2019 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 2017-18 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2012-13.

Total Students
25,395

Gender Rate
Female 54.6%
Male 43.5%
Unknown 2.0%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 33.6%
20 to 24 years old 32.5%
25 to 39 years old 23.0%
40 or more years old 11.0%
Unknown 0.0%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 2.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.5%
Asian 5.2%
Filipino 1.6%
Hispanic 25.8%
Pacific Islander 0.4%
White 56.8%
Two or more Races 5.9%
Unknown 1.0%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 15,228.7
Credit Sections 4,827
Non-Credit Sections 88
Median Credit Section Size 24
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 49.1%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 23.3%
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 414:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-18
Students24,65424,96124,99224,52525,395
Gender
Female53.1%53.2%53.8%53.9%54.6%
Male45.6%45.5%44.4%44.2%43.5%
Unknown1.3%1.3%1.8%1.9%2.0%
Age
Less than 20 years old29.2%29.4%29.9%31.9%33.6%
20 to 24 years old33.8%33.8%34.1%33.5%32.5%
25 to 39 years old23.7%24.1%23.8%23.3%23.0%
40 or more years old13.2%12.7%12.2%11.4%11.0%
Unknown0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Ethnicity/Race
African American2.8%2.8%2.9%2.9%2.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native0.6%0.6%0.6%0.6%0.5%
Asian4.0%4.2%4.4%4.9%5.2%
Filipino1.2%1.2%1.2%1.4%1.6%
Hispanic24.3%25.7%25.9%25.9%25.8%
Pacific Islander0.2%0.3%0.4%0.3%0.4%
White60.2%58.9%58.2%57.3%56.8%
Two or more Races5.0%5.1%5.1%5.6%5.9%
Unknown1.7%1.2%1.2%1.1%1.0%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students13,364.214,704.514,875.712,641.615,228.7
Credit Sections4,6864,8974,8374,8194,827
Non-Credit Sections5255656888
Median Credit Section Size2625252424
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty49.2%48.3%48.6%49.8%49.1%
Percentage of First-Generation Students**31.0%*28.7%*29.5%*23.3%
Student Counseling Ratio779:1816:1666:1415:1414:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2012-13 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2017-18 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

43.2% N=1,881
Gender Rate N
Female 49.0 980
Male 36.7 882
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 47.3 891
20-24 38.1 449
25-39 42.1 356
40 OR OVER 38.4 185
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 28.3 60
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 40.0 20
ASIAN 60.5 43
FILIPINO 62.5 16
HISPANIC 43.9 465
PACIFIC ISLANDER 27.3 11
WHITE 42.8 1,132

Remedial English

54.7%
N=2,069
Gender Rate N
Female 59.3 1,124
Male 49.3 931
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 61.4 1,333
20-24 42.0 376
25-39 44.0 248
40 OR OVER 42.0 112
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 42.2 90
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 30.8 13
ASIAN 69.5 82
FILIPINO 74.3 35
HISPANIC 56.8 599
PACIFIC ISLANDER 25.0 *
WHITE 53.9 1,110

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

32.9%
N=231
Gender Rate N
Female 35.8 137
Male 28.0 93
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 54.5 22
20-24 43.3 30
25-39 44.0 84
40 OR OVER 14.7 95
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 0.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 64.3 28
FILIPINO 0.0 *
HISPANIC 17.0 47
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 32.5 151

*: 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 2016-17 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
  31.0% N=2,653 44.7% N=2,653
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 31.7 1,361 45.4 1,361
Male 30.1 1,231 43.8 1,231
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 33.3 2,370 47.3 2,370
20-24 16.2 179 27.9 179
25-39 2.6 77 13.0 77
40 OR OVER 7.4 27 14.8 27
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 17.2 64 25.0 64
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 6.7 15 40.0 15
ASIAN 42.6 129 65.1 129
FILIPINO 41.0 39 41.0 39
HISPANIC 28.9 731 41.0 731
PACIFIC ISLANDER 16.7 * 33.3 *
WHITE 31.3 1,455 45.9 1,455

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  65.7% N=2,653 74.9% N=2,653
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 71.0 1,361 79.4 1,361
Male 60.5 1,231 70.3 1,231
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 67.7 2,370 76.1 2,370
20-24 48.6 179 63.1 179
25-39 49.4 77 67.5 77
40 OR OVER 48.1 27 63.0 27
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 50.0 64 65.6 64
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 53.3 15 66.7 15
ASIAN 63.6 129 75.2 129
FILIPINO 66.7 39 79.5 39
HISPANIC 60.1 731 68.8 731
PACIFIC ISLANDER 33.3 * 33.3 *
WHITE 69.0 1,455 78.2 1,455

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

79.5% N=1,174
Gender Rate N
Female 78.0 568
Male 80.4 588
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 80.8 1,094
20-24 46.5 43
25-39 75.0 24
40 OR OVER 84.6 13
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 87.5 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 83.0 53
FILIPINO 76.9 13
HISPANIC 79.1 301
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 78.9 716

Persistence Unprepared For College

74.2%
N=1,881
Gender Rate N
Female 76.4 1,005
Male 71.8 862
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 75.3 1,552
20-24 61.0 164
25-39 74.3 105
40 OR OVER 83.3 60
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 71.9 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 66.7 *
ASIAN 87.3 63
FILIPINO 80.0 30
HISPANIC 74.3 548
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 *
WHITE 73.2 1,025

Persistence Overall

76.2%
N=3,055
Gender Rate N
Female 77.0 1,573
Male 75.3 1,450
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 77.6 2,646
20-24 58.0 207
25-39 74.4 129
40 OR OVER 83.6 73
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 73.6 72
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 76.9 13
ASIAN 85.3 116
FILIPINO 79.1 43
HISPANIC 76.0 849
PACIFIC ISLANDER 57.1 *
WHITE 75.5 1,741

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

73.3% N=1,174
Gender Rate N
Female 73.9 568
Male 72.4 588
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 75.2 1,094
20-24 48.8 43
25-39 37.5 24
40 OR OVER 61.5 13
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 62.5 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 75.0 *
ASIAN 79.2 53
FILIPINO 92.3 13
HISPANIC 75.4 301
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 71.1 716

30 Units Unprepared For College

66.6%
N=1,881
Gender Rate N
Female 68.1 1,005
Male 65.0 862
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 69.1 1,552
20-24 45.1 164
25-39 62.9 105
40 OR OVER 66.7 60
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 64.1 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 55.6 *
ASIAN 87.3 63
FILIPINO 83.3 30
HISPANIC 65.9 548
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 *
WHITE 66.1 1,025

30 Units Overall

69.2%
N=3,055
Gender Rate N
Female 70.2 1,573
Male 68.0 1,450
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 71.7 2,646
20-24 45.9 207
25-39 58.1 129
40 OR OVER 65.8 73
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 63.9 72
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 61.5 13
ASIAN 83.6 116
FILIPINO 86.0 43
HISPANIC 69.3 849
PACIFIC ISLANDER 42.9 *
WHITE 68.2 1,741

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

68.2% N=1,174
Gender Rate N
Female 72.0 568
Male 64.3 588
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 70.2 1,094
20-24 44.2 43
25-39 33.3 24
40 OR OVER 46.2 13
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 62.5 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 79.2 53
FILIPINO 53.8 13
HISPANIC 67.4 301
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 67.7 716

Persistence Unprepared For College

41.5%
N=1,881
Gender Rate N
Female 42.4 1,005
Male 40.4 862
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 43.9 1,552
20-24 26.2 164
25-39 34.3 105
40 OR OVER 33.3 60
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 31.3 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 33.3 *
ASIAN 68.3 63
FILIPINO 60.0 30
HISPANIC 38.5 548
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 *
WHITE 41.1 1,025

Persistence Overall

51.8%
N=3,055
Gender Rate N
Female 53.1 1,573
Male 50.1 1,450
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 54.8 2,646
20-24 30.0 207
25-39 34.1 129
40 OR OVER 35.6 73
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 34.7 72
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 38.5 13
ASIAN 73.3 116
FILIPINO 58.1 43
HISPANIC 48.8 849
PACIFIC ISLANDER 42.9 *
WHITE 52.0 1,741

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

63.8% N=1,251
Gender Rate N
Female 66.6 542
Male 61.3 692
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 73.2 619
20-24 61.9 244
25-39 52.1 238
40 OR OVER 46.7 150
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 66.7 36
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 57.1 *
ASIAN 80.4 51
FILIPINO 69.2 13
HISPANIC 65.6 279
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 62.0 799

*: 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 2017-18, who started first time in 2012-13 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 2015-2016 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

+31.2% N=838
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Fire Technology 23.8% 210
Emergency Medical Services 33.1% 147
Accounting 36.9% 97
Administration of Justice 42.7% 61
Child Development/Early Care and Education 45.6% 48
Graphic Art and Design 67.9% 40
Computer Programming 33.2% 39
Welding Technology 67.9% 31
Nutrition, Foods, and Culinary Arts 42.2% 31
Health Occupations, General 23.2% 30

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 26.5% 264
Male 32.4% 551
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 115.5% 75
20-24 57.1% 231
25-39 25.4% 371
40 OR OVER 13.9% 161
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 86.0% 13
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 22.9% *
ASIAN 21.9% 21
FILIPINO 50.4% *
HISPANIC 23.0% 179
PACIFIC ISLANDER 81.2% *
WHITE 31.3% 558

*: 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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