Cosumnes River College, located in Sacramento, California, was founded in 1970 and is one of the 112 community colleges that comprise the California Community College System. The school is part of the Los Rios Community College District, which also includes American River College, Sacramento City College, and Folsom Lake College, which was once a satellite campus of CRC given independence in 2004. The school was given life as part of study for the Los Rios Community College District, which resulted in the start of construction one the campus site. The school has added buildings and facilities over the years to ensure that the needs of the student body and the community are met. The school serves over 14,000 students annually and assists in local workforce development as well as post secondary education opportunities. The school is named for the nearby Cosumnes River that flows south of the school.
Students at Cosumnes River College are able to choose between academic transfer and career training programs in order to pursue their personal and professional goals. Academic transfer programs allow for the completion of a curriculum that mirrors the first two years of a four year education locally and at low cost, followed by applying for transfer to four year institutions in order to complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree. Transfer to University to California (UC) and California State University (Cal State) institutions is made easier through agreements in place that allow for transfer guarantees based on the fulfillment of prerequisites. Transfer to private or out of state institutions will have separate requirements and it is suggested students meet with a counselor to discuss options.
Career training programs provides students the option to obtain an education in a high demand field or industry, allowing the student to enter the workforce as a qualified professional upon completion. Students will participate in traditional and practical courses depending on the program chosen, with practical courses simulating real world environments and allowing for in-depth skill development and training. Programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in a certificate or associate degree upon completion. The school works closely with local business to identify gaps in workforce, adding or adjusting programs to meet local needs.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Cosumnes River College is an open enrollment institution that allows any student who is at least eighteen years old or a high school graduate to enroll by completing the application for admission and paying all associated fees. Submission of test scores and previous transcripts is recommended, as is meeting with a counselor to discuss program enrollment and participating in new student orientation. Students may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and is awarded based on need. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the school to determine the extent of a student's need and their aid program eligibility when constructing the financial aid packet. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year and should be submitted in a timely fashion.
Clubs and Organizations
A number of clubs and organizations are available at Cosumnes River College that allow students to pursue interests, both old and new, and offer the opportunity to engage other students in discussion outside of a classroom setting. Clubs and organizations perform a variety of functions and allow for various forms of participation, including public events, weekly meetings, social action and others. Interested students may contact the schools student services center or check online to see what clubs are active and when they meet.
Clubs and organizations include:
- Anime Club
- CRC Veterans Club
- Peer Mentor Club
- Maniacally Magic Movie Mojo
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,700. 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.
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||77%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||76%||$4,466|
|Receiving Student Loans||5%||$5,072|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Cosumnes River College may offer student services like:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
- Child care
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 Cosumnes River College compares against other community colleges in Sacramento County and community colleges in California as a whole.
|Cosumnes River||Sacramento County||California|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dietetic Technician Program
- Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 2008)
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
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
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
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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