• Folsom Lake College is a comprehensive, public community college, the 109th community college in the State of California and the fourth member of the Los Rios Community College District.

School Highlights

Folsom Lake College serves 9,542 students (23% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher 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 (2023)

  • Enrollment: 9,542 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,104
  • Out-state tuition: $7,272
  • Student:teacher ratio: 29:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 334 teachers has grown by 94% over five years.
Folsom Lake College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
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
334 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Folsom Lake College has grown by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The Folsom Lake College diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,542 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
29:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,184 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
7,358 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
553 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,184 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
7,358 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
10%
14%
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% Hispanic
16%
45%
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% Black
3%
5%
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% White
62%
26%
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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)
n/a
4.57%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%

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 $7,272 is more than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,104
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,272
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
88%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$6,239
Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Folsom Lake College serves the region with classes offered at: The main Folsom campus at 10 College Parkway (just off Highway 50) Two outreach centers (the El Dorado Center in Placerville and the Rancho Cordova Center) Various off-site locations in communities of the region A full spectrum of support services and programs are available to enhance student success, including: Counseling, Financial aid, Tutoring, Libraries, Computer centers, and more. Folsom Lake College offers a friendly, student-centered environment designed to help everyone succeed - not matter what your educational goals may be!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Folsom Lake College cost?

Folsom Lake College's tuition is approximately $1,104 for In-State students and $7,272 for Out-State students.

What schools are Folsom Lake College often compared to?

Folsom Lake Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like American River College by visitors of our site.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 9,542 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,104
  • Out-state tuition: $7,272
  • Student:teacher ratio: 29:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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