Cuyamaca College

900 Rancho San Diego Pky
El Cajon, CA 92019
Tel: (619)660-4000
8,644 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 8,644 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 45:1 is higher than the state community college average of 44:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
Cuyamaca College is one of 21 community colleges within San Diego County, CA.
The nearest community college is Grossmont College (6.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 192 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Cuyamaca 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 192 staff 70 staff

Student Body

The student population of 8,644 has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has decreased from 55:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,644 students 2,397 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 45:1 44:1
# Full-Time Students 2,141 students 1,260 students
# Part-Time Students 6,503 students 5,258 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
5%
13%
% Hispanic
26%
37%
% Black
4%
7%
% White
49%
32%
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
6%
3%
% Unknown races
7%
8%
% Non Resident races
1%
-
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. 0.68 0.73

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,386 is more than the state average of $1,324. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,896 is more than the state average of $6,758. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,386 $1,324
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,896 $6,758
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 73% 81%
Source: 2014 (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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 18,040 students | 6.20 Mi8800 Grossmont College Dr
    El Cajon CA 92020
    (619)644-7000
    6.2018,040
  • Platt College-San Diego
    Private for-profit
    316 students | 7.20 Mi6250 El Cajon Blvd
    San Diego CA 92115
    (619)265-0107
    7.20316
  • 19,000 students | 7.80 Mi900 Otay Lakes Rd
    Chula Vista CA 91910
    (619)421-6700
    7.8019,000
  • 967 students | 9.80 Mi4393 Imperial Avenue, Suite 100
    San Diego CA 92113
    (619)688-0800
    9.80967
  • n/a students | 10.60 Mi3375 Camino Del Rio S
    San Diego CA 92108
    (619)388-6500
    10.60n/a
Did You Know?
For San Diego County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,220 per year for in-state students and $5,985 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,620 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 0.76, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in San Diego County, CA is Platt College-San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.