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Shasta College

Shasta College is an American two-year community college located in Redding, California founded in 1950. It later moved to a much bigger campus, while the original campus became the new location of Shasta High School.

Location

Address
11555 Old Oregon Trail
City
Redding
State
CA
Zip/Post Code
96003

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
8811
In State Tuition Fees
1104
Out State Tuition Fees
6144
Male Female Ratio
39:61
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
30:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Knight
Colors
White Forest Green Silver
Conference
Golden Valley

College History

History

Most Shasta students take history courses because the classes fulfill basic requirements for completing an associate degree or for transferring to another institution. Those requirements are in place because many believe, as Woodrow Wilson had, the past informs the present. Yet history is important not only because it makes us better world citizens but also because it provides an understanding of human interaction that makes us better people. History is both a process and a product. People create history through their day to day actions while historians create history by researching and recording those events. The picture above is historic because it captured a moment in time when suffragettes picketed the White House demanding the right to vote, while the quote above is historic for it captured the thoughts of historian Woodrow Wilson. Historians make sense out of the past by researching primary and secondary sources in order to create a more vivid story of the past. For example, a fuller understanding of both the picture and quote can be reached by placing each in its historical context. The picture was taken in front of the White House in 1917--three years prior to the passing of the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote. The suffragettes addressed their protest to President Woodrow Wilson, who in 1917 asked Congress for a declaration of war. The sign, which read "Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty," suggested that the suffragettes followed Wilson's comments on history and knew America's long and complex history of voting rights and how to apply political pressure in the present in order to achieve their goal of suffrage. In order to receive suffragists' wartime support, President Wilson agreed to support the 19th Amendment. Knowing who Woodrow Wilson was--a historian, president of Princeton University, governor of New Jersey, and President of the U.S.--gives more credence to his statements. Understanding the stories behind the picture and quote is historical knowledge, which allows us to better protect and expand those rights now and in the future.

College Specialty

Specialty

Shasta College provides�students of diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities with open access to educational and life-long learning opportunities, thereby contributing to the social, cultural, and economic development of our region. The District offers programs and extensive distance education offerings in general education and transfer curriculum, career-technical education, and basic skills education where students are provided opportunities to practice and improve critical thinking, effective communication, quantitative reasoning, information competency, community and global awareness, self-efficacy, and workplace skills.

Alumni

Alumni

Tony D'Souza, author Ricky Ray, professional football quarterback Allan von Schenkel, double bassist Jason Sehorn, former NFL defensive back Ken Shamrock, mixed martial artist Terry Riley, composer Drew Eberle, Scholar

Campus

Campus

Rural

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