C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    C+
  5. Student Life
    C
  6. Location
    B
College of the Sequoias is ...
Public
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
915 S. Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA 93277
Website
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$2,868/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $1,554/ year
  • $30-48k
    $1,937/ year
  • $49-75k
    $3,932/ year
  • $76-110k
    $5,742/ year
  • $110k+

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
30:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.82 responses
35%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.71 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.70 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,971Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
66%
Varsity Athletes
6%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
National
83%

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The College of the Sequoias is very much your typical junior college, nestled within the fertile San Joaquin Valley. It is home to roughly 10,000 students, yet doesn't feel very crowded for a comparatively small school. By far, the best aspect of COS is its wonderful staff of dedicated and inspiring instructors. Classes that would otherwise be a pain to get through are made much more tolerable thanks to some incredible teachers employed at the school. Almost all the professors I took were available during office hours and were willing to not only answer questions about the class, but also help with other matters such as the transfer process and just generally finding your path through life. Compared to the low cost of attending this school, COS is a fantastic return on investment and an overall great place to gain an education.
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I’ve been here for only a semester and my experience was okay. I had problems with one of the instructors, but overall the teachers were great. The food here could have healthier options. The location of the college does have crime problems, so make sure to keep your belongings on you. The counselors are not the best, and you have to make sure to stay on the right track to finish on time. Overall, it is an average community College. The experience of what happens in college is only what you make it. Do not let the negative circumstances plague your mind.
College of the Sequoias has been an ever changing/evolving place. In between it's geological growth, staff, and students. Some things with a lot of well earned and deserved appraisal, and others that raise a bit of a question in the long run. Over all the students do and will benefit from it all into not only becoming what they set out to be, but also from learning how society functions and how/when/where it could/can/will affect them. So be this all a "work in progress" or simply just an "attempt" at achieving. This school is still educating to the best of it's allowed abilities and in the end yields students who walk away upon graduation with more than just a diploma .