El Cajon Community Colleges

In El Cajon, California, you can find 2 community colleges serving 24,997 students.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is less than the 43:1 state average.

El Cajon, CA Community Colleges:

  • College Location Students
  • El CajonCuyamaca College
    Public
    900 Rancho San Diego Pky
    El CajonCA92019
    (619)660-4000
    8,017 students
  • El Cajon
    Grossmont College
    Public
    8800 Grossmont College Dr
    El CajonCA92020
    (619)644-7000
    16,980 students
Recent Articles
Freshman Year in College Looks More and More Like High School
Freshman Year in College Looks More and More Like High School
Nearly 52 percent of community college students in the United States begin their freshman year in at least one remedial class. These courses, which help students acquire knowledge and skills they should have acquired in high school, do not count toward their degree requirements. As a result, students are taking longer than ever to obtain their degree, if they obtain one at all.
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Although a community college education is inexpensive when compared to tuition and fees at a four-year institution, some students still need financial assistance to pay their education bills. Yet, some community colleges don’t participate in the federal student loan program, putting some students in a financial bind.
Post-Recession Cliff Looms for Community Colleges
While many factors have contributed to the current decline in community college enrollment, the recovering economy is chief among them. As more and more people return to the workforce, fewer students enroll in courses at community colleges. Many institutions must now deal with budget shortfalls in the face of double-digit declines in enrollment.