If you're looking to get your feet wet at a community college without diving in to a big university, check out College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California. There are nearly 8,500 students including 160 that reside in student housing. CR has 4 campuses with a combined enrollment of about 50,000.
The school boasts 1,000 different classes and countless majors including the Associate in Arts which is mainly a general education degree obtained to ease transfer into a four-year school.
Although many students probably attend CR with the intentions of transferring to a four-year school, this school does not root its identity in being a stepping stone. With its student health center, gym, and housing facilities; CR gives the university experience without the price. At around $50 per credit hour for California residents and $270 for non-residents, CR can prepare students to move on to a university or start their career without a mountain of debt.
College of the Redwoods is located on the Northern coast of California; it is about 260 miles north of San Francisco and 400 miles south of Portland, Oregon. The school is molded into the landscape amid giant trees and mountains so it appears to blend into the landscape. The campus is beautiful which makes taking a tour all that more important for interested students.
So if you are interested in a big school experience without the price, then take a look at all CR has to offer. Apply online at www.redwoods.edu/admissions.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. 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: $6,000-$7,258
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $46-$55 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $210-$250 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||82%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||78%||$5,620|
|Receiving Student Loans||12%||$1,634|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, College of the Redwoods may offer student services like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares College of the Redwoods against community colleges in California.
|College of the Redwoods||Humboldt County||California|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1977)
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by College of the Redwoods by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to College of the Redwoods.