2017 Student Success Scorecard

Sierra College

Founded in 1936, Sierra College is located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada foothills.  The main campus in Rocklin is about 30 minutes from the state capitol in Sacramento.  In addition to the 300-acre Rocklin campus, the district has a 115-acre Nevada County campus in Grass Valley, and a new campus in Truckee.  Sierra College’s outstanding academic reputation and excellent vocational programs attract students throughout the region.

College Profile
Remedial / ESL
Transfer Level Achievement
Persistence
30 Units
Degree Transfer
Career Technical Education
Career Development/College Preparation
SkillsBuilder
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College Profile

The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2015-16 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2010-11.

Total Students
24,992

Gender Rate
Female 53.8%
Male 44.4%
Unknown 1.8%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 29.9%
20 to 24 years old 34.1%
25 to 39 years old 23.8%
40 or more years old 12.2%
Unknown 0.0%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 2.9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.6%
Asian 4.4%
Filipino 1.2%
Hispanic 25.9%
Pacific Islander 0.4%
White 58.2%
Two or more Races 5.1%
Unknown 1.2%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 14,875.7
Credit Sections 4,837
Non-Credit Sections 65
Median Credit Section Size 25
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 48.6%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 28.7%
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 666:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Students**23,72724,65424,96124,992
Gender
Female**52.6%53.1%53.2%53.8%
Male**46.0%45.6%45.5%44.4%
Unknown**1.4%1.3%1.3%1.8%
Age
Less than 20 years old**29.4%29.2%29.4%29.9%
20 to 24 years old**33.3%33.8%33.8%34.1%
25 to 39 years old**23.3%23.7%24.1%23.8%
40 or more years old**13.9%13.2%12.7%12.2%
Unknown**0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Ethnicity/Race
African American**2.5%2.8%2.8%2.9%
American Indian/Alaska Native**0.6%0.6%0.6%0.6%
Asian**4.0%4.0%4.2%4.4%
Filipino**1.1%1.2%1.2%1.2%
Hispanic**22.5%24.3%25.7%25.9%
Pacific Islander**0.3%0.2%0.3%0.4%
White**61.7%60.2%58.9%58.2%
Two or more Races**4.5%5.0%5.1%5.1%
Unknown**2.9%1.7%1.2%1.2%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students**14,582.613,364.214,704.514,875.7
Credit Sections**4,3324,6864,8974,837
Non-Credit Sections**53525565
Median Credit Section Size**26262525
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty**50.5%49.2%48.3%48.6%
Percentage of First-Generation Students******31.0%*28.7%
Student Counseling Ratio**674:1779:1816:1666:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2010-11 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2015-16 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

39.7% N=2,173
Gender Rate N
Female 43.9 1,152
Male 34.5 998
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 43.5 996
20-24 35.4 505
25-39 37.1 480
40 OR OVER 38.0 192
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 29.4 51
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 23.5 17
ASIAN 54.5 44
FILIPINO 62.5 24
HISPANIC 39.4 487
PACIFIC ISLANDER 20.0 10
WHITE 39.8 1,356

Remedial English

51.8%
N=2,294
Gender Rate N
Female 56.6 1,191
Male 46.8 1,082
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 58.9 1,410
20-24 42.1 451
25-39 39.8 299
40 OR OVER 36.6 134
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 33.3 69
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 14
ASIAN 67.1 79
FILIPINO 66.7 27
HISPANIC 46.8 577
PACIFIC ISLANDER 46.7 15
WHITE 54.2 1,351

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

26.3%
N=270
Gender Rate N
Female 31.5 162
Male 17.1 105
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 54.5 22
20-24 32.3 31
25-39 31.6 117
40 OR OVER 12.0 100
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 66.7 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 56.5 23
FILIPINO 50.0 *
HISPANIC 20.8 53
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 21.7 180

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Transfer Level Achievement

The percent of first-time students in 2014-15 who complete 6 units and attempt any Math or English in their first year who complete a transfer-level course in Math or English in their first or second year.

Transfer Level Achievement Math

  1-Year 2-Year
  24.0% N=2,772 37.8% N=2,772
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 23.1 1,469 36.7 1,469
Male 25.3 1,279 39.3 1,279
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 26.2 2,407 40.8 2,407
20-24 11.9 218 21.1 218
25-39 7.0 115 14.8 115
40 OR OVER 0.0 32 3.1 32
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 13.4 67 23.9 67
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 16.7 18 33.3 18
ASIAN 48.6 107 65.4 107
FILIPINO 21.4 42 42.9 42
HISPANIC 22.2 789 37.3 789
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 20 55.0 20
WHITE 23.4 1,524 37.3 1,524

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  54.7% N=2,772 68.5% N=2,772
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 58.3 1,469 71.9 1,469
Male 51.0 1,279 64.9 1,279
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 57.1 2,407 70.7 2,407
20-24 39.0 218 52.8 218
25-39 35.7 115 54.8 115
40 OR OVER 53.1 32 59.4 32
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 34.3 67 55.2 67
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 16.7 18 44.4 18
ASIAN 63.6 107 80.4 107
FILIPINO 42.9 42 69.0 42
HISPANIC 52.6 789 65.9 789
PACIFIC ISLANDER 40.0 20 55.0 20
WHITE 57.4 1,524 69.9 1,524

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

79.6% N=1,114
Gender Rate N
Female 79.9 553
Male 79.7 547
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 80.5 1,024
20-24 71.4 49
25-39 54.2 24
40 OR OVER 88.2 17
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 66.7 15
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 75.5 49
FILIPINO 100.0 10
HISPANIC 78.6 224
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 80.7 735

Persistence Unprepared For College

75.3%
N=2,068
Gender Rate N
Female 78.6 1,061
Male 71.7 989
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 76.3 1,636
20-24 63.9 194
25-39 76.2 164
40 OR OVER 81.1 74
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 81.3 48
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 69.2 *
ASIAN 84.1 63
FILIPINO 80.8 26
HISPANIC 74.3 537
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 74.7 1,243

Persistence Overall

76.8%
N=3,182
Gender Rate N
Female 79.1 1,614
Male 74.5 1,536
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 77.9 2,660
20-24 65.4 243
25-39 73.4 188
40 OR OVER 82.4 91
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 77.8 63
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 64.7 17
ASIAN 80.4 112
FILIPINO 86.1 36
HISPANIC 75.6 761
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 13
WHITE 76.9 1,978

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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30 Units

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

74.1% N=1,114
Gender Rate N
Female 74.3 553
Male 74.0 547
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 75.5 1,024
20-24 61.2 49
25-39 45.8 24
40 OR OVER 70.6 17
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 60.0 15
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 79.6 49
FILIPINO 90.0 10
HISPANIC 71.0 224
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 75.2 735

30 Units Unprepared For College

67.1%
N=2,068
Gender Rate N
Female 72.2 1,061
Male 61.9 989
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 69.5 1,636
20-24 54.1 194
25-39 61.0 164
40 OR OVER 62.2 74
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 70.8 48
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 38.5 *
ASIAN 79.4 63
FILIPINO 69.2 26
HISPANIC 63.5 537
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 *
WHITE 68.3 1,243

30 Units Overall

69.6%
N=3,182
Gender Rate N
Female 72.9 1,614
Male 66.2 1,536
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 71.8 2,660
20-24 55.6 243
25-39 59.0 188
40 OR OVER 63.7 91
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 68.3 63
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 41.2 17
ASIAN 79.5 112
FILIPINO 75.0 36
HISPANIC 65.7 761
PACIFIC ISLANDER 69.2 13
WHITE 70.9 1,978

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Degree Transfer - Completion

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

69.1% N=1,114
Gender Rate N
Female 72.3 553
Male 65.3 547
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 70.6 1,024
20-24 57.1 49
25-39 41.7 24
40 OR OVER 52.9 17
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 60.0 15
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 79.6 49
FILIPINO 100.0 10
HISPANIC 65.2 224
PACIFIC ISLANDER 60.0 *
WHITE 70.3 735

Persistence Unprepared For College

42.7%
N=2,068
Gender Rate N
Female 47.3 1,061
Male 37.9 989
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 46.0 1,636
20-24 28.4 194
25-39 29.9 164
40 OR OVER 36.5 74
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 41.7 48
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 23.1 *
ASIAN 60.3 63
FILIPINO 69.2 26
HISPANIC 39.3 537
PACIFIC ISLANDER 25.0 *
WHITE 43.3 1,243

Persistence Overall

51.9%
N=3,182
Gender Rate N
Female 55.9 1,614
Male 47.7 1,536
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 55.5 2,660
20-24 34.2 243
25-39 31.4 188
40 OR OVER 39.6 91
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 46.0 63
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 29.4 17
ASIAN 68.8 112
FILIPINO 77.8 36
HISPANIC 46.9 761
PACIFIC ISLANDER 38.5 13
WHITE 53.3 1,978

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Technical Education

Percentage of students completing more than eight units in courses classified as career technical education (or apprenticeship ) in a single discipline for the first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

59.0% N=1,401
Gender Rate N
Female 62.9 579
Male 56.4 798
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 71.6 624
20-24 56.2 276
25-39 45.1 328
40 OR OVER 44.5 173
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 47.4 19
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 72.1 61
FILIPINO 75.0 16
HISPANIC 58.0 293
PACIFIC ISLANDER 66.7 *
WHITE 58.4 900

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit)

Percentage of students tracked for six years through 2015-16, who started first time in 2010-11 in a Career Development and College Preparation course and completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit) Overall

N/A N=Less Than 10
Gender Rate N
Female N/A *
Male N/A *
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 N/A *
20-24 N/A *
25-39 N/A *
40 OR OVER N/A *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN N/A *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN N/A *
FILIPINO N/A *
HISPANIC N/A *
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE N/A *

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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SkillsBuilder

The median percentage change in wages for students who completed higher level CTE coursework in 2013-2014 and left the system without receiving any type of traditional outcome such as transfer to a four year college or completion of a degree or certificate.

Career Builder - Mediam Earnings Change

+23.5% N=759
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Fire Technology 18.5% 175
Emergency Medical Services 18.9% 126
Administration of Justice 33.4% 82
Accounting 32.0% 81
Child Development/Early Care and Education 41.4% 46
Computer Programming 24.0% 39
Nutrition, Foods, and Culinary Arts 60.6% 33
Business and Commerce, General 12.8% 31
Graphic Art and Design 28.1% 25
Software Applications 12.0% 24

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 23.3% 265
Male 24.4% 484
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 123.6% 51
20-24 76.6% 200
25-39 22.2% 323
40 OR OVER 7.2% 185
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 28.3% *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 108.0% *
ASIAN 18.5% 20
FILIPINO 211.6% *
HISPANIC 20.7% 161
PACIFIC ISLANDER 17.7% *
WHITE 23.7% 518

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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