Cuyamaca College

900 Rancho San Diego Pky
El Cajon, CA 92019
Tel: (619)660-4000
7,435 students
Public institution
Since 1978, Cuyamaca College has provided a solid education to students, whether they’re beginning their university degree at Cuyamaca, returning to school to launch a career or to acquire new skills or enrolling in an innovative occupational program. With its vision of “Learning for the Future,” Cuyamaca College offers a wide scope of challenging courses, from drafting technology and child development to paralegal training, from computer and information science or ornamental horticulture to automotive technology. With 49 degree programs and 46 certificates offered at Cuyamaca College, learning opportunities abound under the tutelage of highly-qualified, dynamic instructors imbued with a love of teaching.
School Highlights:
Cuyamaca College serves 7,435 students (20.46% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.
Cuyamaca College is one of 22 community colleges within San Diego County, CA.
The nearest community college is Grossmont College (6.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 193 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Cuyamaca College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 193 staff
61 staff
Cuyamaca College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 7,435 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 28% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,435 students 1,296 students
Cuyamaca College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,521 students
810 students
Cuyamaca College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 5,914 students
1,036 students
Cuyamaca College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Cuyamaca College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Cuyamaca College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
Cuyamaca College Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
Cuyamaca College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Cuyamaca College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Cuyamaca College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Cuyamaca College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Cuyamaca College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Cuyamaca College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Cuyamaca College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.64 0.53
Cuyamaca College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,386 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 71% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,896 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,386 $5,694
Cuyamaca College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,896 $10,252
Cuyamaca College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Cuyamaca College is located in the community of Rancho San Diego at 900 Ranch San Diego Parkway in the City of El Cajon on a 165-acre site which was at one time a part of the Old Monte Vista Ranch. Cuyamaca College is one of two colleges serving the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. The building site was acquired by the Board of Trustees in September 1972, and the College officially opened in the Fall of 1978. The second phase of buildings was completed in January 1980. In 1989, the Learning Resource Center opened. The campus consists of eight classroom buildings and is also the site of the Heritage of the Americas Museum and the Water Conservation Garden. In the Spring of 1995, Rancho San Diego Parkway, the Fury Lane entrance road, was completed providing students easier access to the College. In the Fall of 1995, the College dedicated a new 20.3 acre physical education facility with a fitness center, gym, tennis and volleyball courts, soccer and ball fields and an olympic track. Construction implementation is occurring on an incremental basis in response to the growing community surrounding the College and to meet the educational needs in the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. The College is designed to provide a comprehensive curriculum of programs and course of study, and when completed, will accommodate an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students in 2015. The mission of Cuyamaca College's Financial Aid Office is to ensure access and eliminate financial barriers to post-secondary education for all eligible students, by providing student centered support services that will promote student success, persistence, retention, equal educational opportunities and enable them to fully develop their individual potential.

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Did You Know?
For San Diego County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,937 per year for in-state students and $7,172 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,436 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
San Diego 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 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in San Diego County, CA is California College San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.