Contra Costa College

2600 Mission Bell Dr
San Pablo, CA 94806-3195
Tel: (510)235-7800
6,697 students
Public institution
  • Contra Costa Community College District was established on December 14, 1948, with boundaries nearly identical to those of Contra Costa County. There are three colleges in the district: Contra Costa College (San Pablo), Los Medanos College (Pittsburgh), and Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill), which also operates the Center for Higher Education (San Ramon).
School Highlights
Contra Costa College serves 6,697 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 68%.
Contra Costa College is one of 6 community colleges within Contra Costa County, CA.
The nearest community college is Berkeley City College (7.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 169 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Contra Costa College (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 169 staff 78 staff
Contra Costa College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 6,697 has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has increased from 38:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.78 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,697 students 2,419 students
Contra Costa College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 40:1 44:1
Contra Costa College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,989 students 1,297 students
Contra Costa College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 4,708 students 5,258 students
Contra Costa College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Contra Costa College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
Contra Costa College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2009)
% Asian
23%
13%
Contra Costa College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
31%
37%
Contra Costa College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
23%
7%
Contra Costa College Black (2006-2014)
% White
10%
32%
Contra Costa College White (2006-2014)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
Contra Costa College Hawaiian (2008-2012)
% Two or more races
5%
3%
Contra Costa College More (2010-2014)
% Non Resident races
2%
3%
Contra Costa College Non Resident (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
4%
5%
Contra Costa College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.78 0.73
Contra Costa College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $1,298 is more than the state average of $1,220. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,758 is more than the state average of $6,184. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,298 $1,220
Contra Costa College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,758 $6,184
Contra Costa College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 74% 81%
Contra Costa College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Center for Science Excellence is a special scholarship program in the Science Division at Contra Costa College that began due to a generous grant by the Army Research Office in the Department of Defense. The overall goal of the Center is to increase the number of underrepresented graduates in the physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering. The mission of the CCC Foundation is to perpetuate financial assets through a variety of fundraising activities in order to offer financial assistance to the college's scholarship,educational, and training programs. Since 1982 the College For Kids program at Contra Costa College has been offering educational enrichment classes during the summer for students entering grades 2 through 12. Class offerings include English, Math, Culinary Arts, Journalism, Computers, Science, Art, Drama, and Dance. Each class is taught by a qualified instructor assisted by an Instructional Aide. The Contra Costa College Skills Center web site is a useful resource for students, faculty, and staff at the college. The new machines are great internet computers and they host Skills Bank and a large collection of other computer-aided instruction programs.

Nearby Schools

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Did You Know?
Contra Costa County, CA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.77, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Contra Costa County, CA is Heald College-Concord. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.