Description

Sierra College provides a challenging and supportive learning environment for students having diverse goals, abilities, and needs interested in transfer, career and technical training, and life long learning. The College’s programs and services encourage students to identify and to expand their potential. Sierra College students will develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to become engaged and contributing members of the community.

Sierra College has an excellent reputation for general education transfer preparation and in career/ technical programs and training. Sierra College is also recognized nationally for excellence in athletics.

The emphasis at Sierra College is on student learning and high quality teaching. Approximately 125 degree and certificate programs are offered in a wide variety of configurations taught by 950 full and part-time faculty members. Faculty typically has the minimum of a Master’s degree in their fields and enhance their teaching with research, authorship and industry expertise.

Quality instruction contributes to Sierra College being ranked first in Northern California in transfers to the University of California and California State University systems.

Sierra College prepares many graduates to transfer to top quality public and private institutions to complete their final two years of undergraduate work including guaranteed transfer for students meeting academic requirements. Graduates with two-year degrees pursue careers in businesses and industries throughout the region. Sierra College graduates receive high praise from these institutions and employers.

The main campus of Sierra College, in Rocklin, California, is located near the foothills of the beautiful Sierra Nevada, one half-hour from the State Capitol, 108 miles northeast of San Francisco and 110 miles southwest of Reno NV. In addition to the 300 acre Rocklin campus, the District has a 115 acre Nevada County Campus in Grass Valley, a new campus in Truckee and a campus in Roseville. The Sierra Community College District, a district that covers over 3,200 square miles – an area larger than the state of Delaware – serves Placer, Nevada and parts of El Dorado and Sacramento counties.

Quick Facts about Sierra College

Region

Southwest

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Parking Permit Required

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$ 1,150

Out-of-State Tuition

$ 6,300

Retention Rate

72%

Enrollment

20,893

Year Established

1936

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  2 reviews
4 star
  4 reviews
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67% of students gave Sierra College 4 stars overall.

Former Student - Last Attended 2010

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

I really enjoyed the faculty and staff. The teachers are amazing and the campus is a great environment. The students are more welcoming and respectful than the other college I've attended. Everything a student could possibly need is provided in some way whether it be the teacher, another student, the library, or even the staff.

Former Student - Last Attended 2001

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

Overall the school is way above what you would think a community college would be. The campus is located in a beautiful area of Rocklin located near every type of business you would need but is still located near lots of nice outdoor scenery which by no means reminding you your in a city. Some of the things that stood out for me was that Sierra College offered affordable on campus living. This was perfect for someone who couldn't wait to move out but didn't want to be broke doing it. The campus has great social facilities with a huge cafeteria with flat screen tvs and couches and the outdoor quad has an modest size amphitheater for live music. I would say one draw back for the school was that its popular, so sometimes getting all the classes you want doesn't happen. They do offer streaming video of classes for the more popular choices though. Overall perspective would be the area is great most people who attend are friendly (the school also has a big international student population) The campus has great options for social activities with live music and social clubs, sports ect and feature a great deal of professors and teachers who have awesome credentials.

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Students

Total Students
20,893

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
33%
Part-Time
67%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
14%
African American
2%
Caucasian
68%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
5%
Unknown and Other
9%

International Students

International
1%
Domestic
99%

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