• Accreditation Update

    Accreditation Update

    FLC's accreditation reaffirmed by the ACCJC
  • Fast-Track classes

    Fast-Track classes

    While most Spring classes have begun, there are a variety of classes that start throughout the semester.
  • Scholarships


    Variety of scholarship opportunities offered - deadline March 4
  • Supporting Student Success

    Supporting Student Success

    Folsom Lake College offers a variety of free workshops to help students succeed
  • Presidents' Holidays

    Presidents' Holidays

    The college will be closed on Friday, Feb. 12 and Monday, Feb. 15.
  • Falcons Steps to Success

    Falcons Steps to Success

    Join us for the 3rd Annual Falcon Steps to Success event on Sat., 3/5
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About Folsom Lake College

2014-2015 Annual Report

Since 2004, Folsom Lake College has provided exceptional educational opportunities to the communities of eastern Sacramento and western El Dorado counties. The college serves approximately 8,700 students at the main Folsom campus, El Dorado Center, and Rancho Cordova Center.

Folsom Lake College is committed to enriching and empowering students by providing rigorous academic programs and comprehensive support services, opportunities for leadership and growth, and a collaborative and innovative learning environment.

Folsom Lake CollegeMain Folsom Campus

10 College Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630

In 1967, the Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD) acquired a 151-acre parcel of land to be preserved for a future college. At its inception in 1991, Folsom Lake Center began operation at the current site in Folsom as a center of Cosumnes River College. In Fall 1992, the state Board of Governors and the California Postsecondary Education Commission approved the Folsom Lake site as the fourth college of the LRCCD. In Spring 1993, classes were first offered in portables at the main campus site. The first permanent building, Aspen Hall/FL1, opened in 2001.

Due to tremendous growth of the Folsom region, the facilities quickly expanded to keep up with demand for quality education. Currently, the beautiful campus includes over 200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art instructional space; an enormous library and computer lab for student use; the Falcon's Roost, the hub of student life on campus; physical education and athletics facilities and fields; and the renowned Harris Center for the Arts.

Folsom Lake College El Dorado CenterEl Dorado Center

6699 Campus Drive, Placerville, CA 95667

Folsom Lake College’s El Dorado Center was established in the mid-1960s as a state-funded education center and was located in several portable buildings on El Dorado County land next to the county fairgrounds. Because of the continued enrollment growth at the center, and the keen interest and desire of the citizens of the Greater Placerville area to have a permanent community college center in Placerville, the Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees authorized the purchase of approximately 19 acres of land from the El Dorado County Board of Education. The site was approved by the California Community Colleges and the State of California for a permanent site in 1988.

Construction of the first phase of permanent facilities was completed in the spring of 1994 and opened for classes in August 1994. A physical education building was completed and opened for classes in January 1999. An additional parking lot opened in Fall 2003. A second instructional building that completed the center’s build-out was opened in Spring 2006. An expansion and remodel of the student services area was completed in Spring 2015.

The El Dorado Center serves the educational needs of those working and living on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada in El Dorado and adjoining counties. More than 2,500 students attend the El Dorado Center. The facility has state-of-the-art science labs and a fitness center, and has been recognized with a statewide architectural award of excellence. The center offers a full range of transfer and vocational programs as well as student support services. The center is well positioned to meet the educational needs of the area’s growing population.

Folsom Lake College Rancho Cordova CenterRancho Cordova Center

10378 Rockingham Drive, Sacramento, CA 95827

The Rancho Cordova Center, an outreach center operated by Folsom Lake College, is located just minutes south of Highway 50 and 10 miles east of downtown Sacramento. The center was developed in response to the growing number of residents in this service area.

The center offers a comprehensive English as a Second Language curriculum, as well as a range of general education courses. Alternative course delivery options, including online and televised courses, are available.

The center also provides a variety of support services to assist students in achieving their educational goals.

Construction update: In July 2013, demolition began at the future permanent site of the Rancho Cordova Center at the intersection of Mather Road and Folsom Blvd. Phase I will include more than 26,000 square feet of instructional space, nine classrooms, and a "student learning center" with an open-access computer lab. The new site is will have a limited opening in late-October 2015. All student support services and instructional offferings will transition to the new site for the start of Spring 2016.

Los Rios Community College District

Folsom Lake College is a member of the Los Rios Community College District. The Los Rios Community College District is one of the nation's most respected learning institutions and the second-largest community college district in California, serving the greater Sacramento region. Los Rios includes: American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges; five major education and outreach centers; and specialized workforce and economic development programs for regional businesses, governments and organizations. Los Rios colleges offer AA/AS degrees, certificates and transfer-education opportunities in more than 70 career fields. The district's 2,400-square mile service area includes all of Sacramento and El Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer and Solano counties. More than 77,000 students are enrolled in the four colleges.

(Updated 9/1/15)