Empire College School of Business

3035 Cleveland Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2126
Tel: (707)546-4000
  • 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 is Santa Rosa Junior College (1.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 42% 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
Empire College School of Business Total Faculty (2007-2016)
Number of Programs Offered2410

Student Body

  • The student population of 417 has declined by 22% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment417 students7,516 students
Empire College School of Business Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio17:144:1
Empire College School of Business Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students409 students1,613 students
Empire College School of Business Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students8 students5,903 students
Empire College School of Business Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Empire College School of Business Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Empire College School of Business American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Empire College School of Business Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Empire College School of Business Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Empire College School of Business Black (2007-2016)
% White
Empire College School of Business White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Empire College School of Business Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.560.73
Empire College School of Business Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Empire College School of Business Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,000$34,900
Empire College School of Business Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%80%
    Empire College School of Business % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Graduates$16,500$9,500
    Empire College School of Business Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts$6,355$5,500
    Empire College School of Business Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
    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.

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