Institutional Data

Feather River College at a Glance

FRC is a small college, though not the smallest in the California CC system. In the 2010s, it typically enrolled about 3,000 students annually. As in so many community colleges, the proportion of part-time students is relatively high. Thus the full-time equivalent (FTE) value is much less than the headcount value, historically it is about half of the latter. Over the last decade it has kept around 59%.

Disclaimer: The FTES Data in the chart above and in the next charts, including the dashboards, were downloaded from the CCCCO Datamart in 2019-20 and may not be reflective of actual reported FTES or SCFF FTES.

Most of FRC’s classes are credit courses, and except for a dwindling number of basic skill courses they can be transferred to four-year institutions. The proportion of non-credit courses hovers below 1%. The college offers a balanced mix of liberal arts and vocational education. Vocational courses include some emblematic FRC programs, such as the equine, outdoor recreation leadership, environmental studies, administration of justice, early childhood education, and nursing.

The data dashboard below consists of four interactive pages, focused on four metrics: vocational enrollment, course retention, course success, and basic skills enrollment. All of them are charted against the overall credit enrollment metric, that is, against the duplicated headcount in credit courses. The filters allow for confining the search to specific delivery modes, gender, ethnicity/race, and meta-major. (Multiple selection is possible by holding down the CTRL key when selecting, and the small eraser icons in the top right corners restore the original, non-filtered view.)


FRC’s course success results, which measure the rate of enrollments that lead to a grade ‘C’ or better, generally situate a few points above the statewide results. The retention rates in courses are also reasonably good.

Overall student success, as measured by graduation rates, keeps to be a great challenge to all community colleges, which enroll students with multiple extra-curricular responsibilities. The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office used to trace new students entering the system over six years and maintain a database on their performance (Scorecard data). The federal government also collects and publishes information on the new entrants' graduation rates (IPEDS data). Yet on a year-by-year basis, we may get an insight about the dynamics of graduation success by counting the degrees and certificates awarded by the college. Below a snapshot view shows how many associate degrees were awarded each year between 1992 and 2018. At the end of the 2017-18 academic year, FRC also awarded its first 8 Bachelor's degrees in Equine and Ranch Management. In 2018-19, eleven new BS degrees were awarded; and in 2019-20, further 20 were granted.

Please find more detailed data about the students, courses, and achievements of Feather River College in the Excel file linked in below. Beyond these quantitative measures, FRC provides a personal and supportive learning environment in a stunning natural landscape. The College has teachers and staff who know the students as individuals and take pride in their achievements.

College Wide Data

Common Data Set

Campus Climate

California Chancellor's Office MIS Data

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Reports

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