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Reedley College, located in Reedley, California, was founded in 1926 as Reedley Junior College. Originally the school shared space with Reedley High School, eventually getting a dedicated building on the same campus. By 1946 the school had become a full fledged community college, and the following years the school was given approval to form its own campus and facilities. The college moved to its permanent location in 1956, where it began to expand rapidly. in 1963 the school joint the State Center Community College District and changed its name to Kings River Community College. BY 1980 the school reverted its name back to Reedley College due to popular voter demand. Today the school serves over 11,000 students yearly and operates several centers throughout the region to service residents in a larger area.
Reedley College offers a number programs to ensure that students may pursue career training or academic options that best suit their interests. Career programs may result in a certificate or associate degree. These programs provide training and skill development for entry level positions in the field of study. Graduates of such programs will be qualified to work as professionals immediately after matriculation. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the freshman and sophomore years of a four year education at low cost, and then transfer to a four year institution to complete one's bachelor degree. Individuals may also participate in non credit courses for personal growth or interest.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
As an open enrollment institution, Reedley College will admit any individual with a high school diploma or equivalent. Students interested in attending the school should submit an application along with all pertinent documents, including transcripts, in order to begin the enrollment process. Once completed students will choose their program of study and register for courses one the scheduled dates. Residency requirements also apply in regards to tuition costs.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and work study programs and are given out based on financial need. Students must obtain a federal PIN and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine need, eligibility and awards. Students may also apply for external scholarships through separate applications, which award additional funds based on the mission of the scholarship.
The Reedley College Tigers participate in a number of intercollegiate sports. Athletic programs assist in providing a healthy forum for competition, allowing students to develop their potential and learn skills that may be useful in one's academic and professional life. These skills include teamwork, discipline, good health and sociability. Athletic programs begin and end at various points throughout the year. Interested students should contact the athletic department in order to obtain tryout dates and times.
Athletic programs available at Reedley College:
- Baseball (Men Only)
- Football (Men Only)
- Softball (Women Only)
- Volleyball (Women Only)
Reedley College is home to large number of student clubs that provide extracurricular activities for students. Such clubs focus on interests or topics that are may be of interest to a given individual. Students are invited to join and participate in meetings and activities in order to broaden their interests or to meet like minded persons with which to discuss and explore ideas. Such clubs allow for the formation of bonds between students outside a classroom setting, often lasting well after the students have graduated.
Clubs active at Reedley College include:
- Aggie Club
- Clay Club
- Forestry Club
- Genshiken Club
- Students in Free Enterprise
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $1,100-$1,300
- Out-of-State: $6,700-$8,093
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $46-$55 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $280-$340 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||66%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||66%||$4,368|
|Receiving Student Loans||4%||$2,791|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 23%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Reedley College may provide student services like:
- Online course work available
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Fresno and community colleges in California as a whole.
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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