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Reedley College

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Founded in May 1926 as Reedley Junior College; this school is a public community college located in Reedley, California. The institute became a full community college on July 1, 1946, and was finally renamed Reedley College in July 1998. Also referred to as Reedley or RC, the college is a part of the California Community Colleges system, within the State Center Community College District (SCCCD). The main campus is spread across an area of over 400 acres.


Reedley College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The institute offers a variety of associate’s degrees, and certificate courses so that the students can easily get transfer to a four-year university of their choice. The degree programs offered at the college include AA (Associates in Arts) or AS (Associates in Science). Reedley College offers over 80 major degrees and certificates in diverse areas of study such as math, engineering, computer science, literature, communication, geography, and agriculture.

Reedley College also offers career technical education (vocational) programs to help the students prepare for making an entry into the global workforce. Students can choose from a variety of programs focused on specific areas of study. The career technical education programs include automotive technology, aviation maintenance technology, dental assisting, environmental horticulture, forestry, health care interpreters, manufacturing, nursing assistant training, and mechanized agriculture.

Reedley Online:

Reedley College extends its quality education facilities to students across the globe through its online division. The online courses enable students maintain their job and at the same time complete their college or further their education. Students can access the online library and educational facilities anytime, anywhere.

Most Popular Fields of Study


Each year, more than 12,000 students are enrolled in the various degrees and programs at the institute. Anyone who is at least 18 years old, or has a high school diploma or the equivalent can apply for admission to Reedley College. Applicants must meet the requirement standards set by the State Center Community College District.

Financial Aid

Reedley College believes in providing equal opportunity to all the students in the form of financial aid programs such as grants, scholarships and loans. Applicants seeking monetary assistance must complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The grants are they best type of financial aid as they don’t require any repayment. The federal and state grants offered at Reedley College are Federal Pell Grant, CAHSEE Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and Cal Grants.

Scholarship programs at Reedley College include Reedley College Scholarship Program (SCCCF) and the Reedley College Foundation. Other scholarships are A.W. Bodine-Sunkist Memorial Scholarship, AARP Women’s Scholarship, BigSun Scholarship, The Fresno Women’s Network Scholarship, The Hispanic Scholarship, and AES Engineers Scholarship. Loans are the type of fund that must be returned with interest. Students can also opt for the Federal Direct Student Loans or the Federal Work-Study Programs that allows them to work part time to meet their educational expenses.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6428th for the average student loan amount.
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Students at Reedley College enjoy a vibrant and active campus life that contributes in their overall development. Students are encouraged to participate in the diverse events and activities organized in the campus. There are several student clubs and organizations that created based on student’s special interests. Some of the student organizations include Student Advisory Council (D-SAC) and Associated Student Body (ASB). Students can get involved in CalWORKs, which is designed to help recipients of cash aid get through college in a short period of time.

The Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSP&S) is designed to provide specialized services and accommodations to assist students with documented physical, psychological and learning disabilities. The staff members interact with all areas of the campus to abolish physical, academic and attitudinal barriers. The program takes a personal interest in meeting the particular needs of students with disabilities.


The Chant is the newspaper of the Reedley College. There is also an online version of the school newspaper.

Currents is the Reedley College newsletter; and Symmetry includes works from English & Art students.

Campus Facilities:

The library at Reedley College is a learning resource center, which includes a periodical room, two conference rooms, a computer lab, and the latest equipment for viewing video cassettes. The library is also accessible online. The Math Center at the campus helps students develop math solving capabilities. There is also a Writing Center that helps students on any writing assignment. It also offers walk-in or online tutorial services.

The Counseling Center at Reedley College provides comprehensive counseling services to help students move towards a successful college experience. The counselors encourage student development and success through quality services and programs focused on student needs. The programs are designed to offer each student with personalized help in assessing personal interests and abilities. The goal of the Counseling Center is to facilitate the process through which students can choose the appropriate courses and programs to earn a degree or certificate.

Reedley College offers decent housing options to the students, accommodating 40 women and 100 men. Sequoia Hall is the main residence hall located on the southern corner of the campus. This air-conditioned two story building houses one wing for women and the other wing for men. The facilities offered at Sequoia Hall include a spacious lounge, game room, and patio area for all students to use. The student rooms are equipped with modern services for the convenience of the students. Facilities include attached bathroom, laundry service, vending machines etc.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Reedley College’s athletic department sponsors men’s and women’s teams in more than 10 intercollegiate sports. The athletic teams are nicknamed the Tigers. The colors are Orange and Black. Reedley College is a member of the Central Valley Conference in all sports excluding football, for which it is a member of the Northern California Football Alliance (NCFA). The football team of the College won the Northern California Football Championship, the COA State Championship in 2002.


  • Efren Iglesia, Monterey County Superior Court Judge
  • Sally Knight, World Speed Record Breaker in 2007
  • Larry L. Hillblom, Co-Founder of DHL Worldwide Express
  • Nellie Aquino-Ong, Founder of Reedley International School in the Philippines


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Information Summary

Ranks 230th in California and 2493rd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in California and 48th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.01
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 8 0.06
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 164 0.67
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.00
Forcible Rape 8 0.03
Robbery 29 0.12
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 178 0.73
Larceny 275 1.12
Vehicle theft 80 0.33

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Reedley, CA 93654
Surrounding communityDistant town (between 10 to 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population25,906 (20,845 urban / 5,061 rural)
Households7,352 (3.46 people per house)
Median Household Income$35,367
Families5,959 (3.78 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge 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 District622

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2277th 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 $6,744
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $38 $38 $38
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $46 $46 $281
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 $11,986 $11,986 $17,626
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,778 $16,778 $22,418
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $6,958 $6,958 $12,598

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $898 $1,140 $898 $1,140 $5,602 $6,780
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,660(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $5,790 $4,642
On-Campus – Other Expenses $4,156(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,820(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,156(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,156(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 Capacity140
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$3,428
Board Fee$1,600

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 23 577 55 5 340 93 1,114
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 16 7 1 24
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 18 3 2 24
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 7 30 4 40 81
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology 14 1 9 24
Agriculture, General
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 6 1 10 1 19
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 17 2 29 4 54
Art/Art Studies, General 1 1
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 21 2 6 29
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 2 51 8 1 37 4 106
Business Administration and Management, General 13 3 12 1 31
Business/Commerce, General 7 1 2 10
Child Care Provider/Assistant 51 2 1 6 2 62
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 1 1
Computer Science 3 1 1 5
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 2 2
Corrections 2 2
Criminal Justice/Police Science 16 1 2 20
Crop Production 4 3 7 18 34
Dental Assisting/Assistant 21 5 1 28
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 1 1
English Language and Literature, General 1 1 2
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forestry, General 5 6 3 14
General Studies 4 79 6 2 56 5 152
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 4 2 6
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 1 1
Information Technology 2 16 2 13 34
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2 28 3 1 22 4 61
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 1 3 1 1 1 7
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 27 13 1 41
Mathematics, General 8 2 11 23
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 4 31 2 5 42
Music, General 1 1
Natural Resources/Conservation, General 2 2
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 2 2
Physical Sciences 1 2 4
Pre-Engineering 6 2 1 9
Psychology, General 16 2 11 1 31
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 9 6 7 22
Small Business Administration/Management 1 2 3
Social Sciences, General 35 2 40 2 82
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 6 1 1 8
Welding Technology/Welder 8 1 9

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 360th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $91,684 ($94,301 male / $84,592 female)
Number of FT Faculty 196 (101 male / 95 female)
Number of PT Faculty 589
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $5,019,013

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