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Study at Shasta College

Shasta College, a two-year community college located in Redding, California, was founded in 1950, and dedicated by President Harry Truman. The college enrolls more than 7, 000 students and offers a wide variety of transfer-level and pre-transfer-level classes and programs in various fields of study including social studies, art, physical education, language arts, and science. It also offers an array of vocational programs including ones in nursing, fire technology and welding.

Shasta College has an athletic department that offers numerous sports programs. The school mascot is a Knight and the sports teams are nicknamed the Knights. Some of the notable alumni and faculty of the college are Tony D'Souza, author; Ricky Ray, professional football star; Allan von Schenkel, double bassist; Jason Sehorn, former NFL star; and Ken Shamrock, mixed martial artist.

Profile of Shasta College

Shasta College is located in Redding, California (a rural site not far from an urban area). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Shasta College is the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in liberal arts.

Shasta College Selectivity

Shasta College is an open-admission school.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Shasta College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school had 9, 102 enrolled students in 2007. A large number of students at Shasta College are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges.

Shasta College Tuition and Affordability

Shasta College is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Shasta College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts417liberal arts and sciences, speech and rhetoric, geography courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine84registered nursing, home health aide, licensed practical nurse
Family and Social Work37child development, family and consumer science, foodservice management
Business and Management30accounting, business, business management, small business management, retail
office and Administration21administrative assistant
Medical Support and Technology18dental hygienist, veterinary assistant
Medical administration18medical secretary
Security and Law Enforcement17criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Cooking and Culinary Arts10culinary arts
Agricultural Science and Management9agricultural machine tech, agricultural operations, agriculture
Mechanics and Repair8automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, electrical installation and repair, computer repair
Conservation and Resource Management7conservation, forestry
Computer Science and Engineering7computer networking, computer support, information technology
Engineering Technician5engineering technology, water quality and recycling tech, drafting, HVAC tech
Law4legal secretary, legal assistant
Hospitality2hospitality management, resort management
Art Studies2art studies
Landscaping and Horticulture2applied horticulture, plant nursery, floristry, turf management
Construction Trades2construction
Production Trades1welding
Animal Science and Care0equestrian studies
Architecture and Planning0architectural tech
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Contact: Shasta College

Shasta College

11555 Old Oregon Trail

Redding, California 96003

General Phone: (530) 242-7500


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