College Profile: College of the Siskiyous

 
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College of the Siskiyous (COS) is a public two-year community college located in Weed in Siskiyou County in Northern California. It is part of the California Community Colleges System and has an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students, including part-time students. It is the northernmost college in the state of California and the only college in Siskiyou County. It lies in the service area of California State University, Chico. It is one of only ten community colleges in California that provide on-campus dormitories for students. COS was founded in 1957 after a special election. Buildings on the current location first opened their doors on September 8, 1959. Facilities at COS include HerschelnMeredith Stadium for football and track and field events, and the Ford Theater for theatrical performances. COS also is known for it's fire academy, one of the best in California. The athletic mascot is the Eagle. The College prides itself on providing comprehensive educational opportunities in traditional areas while also affording students experiences, degrees and certificates in the Performing Arts. Music, Theatre, Media Communications, and Visual Arts are of significant importance to the College of the Siskiyous. Students from every major participate in these classes and activities to enrich their education. Nursing programs, including the new LVN to RN step up program are a hallmark of the College of the Siskiyous. This and other programs are listed on the school's website www.siskiyous.edu. A common misconception about COS is that it is named after Siskiyou County. But it is actually named after the Siskiyou Mountains, a mountain range that runs along the California-Oregon border, which is referred to as "the Siskiyous" (referenced in the plural form, instead of singular). The president of COS is Dr. Randall Lawrence. Famous alumni include Dan Hawkins, the head football coach at the University of Colorado, and Craig T. Nelson, best known as the star of Coach.
 
800 College Ave
Weed, CA
96094-2899
530-938-5555 (general)
530-938-5209 (financial aid)
530-938-5272 (admissions)
 
 
 

 

General Information
Other Names
Type Public, 2-year
Control Public
Size 1,000 - 4,999
Campus Setting Town: Remote
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsNo Placement services for completers
Yes On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCYes Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

College of the Siskiyous Website
Wikipedia

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Yes
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Local|federal|any
 
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
4,952 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants144 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

Geography
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Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
Yes Less than one year certificateYes One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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