College of the Siskiyous

800 College Ave
Weed, CA 96094-2899
Tel: (530)938-5555
  • College of the Siskiyous, located on one of the most beautiful community college campuses in California, is recognized for its excellent programs in the humanities and arts, science and technology, and athletics.
School Highlights
  • College of the Siskiyous serves 2,060 students (40% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • College of the Siskiyous is the only community colleges within Siskiyou County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is Shasta College (54.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 87 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
College of the Siskiyous(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty87 staff92 staff
College of the Siskiyous Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,060 has declined by 17% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,060 students7,516 students
College of the Siskiyous Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio24:144:1
College of the Siskiyous Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students827 students1,613 students
College of the Siskiyous Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,233 students5,903 students
College of the Siskiyous Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
College of the Siskiyous Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
144144
College of the Siskiyous Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
-
College of the Siskiyous American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
1%
13%
College of the Siskiyous Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
11%
37%
College of the Siskiyous Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
3%
7%
College of the Siskiyous Black (2007-2016)
% White
66%
32%
College of the Siskiyous White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
--
College of the Siskiyous Hawaiian (2011-2013)
% Two or more races
4%
3%
College of the Siskiyous More (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
12%
5%
College of the Siskiyous 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.0.530.73
College of the Siskiyous Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
28%
29%
College of the Siskiyous Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,700$34,900
College of the Siskiyous Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,146 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,450 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,146$1,636
College of the Siskiyous In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,450$6,797
College of the Siskiyous Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%78%
College of the Siskiyous % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,405$9,500
College of the Siskiyous Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,944$5,500
College of the Siskiyous Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • College of the Siskiyous, one of the most beautiful community colleges campuses in California, is located at the base of majestic Mount Shasta. This 250-acre campus is easily accessible off both Interstate 5 and Highway 97 in the town of Weed. There are more than 3,000 students enrolled at College of the Siskiyous. Facilities include residence halls, a 600 seat theater, football stadium, and a spacious library and media center, as well as life science labs, career & technical education and computer labs, and a number of general purpose classrooms. A staff of approximately two hundred administrative, instructional, and classified personnel help students obtain the best education possible. Exceptional successes by COS students have been achieved in music, drama, science, engineering, and athletics during the history of the school. The College is widely recognized for its excellent programs in the humanities and arts, sciences and technology, and in athletics. The setting, a natural environment of mountains, forests, lakes, and streams, serves as an outdoor workshop for many classes such as art, geology, the life sciences, and physical and recreational education. Opportunities for outdoor recreation and sports abound: hiking, camping, running, swimming, bicycle touring and mountain biking, rock and mountain climbing, hunting, fishing, and boating. Rafting and kayaking on nearby whitewater rivers such as the Klamath and McCloud are special attractions. In winter, there is superb downhill and cross-country skiing, as well as snowboarding on beautiful Mt. Shasta.Opportunities for outdoor recreation and sports abound: hiking, camping, running, swimming, bicycle touring and mountain biking, rock and mountain climbing, hunting, fishing, and boating. Rafting and kayaking on nearby whitewater rivers such as the Klamath and McCloud are special attractions. In winter, there is superb downhill and cross-country skiing, as well as snowboarding on beautiful Mt. Shasta.

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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.