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College of the Siskiyous is located in northern California at the foot of Mt. Shasta. This college is known for its beautiful campus (rated one of the most beautiful in the state of California as well as in the United States), but it is also known for its academic excellence, especially in the fields of humanities, arts, science, and technology. More than 4,000 students attend every semester.


Regardless of what course a student might be taken, he or she is welcome to visit the Academic Success Center, whose purpose is to help students enhance their knowledge and skills via various support services and resources to complement their academic syllabus.

Accreditation is granted by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. As well, its Fire/Emergency Response Technology Program has been accredited by the government of California and is regarded as a regional academy for the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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Admissions are open and non-competitive. In some special cases, high school students can earn college credits by taking special courses at the college as well. The college offers both fall and spring semesters; students can apply for enrollment in either one.

Admissions processes are not as complicated and demanding as some colleges. All you need to do is complete the application form, apply for financial aid, satisfy three basic assessments that determine what classes you should take, and attend orientation sessions once classes begin. It is recommended that you contact the Admissions Office for full details regarding the application process.

Financial Aid

The financial aid office is in charge of procuring resources and assigning them to students who need financial aid. The college offers four basic forms of financial aid, which are state/federal grants, work-study employment, scholarships, and student loans.

It is important that all students interested in financial aid complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. The information obtained from the FAFSA application is crucial for the Financial Aid Office to determine who qualifies for financial aid and who does not. Students are urged to fill out the FAFSA as early as possible.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4160th for the average student loan amount.
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Campus facilities include the following: a 600-seat theater, a football stadium, a library and media center, science laboratories, one Technical Training Center, and one Emergency Services Training Center. The campus includes two dormitory buildings called Juniper Hall and Ponderosa Hall. Both of them can house a total of 136 students at full capacity.

The Associated Student Board works at developing leadership and responsibility qualities in those who participate. There many clubs available to students, including the Cheerleading Club, the Black Students Union, the History Club, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance, and the Screaming Eagles Bike Club.

Outdoor recreational activities around Siskiyou County include hiking, camping, running, rafting, and skiing.

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Competitive sports offered include women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, and track & field. These sports compete in the Golden Valley Conference. The football team competes in the Mid-Empire Conference, a conference that belongs to the Northern California Football Association.

All athletic sports are practiced and played in high-quality training and competition facilities including Herschel Meredith Stadium, Eagle Gymnasium and athletic fields, and an athletic training center. All of these facilities are state-of-the-art, and designed to protect athletes and help them achieve excellence.

The school’s mascot is the eagle.


Notable alumni include:

  • Brian Witherell – Antiques Roadshow Appraiser
  • Larry Alexander – Journalist, Historian
  • Roger Emerson – Composer/Arranger of Popular Choral Music
  • Dennis DeRoss – Dean of Career and Technical Education at Siskiyous

Information Summary

Ranks 324th in California and 3558th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.04
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2 0.08
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 13 0.43
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.03
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 30 1.00
Larceny 52 1.73
Vehicle theft 6 0.20

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Weed, CA 96094-2899
Surrounding communityRemote town (over 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population5,883 (2,865 urban / 3,018 rural)
Households2,388 (2.41 people per house)
Median Household Income$31,171
Families1,642 (2.85 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingSmall two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District601

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1908th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,104 $1,104 $5,520
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $21 $21 $21
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $46 $46 $276
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $14,056 $14,056 $19,576
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $15,056 $15,056 $20,576
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $5,356 $5,356 $10,876

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $896 $1,146 $896 $1,146 $6,224 $6,666
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,656 $1,665
On-Campus – Room & Board $8,485 $8,725
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,500(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,100(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,500(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,000(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity172
Meals per Week19
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1060th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $73,999 ($77,684 male / $69,976 female)
Number of FT Faculty 37 (23 male / 14 female)
Number of PT Faculty 188
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $1,893,854

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