Shasta College

11555 Old Oregon Trail
Redding, CA 96003
Tel: (530)242-7500
  • 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 is College of the Siskiyous (54.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 203 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
Shasta College (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 203 staff 86 staff
Shasta College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 8,342 has declined by 14% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has increased from 36:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,342 students 7,105 students
Shasta College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 41:1 44:1
Shasta College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 3,480 students 1,483 students
Shasta College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 4,862 students 5,622 students
Shasta College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Shasta College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
126 144
Shasta College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Shasta College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Shasta College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Shasta College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Shasta College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Shasta College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
- -
Shasta College Hawaiian (2009-2011)
% Two or more races
Shasta College More (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
Shasta College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.41 0.73
Shasta College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Shasta College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $30,600 $34,900
Shasta College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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 $6,773. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,183 $1,636
Shasta College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,223 $6,773
Shasta College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 75% 78%
Shasta College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $9,500 $9,500
Shasta College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,750 $5,500
Shasta College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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 $6,773 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,081 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 85%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in California is Stanbridge University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.