekend of October. The Santa Barbara Polo Club, one of the main equestrian polo fields in the country, is located in Carpinteria. The city is also home to Hollandia Produce, an organic produce company with 70 employees. lynda.com, an online software training company ranked as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. (according to Inc. magazine's 2010 500|5000 company listing) has its headquarters in Carpinteria. The Carpinteria Amtrak Station is an Amtrak rail station stop located on Linden Avenue by the beach. It is served by Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner from San Luis Obispo to San Diego.

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Schools in and around Carpinteria, CA

Name
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Four or more years; Private for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
Westmont College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $34,570 average out-state tuition; $34,570 average in-state tuition
Paul Mitchell the School-Santa Barbara
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Santa Barbara City College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,888 average out-state tuition; $1,008 average in-state tuition
Brooks Institute
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,440 average out-state tuition; $17,440 average in-state tuition
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria
Four or more years; Private for profit; $11,309 average out-state tuition; $11,309 average in-state tuition
Antioch University-Santa Barbara
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $16,308 average out-state tuition; $16,308 average in-state tuition

Carpinteria, CA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Ronald D. Lunceford Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
Clinton E. Phillips Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016