• Feather River College is a comprehensive, public, two-year community college serving Plumas County and the Northern California Sierra region. College programs and services provide accessible, affordable, high-quality post-secondary education that prepares students to enter the job market, allows them to transfer to senior colleges and universities, and assists them in achieving their educational and personal goals Through its programs and services, the college equitably provides higher education opportunities and supports the economic growth of the community.

School Highlights

Feather River Community College District serves 1,821 students (20% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,821 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,446
  • Out-state tuition: $7,266
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 133 teachers has grown by 160% over five years.
Feather River Community College District
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
133 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Feather River Community College District has grown by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
The Feather River Community College District diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,821 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
358 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,463 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
190 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
358 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,463 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
240 students
140 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
n/a
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% Asian
4%
14%
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% Hispanic
14%
45%
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% Black
11%
5%
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% White
65%
26%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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% Two or more races
n/a
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.54
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
29%
28%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
1.35%
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,900
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,446 is more than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,266 is more than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,446
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,266
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
87%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,375
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,305
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Feather River College is a public, two year community college, fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. "Feather River Country" is a land of majestic, snowcapped mountains, lush valleys and scattered small towns. Feather River College is located within walking distance of the picturesque town of Quincy where 5,000 friendly residents enjoy a peaceful, unhurried life style and exceptional services. Facilities include a hospital, library, churches, theater, restaurants and a shopping center. Perched on a mountain side forested with pine and oak, Feather River College is tucked away in one of California's hidden, quiet spots. Bordering Plumas National Forest, the 256-acre campus hosts a variety of wildlife, including a resident deer herd. The Feather River Residence Hall complex is owned by the Feather River College Foundation. The student-exclusive, two-story apartment buildings are modern and convenient, and are located a short, five-minute walk from the center of the Feather River College campus. A suite-style dorm design naturally blends into the nearby hillside, which provides a backdrop of towering pine and oak. The Learning Center (LC) offers assistance to students by providing a congenial environment for learning how to think and write, primarily through one-on-one instruction or group tutoring in all disciplines.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Feather River Community College District cost?

Feather River Community College District's tuition is approximately $1,446 for In-State students and $7,266 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,821 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,446
  • Out-state tuition: $7,266
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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