5100 Sierra College Blvd
Rocklin, CA 95677
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • Sierra College provides a supportive learning environment to students with diverse goals, abilities, and needs. The College's programs and services promote personal and professional success, leadership, critical thinking, civic responsibility, and innovation. Its students will become contributing citizens of the complex and changing communities in which they live and work.

School Highlights

Sierra College serves 17,503 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is same as the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 17,503 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,150
  • Out-state tuition: $6,190
  • Student:teacher ratio: 22:1
  • Minority enrollment: 44%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 802 teachers has grown by 90% over five years.
Sierra College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
802 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Sierra College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 44:1 over five years.
The Sierra College diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
17,503 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
6,629 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
10,874 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
119 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
6,629 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
10,874 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
121 students
140 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
7%
14%
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% Hispanic
26%
45%
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% Black
2%
5%
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% White
56%
26%
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% Two or more races
7%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.61
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
11.59%
4.57%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,800
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,150 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 $6,190 is less than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,150
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,190
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$15,415
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$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

  • Sierra College is a fully accredited, two-year community college located in north central California. We serve Placer, Nevada and portions of El Dorado and Sacramento counties. Our primary campus is located in Rocklin just minutes from Sacramento. Other facilities include our 105-acre Sierra College Nevada County Campus in Grass Valley, and leased centers in Roseville and Truckee. At Sierra College our focus is on student learning and high quality teaching, not research or publication. Sierra College has a national reputation based on excellence in such academic areas as Computer Science, Math, Electronics, Nursing, Early Childhood Education and many more! We are 13th of all United States community colleges in awarding Associate Degrees – 1st in California. We also have the only nationally accredited community college Student Health Center. Our courses focus on the real life application of current issues and technologies, and are primarily taught by instructors with masters degrees in their fields. Many are experts in their fields and currently working in the private sector. Quality instruction contributes to Sierra College being ranked first in Northern California in transfers to the University of California and California State University systems. Online courses are available in our Distance Learning program. These are credit courses which allow you to complete much of your college studies from your own home, using the internet or television.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Sierra College cost?

Sierra College's tuition is approximately $1,150 for In-State students and $6,190 for Out-State students.

What is Sierra College's ranking?

Sierra College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 17,503 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,150
  • Out-state tuition: $6,190
  • Student:teacher ratio: 22:1
  • Minority enrollment: 44%
  • 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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