• 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 1,276 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,276 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,146
  • Out-state tuition: $6,450
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 175 teachers has grown by 101% over five years.
College of the Siskiyous
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
175 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of College of the Siskiyous has declined by 38% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The College of the Siskiyous diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,276 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
521 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
755 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
112 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
521 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
755 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
154 students
140 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
n/a
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% Asian
5%
14%
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% Hispanic
17%
45%
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% Black
3%
5%
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% White
62%
26%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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% Two or more races
6%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.58
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.41%
4.57%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,700
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,146 is less than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,450 is less than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,146
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,450
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
76%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,375
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does College of the Siskiyous cost?

College of the Siskiyous's tuition is approximately $1,146 for In-State students and $6,450 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,276 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,146
  • Out-state tuition: $6,450
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,246 per year for in-state students and $6,603 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,540 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in California is Los Angeles Film School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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