Shasta College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 496006
Redding, CA 96049-6006
Tel: (530)225-4600
Admissions: (530)225-4841
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1948. Setting: 336-acre rural campus. Endowment: $1.3 million. Research spending 2003-04: $175,040. Educational spending 2003-04: $1944 per student. Total enrollment: 10,240. 3,586 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 4,336 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 5,904 students, 62% women, 38% men. 2% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 1% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 56% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: Assessment and Placement Services for Community Colleges required; SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3888 full-time, $162 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $624 full-time, $26 per unit part-time, $13 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: Associated Student Body, Environmental Resource Leadership Club, Intercultural Club, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Music Education National Conference. Major annual events: Cinco De Mayo, 'Tis The Season, Halloween Festivities. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, 16-hour patrols by trained security personnel. Option: coed housing available. Shasta College Learning Resource Center with 67,500 books, 55,486 microform titles, 1,700 serials, 4,859 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $885,790. 154 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Redding is located at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley and is served by buses, railroads and airlines. The city provides unlimited recreational opportunities; Shasta National Forest, Sacramento Canyon, Mount Shasta, Shasta Dam which is the second largest concrete dam in the world and Shasta Lake which encompasses 30,000 acres. Excellent fishing, camping, picnicking and swimming in the area. Redding is a trade center with good shopping facilities.

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