Higher Learning


Sierra College

The Sierra Community College District serves the Northern California foothills with an offering of over 120 degrees and certificates, as well as extensive lifelong learning options. Sierra College is one of the state’s top community colleges for transfer to California State Universities.

Sierra College competitive athletics have earned eight California State Championships for the school, while its Natural History Museum is home to widely popular annual events. With over 18,000 students and an annual budget of over $190 million (2022/23), Sierra College makes an enormous positive impact on area residents and economics.


Jessup University

Jessup University is the only fully accredited, private liberal arts university in Northern California. Offering over 60+ undergraduate and graduate programs, Jessup has state-of-the-art facilities and a wide range of career-ready specializations in traditional and online models. These are taught by industry-leading faculty. With an additional campus in the heart of Silicon Valley, there are countless opportunities to grow professionally through local jobs and internships.

Jessup shapes people of influence through experiential learning, spiritual formation, and critical thinking—all within a welcoming Christian community and personalized education. Students graduate equipped to lead with mastery in their chosen career.