Sierra College
Rocklin, CA 95677-3397


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 17,833
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 9%
Student to faculty ratio 24:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 121 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Sierra College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Sierra College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $6,168 and in-state students paid $1,104.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $3,466
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 57% of Sierra College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 34% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,496 (which is 2.9% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Sierra College in 2016-2017, was 75, which is 5% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,951 (which is 30.6% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Sierra College has enrolled a total of 17,833 students (6,482 students full-time and 11,351 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 17,833 students, 1,383 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 46% men and 54% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,903 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 57%

Hispanic: 27%

Asian: 6%

Two or more races: 6%

Black/African American: 3%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Sierra College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Social Sciences 18% 1,645
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 17% 1,628
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 9% 810
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 6% 560
Psychology 4% 386
Visual And Performing Arts 4% 359
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 4% 337
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 3% 296
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 3% 255
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 2% 221

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Sierra College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Sierra College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $24,500. Last year, out of the total 2,699 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,051 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,581 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,936 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $24,500 $28,800
Employment Rate 76% 75%
Total Graduates 2,699 2,581

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Sierra College.

Folsom Lake College
10.1 mile away
American River College
12.2 mile away
Sacramento City College
22.9 mile away
Cosumnes River College
26 mile away
Yuba College
28.9 mile away
San Joaquin Delta College
55.4 mile away
Solano Community College
62.4 mile away
Butte College
63.5 mile away