Shasta College

  • Shasta College is part of the California Community College system, which is the largest system of higher education in the world, with 107 colleges organized into 72 districts, serving nearly 1.4 million students. Students who receive an associate degree earn 66% higher wages after three years on the job. Shasta College ranks second highest in the state in university transfer. The college has articulation agreements to facilitate transfer to the University of California and California State University systems, and many private college campuses.
School Highlights
  • Shasta College serves 8,342 students (42% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Shasta College is the only community colleges within Shasta County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Shasta College is College of the Siskiyous (54.3 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 203 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Shasta College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty203 staff97 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Shasta College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Shasta College diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,342 students7,516 students
Student:Teacher Ratio41:144:1
# Full-Time Students3,480 students1,613 students
# Part-Time Students4,862 students5,903 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.410.73
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,600$34,600

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,183 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 44% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,223 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,183$1,636
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,223$6,797
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%78%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$9,500$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$5,750$5,500
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Since 1950 Shasta College has served the residents of Northern California with outstanding programs of education and public service. The campus is located on 337 acres, and is referred to as the Stillwater campus because it is bordered by Stillwater Creek on the East Side. The District also owns an additional 350 acres in Bella Vista. The District encompasses the counties of Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity, and small portions of Lassen, Modoc, and Humboldt counties as well. The college has a childcare center, residence halls, its own waste water treatment facility, a park, a horse arena, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, an Olympic-sized diving pool, and a fire station, which serves the surrounding area. The campus includes wooded groves –including a redwood memorial grove--ponds, nature trails, two streams, a Christmas Tree farm, and a 150-acre farm. There is also a man-made waterfall made of lava rock from Hat Creek, designed by The Shasta College Art Department. Shasta College was one of the first community colleges to possess a Carillon, which dates back to 1968.

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Did You Know?
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 86%. 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 Coastline Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.