Contra Costa College

  • Contra Costa Community College District was established on December 14, 1948, with boundaries nearly identical to those of Contra Costa County. There are three colleges in the district: Contra Costa College (San Pablo), Los Medanos College (Pittsburgh), and Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill), which also operates the Center for Higher Education (San Ramon).
School Highlights
  • Contra Costa College serves 6,697 students (30% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Contra Costa College is one of 4 community colleges within Contra Costa County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Contra Costa College is Berkeley City College (7.8 miles away).

Top Placements

Contra Costa College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 169 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Contra Costa College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty169 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Contra Costa College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Contra Costa College diversity score of 0.78 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,697 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio40:144:1
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# Full-Time Students1,989 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students4,708 students5,903 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Contra Costa College.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of CA.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
23%
13%
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% Hispanic
31%
37%
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% Black
23%
7%
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% White
10%
32%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.780.73
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College Completion Rate
19%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,300$34,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,298 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,038 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,298$1,636
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,038$6,797
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid74%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,799$9,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Contra Costa College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,250$4,948
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Contra Costa College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Center for Science Excellence is a special scholarship program in the Science Division at Contra Costa College that began due to a generous grant by the Army Research Office in the Department of Defense. The overall goal of the Center is to increase the number of underrepresented graduates in the physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering.The mission of the CCC Foundation is to perpetuate financial assets through a variety of fundraising activities in order to offer financial assistance to the college's scholarship,educational, and training programs. Since 1982 the College For Kids program at Contra Costa College has been offering educational enrichment classes during the summer for students entering grades 2 through 12. Class offerings include English, Math, Culinary Arts, Journalism, Computers, Science, Art, Drama, and Dance. Each class is taught by a qualified instructor assisted by an Instructional Aide.The Contra Costa College Skills Center web site is a useful resource for students, faculty, and staff at the college. The new machines are great internet computers and they host Skills Bank and a large collection of other computer-aided instruction programs.

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For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,157 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 86%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.