• The mission of Cosumnes River College is to provide opportunities for individuals to achieve their maximum potential and contribute to the well being of the larger community.

School Highlights

Cosumnes River College serves 14,667 students (21% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 14,667 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,104
  • Out-state tuition: $7,200
  • Student:teacher ratio: 30:1
  • Minority enrollment: 76%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Cosumnes River College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 491 teachers has grown by 89% over five years.
Cosumnes River College
(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
491 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Cosumnes River College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 29:1 over five years.
The Cosumnes River College diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
14,667 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
30:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,114 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
11,553 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
917 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,114 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
11,553 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
30%
14%
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% Hispanic
27%
45%
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% Black
9%
5%
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% White
24%
26%
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% Hawaiian
2%
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
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.77
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
6.45%
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)
$32,100
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,104 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 $7,200 is more than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,104
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,200
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
92%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,000
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,020
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports
Sports
Baseball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Cosumnes River College is one of four community colleges within the Los Rios Community College District. The college opened on September 14, 1970, with 1,800 day and 350 evening students. Facilities included the science building, automotive and technology complex, women's physical education building, pool, and the library building. In September 1975, the Business/Social Science classroom building was dedicated, the first since the college opened. The computer laboratory, located there, is equipped with state-of-the-art data processing equipment that supports many areas of the college curriculum. There are more than 14,000 students enrolled at Cosumnes River College. The college offers a broad option of more than 60 occupational degree programs, and a comprehensive curriculum of transfer courses. Cosumnes River College provides an inclusive learning environment and creates dynamic opportunities for the intellectual growth of students, staff and our community.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cosumnes River College cost?

Cosumnes River College's tuition is approximately $1,104 for In-State students and $7,200 for Out-State students.

What schools are Cosumnes River College often compared to?

Cosumnes River Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like American River College, Sacramento City College by visitors of our site.

What sports does Cosumnes River College offer?

Cosumnes River College offers 6 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball.

What is Cosumnes River College's ranking?

Cosumnes River College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Diversity in US community colleges and Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 14,667 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,104
  • Out-state tuition: $7,200
  • Student:teacher ratio: 30:1
  • Minority enrollment: 76%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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