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Academic Experience

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3 College Junior

Academic Experience: I say "it's ok" because i recently just switched my goal into a subject i find not only interesting but satisfying. I only just started but already have obtained new information to advance my knowledge in this field. The Program Coordinator is also an instructor and very open, vibrant, knowledgable and helpful. I can see myself making it with this program and am very excited to dig in.

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4 College Junior

Academic Experience: In my specific major I get to take a lot of challenging classes but I am also able to take classes for my GE that are equally as interesting but not related to my area of study. My favorite and most challenging classes so far have been Melissa Kort's English 5 and Sujan Sarkar's Computer Science 10.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: My academic experience has been great at first a little overwhelming but now I am ready to tackle anything that is brought my way.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: I would encourage anyone out there to go here! Its also one of the best junior colleges out there!!

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: Teachers have worked in firefighting and still do. They relate real stories to concepts we are learning.

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The professors at Santa Rosa Junior College are top notch instructors who are truly passionate about the subjects they teach. They create safe and welcoming environments where students feel free to ask questions.

Academically, the course work at SRJC is rigorous. Many students who transfer to a four-year university find SRJC classes harder and more thorough. Professors make themselves available to their students so that no one falls behind. Professors are also willing to make accomodations for those students who need it. All of the classes at SRJC are relevant and up-to-date. Professors take time out of their busy schedules to attend seminars and broaden their knowledge of their subject matter so they can teach students the newest and most recent information. The professors and academics at SRJC are the big attractions that bring in new students year after year.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
24:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
292
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
932
Full-Time Retention Rate
74%
Part-Time Retention Rate
45%
Transfer-Out Rate
11%
Graduation Rate
34%
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Certificate
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Programs/Majors Offered
114
Most Popular Majors
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic): Unknown
  • Fire Prevention and Safety Technology: Unknown
  • Police and Criminal Science: Unknown
  • Social Science Research Methods: Unknown
Special Study Options
Distance Learning Opportunities: Yes
Study Abroad: Yes
Weekend/Evening College: Yes
Teacher Certification: No
Class Sizes
Class sizes at SRJC depend on the popularity of the course. Topics that interest many students lead to large classes held in the auditorium. Niche topics more specific to majors are usually smaller. Either way, class sizes are definitely not a problem. Every student gets the feeling that they are learning one-on-one.
Student/Professor Relationships
Most professors at SRJC are interested in getting to know their students. At the beginning of each semester, professors will hand out fact sheets. Students use these fact sheets to identify areas they struggle with, and to help their professors get to know them better.
Testing & Grading Procedures
Grading at Santa Rosa Junior College is based on how well a student does throughout the semester. Typically, the highest percentage of the grade comes from the final project or test, but some teachers at SRJC do not follow that route and make all the tests equal. Tests usually begin one month into the semester.
Typical Lecture - Single Day
A typical class day can include role call, lecture, and Q&A time.
Typical Course - Start to Finish
Students usually have a ninety minute lecture twice a week, but this can change depending on the course. Normally, a student will need to study for three hours for each lecture class, which makes it six hours total per course per week. Projects and research papers tend to fall towards the end of the semester. This is the outline of most classes at the junior college.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
Many students wish they knew more about scholarship and financial aid applications before coming to school. Unlike high school, the College does not provide counselors who walk students through campus and explain how everything operates.
Tips to Succeed
The biggest tip anyone on the SRJC campus can give to incoming students is to make sure to talk to counselors about classes. It is also wise for incoming students to know which College they want to transfer to, or know what they want to major in. That way, they can get on the path of transferring out right away.
Full-Time Faculty
292
Female Faculty
57%
Male Faculty
43%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 2%
Asian American: 4%
Hispanic: 7%
International: 0%
Native American: 2%
White: 84%
Unknown: 2%
Average Faculty Salary
$82,944
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
  • Santa Rosa Junior College is consistently ranked as one of the top community colleges in the nation.
  • SRJC is the tenth oldest community college in California.

Student Polls

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of education you're getting?    Based on 182 responses

  • 30% Applicable to the real world
  • 27% Learned a lot of new things
  • 25% Will advance my career
  • 9% Learned a few new things
  • 7% Will help me switch careers
  • 1% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 1% Waste of time

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