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 9,105 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 45:1 is same as the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 75%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 203 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Shasta College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty203 staff149 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Shasta College has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has increased from 36:1 over five years.
The Shasta College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 39% over five years.
Total Enrollment9,105 students8,598 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio45:145:1
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# Full-Time Students3,286 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students5,819 students6,583 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
150150
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
4%
12%
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% Hispanic
16%
43%
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% Black
2%
7%
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% White
63%
25%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
5%
4%
% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.570.73
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College Completion Rate
19%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,600$34,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,183 is less than the state average of $1,458. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,223 is less than the state average of $6,710. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,183$1,458
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,223$6,710
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,000$10,063
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$5,751
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Shasta College is College of the Siskiyous (54.3 miles away).
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