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Sierra College

Sierra College, a California community college, has its main campus located in Rocklin, California. Rocklin is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, approximately twenty minutes from the state capital of Sacramento and 105 miles (169�km) east of San Francisco.

Location

Address
5000 Rocklin Road
City
Rocklin
State
CA

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
18564
In State Tuition Fees
1104
Out State Tuition Fees
6144
Male Female Ratio
43:57
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
32:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Wolverines
Colors
Cardinal White
Conference
Big 8

College History

History

The origin of Sierra College is somewhat uncertain. Some have said that the College may have begun with the establishment of Sierra Normal College and Business Institute in 1882. It was a small, private college at the location of today�s Placer High School in Auburn. Most think that Sierra College is an outgrowth of the Placer Union High School District. Sierra College Timeline In recent years, successful bond issues have provided for an expansion of the Nevada County Campus and the creation of a permanent Tahoe-Truckee Campus. In 2008, the Tahoe-Truckee campus inaugurated its brand-new facilities. Located on beautiful McIver Hill next to Interstate 80, the state-of-the-art �green� campus overlooks historic Truckee. In 2007, the Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges opened. This library is a joint venture between the City of Lincoln, the Western Placer Unified School District, and Sierra College. Also, in 2008, a new Mathematics and Technology Building was constructed on the Rocklin campus. Sierra College�s outstanding academic reputation, excellent technologies and training programs, and updated facilities led to increases in student enrollment. Projections of future �for credit� enrollment top 25,000. Since its first days, the promise of Sierra College has been to facilitate learning, inspire change, and build community. The College continues this mission as it adapts to meet the ever-changing needs of students while promoting learning as a lifelong process. The Sierra Community College District includes all of Placer and Nevada Counties and part of El Dorado and Sacramento Counties, some of California�s fastest growing areas. The College District continues to experience dramatic growth and change. The future is bright as new technologies evolve, offering greater educational accessibility for students�both today and tomorrow.

College Specialty

Specialty

Sierra College provides a challenging and supportive learning environment for students having diverse goals, abilities, and needs interested in transfer, career and technical training, and life long learning. The College�s programs and services encourage students to identify and to expand their potential. Sierra College students will develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to become engaged and contributing members of the community.

Alumni

Alumni

Hans Ostrom, writer and professor Heather Rene Smith, Playboy Playmate of the Month (February 2007) James LeVoy Sorenson, inventor and entrepreneur John Romero, game designer Fenuki Tupou, offensive guard for the Philadelphia Eagles

Campus

Campus

Suburban

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