Cypress College

Tel: (714)484-7000
16,188 students
Public institution
Cypress College enriches students'lives by providing high-quality education for transfer to four-year institutions, associate degrees, vocational training, and certificate coursework, as well as basic skills and opportunities for lifelong learning. The college is committed to promoting student learning and success, embracing diversity, contributing to the economic and social development of the surrounding community and being open to all qualified students pursuing their educational goals.
School Highlights
Cypress College serves 16,188 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 48:1 is higher than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
Cypress College is one of 17 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
The nearest community college is American Career College-Anaheim (3.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 340 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
College Cypress College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 340 staff
61 staff
Cypress College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 16,188 has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has increased from 35:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 53% over five years.
Total Enrollment 16,188 students 1,315 students
Cypress College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 48:1
Cypress College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 5,190 students
815 students
Cypress College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 10,998 students
1,061 students
Cypress College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Cypress College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Cypress College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Cypress College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Cypress College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Cypress College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Cypress College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Cypress College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Cypress College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Cypress 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. 0.72 0.70
Cypress College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,136 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 73% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,152 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,136 $5,590
Cypress College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,152 $10,086
Cypress College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 80%
Cypress College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The College is composed of twelve major instructional buildings located on a 110-acre site. The campus buildings contain conventional classrooms as well as laboratory facilities for science, art, computer technology, photography, automotive services, dental clinic, mortuary science, physical education and other specialized programs. The Educational Services and Roosevelt Center provide opportunities for students with disabilities to be fully integrated into various college programs. In addition to our fine academic and vocational programs, we offer many support services to help students succeed: study skills classes, tutoring, learning centers, counseling, financial aid, and health services, to name a few. Students can also participate in student government activities, special interest clubs, athletic teams, and fine arts productions. Since its inception, the Cypress College Foundation has raised nearly $3 million in support of the college. Over the years that support has included student scholarships, book loans, department grants, major equipment purchases, the comprehensive renovation of the Mortuary Science building and more. Click here to visit the Cypress College Foundation. Cypress, which offers seven sports for women and six for men, has had a solid line-up of teams and individual athletes who have excelled since the college first opened its doors in 1966. In recent years, the baseball, softball, women's soccer and women's basketball programs have taken center stage.

Nearby Schools

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  • 24,092 students | 6.10 Mi4901 E. Carson St.
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Did You Know?
For Orange County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,144 per year for in-state students and $5,682 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Orange 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Orange County, CA is Concorde Career College-Garden Grove. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.