College Of The Siskiyous

College Of The Siskiyous

College of the Siskiyous, also known as COS, is situated in Weed, California, United States. It was established in the year 1957. It is famous for its fire academy which is among the best that exists in California. Degrees and certificates are offered in different areas of study including media communications, visual arts, anthropology, nursing, astronomy, and welding. COS also offers Online courses to outstation students.

The college's sports teams participate in a wide variety of sports such as basketball, volleyball, football, track and field, baseball, and softball. COS also has many student clubs and organizations including the Black Student Union, International Affairs Organization, Photography Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honor society, and Students in Free Enterprise.

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College of the Siskiyous
800 College Ave
Weed , CA 96094-2899
General Phone: (530) 938-5555

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts106Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, anthropology, political science, history ...
Security and Law Enforcement91criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Nursing and Emergency Medicine64EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Business and Management8business management, electronic commerce, accounting, call center operation
Family and Social Work8adult development and aging, child development, human services, social service professions
Production Trades5welding
Computer Science and Engineering5computer programming, computer science, web design, computer graphics, system administration, webmastering, computer support
Office and Administration4administrative assistant
Drama and Performing Arts3drama, theatre design
Science2biology, physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Design2graphic design
Therapy and Counseling1psychology, substance abuse counseling
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical education
Art Studies0art studies
Media0mass communication, radio and television

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree17135
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years022
Award of less than 1 academic year11210
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years182

College of the Siskiyous Student Body

In 2007-2008, College of the Siskiyous had a total enrollment of 2,782 students (1,587 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 4%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 3%
American Indian 4%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 17%
20-21 11%
22-24 9%
25-29 11%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 11%
50-64 16%
65+ 5%

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

State unknown30%

College of the Siskiyous Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 51 %
Part-Time 22 %

College of the Siskiyous Room and Board (2007)

College of the Siskiyous offers campus housing for 140 of its 1,587 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Weed, 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 Siskiyous Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 630
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,700
Room and board $ 7,700
Books and supplies $ 1,566
Other expenses $ 3,300

Financial Aid:
College of the Siskiyous participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 118700)

College of the Siskiyous Faculty

College of the Siskiyous has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track75

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year3$87,2445$94,504
All faculty totalcalendar year3$87,2445$94,504

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year24$68,66914$66,915
All faculty totalacademic year24$68,66914$66,915

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

College of the Siskiyous Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Engineering, General

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Child Development
Human Services, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies
Radio and Television

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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