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The college opened in 1970 with just a few thousand students. Today, we serve approximately 15,000 each year, with more than a quarter of a million students having passed through our doors over the last 49 years.

We mainly serve students from south Sacramento County, including Elk Grove and Laguna, but have students from around the globe come to learn from us. In addition to the main campus, we have an educational center in the city of Elk Grove.

Cosumnes River College offers several unique programs among public community colleges in the Sacramento region, such as Veterinary Technology, Sonography, Architecture, Construction, and Radio & TV Production.

When you come to our college, you will sense that we live our mission to provide an open access, student-centered environment where students realize their educational and career aspirations through our rigorous and inclusive atmosphere.

Whether you hope to transfer to a university, complete a degree or certificate, upgrade your job skills, complete a course for personal growth, or transition to a new career, our goal is to help you succeed. We invite you to stay close and go far by joining our community of learners and becoming a part of the CRC legacy.

On behalf of the Cosumnes River College community, we welcome you and thank you for entrusting us to help you reach your academic goals.

Dr. Edward Bush
College President

To contact the president's office, please call Rachel Larsen at or (916) 691-7321.

Ed Bush Speaking to student
Ed Bush Speaking


Dr. Edward Bush began his role as the new president at Cosumnes River College on July 1, 2015. Dr. Bush came to the college from southern California where he served as the Vice President of Student Services for Riverside City College. He has more than 20 years of experience in higher education with 15 of those years at the Riverside Community College District. He has served as an associate faculty member in student activities, Director of the Educational Talent Search federal TRIO grant, and Dean of Student Services.

Dr. Bush received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science from University of California, Riverside, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, San Bernardino, and his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Claremont Graduate University.

His goals for Cosumnes River College include:

  1. Improve college readiness by working with feeder school districts to develop a comprehensive dual enrollment program
  2. Improve student completion by focusing on improving course success rates
  3. Improve student success and meet student enrollment/access goals through an effort to encourage part-time students to enroll full-time
  4. Create a taskforce that would lead the college efforts to raise the Hispanic student population from 23% to 25% to be designated a Hispanic Serving Institution