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SRJC Increases Learning Options
Santa Rosa Junior College’s total enrollment was more than 36,000 students in the spring 2008 semester, with over 53,000 students enrolled during the year. Several thousand students attended classes virtually via growing online classes from home or work. More than at any time in its history, the College is attracting people of all ages with an ever-increasing range of interests and goals. More home-schooled students are starting college courses in their mid-teens; more retirees are starting new careers or pursuing new interests by enrolling at SRJC.
College Enjoys Excellent Reputation
It takes the wisdom of a scholar, at times, to recognize the good fortune local residents have with a higher learning institution and community resource as far-reaching, diverse, thoughtfully planned, and as academically exceptional as Santa Rosa Junior College.
With beautiful, park-like grounds, ample facilities, outstanding transfer and career training programs, rigorous academic standards, and a strong sense of community, the College has long enjoyed a reputation of overall excellence. SRJC faculty and staff enjoy a rich intellectual environment and many opportunities for public service and personal and professional growth. In countless and sometimes unseen ways, SRJC touches the lives and improves the circumstances of tens of thousands of North Bay residents — students and nonstudents alike.
A vast menu of educational choices awaits Santa Rosa Junior College’s enrollees each semester. University-bound students typically focus on core requirements, while many others train for a career in an array of occupational certificate areas. As reported annually by Community College Week, SRJC is typically ranked among the top 100 two-year colleges in the nation for the high number of students who transfer to four-year universities or colleges. Identified by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics, examples of SRJC’s high ranking include:
Highly Affordable College Education
Compare the average tuition and fees for a semester at a California State University or University of California campus to the costs of attending Santa Rosa Junior College; the difference is dramatic. SRJC has long delivered exceptional college instruction at some of the lowest per-unit fees in the nation. Students pay $20 per unit each semester; California nonresidents pay an additional $181; international students pay nonresident fees and an additional $29 per unit. Full-time California resident students pay an average of about $700 per semester for an SRJC education. In addition to the fees, there are other expenses associated with going to college. While student can pay from a few hundred dollars to $1,000 for books a semester, they can access generous financial aid or scholarships to help with college expenses.
Students Clubs, Services, Welcome Centers
Despite its high level of community interaction, outreach, and cultural offerings, enrolling in college can be intimidating for first-time students. SRJC’s Counseling and Student Affairs departments recently opened Welcome Centers on both campuses where students planning to attend SRJC receive help completing applications, registering, and becoming oriented to the College. Student ambassadors and staff are on hand to assist.
Santa Rosa Junior College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges