Folsom Lake College.

Folsom Lake College

Folsom, CA2 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Folsom Lake College

Folsom Lake College (FLC) is a community college in Folsom, California. It is part of California Community Colleges system and the Los Rios Community College District. In January 2004, Folsom Lake College received initial accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. Accreditation certifies to students and the community that an educational institution meets or exceeds specific standards of quality. Folsom Lake College serves the community with classes offered at its main Folsom campus at 10 College Parkway, two outreach centers (the El Dorado Center in Placerville and the Rancho Cordova Center), and various off-site locations nearby. In Fall 2005, Folsom Lake College opened over 65,000 square feet (6,000 m2) of new/expanded instructional facilities on its main campus. In Spring 2006, a new bookstore/cafeteria on the Folsom campus and a new instructional building on the El Dorado Center campus opened. Construction on 50,000-square-foot (5,000 m2) of new instructional facilities is ongoing at the Folsom campus, with opening expected for Spring 2007. All of this construction is part of the college’s Master Plan, which calls for the college to gradually grow to eventually accommodate 15,000-20,000 students. As of Fall 2005, Folsom Lake College enrolled approximately 6,600 students choosing among approximately 1,000 different course offerings. Those students were served by 74 full-time faculty, including 9 counselors, 180 part-time faculty, 69 classified staff, and eight administrators. The college offers students over 30 different Associate of Arts or Science degree options, as well as over 30 certificate alternatives. In 2011, the Folsom Lake College Visual and Performing Arts Center opened to the public. The center includes an 850-seat main theater, a 200-seat city stage, and a 100-seat recital hall. The center cost approximately $42.3 million. The majority, $38 million, came from state and district bonds. $4.3 came from a district capital campaign. The Folsom City Council contributed $500,000 to FLC in exchange for the right to name the 200-seat studio theater. Also in 2010, FLC began its own athletic program. Men's and women's golf and tennis began in Spring 2010. Folsom Lake is the home of the Falcons and their colors are teal and black.


  • Offers certificate, and associate degrees
  • 7,911 students
  • 0.06 faculty staff per student

Notable programs at Folsom Lake College

Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Biology, Business, Computer Science, Mathematics, Humanities, Physics, Psychology, and Social Science.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Folsom Lake College was $8,208, while for in-state students it was $1,104. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $3,566.

The average financial aid at Folsom Lake College is $6,496. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $1,712 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Folsom Lake College

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

52% of undergraduate students at Folsom Lake College received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Folsom Lake College

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,854.

Diversity at Folsom Lake College

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017