Cosumnes River College


Cosumnes River College is a two-year college located in the golden state of California at the state’s capital, Sacramento. The college is part of the Los Rios Community College District. The college was established in 1970 and the institution is named after the Cosumnes River which flows a few miles south of the beautiful campus.

Information Summary

Ranks 146th in California and 1945th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 64.2
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $2,958
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 20 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 71% / 48%
Enrollment Total (all students) 14,193


Academic tracks of study include approximately 176 degrees and certificates from 50 different occupational and transfer program areas.

The areas of study are Business and Family Science, which includes real estate, early childhood education, marketing and computer information science; Careers and technology, which includes Animal Science, Architecture, Equine Science and Fire Technology; Communication, Visual, and Performing Arts, which includes Art, Music, Journalism, and Communication Studies; Humanities and Social Science, which includes history, philosophy, psychology, sociology and foreign languages; Physical Education and Athletics, which includes Physical Education and Health Education; Science Math and Engineering, which includes Geology, Engineering, and Geography; and Student Services and Counseling, which includes Human Services.

In addition to traditional classes, online classes and interactive televised classes are available for students who live a very busy lifestyle; students who choose to acquire higher education but may not necessarily have the time, schedule or resources it takes to sit in a traditional classroom setting.

Accreditation is granted by the Accredited Commissions for County and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Unique Programs

11th and 12th grade students are encouraged to enroll for academic enrichment at the college. The student will need prior authorization from their high school counselor, principal, and parent or guardian. The student may take up to 2 courses. Students who enroll may receive college credits towards a degree program on campus or they may use the credits to transfer to another school of their choice.

Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid as early as possible each school year. A host of programs are offered to low and middle income students to assist with the cost of college. Students are advised to apply for financial aid by using the free FAFSA website.

All students are also encouraged to apply for a fee waiver when applying. The Board of Governors waiver program is available to assist eligible students.

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New and prospective students are encouraged to attend orientation to get an idea of what will be expected as a college student. There is also a counseling center for its students. This department offers different forms of counseling to ensure success for the student. Appointments generally have to be made to see a counselor; however, there are times when the counseling department will allow walk-ins. The purpose of the counseling is to assist students in staying on course in order to reach their educational goals. Matriculation, SEP (Student Educational Plan), and academic probation are a few areas that the counseling department addresses on a regular basis.

Assessments are a common practice at Cosumnes. The college recognizes students are on different levels academically. The assessments are given to students to place them in courses that will promote success, based on their individual need.

The SEP or Student Educational Plan is also a common practice. The college recommends that each student have an educational plan on file. The educational plan is another route to ensure academic success.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Local Community

The Cosumnes River College campus is located in the populous city of Sacramento in the Golden State—California. Serving as the capital of California, Sacramento is the heartbeat of governmental policy for the entire state. Sacramento was California’s first charter city and is historically known for the Gold Rush, Pony Express, and the first Continental Express. Many recreational and cultural activities are offered in this city for the students and those in the surrounding areas. The city of Sacramento is a progressive city and offers a rich ethnic and cultural experience.

There are also many attractions to visit outside the campus; for example, the North Americas Largest Railroad Museum, Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite Valley. All of these attractions offer recreational and cultural activities as well. The beautiful, historical, and fun filled city is a great experience for college life and was voted one of the “Best 10 Cities to Live In” by Newsweek.

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