College of the Redwoods

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,143
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,665
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
22.7%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
4,665
37.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
23.8%
93 Graduates

About

College of the Redwoods is a higher education institution located in Humboldt County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at College of the Redwoods were .

In 2019, 740 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of the Redwoods. 62.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (458 degrees), 3.79 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (121 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Redwoods is $1,143, which is $−6,681 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Redwoods is $1,143, which is $−6,681 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,665.

In 2019, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 6% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,143
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at College of the Redwoods was $1,143. The cost of tuition at College of the Redwoods is $−6,681 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$6,665
2019 Value
16.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 College of the Redwoods had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,665. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of College of the Redwoods grew by 16.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,028
Room and Board
$1,854
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of the Redwoods was of $10,028 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,854. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
6%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at College of the Redwoods received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.52% with respect to 2018, 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.
22.7%
2017 Default Rate
52
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at College of the Redwoods was 22.7%, which represents 52 out of the 229 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 has a total enrollment of 4,665 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Redwoods is 1,740 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,925. This means that 37.3% 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 52% White, 21.4% Hispanic or Latino, 8.04% Two or More Races, 5.25% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.45% Asian, 3.26% Black or African American, and 0.279% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at College of the Redwoods in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.8%), followed by White Male (23.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (11.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

37.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of the Redwoods, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,665 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Redwoods is 1,740 and the part-time enrollment is 2,925. This means that 37.3% of students enrolled at College of the Redwoods are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%
2019 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 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), College of the Redwoods had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,428
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,000
  3. Two or More Races
    375

The enrolled student population at College of the Redwoods is 52% White, 21.4% Hispanic or Latino, 8.04% Two or More Races, 5.25% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.45% Asian, 3.26% Black or African American, and 0.279% 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 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 289 students (6.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 182 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 (458 degrees awarded). There were 3.79 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (121 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College of the Redwoods is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 Interdisciplinary Studies (114 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (48 degrees), and Communication Technologies (5 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of the Redwoods are Police officers (140,263 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (136,342 people), Other managers (108,242 people), Social workers, all other (53,585 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (51,209 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Redwoods are Interdisciplinary Studies (114 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (48 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), Protective Services (44 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (166 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of the Redwoods are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at College of the Redwoods are Interdisciplinary Studies (114 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (48 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), Protective Services (44 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (166 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of the Redwoods are Justice, public order, & safety activities (347,217 people), Elementary & secondary schools (308,267 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (141,290 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (103,672 people), and Individual & family services (69,474 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Redwoods are Interdisciplinary Studies (114 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (48 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), Protective Services (44 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (166 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College of the Redwoods was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

279
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
461
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 279 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Redwoods, which is 0.605 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (461).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 41 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Redwoods in Biological & Physical Sciences, which is 0.562 times less than the 73 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 73 degrees were awarded to women at College of the Redwoods in Biological & Physical Sciences, which is 1.78 times more than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
24%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 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, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at College of the Redwoods is Female and Black or African American (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.3% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    458 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    121 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of the Redwoods is white (458 degrees awarded). There were 3.79 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (121 degrees).

1.35% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    285 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    173 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at College of the Redwoods is white female (285 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (173 degrees).

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Operations

College of the Redwoods has an endowment valued at nearly $393k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $166k (42.2%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, College of the Redwoods had a total salary expenditure of $65.5M. College of the Redwoods employs 77 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at College of the Redwoods are Male Instructors (41), Female Instructors(36), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Redwoods are: Office and Administrative Support, with 44 employees, Management, with 34 employees, and Service with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$393k
2019 Endowment
90.3%
decline from 2018

College of the Redwoods has an endowment valued at about $393k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of College of the Redwoods declined 90.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.91M 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. $1.93M - Federal
  2. $7.16M - State
  3. $227k - Local

As of 2019, College of the Redwoods received $1.93M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.16M from state grants and contracts, and $227k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$24.1M
2019 Salaries
2.38%
growth from 2018

In 2019, College of the Redwoods paid a median of $24.1M in salaries, which represents 36.8% of their overall expenditure ($65.5M) and a 2.38% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.86% growth from 2017 and a 0.343% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.72M
Instructional Salaries
77
Number of Employees

In 2019, College of the Redwoods paid a total of $5.72M to 77 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
77 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
44 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of the Redwoods were Instructor with 77 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Redwoods were Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees; Management with 34 employees; and Service with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of the Redwoods was Male Instructor with 41 employees, Female Instructor with 36 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at College of the Redwoods.

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