College of the Sequoias

  • 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 10,647 students (45% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 44:1 is same as the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • College of the Sequoias is one of 4 community colleges within Tulare County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to College of the Sequoias is San Joaquin Valley College-Online (2.0 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 244 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College of the Sequoias(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty244 staff97 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of College of the Sequoias has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The College of the Sequoias diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment10,647 students7,516 students
Student:Teacher Ratio44:144:1
# Full-Time Students4,762 students1,613 students
# Part-Time Students5,885 students5,903 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
4%
13%
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% Hispanic
56%
37%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in College of the Sequoias and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Black
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in College of the Sequoias and the percentage of Black community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% White
33%
32%
This chart display the percentage of White students in College of the Sequoias and the percentage of White community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Two or more races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in College of the Sequoias and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Unknown races
2%
5%
Diversity Score0.570.73
This chart display the diversity score of College of the Sequoias and the community college average diversity score of CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
College Completion Rate
25%
29%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of College of the Sequoias and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of CA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,400$34,600
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of College of the Sequoias and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of CA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,362 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 70% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,138 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,362$1,636
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,138$6,797
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%78%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in College of the Sequoias and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$4,250$9,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in College of the Sequoias and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$2,750$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in College of the Sequoias and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Source: 2016 (or 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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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 $19,157 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 86%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.