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 Sierra College

Sierra College - Rocklin, CA

5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, California 95677-3397

General information:(916)624-3333
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:18,831( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:27 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $668 $668 $908 -26%
Out-of-state $5,084 $5,248 $5,364 -2%
Books and supplies $2,222 $2,222 $2,222 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,700 $6,700 $6,700 0%
Other $2,664 $2,664 $2,664 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $11,232 $11,232 $11,232 0%
Other $5,264 $5,264 $5,264 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,400 $4,200 $4,400 -5%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $12,254 $12,254 $12,494 0%
Off Campus $19,386 $19,386 $19,626 0%
Off Campus with Family $7,290 $7,090 $7,530 0%
On Campus $16,670 $16,834 $16,950 0%
Off Campus $23,802 $23,966 $24,082 -4%
Off Campus with Family $11,706 $11,670 $11,986 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $864
In-state fees $44
Out-of-state tuition $5,300
Out-of-state fees $64
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 964 51% --
Grant or scholarship aid 923 49% $3,423,740 $3,709
Federal grants 583 31% $2,709,135 $4,647
Pell grants 583 31% $2,615,718 $4,487
Other federal grants 141 7% $93,417 $663
State/local government grant or scholarships 906 48% $714,605 $789
Institutional grants or scholarships Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
Student loan aid 110 6% $654,470 $5,950
Federal student loans 110 6% $637,736 $5,798
Other student loans 2 0% $16,734 $8,367
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 9,346 47% $25,703,672 $2,750
Pell grants 5,316 27% $19,609,727 $3,689
Federal student loans 1,267 6% $8,895,947 $7,021


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $6,915 $9,017 $8,927
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $5,647 $7,879 $7,797
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,108 $13,110 $13,232
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 $10,168 Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 18,831
Undergraduate enrollment 18,831
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 844
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 39 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Baseball 32-
Basketball 1112
Football 70-
Golf 95
Soccer -23
Softball -17
Swimming and Diving 1929
Tennis 1112
Volleyball -12
Water Polo 2217
Wrestling 31-


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges01/01/1952 Accredited


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Illegal weapons possession033
Drug law violations40 1
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 101
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 121
Motor vehicle theft 300
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Associate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agriculture, General11-
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production21-
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General13-
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management1--
Category total55-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Women's Studies-2-
Category total-2-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-91-
Category total-91-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping4391-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General47-
Business Administration and Management, General3189-
Business/Commerce, General525-
Real Estate13-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General213-
Small Business Administration/Management-4-
Category total58332-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects-81
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant279-
Category total27171
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-3-
Category total-3-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General121-
Computer Support Specialist-2-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-3-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other1--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance33-
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General137-
Information Technology-3-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-1-
Category total1840-
Construction Trades Colleges
Building Construction Technology-54
Category total-54
Engineering Colleges
Category total-4-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD46-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General3--
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician22-
Laser and Optical Technology/Technician1--
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician37-
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD-1-
Category total1316-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General-14-
Category total-14-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textile Manufacture23-
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management-52
Child Care Provider/Assistant431712
Child Care and Support Services Management-6-
Category total453114
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
American Sign Language (ASL)512-
Category total512-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-47-
Category total-47-
History Colleges
History, General-10-
Category total-10-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science-86-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician-3716
Category total-14916
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-36-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-466-
Category total-502-
Library Science Colleges
Library and Archives Assisting9--
Category total9--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General-28-
Category total-28-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician1042
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician32-
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General12-
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician4725-
Category total61332
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences-262-
Category total-262-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-1-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies-13-
Physical Fitness Technician10--
Category total1014-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total-4-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General-3-
Geology/Earth Science, General-1-
Physics, General-7-
Category total-11-
Precision Production Colleges
Cabinetmaking and Millwork-18
Welding Technology/Welder5--
Category total518
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General-31-
Category total-31-
Social Sciences Colleges
Geography, Other9--
Social Sciences, General-218-
Category total9218-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General-15-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-2-
Graphic Design-345
Music, General-7-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology4--
Visual and Performing Arts, General-2-
Category total4605
Grand total269194250