Cuesta College

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10,258 students
Public institution

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Cuesta College is a premier community college providing accessible, high quality education that focuses on student success, lifelong learning, and community vitality.
School Highlights:
Cuesta College serves 10,258 students (36% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
Cuesta College is the only community colleges within San Luis Obispo County, CA.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Cuesta College 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

Student Body

The student population of 10,258 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 34:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,258 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
3,716 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 6,542 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan 1%
1%
% Asian 3%
2%
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 18%
7%
% Black 1%
12%
% White 73%
66%
% Two or more races 3%
2%
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. 0.43
0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,230 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 43% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,404 is less than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 42% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,230 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,404 $10,175
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Cuesta College makes lifelong learning happen. We enable students to achieve their academic, transfer, workforce preparation, career advancement, and personal goals. Building on our tradition of excellence, we serve our community by providing programs and services that produce students who can succeed in a diverse and rapidly changing society, participate effectively in their local communities, and live responsible and rewarding lives. As a learning college, we provide a supportive environment for students and employees, assess student and institutional outcomes, improve performance, forge strategic partnerships, and maximize opportunities for learning. Cuesta College is located at the heart of scenic San Luis Obispo County, and is highly regarded throughout the state for its excellent educational programs, responsive student services and exceptional faculty and staff. In 1996 the college received a Silver Medal Eureka Award for Quality and Service Excellence. Most courses offered through Cuesta College's Distance Education program are fully accredited and transfer to other four year institutions. All courses are equivalent to the classroom-based version in course content, textbooks, required assignments and study time. The only difference is that the delivery method in a distance education course is different. The Cuesta College Foundation was incorporated in 1973 for the purpose of providing essential financial support for Cuesta College programs, services, scholarships, and capital needs.

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