College of the Redwoods

7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
Eureka, CA 95501-9300
Tel: (707)476-4100
  • 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 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 staff92 staff
College of the Redwoods Total Faculty (2007-2016)

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 39:1 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 Enrollment4,965 students7,516 students
College of the Redwoods Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio36:144:1
College of the Redwoods Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,954 students1,613 students
College of the Redwoods Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,011 students5,903 students
College of the Redwoods Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
College of the Redwoods Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
College of the Redwoods Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
College of the Redwoods American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
College of the Redwoods Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
College of the Redwoods Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
College of the Redwoods Black (2007-2016)
% White
College of the Redwoods White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
College of the Redwoods Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
College of the Redwoods More (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
College of the Redwoods Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.0.580.73
College of the Redwoods Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
College of the Redwoods Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,400$34,900
College of the Redwoods Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
College of the Redwoods In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,846$6,797
College of the Redwoods Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%78%
College of the Redwoods % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$5,350$9,500
College of the Redwoods Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,500
College of the Redwoods Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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.

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,802 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.