College of the Sequoias

915 S. Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA 93277-2214
Tel: (559)730-3700
  • 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 is San Joaquin Valley College-Online (2.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 244 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
College of the Sequoias (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 244 staff 86 staff
College of the Sequoias Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 10,647 has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has increased from 42:1 over five years.
  • The school's 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 Enrollment 10,647 students 7,105 students
College of the Sequoias Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 44:1 44:1
College of the Sequoias Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 4,762 students 1,483 students
College of the Sequoias Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 5,885 students 5,622 students
College of the Sequoias Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
College of the Sequoias Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
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College of the Sequoias American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
College of the Sequoias Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
College of the Sequoias Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
College of the Sequoias Black (2007-2016)
% White
College of the Sequoias White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
College of the Sequoias More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
College of the Sequoias 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. 0.57 0.73
College of the Sequoias Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
College of the Sequoias Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $30,400 $34,900
College of the Sequoias Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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 $6,773. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,362 $1,636
College of the Sequoias In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,138 $6,773
College of the Sequoias Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83% 78%
College of the Sequoias % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $4,250 $9,500
College of the Sequoias Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $2,750 $5,500
College of the Sequoias Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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 $6,773 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,655 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 85%. 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 0.66. The most diverse community college in California is Stanbridge University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.