Shasta County has a higher percentage of people with at least a high school diploma (88.5%) than California (80.7%) and the U.S. (85.6%). Shasta also outpaces the state and the nation in terms of portion of its population that has completed at least some college (61.3% in Shasta County compared with 59.7% in California and 57.5% in the U.S.).
Shasta Community College
The cornerstone of Shasta County education, Shasta Community College, is located just five minutes from downtown Redding. The 39-building campus is located on 337 acres serving the students as well as the community. A diverse array of occupational programs is offered at the college, two of the most significant are the Electronics Vocational Training Program and the Nursing Program. 12,000 students are enrolled.
The teachers and counselors at this college are typically seen very positively by students, and the outlook for Shasta College students is generally very good.
More detailed statistics about this college can be found here. This includes demographic information and institutional information.
Phone: (530) 242-7500
Address: 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA 96003
In-state tuition: 1,183 USD (2015)
Simpson University is one of America’s fastest growing accredited private universities. Programs are offered in psychology, business, missions, ministry, music, education and a wide variety of liberal arts. Simpson offers an innovative Degree Completion Program (evenings), and 13 outstanding graduate and educational credentialing programs, giving an enrollment of around 1,200 total students.
Simpson University was originally a school for Christian Ministry, founded in 1921. It was named for Albert Benjamin Simpson, founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Over the years, the college started offering liberal arts degrees as well as degrees in biblical topics. WASC accredited since 1968, this university retains it’s strong Christian focus.
Address:2211 College View Dr, Redding, CA 96003
In-state tuition: 27,250 USD (2017)
Acceptance rate: 57.4% (2014)
California State University, Chico
CSU Chico is located just 75 minutes southeast of Redding. University extension classes are also offered in Redding for those not able to commute. Enrollment at the University is 16,900.
Like the other CSU’s this college has a great reputation with students and employers alike. It is also well known for its tradition of extensive service to the community.
Address: 400 W 1st street, Chico California
Phone: (530) 898-4636
Institute of Technology
A California career-focused college, with locations in Redding, Fresno, Modesto, and Salem, Oregon. The Redding location primarily offers vocational training in medical disciplines, including medical billing and office administration, pharmacy technician, professional medical assistant, and vocational nursing. They also offer a certificate of completion in Massage.
The Institute of Technology in Redding offers technical training in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning as well.
National is a private university offering a range of four-year and graduate degrees in business and technology; education and human services; and arts and sciences. Classes are designed toward working adults and can be taken either online or at a National University location. The Redding location is one of 28 in the larger organization.
Address: 760 Cypress Ave #210, Redding, CA 96002
Phone: (530) 226-4000
Shasta Builder’s Exchange
The Shasta Builder’s exchange is a trade school offering training in carpentry, electrical work, and plumbing. When the traditional path to success – through a university – isn’t right for someone, places like the Shasta Builder’s exchange can be a great option. The Shasta Builder’s exchange also provides assistance gaining jobs.
Address: 5800 Airport Rd, Redding, CA 96002
Phone: (530) 222-1917
Tuition: Each course costs $655 per semester. Most programs with the exchange require four years to complete.
Cloud Wise Academy
A private technology school put on by Cloud Potential, a local web marketing firm. Cloud Wise Academy offers accelerated training in skills like WordPress and Search Engine optimization. Courses are anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks long, and are held in the evenings. Education is focused on people trying to get a job or switch careers.
Address: 4300 Caterpillar Rd, Redding, CA 96003
Phone: (800) 241-0341
Cost: Approximately $275 per class.