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Golden Gate University-Walnut Creek
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1990 N. California Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 296-0900

About the college

Golden Gate University was founded in 1901 to give working adults a place to further their education with both undergraduate and graduate programs. The classes are designed to put students in real world work environments and prepare them for the competitive workforce. Golden Gate University has a main campus in San Francisco with others operating throughout California and one in Seattle. Courses can even be taken online through a cyber campus.


In the San Francisco Bay Area there is a city called Walnut Creek. A campus for Golden Gate University is located there. The mission at GGU is to provide adults with education to enhance their career choices. The classrooms and coursework aid this with business like situations to prepare students for the real world. The degrees are obtained in a short amount of time to graduates where they need to be in the job market. GGU realizes that as adults we have obligations to children, work, family, and friends. For this reason classes are available in the afternoon, evening and weekends too.


GGU offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates. The studies of interest include accounting, business, health services, and a list of many more. There is also a doctoral degree for business administration and law degrees. The college has four schools of interest for particular career fields. They are the schools of accounting, law, taxation, and Ageno School of Business. Online courses offer flexibility and full degrees or professional certificates upon completion. Computer classes can earn students bachelors or master’s degrees plus certificates in a chosen field.

At GGU the possibilities are endless. Their programs can take you to a whole new career level or out you at the top of your current professional field.

College Type: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Offering: Less than one year certificate, Bachelor's degree, Postbaccalaureate certificate, Master's degree

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