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College of the Siskiyous

800 College Ave, Weed, CA

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The College of the Siskiyous, located in Weed, California, was founded in 1957 and began operations in 1959. The school is the northern most college in California, situated at the base of Moutn Shasta, and the only college in the Siskiyous County. The college's name comes from the Siskiyous mountain range that divides California and Oregon. COS is a two year institution funded and operated by the state of California. A second campus is located in Yreka, also located in the Siskiyous County. The school serves approximately 3000 students per year.

Academics

The College of the Siskiyous offers programs in a variety of subjects. Technical and career training, liberal arts and sciences, and health, recreation and physical education are the three primary fields of focus for the school. Within the framework of those fields programs are developed, offering degrees and/or certificates to graduates. Transfer to four year institutions is possible through agreements and regional accreditation which allows for the completion of the freshman and sophomore years of college at Siskiyous. Individuals pursuing career training or allied health training will be qualified to work in their field of study upon program completion, entering the work force at the entry level.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students interested in enrolling at The College of the Siskiyous must meet one of the following criteria: Be at least 18 years old, a high school graduate, recipient of California High School proficiency or GED, a high school student with permission from the school board, or is an international student and has followed procedures for international students. In addition, some students may be interested in applying for on campus housing, as COS is one of 10 community colleges in California to offer such housing. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. Students in need of aid must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), after which eligibility and awards will be determined. The financial aid and admissions office have merged; as such students in need of assistance may look to the admissions office for help.

Athletics

The College of the Siskiyous Eagles participate in a number of team sports and the intercollegiate level. In particular the men's basketball team has entered the California Final Four a number of times. The school promotes athletic programs as an additional form of education, providing students with skills in teamwork and socializing, as well as developing the discipline necessary to achieve one's goals.

Athletic programs:

  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Track and Field

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,300. 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: $6,100-$7,373
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $46-$55 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $260-$310 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid76%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships70%$6,043
Receiving Student Loans36%$5,803

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, College of the Siskiyous may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in California, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 College of the SiskiyousSiskiyou CountyCalifornia
Graduation Rate16.0%-24.3%
Transfer-out Rate30.7%-13.8%
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Programs Offered

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 Siskiyous 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,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences

Precision Production

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Contact Information

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
76%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
21:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
6

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$3,420