Sierra College: Ranking & Review

United States
Top 25%

Sierra College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)18,2218,12510,096

5,745 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,205 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Sierra College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Sierra College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $7,400 and other expenses per full academic year.

Sierra College provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 121 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$1,104$6,168
Fees for full-time undergraduates$38$46
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$46$278

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Social Sciences630630
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services565565
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies424424
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service167167
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences140140
Visual and Performing Arts113113
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields109109
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians102102
Biological and Biomedical Sciences9898
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services9292
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities8383
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs5959
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services4949
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies4040
Health Professions and Related Programs4040
English Language and Literature & Letters3737
Physical Sciences3434
Precision Production3333
Mathematics and Statistics3333
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2828
Philosophy and Religious Studies1515
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1414
Construction Trades1111
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1111
Natural Resources and Conservation55
Library Science
Grand Total3,1703,170

A total of 3,170 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Sierra College.

Graduation rate35%30%39%
  • Full-time retention rate - 72%
  • Part-time retention rate - 53%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff743
Instructional FTE444
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional

Location and Contacts

Address5100 Sierra College Blvd
Rocklin, California, 95677-3397
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population57,000