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How Well Is College of the Redwoods Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

College of the Redwoods was awarded 30 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked College of the Redwoods as #2,191 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 203 colleges in California, College of the Redwoods is ranked at #189.

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Is It Hard to Get Into College of the Redwoods?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that College of the Redwoods has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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College of the Redwoods Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, College of the Redwoods is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at College of the Redwoods is 25%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  25 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at College of the Redwoods

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At College of the Redwoods this rate is 51%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  51 out of 100

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College of the Redwoods Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,891 undergraduates at College of the Redwoods with 1,211 being full-time and 2,680 being part-time.

How Much Does College of the Redwoods Cost?

The overall average net price of College of the Redwoods is $4,773. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for College of the Redwoods

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$4,303 $4,181 $7,329 $8,688 $10,414

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of College of the Redwoods, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At College of the Redwoods, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $5,622 a year. That adds up to $22,488 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at College of the Redwoods is 22.7%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do College of the Redwoods Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from College of the Redwoods with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $28,100 in their early years. This is about 29% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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Location of College of the Redwoods

Located in Eureka, California, College of the Redwoods is a public institution. The rural area surrounding College of the Redwoods is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

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Contact details for College of the Redwoods are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd, Eureka, CA 95501-9300
Phone: 707-476-4100

College of the Redwoods Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at College of the Redwoods along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at College of the Redwoods

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 1,531 students took at least one online class at College of the Redwoods. This is an increase from the 1,387 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,531 437
2018-2019 1,387 494
2017-2018 1,200 454
2016-2017 1,249 464
2015-2016 1,134 374

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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