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Top Ten Reasons to Attend College of the Siskiyous

Are you trying to make a decision about which college to attend? Here are some great reasons to choose College of the Siskiyous!

  1. A Beautiful Location: Located at the base of Mt. Shasta, our campus and surrounding area are breathtaking! With our distinct seasons, you can enjoy an abundance of outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.
  2. Graduation and Transfer Rates: COS has a 7.61% higher degree completion and transfer rate than the state average. Transfer rates, specifically, are significantly higher.
  3. Great Academic and Career Programs: We offer exceptional transfer and career programs in administration of justice, business, fire, language arts, music, nursing, paramedic/EMT, sciences, theatre arts and welding to name just a few.
  4. Small Campus and Class Sizes: Don't be just another face in the crowd! At COS, the average class size is 23, which allows for greater individual attention from instructors and staff.
  5. A Faculty and Staff that Care: We have a very knowledgeable and experienced faculty and staff. You will find a smile and a helpful attitude whether you are in an office or walking across campus. We know our students and care about their success.
  6. Convenient On-Campus Housing: COS has two on-campus resident halls for students complete with meal options. Living on campus saves transportation cost and travel time, and provides students an opportunity to enjoy a complete college and community experience.
  7. Great Support Programs: Focusing on student success, we offer a wide variety of support services which provide personal guidance and assistance to students. COS also offers tutoring, an academic success center, and student success seminars free to all enrolled students.
  8. Highly Competitive Athletic Programs: COS boasts conference championships and state-level competition in both men's and women's intercollegiate sports programs. These programs include cross-country, baseball, basketball, volleyball, football, softball, and track and field. Newly added is men's and women's soccer.
  9. A safe environment: We offer a safe rural environment for our students.
  10. Free Parking for Everyone: COS offers free parking. Parking lots are conveniently located close to classes and important offices.

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