Santa Rosa Junior College

  • Santa Rosa Junior College is one of California's leading community colleges and has a 100-year history of excellence in education. Award-winning faculty teach university transfer courses, degree and certificate programs, career education, and a wide variety of classes to students ranging from high school age to active older adults

School Highlights

Santa Rosa Junior College serves 19,101 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

Santa Rosa Junior College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,077 teachers has grown by 90% over five years.
Santa Rosa Junior College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty1,077 staff308 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Santa Rosa Junior College has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The Santa Rosa Junior College diversity score of 0.70 is equal to the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment19,101 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:124:1
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# Full-Time Students5,904 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students13,197 students6,350 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
5%
12%
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% Hispanic
38%
47%
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% Black
2%
6%
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% White
38%
23%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
10%
6%
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Diversity Score0.700.70
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College Completion Rate
37%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,300$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,340 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,388 is more than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,340$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,388$7,123
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Tuition Notes$46 per-unit enrollment fee
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,999$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,000$6,000
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Acceptance Rate100%89%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBallet, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Fencing, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBallet, Baseball,
Basketball, Cheering,
Cross Country, Dance,
Diving, Fencing,
Football, Golf,
Soccer, Swimming,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Volleyball, Water Polo,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.59 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
A Place for Parents, APASS, ASL Club, Bear Cub Bike Club, Biology Club, Black & Brown Union, Black Student Union, Business & Career Networking Club, Capoeira Club, Circle K International, Community for Change, Computer Science Club, Culinary Cubs, Data Science Club, EcoLeaders Club, Economics Club, English Club, Fencing Club, Fire Technology and Emergency Medical Service Club, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Geology Club, Grow and Prosper Club, International Club, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Marketing Club, Math Club, Movimento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), Mujeres Xingonas, Native American Student Council, Nutrition Club, Petaluma Anime Club, Petaluma Bridges LGBQT+ Club, Petaluma Chapter of the National Society of Leadership & Success (Sigma Alpha Pi), Petaluma Communications Club, Petaluma Communications Honor Society (Sigma Chi Eta), Petaluma Computer Security Club, Petaluma Dreamers Club, Petaluma E-Gaming Club, Petaluma Females Empowering Each Other, Petaluma Games Club, Petaluma Gateway to College, Petaluma Makers Club, Petaluma Multicultural Dancing Club, Petaluma Our House Club, Petaluma Puente Club, Petaluma Story Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Puente Club, Second Chance Club, Society of Physics Students, SRJC Cheerleading, SRJC Men's Rugby, SRJC Polar Bears Ice Hockey, Student Ambassadors, Students for Recovery, The Engineering Club, The Real Geek Squad Club, UNICEF Club, Young Americans for Liberty Club
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Santa Rosa Junior College, founded in 1918, is the tenth oldest of California's 108 publicly funded, two-year community colleges. From its initial freshman class of 19 students in 1918, SRJC has grown into one of the largest single college districts in the country: the Sonoma County Junior College District. SRJC offers a strong general education program for students planning to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, as well as more than 140 occupational programs designed to prepare students for the workforce. The college grants both associate of arts (A.A.) and associate of sciences (A.S.) degrees. SRJC offers comprehensive transfer preparatory and career training programs at dozens of sites, including two beautiful campuses in Petaluma and Santa Rosa that are located 35 and 52 miles north of San Francisco, respectively. Both the oak-studded Santa Rosa Campus, which is largely characterized by elegant turn-of-the-century brick buildings on over 100 acres, and the 40-acre contemporary adobe style Petaluma Campus, offer a distinct and welcoming atmosphere that is highly conducive to student learning and to employment. The college operates a self-sustaining 365-acre Shone Farm near the Russian River, a progressive Technology Academy in Telecom Valley, a new student run gourmet Culinary Arts Center in downtown Santa Rosa, and a top flight Public Safety Center Training Center in Windsor. SRJC has international education programs in Europe and Central America, conference winning athletic programs, nationally ranked speech and debate teams, a national recognized Summer Repertory Theatre, Planetarium, the Jesse Peter Native American Museum, and Art Gallery. At SRJC we focus on the student, and the successes that our students have achieved are evidence of that attention. While we traditionally enroll approximately 36,000 students each semester, our class sizes are small and students have the opportunity to work closely with their instructors. Our transfer students who go on to four-year colleges and universities do as well as (and in many cases, better than) students who began their college careers at a four-year institution. Students who complete one of more than 150 vocational certificates enter the workforce well trained to succeed in business and industry.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Santa Rosa Junior College is Empire College (1.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Empire College
    Private for-profit
    371 students | 1.10 Mi3035 Cleveland Ave
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    (707) 546-4000
    1.10371
  • 5,292 students | 27.10 Mi2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy
    Napa, CA 94558
    (707) 256-7000
    27.105,292
  • 5,182 students | 35.70 Mi835 College Ave
    Kentfield, CA 94904
    (415) 457-8811
    35.705,182
  • 9,330 students | 35.70 Mi4000 Suisun Valley Rd
    Fairfield, CA 94534
    (707) 864-7000
    35.709,330
  • 7,127 students | 39.30 Mi2600 Mission Bell Dr
    San Pablo, CA 94806
    (510) 235-7800
    39.307,127
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,997 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,060 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.