Shasta College

11555 Old Oregon Trail
Redding, CA 96003
Tel: (530)242-7500
8,811 students
Public institution

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Shasta College is part of the California Community College system, which is the largest system of higher education in the world, with 107 colleges organized into 72 districts, serving nearly 1.4 million students. Students who receive an associate degree earn 66% higher wages after three years on the job. Shasta College ranks second highest in the state in university transfer. The college has articulation agreements to facilitate transfer to the University of California and California State University systems, and many private college campuses.
School Highlights:
Shasta College serves 8,811 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 44:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
Shasta College is the only community colleges within Shasta County County, CA.
The nearest community college is College of the Siskiyous (54.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 200 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
Shasta College 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 200 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 8,811 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has increased from 41:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.31 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,811 students
1,269 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 44:1
# Full-Time Students
3,975 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 4,836 students
1,017 students
Shasta College sch enrollment Shasta College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Shasta College sch ethnicity Shasta College sta ethnicity
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. 0.31 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,183 is less than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 69% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,223 is less than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,183 $5,740
Shasta College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,223 $10,252
Shasta College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 150 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Since 1950 Shasta College has served the residents of Northern California with outstanding programs of education and public service. The campus is located on 337 acres, and is referred to as the Stillwater campus because it is bordered by Stillwater Creek on the East Side. The District also owns an additional 350 acres in Bella Vista. The District encompasses the counties of Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity, and small portions of Lassen, Modoc, and Humboldt counties as well. The college has a childcare center, residence halls, its own waste water treatment facility, a park, a horse arena, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, an Olympic-sized diving pool, and a fire station, which serves the surrounding area. The campus includes wooded groves –including a redwood memorial grove--ponds, nature trails, two streams, a Christmas Tree farm, and a 150-acre farm. There is also a man-made waterfall made of lava rock from Hat Creek, designed by The Shasta College Art Department. Shasta College was one of the first community colleges to possess a Carillon, which dates back to 1968.

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Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Weed College of the Siskiyous
    800 College Ave
    Weed, CA 96094
    54.4  Mi  |  2414  students
  • Oroville Butte College
    3536 Butte Campus Drive
    Oroville, CA 95965
    76  Mi  |  12413  students
  • Quincy Feather River Community College District
    570 Golden Eagle Ave
    Quincy, CA 95971
    85  Mi  |  1402  students
  • Susanville Lassen Community College
    Hwy 139
    Susanville, CA 96130
    87.9  Mi  |  1908  students
  • Eureka College of the Redwoods
    7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
    Eureka, CA 95501
    98.6  Mi  |  4919  students
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,429 per year for in-state students and $6,281 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,427 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. 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 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in California is California College San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.