Cypress College

  • 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 15,816 students (32% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 45:1 is higher than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Cypress College is one of 17 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Cypress College is American Career College-Anaheim (3.3 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 354 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Cypress College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty354 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Cypress College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Cypress College diversity score of 0.72 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment15,816 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio45:144:1
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# Full-Time Students5,085 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students10,731 students5,903 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
23%
13%
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% Hispanic
36%
37%
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% Black
3%
7%
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% White
31%
32%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.720.73
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College Completion Rate
36%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,900$34,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,138 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 41% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,226 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,138$1,636
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,226$6,797
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid55%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or 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.

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