Shasta College.

Shasta College

Redding, CA4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Shasta College

Shasta College is a public community college in Redding, California. It was founded in 1950 and later moved to a much larger campus while the original campus became the new location of Shasta High School. Shasta College has approximately 8,865 students of all ages, including traditional college students, concurrently-enrolled high school students, older, re-entry students, and continuing education students who are simply taking classes for fun. The college has a wide variety of transfer-level and pre-transfer-level classes and programs as well as vocational programs. Many recent high school graduates attend the college in order to transfer to universities after two years. Though many students commute to the college from their homes, the college is one of the few California Community Colleges with a dormitory. Shasta College has a strong athletic program offering numerous sports programs. The school mascot is a Knight. Shasta College is perhaps best known for its music department, which includes a symphony orchestra, band, choir, music theory, piano, and guitar classes. It is home to a community band that with over 100 members is one of the largest in the United States. On August 20, 2007, Shasta College opened its doors to the new Health, Sciences & University Center in Downtown Redding. It is a subsidiary of CSU Chico, the Oregon Institute of Technology, and Southern Oregon University.


  • Offers certificate, and associate degrees
  • 7,820 students
  • 0.08 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at Shasta College

Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Business, Mathematics, Humanities, Oceanography, Physics, Psychology, Social Science, and Sociology.

Tuition and costs

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

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Shasta College was $6,801, while for in-state students it was $1,185. 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 $10,808.

The average financial aid at Shasta College is $6,205. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $596 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Shasta College

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

55% of undergraduate students at Shasta 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 Shasta College

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Shasta College was of $5,180 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,854.

Diversity at Shasta College

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017