Empire College School of Business

  • Empire College, located in Santa Rosa, California, is just one hour north of the San Francisco Bay Area in the heart of the wine-growing region of Sonoma County. On January 4, 2000, Empire opened the doors of its new 55,000 sq. ft. campus, which also houses two Sonoma County Superior Courts, at 3035 Cleveland Avenue in Santa Rosa.
School Highlights
Empire College School of Business serves 417 students (98% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
Empire College School of Business is one of 2 community colleges within Sonoma County, CA.
The nearest community college to Empire College School of Business is Santa Rosa Junior College (1.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Empire College School of Business places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Empire College School of Business(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty24 staff97 staff
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Number of Programs Offered2410

Student Body

The student population of Empire College School of Business has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The Empire College School of Business diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment417 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:144:1
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# Full-Time Students409 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students8 students5,903 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
-
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% Asian
3%
13%
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% Hispanic
35%
37%
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% Black
2%
7%
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% White
56%
32%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
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Diversity Score
0.560.73
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College Completion Rate
79%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,000$34,600
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Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,500$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,355$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Since it was founded in 1961, the School of Business has dedicated its resources to providing quality career education that gives graduates an advantage in the job market. Over the past five years, Empire graduates have been placed in over 1500 companies, earning a combined income of more than $200,000,000! For the past 33 years, Empire College School of Law has been providing a rigorous and quality evening Juris Doctor education for students wishing to pursue a career in the field of law. We are very proud of the accomplishments of our graduates including members of the judiciary in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and Merced Counties. The college offers total of 25 career training programs, including five Specialized Associate Degree programs in Accounting, Administrative Specialist, Computer/Information Technology, Medical Assistant, and Legal Assistant. In addition, Empire College works with rehabilitation specialists and injured workers to customize programs under California's Workers Compensation training voucher system. Information Technology, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing, Legal Assisting/Paralegal, Legal Secretary, Accounting Essentials, Computerized Business Skills, and Hospitality programs are offered in the evening. In addition, for those wanting a class on a particular software package, individual computer classes in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint) and more are offered at night. The School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). In addition, the college is both a Microsoft IT Academy and a Security Certified Program Training Partner.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Empire College School of Business is Santa Rosa Junior College (1.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 25,090 students | 1.10 Mi1501 Mendocino Avenue
    Santa Rosa CA  95401
    (707) 527-4011
    1.1025,090
  • 6,348 students | 28.00 Mi2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy
    Napa CA  94558
    (707) 253-3000
    28.006,348
  • 9,824 students | 36.60 Mi4000 Suisun Valley Rd
    Fairfield CA  94534
    (707) 864-7000
    36.609,824
  • 5,500 students | 36.70 Mi835 College Ave
    Greenbrae CA  94904
    (415) 457-8811
    36.705,500
  • 6,697 students | 40.40 Mi2600 Mission Bell Dr
    San Pablo CA  94806
    (510) 235-7800
    40.406,697
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