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So you're from Redding, CA?

Fortunately for you, Redding, CA offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Redding College and University Demographics

Redding's 4 colleges and universities offer a total of 80 degree and certificate programs for you to choose from, in fields ranging from cosmetology, barber/styling, and nail instructor to general studies to automobile/automotive mechanics technology/technician.

The top-ranked school in Redding is Simpson University, with a nationwide rank of 47th in 2010. The school has approximately 1,143 students. Psychology is the most popular course of study at Simpson University.

Tuition

Although tuition varies from school to school, the average tuition for Redding schools is $10,640 per year. To see the variation in tuition rates at different colleges in Redding, compare the tuition at Simpson University, which charges students $21,000 per year, to the tuition at Shasta College, which charges students $699 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

Redding college students received $10,382,125 in grants, loans, and scholarships in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships accounted for $9,901,353 of the total. Shasta College gave its students $8,516,640 in institutional financial aid. This was the highest amount of financial aid given by any Redding school.

Redding Student Demographics

In 2010, 11,780 students were enrolled in Redding schools, which was 0% of the total college students in California. With 10,578 students, Shasta College had the highest total student enrollment in Redding. On the other hand, with only 59 students, Shasta Bible College and Graduate School had the lowest enrollment in the city.

Graduation and Retention Rates

The retention rate for Redding colleges and universities, which is the percent of students who return to college after their first year, is about 58%. The graduation rate for Redding schools is approximately 37%. Simpson University has a graduation rate of 43%, which is the highest in amongst Redding schools. The lowest graduation rate is 29% for Shasta College.

Diversity

Approximately 58% of students enrolled in Redding schools are female. 41% of Redding college students are older than 24 years. In 2009, 25% of Redding college students identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority. Simpson University, with 44% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background, had the highest percentage of ethnically diverse students in Redding.

Redding Faculty Demographics

The total number of faculty employed by Redding colleges and universities was 4,128. Of these faculty members, 47% were female. 30% identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority.

The average faculty to student ratio for Redding schools was 1 to 4 in 2009. Institute of Transpersonal Psychology had 1 faculty for every 1 student. This was the highest faculty to student ratio for schools in Redding.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 2,310 $24,590 $25,000 -7.6%
2
Registered Nurses 1,520 $77,540 $67,720
3
Office Clerks, General 1,470 $27,200 $28,240 -8.1%
4
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 800 $34,320 $35,340 -33.3%
5
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 800 $46,190 $50,770 2.6%
6
General and Operations Managers 790 $92,520 $113,100 -7.1%
7
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 750 $47,900 $41,360 78.6%
8
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 710 $27,360 $25,140 -9.0%
9
Home Health Aides 690 $21,840 $21,760 64.3%
10
Cooks, Fast Food 680 $19,020 $18,540 23.6%
11
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 670 $36,930 $39,890 4.7%
12
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 660 $31,000 $32,000 13.8%
13
Medical Assistants 520 $27,480 $29,760 10.6%
14
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 500 $40,090 $45,860 -5.7%
15
Cooks, Restaurant 500 $22,940 $23,260 -15.3%
16
Medical Secretaries 480 $29,150 $31,820 128.6%
17
Construction Laborers 400 $36,970 $33,590 -23.1%
18
Carpenters 390 $41,380 $43,890 -63.9%
19
Billing and Posting Clerks 370 $33,480 $33,270 2.8%
20
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 340 $42,600 $38,200 -32.0%
21
Civil Engineers 320 $94,780 $82,280 -15.8%
22
Forest and Conservation Technicians 310 $38,940 $36,860 24.0%
23
Security Guards 280 $24,910 $26,870 -30.0%
24
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 280 $69,170 $62,260 16.7%
25
Dental Assistants 260 $33,580 $34,140 44.4%
26
Accountants and Auditors 240 $63,110 $68,960 -45.5%
27
Electricians 220 $61,540 $51,810 -45.0%
28
Medical and Health Services Managers 210 $84,570 $93,670 162.5%
29
Pharmacy Technicians 200 $36,730 $29,330 -4.8%
30
Social and Human Service Assistants 190 $32,790 $30,100
31
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 190 $24,960 $24,180 -13.6%
32
Cost Estimators 180 $50,810 $62,060 63.6%
33
Sales Managers 170 $90,110 $114,110 41.7%
34
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 $44,110 $42,250 33.3%
35
Lawyers 160 $91,540 $129,440 14.3%
36
Financial Managers 150 $95,660 $116,970 -11.8%
37
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 150 $40,740 $43,850
38
Physical Therapists 140 $77,840 $77,990 75.0%
39
Managers, All Other 130 n/a $102,160 -7.1%
40
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 120 $18,970 $26,510 -25.0%
41
Rehabilitation Counselors 120 $30,320 $35,850 71.4%
42
Management Analysts 120 $64,490 $87,260
43
Loan Officers 120 $74,380 $65,900 -29.4%
44
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 110 $80,470 $89,990 -15.4%
45
Legal Secretaries 110 $38,450 $43,270 -42.1%
46
Food Service Managers 110 $44,100 $52,220 10.0%
47
Dental Hygienists 110 $79,650 $68,680 -26.7%
48
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 100 $28,140 $35,920 -33.3%
49
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 100 $43,680 $38,190
50
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 100 $30,590 $35,010 0.0%