• 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 4,665 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,665 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,182
  • Out-state tuition: $6,846
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 47%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 319 teachers has grown by 81% over five years.
College of the Redwoods
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
319 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of College of the Redwoods has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The College of the Redwoods diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,665 students
8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
24:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,740 students
2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,925 students
6,350 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
408 students
33 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,740 students
1,979 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
69 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,925 students
6,350 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
3 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
150 students
140 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
n/a
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% Asian
3%
12%
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% Hispanic
21%
47%
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% Black
3%
6%
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% White
53%
23%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
8%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
6%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.66
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.46%
4.57%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,400
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,182 is less than the state average of $2,173. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,846 is less than the state average of $7,256. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,182
$2,173
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,846
$7,256
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
79%
79%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,290
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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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How much does College of the Redwoods cost?

College of the Redwoods's tuition is approximately $1,182 for In-State students and $6,846 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,665 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,182
  • Out-state tuition: $6,846
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 47%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,173 per year for in-state students and $7,256 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,964 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 score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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