Sonoma County was recently ranked as one of the top 55 metropolitan regions in the United States for most-educated residents by Wallethub.com.
It's no wonder, that education is a priority, with Sonoma County offering a number of top-rated K-12 schools and a variety of innovative charter schools. Established in 1918, Santa Rosa Junior College serves more than 28,000 students each year, offering associate degree programs in more than 100 majors (many designed to transfer to four-year colleges and universities), as well as career and technical education, certificate programs, and online classes. In addition to its 100+ acre campus in Santa Rosa, SRJC operates a 35-acre satellite campus in Petaluma, a Public Safety Center training police officers and firefighters in Windsor, and a 260-acre farm in Forestville that houses its agriculture, wine, and food programs.
Founded in 1960, the 269-acre Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park offers degrees in 46 majors and 47 minors at the bachelor's level, and 15 at the master's level. It also offers nine credential programs and eight undergraduate and graduate certificate programs, including one of the only wine business programs nationwide.