College Of The Redwoods

College Of The Redwoods

College of the Redwoods, also referred to as CR, is a public, coeducational, two-year community college located on the southern most edge of Eureka, Humboldt County, California, United States. It was established in 1964 to serve the population of Humboldt County. It grants admission to more than 15,000 students each year. The College offers various liberal art majors to students.

The departments at CR include:

  • Arts
  • Construction Technology
  • Fine Woodworking
  • Mathematics, Science, and Engineering

The men's and women's sports teams of the College are called the Redwood Corsairs and the Redwood Lady Corsairs respectively. The official mascot is the Corsair. Men can participate in baseball, basketball, and football, and women can participate in soccer, basketball, softball, and volleyball.

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Contacting College of the Redwoods

College of the Redwoods
7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
Eureka , CA 95501-9300
General Phone: (707) 476-4100

College of the Redwoods Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts243liberal arts and sciences, general studies, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, social services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine78registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Security and Law Enforcement66corrections, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, corrections and criminal justice
Medical Support and Technology28dental assistant, medical assistant
Family and Social Work28child development
Production Trades26machinist, welding, cabinetmaking
Construction Trades18construction, electrician
Business and Management13business, accounting, taxation
Engineering Technician13manufacturing tech, architectural drafting, civil drafting, mechanical drafting
Mechanics and Repair10electrical installation and repair, heavy equipment maintenance, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Agricultural Science and Management8agriculture, agricultural operations, crop production
Cooking and Culinary Arts7restaurant and catering management
Law5legal secretary, legal assistant, court reporting, legal professions
Therapy and Counseling4substance abuse counseling
Education and Teaching4early childhood education
Science3biological and physical sciences
Conservation and Resource Management3forestry
Landscaping and Horticulture2landscaping, plant nursery
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science, computer programming, web design, computer networking
Office and Administration2data entry, administrative assistant, general office occupations
Science and Laboratory Technician1science tech
Real Estate and Construction Management1real estate
Media1digital communications, desktop publishing and imaging, animation and special effects
Hospitality0hospitality management
Medical Administration0medical secretary
Design0graphic design
Animal Science and Care0animal husbandry

Number of programs and degrees for College of the Redwoods in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year4812
Associate's degree37741
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years1148
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years13013

College of the Redwoods Student Body

In 2007-2008, College of the Redwoods had a total enrollment of 6,025 students (3,422 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 2%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 3%
American Indian 5%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 20%
20-21 14%
22-24 13%
25-29 14%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 9%
50-64 9%
65+ 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown9%

College of the Redwoods Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 44 %

College of the Redwoods Room and Board (2007)

College of the Redwoods offers campus housing for 150 of its 3,422 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Eureka, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

College of the Redwoods Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 624
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,794
Room and board $ 6,246
Books and supplies $ 1,330
Other expenses $ 2,500

Financial Aid:
College of the Redwoods participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 118500)

College of the Redwoods Faculty

College of the Redwoods has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track85

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year55$80,14138$72,634
All faculty totalacademic year55$80,14138$72,634

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

College of the Redwoods Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agriculture, General
Crop Production

Animal Science And Care
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Forestry, General

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Nursery Operations and Management

Court Reporting/Court Reporter
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biological and Physical Sciences

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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