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Sierra is a public college located in Rocklin, California in the Sacramento Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,448 undergraduate students. The Sierra acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Social Science Research Methods, Natural Sciences, and Business. Graduating 38% of students, Sierra alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,500.
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5000 Rocklin Road
Rocklin, CA 95677
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Net Price
$6,413/ year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,831/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,621/ year
  • $49-75k
    $7,154/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,074/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,743/ year
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of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.114 responses
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.108 responses
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.107 responses
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of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.120 responses
of students highly rate the dining facilities.123 responses
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.37 responses

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,800/ year
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Sierra College is listed as Northern California's highest ranked community college for many reasons. Personally, I think the quality of the professors is the most important. They create UC level classes and ensure you get top notch education. Additionally, they all are available to help you succeed and want to help in any way they can. Another important reason Sierra College will rock your socks is the plethora of opportunities offered. From internships, high paying job connections, clubs, services, and other extracurricular activities Sierra College will help you grow in many aspects and ensures there is a place for everyone. The quality education available at Sierra College and the many opportunities are what enabled my acceptance to now transfer to Cal Berkeley. I highly recommend this school to anybody and everybody!
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I attended Sierra College for 5 Years and had an amazing growing experience. Being a first generation student, I started off not knowing what to do. With the help of my Counselor Dr. Ortega he guided me into the right direction and now I am starting Nursing School in the Fall. Sierra College has several clubs of different interests and Ethnic backgrounds. They also have programs to help students out financially, mentally and physically throughout your College experience. I never felts lost or misguided at Sierra College and I recommend this school to everyone!
I started attending Sierra College the fall after my high school graduation, and had major doubts about it since it was a community college. But to my surprise, my first semester was actually pretty great! I got a bunch of great teachers who seemed very passionate and interested in the course they were teaching. The campus is a decent size, not small and yet not crazy huge, so it's relatively easy getting to classes on time. The grounds are well kept too! During my first semester I would often sit on the grass under a tree working on assignments or eating my lunch. I never really felt uncomfortable either, everyone is either minding their own business or many are looking to make friends. The library is my favorite place on campus. Sierra college in Rocklin would be my number one recommendation to students who are unsure of where to start, or if they are in a situation of money insecurity. It's a great place to figure out your future!