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Sierra College Overview

Sierra College is a public institution situated in Rocklin, California. Rocklin is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Sierra College Known For?

3,482 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Sierra College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 26% of the faculty were full-time.

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Sierra College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#40 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular History Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular History Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Social Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Biological & Biomedical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Sierra College?

Location of Sierra College

Contact details for Sierra College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5100 Sierra College Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95677-3397
Phone: 916-624-3333
Website: https://www.sierracollege.edu

How Do I Get Into Sierra College?

You can apply to Sierra College online at: https://www.sierracollege.edu/admissions/apply.php

Sierra College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Sierra College?

3% Take Out Loans
14.4% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Sierra College, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $4,966 a year. That adds up to $19,864 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Sierra College is 14.4%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Sierra College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,984 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 18,226 undergraduate students at Sierra College, with 6,984 being full-time and 11,242 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Sierra College

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,984 full-time undergraduates at Sierra College, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Sierra College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Sierra College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 505
Black or African American 224
Hispanic or Latino 1,913
White 3,485
International Students 104
Other Races/Ethnicities 753

Over 54 countries are represented at Sierra College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Japan.

Online Learning at Sierra College

2,332 Took All Classes Online
6,245 Took At Least One Class Online
9.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 6,245 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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Online Growth Rankings of Sierra College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Sierra College was 9.6%. This is the #1,363 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Sierra College 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%.

Sierra College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
General Social Sciences 0 606 0 606
Biological & Physical Science 0 529 0 529
Business Administration & Management 5 325 0 330
General Psychology 0 219 0 219
Criminal Justice & Corrections 23 128 0 151
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 111 0 111
Accounting 31 79 0 110
General Biology 0 100 0 100
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 44 28 0 72
Communication & Media Studies 0 71 0 71
History 0 59 0 59
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 47 10 0 57
Design & Applied Arts 24 31 2 57
Human Development & Family Studies 22 30 1 53
Fire Protection 0 31 17 48
General English Literature 0 42 0 42
Mathematics 0 42 0 42
Sociology 0 39 0 39
Information Technology 38 0 0 38
General Business/Commerce 6 29 0 35
Nursing 0 35 0 35
Graphic Communications 3 27 4 34
Computer Programming 0 33 0 33
Computer Systems Networking 9 23 0 32
Ethnic Studies 0 32 0 32
Audiovisual Communications 20 8 0 28
Precision Metal Working 20 0 8 28
Fine & Studio Arts 0 28 0 28
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 27 0 27
Health & Physical Education 9 17 0 26
Economics 0 26 0 26
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 16 7 0 23
American Sign Language 4 17 0 21
Health Sciences & Services 2 19 0 21
Business Support & Assistant Services 6 14 0 20
Anthropology 0 20 0 20
Industrial Production Technology 2 17 0 19
Physics 0 19 0 19
Political Science & Government 0 19 0 19
Drama & Theater Arts 1 17 0 18
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 1 16 0 17
General Sales & Marketing 3 13 0 16
Romance Languages 0 15 0 15
Geography & Cartography 6 9 0 15
General Agriculture 4 8 0 12
Computer Science 0 11 0 11
Textile & Apparel Studies 6 4 1 11
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 11 0 11
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 10 0 10
General Engineering 0 10 0 10
Journalism 0 9 0 9
Data Entry 3 6 0 9
Philosophy 0 9 0 9
Natural Resources Conservation 0 8 0 8
Other Health Professions 7 0 0 7
Music 0 7 0 7
Computer Information Systems 0 5 0 5
Chemistry 0 5 0 5
Building Management & Inspection 2 1 1 4
Environmental Control Technology 1 3 0 4
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 4 0 4
Other Computer & Information Sciences 2 0 0 2
Real Estate 1 0 0 1
Carpentry 1 0 0 1
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 1 0 1
Agricultural Production 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0
General Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 369 3,079 34 3,482

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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