College of the Sequoias (COS)

Visalia, CA

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College of the Sequoias Student Essentials

College of the Sequoias Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Giants
Website: www.cos.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $1,360
Out-of-State Tuition: $6,420
Retention Rate: 68%
Enrollment: 13,449
Year Established: 1925

About COS

College of the Sequoias is a comprehensive community college in beautiful Visalia, California, just west of the Sequoia National Park. In addition to offering associate’s degrees and certificates, College of the Sequoias has numerous programs to assist unemployed, migrant or impoverished students in getting the training and support they need for a solid career.

Serving the Central Valley, College of the Sequoias offers associate degrees leading to immediate careers or to a four-year university program. Included among its academic departments are Agriculture, Architecture, Aviation, Business, Counseling, Fine Arts, Fire Technology, Journalism, Language Arts, Law Enforcement, Nursing and Social Sciences.

In addition to its range of degree programs, Sequoia offers specialized services providing extensive support to challenged students seeking a career path. One of these programs is the California MiniCorps, which assists migrant students who wish to work as elementary or high school teachers in California.

College of the Sequoias also participates in CalWORKS, a program for low-income students that offers them career training, paid on-campus employment, career counseling and job placement help. Additional support programs include Puente, which is devoted to enrolling Latino students in four-year schools, CDC-Works, a program for future childcare workers, and TRIO programs for low-income and first-generation students who need motivation and support to stay in school.

Other student support available to all Sequoia students include tutoring, academic advising, career assessment and financial aid, which is awarded through grants, loans and other sources to eligible students.

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COS Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 9 Reviews

44% of students gave College of the Sequoias 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating

I decided to attend COS, because it was close to my home, it was cheaper than most of the other schools in my area, and it had the best reputation for putting out quality nurses. When I started attending COS I in 2007, I worked full time and was able to take all the classes I needed for the RN program either in the evenings or online. I am in the 3rd semester of the RN program now, one more to go till I graduate and my experience has been wonderful. The instructors have been completely supportive with every aspect of the program. The only tip I would give future students is do your homework when it comes to finding a school that fits your needs; also found out everything you need to know about the specific program you want to attend. When I started at COS I knew I needed good grades to be accepted in the program, so I worked my academic schedule around that knowledge.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2010

Overall Rating

Well COS is just a community college. They have great events in the quad, as in club day, Mexican heritage day, culture day, and transfer day, etc. The counseling office gets very busy at times but they the are always there with a smile. I really enjoy the math department and some of the instructors. As well all of the instructors there are welcoming and willing to work with schedules that every student has in life. I really enjoy the human science classes that they offer at COS too. It's nice for local people getting their education a level higher in life.


COS Map & Location

College of the Sequoias
915 South Mooney Boulevard
Visalia, CA 93277


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Getting Around COS

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Visalia, CA

Winter
Dec
55
38
Jan
55
39
Feb
62
42
Spring
Mar
67
46
Apr
73
49
May
82
56
Summer
Jun
89
62
Jul
94
67
Aug
93
65
Fall
Sep
88
60
Oct
78
53
Nov
64
44

COS Students

Total Students 13,449

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 46%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 33%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Unknown and Other: 11%
Latino 46%
African American 3%
Caucasian 33%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 6%
Unknown and Other 11%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 37%
Part-Time 63%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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