Santa Rosa Junior College

1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4395
Tel: (707)527-4011
  • Widely regarded as one of the finest community colleges in the state, Santa Rosa Junior College is known for its academic rigor, its outstanding vocational training programs, superb faculty, comprehensive student services, and excellent facilities.
School Highlights
  • Santa Rosa Junior College serves 23,144 students (31% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Santa Rosa Junior College is one of 2 community colleges within Sonoma County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Santa Rosa Junior College is Empire College School of Business (1.1 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 606 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Santa Rosa Junior College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty606 staff97 staff
Santa Rosa Junior College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Santa Rosa Junior College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Santa Rosa Junior College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment23,144 students7,516 students
Santa Rosa Junior College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio38:144:1
Santa Rosa Junior College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students7,125 students1,613 students
Santa Rosa Junior College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students16,019 students5,903 students
Santa Rosa Junior College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Santa Rosa Junior College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Santa Rosa Junior College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Santa Rosa Junior College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Santa Rosa Junior College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Santa Rosa Junior College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Santa Rosa Junior College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Santa Rosa Junior College Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
Santa Rosa Junior College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Santa Rosa Junior College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.530.73
Santa Rosa Junior College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Santa Rosa Junior College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,300$34,900
Santa Rosa Junior College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,280 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,599 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,280$1,636
Santa Rosa Junior College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,599$6,797
Santa Rosa Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid69%78%
Santa Rosa Junior College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$9,500
Santa Rosa Junior College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,000$5,500
Santa Rosa Junior College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,157 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.