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
Santa Rosa Junior College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:
- Category Attribute
- Community Size Largest student body
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- Diversity Average community college minority breakdown
- The teacher population of 303 teachers has declined by 50% over five years.
|Santa Rosa Junior College||(CA) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||303 staff||97 staff|
|Total Enrollment||25,090 students||7,516 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||83:1||44:1|
|# Full-Time Students||-||1,613 students|
|# Part-Time Students||-||5,903 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-||-|
|% Two or more races||-|
|College Completion Rate (Year 2015)|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$41,300||$34,600|
|Total Sports Offered||17 sports|
|Sports||Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Fencing, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBallet, Baseball,|
Cross Country, Dance,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Volleyball, Water Polo,
|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 Clu
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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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