Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) has two primary campuses in Sonoma County - one in Santa Rosa, and the other in Petaluma - just 52 miles north of San Francisco. SRJC is one of 108 community colleges in California. The Santa Rosa Campus is situated on a beautiful 100 acres with towering oak trees and turn-of-the-century brick buildings, offering modern classroom facilities. The Santa Rosa campus boasts a planetarium, art gallery, the Jesse Peter Native American Museum and a Summer Repertory Theatre. The Petaluma campus is situated on 40 acres and includes a Technology Academy. SRJC also has a regional Public Safety Training Center in Windsor, a 365-acre self-supporting farm near Forestville, a Culinary Arts Center in downtown Santa Rosa.
SRJC grants associate of arts (A.A.) and associate of science (A.S.) degrees. It also offers a study program for students planning to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and more than 170 career skills certificate programs. SRJC has a basic skills program prepares students for college level courses. SRJC offers a Study Abroad Program, an award winning athletic and forensics teams, popular performing and visual arts programs, and an active student government.
The SRJC Robert Shone Farm is a self-sustaining farm in the Russian River area that generates income from the sale of products from of SRJC's vineyard, oat, sheep and swine operations. Students majoring in agriculture and forestry have many opportunities for hands-on education at the farm.
Founded in 1918, Santa Rosa Junior College is the tenth oldest publicly funded two-year educational institution in California. It initially had 19 students enrolled, and is now one of the largest college districts in the U.S.
In the 1960s, the college began recruiting minority students and offering ethnic studies. The college now has a very diverse faculty, staff and student body. The SRJC Foundation was established in 1969, and now awards more than 600 scholarships each year.
The academic calendar of Santa Rosa Junior College follows the semester format, with fall and spring semesters and a summer term.
Colleges and Schools
As a two-year junior college, SRJC's academic units are not divided into colleges, but rather into academic instructional departments, certificate programs, associate's degree programs, and programs for transfer preparation, job training and workforce development, and study abroad.
The many student clubs and organizations on SRJC's campuses offer students a range of topic focuses from AG Ambassadors who guide students in service projects in agriculture to American Sign Language (ASL) clubs, and California Politics to Vocational Nursing.
Student Services at SRJC include assessment services, adult re-entry assistance, CalWORKS, Career Development Services, a tutorial center, veteran affairs, and assistance finding off-campus housing, among others.
The SRJC "Bear Cubs" athletic teams compete in many intercollegiate sports in the junior college division, including:
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Water Polo
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Water Polo
In addition to its main, Santa Rosa Campus, Santa Rosa Junior College has several satellite campuses and learning centers, including:
- Petaluma Campus
- SRJC Technology Academy (Petaluma, CA)
- SRJC Public Safety Training Center (Windsor, CA)
- SRJC Culinary Arts Center (Santa Rosa, CA)
- SRJC Shone Farm (Forestville, CA)
The many events, venues and performances on the SRJC campuses are open to the general community. SRJC is considered a cultural hub of the Santa Rosa community, and its holiday chorale and other musical performances are popular with the locals, as are performances by the Summer Repertory Theatre, the Arts & Lecture series, and Planetarium shows.
SRJC offers community classes for personal interest and professional development, as well as cooking classes at the SRJC's Culinary Arts Cafe and Bakery.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,800. 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
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $1,300-$1,500
- Out-of-State: $6,600-$7,919
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $46-$55 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $250-$300 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||65%||$3,413|
|Receiving Student Loans||1%||$4,213|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Santa Rosa Junior College may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
- Employment search assistance
- 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 Santa Rosa Junior College, versus those community colleges in California, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1961)
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1999)
- Dietetic Technician Program
- Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 2013)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1972)
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 Santa Rosa Junior College 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
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
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 Santa Rosa Junior College.