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Study at College of The Redwoods

College of the Redwoods, also referred to as CR, is a public, coeducational, two-year community college located on the southern most edge of Eureka, Humboldt County, California, United States. It was established in 1964 to serve the population of Humboldt County. It grants admission to more than 15, 000 students each year. The College offers various liberal art majors to students. The departments at CR include:
  • Arts
  • Construction Technology
  • Fine Woodworking
  • Mathematics, Science, and Engineering
The men's and women's sports teams of the College are called the Redwood Corsairs and the Redwood Lady Corsairs respectively. The official mascot is the Corsair. Men can participate in baseball, basketball, and football, and women can participate in soccer, basketball, softball, and volleyball.

Profile of College of The RedwoodsCollege of The Redwoods is in a self-contained town, in Eureka, California. The school is classified as a public college. Students at College of The Redwoods earn degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include security and law enforcement and liberal arts.

College of The Redwoods Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as College of The Redwoods offers open admission.

Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at College of The Redwoods are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 6, 025 students (3, 558 full-time equivalent). Adults changing careers are relatively common at College of The Redwoods.

Student Life
Dorm living is common.

College of The Redwoods Tuition and AffordabilityDegree seekers find College of The Redwoods to be more affordable than many of its peers.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The Redwoods Community College District has a commitment both to our students and to our community. We are committed to maximizing the success of each student with the expectation that each student will meet her or his educational goal, achieve appropriate learning outcomes in his/her courses and programs, and develop an appreciation for life-long learning. In partnership with other local agencies, we are also committed to enriching the economic vitality of the community whom we serve. The following are the three equally important, primary missions of the Redwoods Community College District: 1. Associate Degree and Certificate Programs. The District will offer rigorous, high-quality educational programs leading to the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree, Certificates of Achievement, or Certificates of Completion. 2. Academic and Transfer Education. The District will offer a high-quality core curriculum that will satisfy the lower-division general education and/or major preparation requirements for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. 3. Professional and Technical Education. The District will provide high-quality professional and technical programs that will allow students to obtain skills necessary to enter or advance in the workforce or to be better prepared for further education. These programs will be continuously articulated with the private and public sectors and with other institutions of higher education. In support of these primary missions, the District will provide the appropriate level of information, programs, and activities to assist students in: Assessing their interests and educational goals and developing plans that will help them achieve these goals; Using current technological resources, innovative instructional resources, personalized tutorial services, and broad-based research tools; (please see webpage www.redwoods.edu/about/mission. asp)"

College of The Redwoods Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts287liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, social services, humanities
Nursing and Emergency Medicine103licensed practical nurse, registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement64criminal justice and police, corrections and criminal justice, corrections
Medical Support and Technology36dental assistant, medical assistant
Production Trades28cabinetmaking, welding, machinist
Family and Social Work25child development
Business and Management21accounting, business, taxation
Law10legal assistant, court reporting, legal professions, legal secretary
Therapy and Counselling9substance abuse Counselling
Construction Trades8construction, electrician
Engineering Technician8architectural drafting, manufacturing tech, mechanical drafting, drafting, civil drafting
Science5biological and physical sciences
Media5digital communications, animation and special effects, desktop publishing and imaging
Mechanics and Repair5heavy equipment maintenance, electrical installation and repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
office and Administration4administrative assistant, data entry
Science and Laboratory Technician2science tech
Conservation and Resource Management2forestry
Computer Science and Engineering2computer programming, web design, computer and info science, computer networking
Design2graphic design
Agricultural Science and Management2crop production, agricultural operations, agriculture
Real Estate and Construction Management1real estate
Landscaping and Horticulture0landscaping, plant nursery
Medical administration0medical secretary
Animal Science and Care0animal husbandry
Contact: College of The RedwoodsCollege of The Redwoods

7351 Tompkins Hill Rd

Eureka, California 95501-9300

General Phone: (707) 476-4100


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