11555 Old Oregon Trail
Redding, CA 96003
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • 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 8,121 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 8,121 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,183
  • Out-state tuition: $6,223
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 32%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Shasta College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 518 teachers has grown by 155% over five years.
Shasta College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
518 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Shasta College has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The Shasta College diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,121 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,995 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
5,126 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
549 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,995 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
5,126 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
120 students
140 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
n/a
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% Asian
4%
14%
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% Hispanic
16%
45%
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% Black
1%
5%
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% White
68%
26%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
3%
% Unknown races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.51
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
19%
28%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
5.73%
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,600
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,183 is less than the state average of $1,246. 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 $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,183
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,223
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
95%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,600
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,750
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Shasta College cost?

Shasta College's tuition is approximately $1,183 for In-State students and $6,223 for Out-State students.

What is Shasta College's ranking?

Shasta College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 8,121 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,183
  • Out-state tuition: $6,223
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 32%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,246 per year for in-state students and $6,603 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,540 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in California is Los Angeles Film School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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