College of the Redwoods

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
2022 Average Net Price
$7,634
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.88%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
4,006
30.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
24.5%
106 Graduates

About

College of the Redwoods is a higher education institution located in Humboldt County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at College of the Redwoods were Liberal Arts & Sciences (154 degrees awarded), Humanistic Studies (117 degrees), and Biological & Physical Sciences (107 degrees).

In 2022, 827 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of the Redwoods. 53% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (469 degrees), 2.97 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (158 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Redwoods is $1,104, which is $−7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at College of the Redwoods is $1,104, which is $−7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,634.

In 2022, 63% of undergraduate students attending College of the Redwoods received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 4% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at College of the Redwoods was $1,104. The cost of tuition at College of the Redwoods is $−7,008 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$7,634
2022 Value
11.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 College of the Redwoods had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,634. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of College of the Redwoods grew by 11.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,965
Room and Board
$1,854
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of the Redwoods was of $9,965 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,854. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
4%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

63% of undergraduate students at College of the Redwoods received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 4.55% with respect to 2021, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.88%
2019 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at College of the Redwoods was 5.88%, which represents 14 out of the 238 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

College of the Redwoods had a total enrollment of 4,006 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at College of the Redwoods is 1,204 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,802. This means that 30.1% of students enrolled at College of the Redwoods are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of the Redwoods, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.5% White, 23.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.86% Two or More Races, 4.54% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.67% Asian, 3.12% Black or African American, and 0.325% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at College of the Redwoods in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.8%), followed by White Male (24.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

30.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of the Redwoods in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,006 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Redwoods is 1,204 and the part-time enrollment is 2,802. This means that 30.1% of students enrolled at College of the Redwoods are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at College of the Redwoods was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), College of the Redwoods had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,983 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    952 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    355 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at College of the Redwoods is 49.5% White, 23.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.86% Two or More Races, 4.54% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.67% Asian, 3.12% Black or African American, and 0.325% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 49 more women than men received degrees from College of the Redwoods. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at College of the Redwoods is white (469 degrees awarded). There were 2.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (158 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at College of the Redwoods is Liberal Arts & Sciences (154 degrees awarded), followed by Humanistic Studies (117 degrees) and Biological & Physical Sciences (107 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at College of the Redwoods, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (58 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (107 degrees), and Construction (31 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of the Redwoods are Elementary & middle school teachers (188,413 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (123,115 people), Other managers (119,022 people), Secondary school teachers (82,632 people), and Education administrators (60,587 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Redwoods in 2022 are Human Sciences (58 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (107 degrees), Construction (31 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (275 degrees), and History (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of the Redwoods are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at College of the Redwoods are Human Sciences (58 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (107 degrees), Construction (31 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (275 degrees), and History (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of the Redwoods are Elementary & secondary schools (410,676 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (157,062 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (149,126 people), Construction (126,212 people), and Legal services (100,971 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Redwoods are Human Sciences (58 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (107 degrees), Construction (31 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (275 degrees), and History (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by College of the Redwoods.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 124 degrees awarded
  2. 93 degrees awarded
  3. 91 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common associates degree concentration at College of the Redwoods was Biological & Physical Sciences with 124 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

389
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
438
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 389 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Redwoods, which is 0.888 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (438).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 102 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Redwoods in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.82 times more than the 56 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 66 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Redwoods in Biological & Physical Sciences, which is 1.61 times more than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 9% of students graduating from College of the Redwoods completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at College of the Redwoods is Female and Black or African American (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    469 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    158 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    68 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of the Redwoods is white (469 degrees awarded). There were 2.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (158 degrees).

5.08% of degree recipients (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    267 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    202 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    97 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at College of the Redwoods is white female (267 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (202 degrees).

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Operations

College of the Redwoods has an endowment valued at nearly $3.42M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 195k (5.69%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, College of the Redwoods had a total salary expenditure of 57.9M. College of the Redwoods employs 76 Instructors. Most academics at College of the Redwoods are Male Instructor (40), and Female Instructor (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Redwoods are: Office and Administrative Support, with 54 employees, Management, with 38 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 24 employees.

Endowment

$3.42M
2022 Endowment
19.4%
decline from 2021

College of the Redwoods has an endowment valued at about $3.42M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of College of the Redwoods declined 19.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.79M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $6.91M - Federal
  2. $9.13M - State
  3. $111k - Local

As of 2022, College of the Redwoods received $6.91M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.13M from state grants and contracts, and $111k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$24.7M
2022 Salaries
15%
growth from 2021

In 2022, College of the Redwoods paid a median of $24.7M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($57.9M) and a 15% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.83M
Instructional Salaries
76
Number of Employees

In 2022, College of the Redwoods paid a total of $5.83M to 76 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
76 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
54 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of the Redwoods was Instructor with 76 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Redwoods were Office and Administrative Support with 54 employees, Management with 38 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of the Redwoods was Male Instructor with 40 employees, and Female Instructor with 36 employees.

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