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 7,193 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is lower than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 75%.

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 staff145 staff
This chart display total faculty of Contra Costa College and community college average number of faculty in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Contra Costa College has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has decreased from 46:1 over five years.
The Contra Costa College diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment7,193 students8,590 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Contra Costa College and community college average number of enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio43:145:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Contra Costa College and community college average student staff ratio of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
# Full-Time Students1,921 students2,007 students
This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of Contra Costa College and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
# Part-Time Students5,272 students6,583 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Contra Costa College and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
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%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Contra Costa College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Asian
18%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Contra Costa College and the percentage of Asian community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Hispanic
39%
43%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Contra Costa College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Black
17%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Contra Costa College and the percentage of Black community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% White
11%
25%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Contra Costa College and the percentage of White community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Hawaiian
1%
-
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Contra Costa College and the percentage of Hawaiian community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
% Two or more races
6%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Contra Costa College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Non Resident races
6%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Contra Costa College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Unknown races
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Contra Costa College. This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.770.73
This chart display the diversity score of Contra Costa College and the community college average diversity score of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
College Completion Rate
25%
31%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Contra Costa College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,300$34,600
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Contra Costa College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of CA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $1,298 is less than the state average of $1,458. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,038 is more than the state average of $6,710. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,298$1,458
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Contra Costa College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,038$6,710
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Contra Costa College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%76%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Contra Costa College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
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$5,461$5,751
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 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Contra Costa College is Berkeley City College (7.9 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 6,053 students | 7.90 Mi2050 Center Sreet
    Berkeley CA  94704
    (510) 981-2800
    7.906,053
  • 5,026 students | 11.30 Mi835 College Ave
    Kentfield CA  94904
    (415) 457-8811
    11.305,026
  • 10,404 students | 12.70 Mi900 Fallon Sreet
    Oakland CA  94607
    (510) 834-5740
    12.7010,404
  • 218 students | 13.10 Mi55 Stockton St
    San Francisco CA  94108
    (415) 675-5200
    13.10218
  • 6,389 students | 13.50 Mi555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pky
    Alameda CA  94501
    (510) 522-7221
    13.506,389
Recent Articles
Learn about how the community college tuition hikes in the next year may be greater than the rate of inflation.
In light of the huge budget cuts facing California community colleges, class rationing is now on the table as one option to help schools stay in the black. Is it right, fair or even practical? We’ll explore the issue.
Learn about how some convicted criminals abused community colleges' financial aid programs and why Congress has decided to prohibit criminals from being eligible for future aid.
Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,458 per year for in-state students and $6,710 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,072 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is equal to the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in California is Coastline Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.