Cypress College

9200 Valley View
Cypress, CA 90630-5897
Tel: (714)484-7000
  • 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 18 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is American Career College-Anaheim (3.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 354 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Cypress College (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 354 staff 86 staff
Cypress College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 15,816 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has increased from 41:1 over five years.
  • The school's 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 Enrollment 15,816 students 7,105 students
Cypress College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 45:1 44:1
Cypress College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 5,085 students 1,483 students
Cypress College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 10,731 students 5,622 students
Cypress College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Cypress College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
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Cypress College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2008)
% Asian
Cypress College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Cypress College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Cypress College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Cypress College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
- -
Cypress College Hawaiian (2009-2012)
% Two or more races
Cypress College More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
Cypress College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Cypress College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.72 0.73
Cypress College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Cypress College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $37,900 $34,900
Cypress College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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 $6,773. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,138 $1,636
Cypress College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,226 $6,773
Cypress College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 55% 78%
Cypress College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $9,500 $9,500
Cypress College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,250 $5,500
Cypress College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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Did You Know?
For Orange County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,169 per year for in-state students and $5,772 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Orange County, CA community colleges have a 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. of 0.66, which is equal to the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Orange County, CA is Stanbridge University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.