College of the Redwoods

Eureka, CA 95501
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College of the Redwoods is one of the one hundred three public 2-year colleges in California. The campus is located in a rural area, in Eureka.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 4,399 students attend the school. Every year 20% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

College of the Redwoods's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,143, and fees were $39. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,783 and $39 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students4,399
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate55%

Nursing Programs

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 (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 10 24
Associate's degree 3 6
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.6%

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



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$46/credit
In State Students$46/credit
Out of State Students$235/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $2,070 $2,070 $10,575
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $16,450
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $29,375
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 83% of College of the Redwoods's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 59% $4,534
Other Federal Grant 7% $984
State Grant & Scholarships 74% $1,729
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 10% $1,527
Federal Student Loans 8% $4,862
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,699
$30,001 to $48,000$10,002
$48,001 to $75,000$5,355
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000$8,125

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
College of the Redwoods
7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
Eureka, CA 95501

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