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About CR

About CR

Why CR?

A Hidden Gem, Up in the Trees

With towering redwoods across the campus and a redwood forest as a backdrop, College of the Redwoods (CR) has one of the most stunning campuses in the country. We are located in Humboldt, Del Norte and the Western edge of Trinity Counties, bordered by the Pacific Ocean, and home to powerful rivers, lakes, and impressive wildlife.  The area is also world renowned for its state and national parks.

Expertise & Affordability

If you’re looking for value, CR is unparalleled. We offer low costs, small class sizes and exceptional, accomplished faculty who work hard to connect with students and to connect students to their potential.

Learning Opportunities

CR offers a wide variety of accessible learning opportunities, including online classes and other distance education options. We award Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees as well as a wide variety of career technical certificates for vocational and professional development. CR is an accredited, two-year institution that has articulation agreements with major four-year universities and we are committed to the success of each student.

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Our Locations

CR serves a diverse population of communities in Del Norte, Humboldt and the western edge of Trinity counties at the following sites:


Our Area

Outside of the classroom, CR students enjoy unique outdoor recreation, art and cultural opportunities. Cultural activities abound with hundreds of local events and festivals.  There are more artists per capita in Humboldt County than any other place in California.  Visit the area’s art galleries, museums, theaters and performance venues.  Enjoy the vibrant musical scene, including the local bands and outside musicians coming for a visit!

Outdoor recreation opportunities are virtually limitless in the CR District. With seven powerful rivers, the Pacific Ocean, many lakes, as well as county, state and national parks, and wilderness areas, students live in the center of a recreational paradise. Local outdoor sports include kayaking, canoeing, whitewater river rafting, swimming, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, road and mountain bicycling, river and ocean fishing, surfing, golfing, hunting and even disc golf.

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CR History

The Redwoods Community College District was formed in January of 1964 by an election of the voters of Humboldt County. A bond issue of $3,600,000 was passed for the initial construction of what is now the college’s Eureka Campus.

From 1965-1967, the college offered courses and programs on the campus of Eureka High School. More than 1800 students registered at the College in 1965-66. The initial staff of the college consisted of 31 full-time faculty and administrative staff and approximately 85 part-time faculty.

The initial construction of the college’s Eureka Campus, seven miles south of the city of Eureka, took place from 1968-1975. July of 1978, Del Norte County joined the district and the Del Norte Education Center in Crescent City was constructed in 1981. The college also maintains the Klamath-Trinity Instructional Site on the Hoopa Indian Reservation, approximately 60 miles northeast of Eureka.

What are you waiting for?

We believe your education is about more than just the classroom; it’s about your entire educational experience.

Whether you’re looking to transfer to a 4-year university, gain skills for a career, or just discover more about what interests you, we can help. Explore your options at College of the Redwoods.

Be the next CR success story!

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Admissions Phone: 476-4200 Email:
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Counseling Phone: 476-4150 Email:

Contact Information

Eureka Campus
7351 Tompkins Hill Rd.
Eureka, CA 95501
Mon-Thurs: 8:30-5:00pm

Del Norte
883 W. Washington Blvd
Crescent City, CA 95531
Mon.-Thurs.: 8:00-5:00pm

65 Orchard St
Hoopa, CA 95546
Mon.-Thurs.: 8:00am-5:00pm

Pelican Bay
883 W. Washington Blvd.,
Crescent City, CA 95531

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