College of the Siskiyous

  • 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 to College of the Siskiyous is Shasta College (54.6 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 87 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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 staff97 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of College of the Siskiyous has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The College of the Siskiyous diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,060 students7,516 students
Student:Teacher Ratio24:144:1
# Full-Time Students827 students1,613 students
# Part-Time Students1,233 students5,903 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
144144
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
-
% Asian
1%
13%
% Hispanic
11%
37%
% Black
3%
7%
% White
66%
32%
% Two or more races
4%
3%
% Unknown races
12%
5%
Diversity Score0.530.73
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
28%
29%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,700$34,600

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
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,450$6,797
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%78%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$12,405$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$7,944$5,500
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.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to College of the Siskiyous is Shasta College (54.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 8,342 students | 54.60 Mi11555 Old Oregon Trail
    Redding CA  96003
    (530)242-7500
    54.608,342
  • 1,343 students | 64.70 Mi7390 South Sixth Street
    Klamath Falls OR  97603
    (541)882-3521
    64.701,343
  • 5,099 students | 86.10 Mi3345 Redwood Hwy
    Grants Pass OR  97527
    (541)956-7501
    86.105,099
  • 4,965 students | 106.30 Mi7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
    Eureka CA  95501
    (707)476-4100
    106.304,965
  • 2,557 students | 107.40 Mi478-200 Hwy 139
    Susanville CA  96130
    (530)257-6181
    107.402,557
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