Shasta College

Shasta College

Shasta College, a two-year community college located in Redding, California, was founded in 1950, and dedicated by President Harry Truman. The college enrolls more than 7,000 students and offers a wide variety of transfer-level and pre-transfer-level classes and programs in various fields of study including social studies, art, physical education, language arts, and science. It also offers an array of vocational programs including ones in nursing, fire technology and welding.

Shasta College has an athletic department that offers numerous sports programs. The school mascot is a Knight and the sports teams are nicknamed the Knights. Some of the notable alumni and faculty of the college are Tony D'Souza, author; Ricky Ray, professional football star; Allan von Schenkel, double bassist; Jason Sehorn, former NFL star; and Ken Shamrock, mixed martial artist.

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Contacting Shasta College

Shasta College
11555 Old Oregon Trail
Redding , CA 96003
General Phone: (530) 242-7500

Shasta College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts244speech and rhetoric, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, geography courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine64registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, home health aide
Security and Law Enforcement16criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Office and Administration12administrative assistant
Medical Administration11medical secretary
Business and Management11business, business management, accounting, small business management, retail
Agricultural Science and Management11agriculture, agricultural machine tech, various agricultural courses
Medical Support and Technology10dental hygienist, veterinary assistant
Mechanics and Repair8computer repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Construction Trades8construction
Family and Social Work8family and consumer science, foodservice management, child development
Cooking and Culinary Arts7culinary arts
Conservation and Resource Management4conservation, forestry
Law4legal secretary, legal assistant
Hospitality4hospitality management, resort management
Computer Science and Engineering3information technology, computer networking
Production Trades3welding
Animal Science and Care2equestrian studies
Art Studies2art studies
Real Estate and Construction Management1real estate
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical education
Education and Teaching0health teaching
Landscaping and Horticulture0applied horticulture, plant nursery, turf management, floristry
Engineering Technician0engineering technology, water quality and recycling tech, manufacturing tech, drafting, engineering technician
Therapy and Counseling0psychology courses
Science0biological and physical sciences
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree38645
Award of less than 1 academic year378
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years038
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years103

Shasta College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Shasta College had a total enrollment of 9,102 students (5,496 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 1%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 3%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 25%
20-21 14%
22-24 11%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 10%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown10%

Shasta College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 42 %

Shasta College Room and Board (2007)

Shasta College offers campus housing for 120 of its 5,496 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Redding, 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.

Shasta College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 553
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,489
Room and board $ 5,500
Room charge $ 2,690
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,980
Books and supplies $ 1,566
Other expenses $ 3,000

Financial Aid:
Shasta College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 128900)

Shasta College Faculty

Shasta College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2525
Non-tenured and not on tenure track129

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year5$87,30212$88,898
All faculty totalcalendar year5$87,30212$88,898

*: 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 year68$78,60346$80,008
All faculty totalacademic year68$78,60346$80,008

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

Shasta College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology
Agricultural Production Operations, Other
Agriculture, General

Animal Science And Care
Equestrian/Equine Studies

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Retailing and Retail Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Forestry, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General

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

Education And Teaching
Health Teacher Education

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Engineering Technology, General
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Resort Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
Plant Nursery Operations and Management
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Geography, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician


Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
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

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biological and Physical Sciences

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

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, Other

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What Sets Shasta College Apart:

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% of degrees in liberal arts
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 16%Shasta College Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 17%Shasta College Number of degree programs
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Top 19%Shasta College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% students 40 years or older
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Top 19%Shasta College % students 40 years or older

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 Offers weekend classes
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
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checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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