College of the Sequoias

915 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia,
CA, 93277-2214
Tel: (559)730-3702
11,074 students
Public institution

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College of the Sequoias is a comprehensive community college focused on student learning. Our mission is to help our diverse student population achieve their transfer and /or occupational objectives and to advance the economic growth and global competitiveness of business and industry within our region.
School Highlights:
College of the Sequoias serves 11,074 students (43% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
College of the Sequoias is one of 4 community colleges within Tulare County, CA.
The nearest community college is San Joaquin Valley College-Online (2.0 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
College of the Sequoias 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

Student Body

The student population of 11,074 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has increased from 35:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
11,074 students
1,360 students
# Full-Time Students
4,798 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 6,276 students
1,014 students
% American Indian/Alaskan 1%
1%
% Asian 8%
2%
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 45%
7%
% Black 3%
11%
% White 40%
66%
% Two or more races 3%
2%
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. 0.63
0.44

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,360 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 106% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,056 is less than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 31% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,360 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,056 $10,175
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

College of the Sequoias is a public, two-year community college with an enrollment of just over 10,000 students. Located in Visalia, California, the campus is halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Our administration, faculty and staff are committed to the advancement of economic growth and to our mission of preparing students for productive work, lifelong learning and community involvement. COS has comprehensive offerings that include: transfer programs, occupational-technology programs and basic skills. In addition, COS is very proud of the educational support offered to students and is dedicated and highly committed to enhancing our diverse educational and cultural campus environment. From its opening in the fall of 1926 until World War II the district's sole mission was to provide inexpensive, lower-division college education to local high school graduates who intended to transfer to a traditional four-year college. This "transfer" mission shaped the college during these years in that it provided the theoretical and political basis for its founding, defined its initial curriculum and activities, led to the construction of its campus, and met the needs of the overwhelming majority of its students. In athletics, the Giants offer 18 intercollegiate sports and have a rich and successful tradition. The school has won state championships in football, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, softball, golf, and wrestling. The Giants have also hosted three of the last five state championship football games (2000, 2001, and 2004).

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