School: These California Colleges Have Some of the Highest Number of Flex Workspaces in the Country

As companies transition away from traditional offices, coworking is one idea that’s gaining popularity. So-called “flex spaces” — often characterized by open floor plans — allow employees from a variety of companies to share a single dedicated work setting. The setup can save companies money. It can also offer employees valuable networking opportunities.

College is a perfect time to be utilizing flex spaces. To determine which universities are most conducive to this setup, (CC) analyzed the top 100 universities in the country. 

CC found that 80% of the top 100 universities in the U.S. have at least one coworking space within two miles of campus. Coworking is least expensive around the University of California Berkeley, with flex space memberships as low as $70 per month.

Top California Universities with Coworking Spaces Within 2 Miles of Campus

  1. California Institute of Technology (#14 nationally)
  2. University of California, Irvine (#15 nationally)
  3. University of California, Los Angeles (#17)
  4. Stanford University (#24 nationally)
  5. University of California, San Diego (#25 nationally)
  6. University of California, Berkeley (#27 nationally)
  7. University of Southern California (#42 nationally)
  8. University of California, Davis (#52 nationally)
  9. University of California, Santa Barbara (#63 nationally)

Read the study here

List and data were compiled by and do not reflect statistics on all cities.