Sierra College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Rocklin, CA

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How much is the Sierra tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Sierra's tuition & fees is $1,156 for California residents and $9,988 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $13,844 for California residents and $22,676 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Sierra Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,156
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,988
Books & Supplies Costs$1,792
On-campus Room & Board$7,800
On-campus Expenses$3,096
Off-campus Room & Board$20,302
Off-campus Expenses$3,096
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,156
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$12,628

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Sierra' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $13,259.
Sierra College$1,156$9,988
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California 2-4 Years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Sierra and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Sierra CollegeRocklin, CA$1,156$9,988
City College of San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA$1,696$14,656
Mt San Antonio CollegeWalnut, CA$1,364$10,212
Mt San Jacinto Community College DistrictSan Jacinto, CA$1,406$11,276
Palomar CollegeSan Marcos, CA$1,354$10,650
Sacramento City CollegeSacramento, CA$1,288$12,808
San Joaquin Delta CollegeStockton, CA$1,288$9,072
San Bernardino Valley CollegeSan Bernardino, CA$1,185$10,017

Financial Aid and COA

At Sierra College, 7,792 students (49%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $4,928.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Sierra is $17,748 for students living on-campus and $30,250 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,166 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $5,067 and the average amount of student loans is $5,567.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$13,844$22,676
COA (off-campus)$26,346$35,178
Tuition & Fees$1,156$9,988
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$12,688$12,688
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$25,190$25,190
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$8,916$17,748
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$21,418$30,250
Average Financial Aid$4,928$4,928
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship7,79249%$4,928
Pell Grants3,11920%$3,965
Federal Student Loan2351%$7,404
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,16682%-
Grants or Scholarships1,16282%$5,067
Federal Grants73051%$5,746
Pell Grants41729%$4,774
Other Federal Grants72551%$3,040
State/Local Grants1,13980%$1,477
Institutional Grants473%$232
Student Loan Aid201%$5,567
Federal Student Loans201%$5,567
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level413413$7,001
110,001 or more44$5,177

Student Population

Sierra College has a total of 15,766 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 6,972 male students and 8,801 female students attending Sierra. The school offers online degree programs and 6,692 students enrolled online exclusively (42.45% of all students).
Undergraduate15,773 6,9728,801

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address5100 Sierra College Blvd, Rocklin, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered141 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population15,766
Graduation Rate33%
Transfer-out Rate8%
Retention Rate69% (Full-time), 41% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate23 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties245 (Full-time), 584 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs555 (Full-time), 584 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$71,777
Average Staff Salary$78,404