Cosumnes River College

Cosumnes River College

Founded in 1970, Cosumnes River College is a two-year community college located at the southern edge of Sacramento in Sacramento County, California. It is a part of the Los Rios Community College District. The main campus of CRC sits on an area of 180 acres.

The campus consists of 12 permanent buildings, including fiber optics and satellite transmission capabilities for the latest in information and communication services. The college enrolls more than 11,000 students each term. It offers more than 60 occupational degree programs and a comprehensive curriculum of transfer courses.

Cosumnes River College is also home to THE CONNECTION, an award winning newspaper. The official mascot of CRC is the Hawks.

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Contacting Cosumnes River

Cosumnes River College
8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento , CA 95823-5799
General Phone: (916) 688-7344

Cosumnes River Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts381American studies, women's studies, minority and gender studies, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, ...
Mechanics and Repair243automobile mechanics, small engine mechanics
Business and Management60business, business management, electronic commerce, accounting, small business management, banking, taxation, sales and marketing, retail ...
Construction Trades58construction, building inspector, construction manager
Family and Social Work52foodservice management, child development, human services
Medical Support and Technology49medical coding, medical assistant, veterinary assistant
Science38biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Computer Science and Engineering35information technology, computer programming, computer science, web design, database administration, computer networking, system administration
Photography and Commercial Art33commercial photography, film studies, photography
Security and Law Enforcement21fire-fighting
Medical Administration15medical records tech
Media14journalism, broadcast journalism, radio and television, public relations, desktop publishing and imaging
Office and Administration13data entry, administrative assistant
Architecture and Planning12architectural tech
Landscaping and Horticulture8landscaping, plant nursery
Real Estate and Construction Management6real estate
Cooking and Culinary Arts5restaurant and catering management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4health and physical education, sports and fitness management, dietetic technician
Engineering Technician4architectural drafting
Agricultural Science and Management3agriculture, agricultural operations
Nursing and Emergency Medicine1EMT paramedic
Design1graphic design
Art Studies1art studies
Education and Teaching0early childhood special ed, health teaching, teacher aide
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Production Trades0welding

Number of programs and degrees for Cosumnes River in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year38228
Associate's degree64060
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years045
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years4611

Cosumnes River Student Body

In 2007-2008, Cosumnes River had a total enrollment of 12,967 students (7,901 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 30%
Black 15%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 30%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 24%
20-21 19%
22-24 14%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 5%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown3%

Cosumnes River Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 42 %

Cosumnes River Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Sacramento, 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.

Cosumnes River Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 590
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,658
Books and supplies $ 1,440

Financial Aid:
Cosumnes River participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 753600)

Cosumnes River Faculty

Cosumnes River has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2527
Non-tenured and not on tenure track02

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year10$87,22820$83,879
All faculty totalcalendar year10$87,22820$83,879

*: 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 year80$77,45080$74,696
All faculty totalacademic year80$77,45080$74,696

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

Cosumnes River Degree Programs (2007)

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

Architecture And Planning
Architectural Technology/Technician

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Information Technology
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Construction Trades, General

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

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Health Teacher Education
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Human Services, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Nursery Operations and Management

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Geography, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician

Broadcast Journalism
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetic Technician (DTR)
Health and Physical Education, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

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

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography
Film/Cinema Studies

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
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