Founded in 1918 in the city of Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) is the 10th oldest California publicly funded two-year colleges. SRJC is part of the Sonoma County Junior College District, which has become one of the largest single college districts in the United States encompassing more than 1,600 square miles from the southern border of Mendocino County to the northern tip of Marin County.
The college operates a 365-acre Shone Farm near the Russian River, a technology academy in Telecom Valley, a new student-run culinary arts center in downtown Santa Rosa, and a public safety training center in Windsor.
SRJC has international education programs in Europe and Central America, conference-winning athletic programs, nationally ranked speech and debate teams, a national recognized summer repertory theater, planetarium, the Jesse Peter Native American Museum, and an art gallery.
SRJC offers more than 175 certificate programs.
In 2008, more than 36,000 students enrolled at SRJC each semester at all of its locations, with an annual student body of more than 53,000. The college attracts students from throughout the state and from more than 40 countries.