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 44:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is less than the state average of 68%.
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 21% over five years.
College College of the Redwoods (CA) 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
78 staff

Student Body

The student population of 4,965 has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has decreased from 53:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,965 students 2,419 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 36:1
44:1
# Full-Time Students 1,954 students
1,297 students
# Part-Time Students 3,011 students
5,258 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 155 144
% American Indian/Alaskan
6%
-
% Asian
4%
13%
% Hispanic
11%
37%
% Black
1%
7%
% White
63%
32%
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
5%
3%
% Unknown races
9%
5%
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. 0.58 0.73

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $1,140 is less than the state average of $1,220. The in-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,628 is less than the state average of $6,184. The out-state tuition has grown by 533% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,140 $1,220
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,628 $6,184
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82%
81%
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 $1,220 per year for in-state students and $6,184 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,796 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 0.67. 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.