College of the Redwoods

  • 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 to College of the Redwoods is Shasta College (98.6 miles away).

Top Placements

College of the Redwoods places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 138 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College of the Redwoods(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty138 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of College of the Redwoods has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The College of the Redwoods diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,965 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio36:144:1
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# Full-Time Students1,954 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students3,011 students5,903 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
155144
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% American Indian/Alaskan
6%
-
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% Asian
4%
13%
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% Hispanic
11%
37%
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% Black
1%
7%
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% White
63%
32%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Unknown races
9%
5%
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Diversity Score0.580.73
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College Completion Rate
11%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,400$34,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,182 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 33% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,846 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 670% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,182$1,636
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,846$6,797
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$5,349$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or 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

  • The nearest community college to College of the Redwoods is Shasta College (98.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 8,342 students | 98.60 Mi11555 Old Oregon Trail
    Redding CA  96003
    (530)242-7500
    98.608,342
  • 2,060 students | 106.30 Mi800 College Ave
    Weed CA  96094
    (530)938-5555
    106.302,060
  • 3,769 students | 116.30 Mi1000 Hensley Creek Road
    Ukiah CA  95482
    (707)468-3000
    116.303,769
  • 5,099 students | 125.60 Mi3345 Redwood Hwy
    Grants Pass OR  97527
    (541)956-7501
    125.605,099
  • 11,892 students | 152.80 Mi3536 Butte Campus Drive
    Oroville CA  95965
    (530)895-2511
    152.8011,892
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