College of the Redwoods (CR) is a public two-year community college with its main campus of approximately 270 acres (1.1 km2) located on the southernmost edge of Eureka in Humboldt County, California. Situated on a naturally occurring, elevated shelf on the southwest side of Humboldt Hill, the campus has a commanding view of some of California's most fertile dairy and ranch land, the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Table Bluff, and the southern portion of Humboldt Bay. The campus was designed to be spacious and distinctive in its modernistic use of massive, exposed wooden support beams in each structure. Many students are drawn to its natural setting, nestled into a coastal forest. 2012 enrollment is 5,784 students (combined, which includes all sites in the extensive district). This large Community College district provides education opportunities for students in four counties and has two branch campuses as well as at least three additional sites in addition to numerous partnerships in the region.
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