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College of the Sequoias Overview

Located in Visalia, California, College of the Sequoias is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Visalia makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is College of the Sequoias Known For?

3,011 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at College of the Sequoias.
  • In 2017-2018, 44% of the faculty were full-time.

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College of the Sequoias Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

College of the Sequoias has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#137 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#529 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at College of the Sequoias.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Architectural Sciences & Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Architecture & Related Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Foreign Languages & Linguistics Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#104 Best Value Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is College of the Sequoias?

Location of College of the Sequoias

Contact details for College of the Sequoias are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 915 S. Mooney Blvd, Visalia, CA 93277-2214
Phone: 559-730-3700
Website: www.cos.edu

How Do I Get Into College of the Sequoias?

You can apply to College of the Sequoias online at: www.cos.edu/Admissions/Admissions/Pages/default.aspx

As long as you submit the requested materials to College of the Sequoias when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford College of the Sequoias?

1% Take Out Loans
23.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At College of the Sequoias, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $6,196 a year. That adds up to $24,784 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at College of the Sequoias is 23.1%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

College of the Sequoias Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,489 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,815 undergraduate students at College of the Sequoias, with 5,489 being full-time and 7,326 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  College of the Sequoias

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,489 full-time undergraduates at College of the Sequoias, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  College of the Sequoias

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of College of the Sequoias students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of College of the Sequoias Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 168
Black or African American 124
Hispanic or Latino 3,826
White 1,039
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 322

Over 18 countries are represented at College of the Sequoias. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Trinidad and Tobago, and Canada.

Online Learning at College of the Sequoias

460 Took All Classes Online
2,472 Took At Least One Class Online
4.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,472 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at College of the Sequoias has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of College of the Sequoias

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at College of the Sequoias was 4.5%. This is the #1,711 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at College of the Sequoias regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

College of the Sequoias Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 647 0 648
Human Development & Family Studies 440 81 0 521
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 98 86 184
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 113 0 0 113
Business Administration & Management 0 111 0 111
General Psychology 0 103 0 103
Mechanical Engineering Technology 27 4 71 102
Allied Health Professions 83 8 0 91
Nursing 0 79 0 79
Fire Protection 66 8 1 75
Biological & Physical Science 0 68 0 68
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 52 7 2 61
Architectural Sciences & Technology 47 3 8 58
Communication & Media Studies 24 34 0 58
Sociology 0 56 0 56
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 26 28 0 54
General Education 0 46 0 46
Agricultural Production 12 27 0 39
Precision Metal Working 28 10 0 38
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 35 0 0 35
Romance Languages 21 12 0 33
Environmental Control Technology 1 3 24 28
American Sign Language 0 25 0 25
History 0 25 0 25
Design & Applied Arts 17 6 1 24
Legal Support Services 1 15 7 23
Fine & Studio Arts 0 22 0 22
Agricultural Economics & Business 10 11 0 21
General English Literature 0 21 0 21
Human Services 0 11 10 21
Health & Physical Education 0 20 0 20
Mathematics 0 18 0 18
General Biology 0 14 0 14
Building Management & Inspection 8 3 3 14
General Business/Commerce 0 11 2 13
Horticulture 8 4 0 12
Accounting 0 8 4 12
Music 0 12 0 12
Physics 0 11 0 11
Computer Information Systems 1 6 3 10
General Engineering 0 9 0 9
Economics 0 9 0 9
Anthropology 0 8 0 8
Computer Systems Networking 7 0 0 7
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (Other) 7 0 0 7
Political Science & Government 0 6 0 6
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 6 0 6
Finance & Financial Management 5 0 0 5
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 5 0 0 5
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 5 0 0 5
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 4 0 0 4
Culinary Arts 3 0 0 3
Chemistry 0 3 0 3
Journalism 0 2 0 2
Audiovisual Communications 2 0 0 2
Textile & Apparel Studies 1 1 0 2
Philosophy 0 2 0 2
Dance 0 2 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 0 2 0 2
Agricultural Mechanization 0 1 0 1
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 1 0 1
Cosmetology 1 0 0 1
General Agriculture 0 0 0 0
Other Agriculture 0 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0
Data Entry 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 0 0
Special Education 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,061 1,728 222 3,011

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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