College of the Redwoods

7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
Eureka, CA 95501-9300
Tel: (707)476-4100
4,965 students
Public institution
The Redwoods Community College District has a commitment both to our students and to our community. We are committed to maximizing the success of each student with the expectation that each student will meet her or his educational goal, achieve appropriate learning outcomes in his/her courses and programs, and develop an appreciation for life-long learning. In partnership with other local agencies, we are also committed to enriching the economic vitality of the community whom we serve.
School Highlights
College of the Redwoods serves 4,965 students (39% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is lower than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is less than the state average of 71%.
College of the Redwoods is the only community colleges within Humboldt County, CA.
The nearest community college is Shasta College (98.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 138 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
College College of the Redwoods Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 138 staff
62 staff
College of the Redwoods Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 4,965 has declined by 42% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has decreased from 53:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,965 students 1,371 students
College of the Redwoods Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 36:1
22:1
College of the Redwoods Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,954 students
779 students
College of the Redwoods Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 3,011 students
1,083 students
College of the Redwoods Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
College of the Redwoods Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
6%
1%
College of the Redwoods American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
4%
5%
College of the Redwoods Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
11%
20%
College of the Redwoods Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
1%
15%
College of the Redwoods Black (2006-2014)
% White
65%
49%
College of the Redwoods White (2006-2014)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
College of the Redwoods Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Two or more races
5%
3%
College of the Redwoods More (2009-2014)
% Unknown races
9%
6%
College of the Redwoods Unknown (2006-2014)
College of the Redwoods Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.56 0.70
College of the Redwoods Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,182 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 33% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,846 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 670% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,182 $5,664
College of the Redwoods In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,846 $10,360
College of the Redwoods Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Total Dormitory Capacity 155 271
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82%
90%
College of the Redwoods % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The main campus for the College of the Redwoods is located just south of the city of Eureka. Classes began in the permanent site in September, 1967. At this location, more than 1,000 classes are offered per semester, serving approximately 5,000 full and part-time students. In addition to the main campus, College of the Redwoods has a strong commitment to serve the residents of the district by providing campuses in Crescent City and Fort Bragg and Branch campus locations in the Klamath-Trinity and Southern Humboldt areas. Designated lower-division, baccalaureate-level courses at the College of the Redwoods are approved for transfer to all branches of the University of California (UC) and to all of the California State Universities (CSU). College of the Redwoods is approved for the education of veterans under the provisions of public law. The College is an institutional member of the American Association of Community Colleges and the Community League of California. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges has granted full accreditation to the College of the Redwoods since its inception. It is certified for participation in all federally sponsored educational programs.

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,586 per year for in-state students and $6,395 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,671 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in California is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.