College of the Redwoods

7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
Eureka, CA 95501
Tel: (707)476-4100
4,919 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 4,919 students (39% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is lower than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), 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 149 teachers has declined by 19% over five years.
College College of the Redwoods Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 149 staff
61 staff
College of the Redwoods Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,919 has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,919 students 1,315 students
College of the Redwoods Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1
22:1
College of the Redwoods Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,939 students
815 students
College of the Redwoods Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,980 students
1,061 students
College of the Redwoods Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
College of the Redwoods Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
6%
1%
College of the Redwoods American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
3%
5%
College of the Redwoods Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
15%
20%
College of the Redwoods Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
2%
15%
College of the Redwoods Black (2006-2013)
% White
60%
49%
College of the Redwoods White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
College of the Redwoods Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Two or more races
6%
3%
College of the Redwoods More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
7%
6%
College of the Redwoods Unknown (2006-2013)
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. 0.61 0.70
College of the Redwoods Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,140 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 75% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $1,140 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 75% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,140 $5,590
College of the Redwoods In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $1,140 $10,086
College of the Redwoods Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 155 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
89%
College of the Redwoods % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 8,811 students | 98.60 Mi11555 Old Oregon Trail
    Redding, CA 96003
    (530)242-7500
    98.608,811
  • 2,414 students | 106.00 Mi800 College Ave
    Weed, CA 96094
    (530)938-5555
    106.002,414
  • 3,423 students | 116.30 Mi1000 Hensley Creek Road
    Ukiah, CA 95482
    (707)468-3000
    116.303,423
  • 5,939 students | 125.60 Mi3345 Redwood Hwy
    Grants Pass, OR 97527
    (541)956-7501
    125.605,939
  • 13,089 students | 152.80 Mi3536 Butte Campus Drive
    Oroville, CA 95965
    5308952511
    152.8013,089
Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,038 per year for in-state students and $7,390 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,252 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.