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Santa Rosa Junior College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

Learn what degree and certificate programs Santa Rosa Junior College offers. Read about its academics, admission requirements, and financial aid info to make an informed education decision.

About Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) was originally founded in 1918, with a beginning freshman class of 19. SRJC is now the centerpiece of 1 of the largest single college districts in the nation: Sonoma County Junior College District.

It operates 2 main campuses, located in Santa Rosa and Petaluma, California. In addition to these main campuses, SRJC also administers the Public Safety Training Center, the B. Robert Burdo Center (home to its culinary arts program), and the Robert Shone Farm.

SRJC is a public, 2-year university. As part of a college district with high school partnerships, SRJC offers classes at more than 70 locations. Both of its main campuses, at Santa Rosa and Petaluma, are located in Sonoma County. Sonoma County is 35 miles north of San Francisco and near the Pacific Ocean.

Academics

SRJC offers 3 general academic paths for students. These include a general education program awarding associate's degrees for students planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university; occupational certification programs for students wanting to enter the workforce; and non-credit, continuing education courses for those already in the workforce.

For potential SRJC students wanting to pursue an associate's degree and planning to transfer to a 4-year institution, there are several requirements. These include meeting the general education requirement, selecting an approved major, completing a minimum number of degree units, being enrolled at SRJC during the semester that the degree is granted, and sustaining a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all coursework. Students are strongly encouraged to speak with a SRJC guidance counselor when planning their degree. SRJC also houses the SRJC Transfer Center, specifically created to help students planning to transfer to a 4-year university after attaining an associate's degree from SRJC.

For potential students seeking occupational certificates in order to immediately enter the associated career field, SRJC offers approximately 140 programs awarding Certificates of Achievement. Additionally, SRJC offers continuing education courses that award Skills Certificates.

Through its online learning program, SRJC offers 6 online associate's degree programs and 24 certificate programs. The college accommodates traditional, full-time students, but it focuses on serving non-traditional, part-time students. This is reflected in its fall 2011 enrollment statistics, with 68% of undergraduates enrolled on a part-time basis.

Admissions

In the fall 2013 semester, classes begin on August 19. Prospective undergraduate students can use this as a guideline when planning to submit their application. The undergraduate application is available in an online format at the college's website.

General enrollment is open to anyone who is 18 years or older and may benefit from attending SRJC. Once accepted, new students may be required to complete an English and/or math assessment depending on course selection.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates vary by degree or certificate program and residency status. For the 2012-2013 academic year, estimated tuition and fees costs range from $1,278-1,704 for residents. For non-residents, tuition and fees were estimated at $6,562.

While SRJC does not offer student housing, prospective students should consider additional costs, such as housing, books and supplies, and transportation. SRJC estimated with these additional costs factored in are $18,063 for residents and $23,347 for non-residents.

Types of aid available to SRJC students include federal loans, state and federal grants, and scholarships. SRJC offers 3 institution-based scholarships: SRJC Foundation Scholarships, Doyle Scholarships, and Business and Community Scholarships.

SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGE QUICK FACTS
School Type Public, 2-year**
Degrees Offered Associate's, certificate programs**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semester***
School Setting Midsize City**
Student Body 24,199 undergraduates in fall 2011**
Student Housing None*
ACADEMICS
Programs Approximately 140 programs*
Undergraduate Student-Faculty Ratio 25-to-1**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-2011:
Associate's: Social Sciences (377)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates (for Students Who Started in Fall 2008) 12% in 4 years
31% in 6 years**
ADMISSIONS
Admission Rate Open admission policy as of fall 2012**
First-Year Retention Rates 74% for full-time students, 45% for part-time students**
Undergraduate Application Due Date Open admission policy*
TUITION & FINANCIAL AID
Tuition For 2012-2013 tuition and fee estimates range from $1,278-$1,704 for residents; $6,562 for non-residents*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Beginning Undergraduates Receiving it) In 2010:
Federal grants (29%), Pell grants (29%), other federal grants (5%), state and local grants/scholarships (45%), institutional grants/scholarships (16%), federal loans (3%)**
Percent of First-time Undergraduate Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 55% in the 2010-2011 academic year**

Sources: *Santa Rosa Junior College, **College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics

School Contact Information

  • Address: 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Plover Hall, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
  • Phone: (707) 527-4685
  • Website: www.santarosa.edu

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