College of the Redwoods

Eureka, CA 95501

Located in Eureka, California, College of the Redwoods is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 years to complete.

College of the Redwoods has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

College of the Redwoods's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $1,104 and fees $38. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,192 and $38 respectively.


Campus LocaleRural: Fringe
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate54%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN
  2. LPN to ADN
  3. ADN

    The College of the Redwoods' Licensed Vocational Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technician.

    The program is three-semesters long allowing students to qualify for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-PN) for licensing as a vocational nurse. Graduates are eligible to qualify for a Certificate of Completion as LVN and or an Associate Science for LVN.

    The student nurse will be evaluated on the basis of theoretical knowledge, skills and application of proficiency in clinical and laboratory settings.

    Students are required to maintain a minimum ‘C’ grade in all nursing courses as well as a cumulative 2.0 GPA for all General Education requirements for the Associate Degree program

    Admissions Requirements:

    1. Current enrollment form
    2. High School Diploma or GED equivalent certificate
    3. Successful completion of pre-requisite courses (with a ‘C’ course or higher from an accredited college or universities)
    4. Current California Nurse Assistant or Home Health Aid Certification

    Admission selection will be based on a random lottery basis for all qualified applicants.

    All successful; students will be required to submit to a criminal background check. If the student’s background check is not satisfactory health care facilities may refuse to give students access to patients or records in which case the program will not be able to provide alternate experiences.

    The nursing program is a demanding program and students will find it difficult to manage more than part time employment. Clinical scheduling and lectures will not be altered due to outside work commitments.

    All successful applicants will need to show proof of tetanus, varicella and rubella needs to be documented on the immunizations records of students. Hepatitis B.vaccine series and tuberculosis testing is recommended.

    A current active CPR certification from the American Heart Association and American Red Cross will need to be maintained throughout the course of enrollment.  

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 3
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 47
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Associate's degree 1

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from College of the Redwoods

College of the Siskiyous
106.25 miles away
Mendocino College
115.84 miles away
Rogue Community College
125.47 miles away
Butte College
152.71 miles away
Klamath Community College
165.45 miles away
Santa Rosa Junior College
173.56 miles away
Yuba College
177.54 miles away
Umpqua Community College
184.41 miles away
Southwestern Oregon Community College
186.35 miles away
Lassen Community College
187.71 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1967 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$3,438
30k to 48k$4,014
48k to 75k$6,565
75k to 110k$7,729
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $46.00 $212.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Non-resident alien

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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College of the Redwoods
7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
Eureka, CA 95501

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