Cuesta College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

Box 8106
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
(805) 546-3140
Fax: (805) 546-3975

Contact: Joy Chambers
Director of Admissions and Records
Main Address

PO Box 8106
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
(805) 546-3100

www.cuesta.org

Size

Total undergrads: 12,840
Degree-seeking undergrads: 7,440

Setting

Rural setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: Nursing program requires critical thinking and math assessments. Prerequisite courses evaluated.


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing
Interior Design A,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Business – General A,C
Real Estate A,C

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast Journalism A,C
Communications/Rhetoric A,C
Journalism A,C

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science A,C

Education
Art Teacher Education A
Early Childhood Education A,C
Mathematics Education A
Physical Education A
Special Education A

Engineering
Electrical/Communications Engineering A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Nursing (RN) A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Library Science
Library Assistance A,C

Mathematics
Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Auto Body Repair A,C

Physical Sciences
Chemistry A,C
Physics A

Security & Protective Services
Law Enforcement Administration A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Cuesta College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (805) 546-3100
Website: https://www.cuesta.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: https://www.cuesta.edu/admissionsaid/apply/index.html
Address: Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8106
Setting: Suburb: Small
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 11,281
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 28 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 7,321 (65% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $1,338
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,898
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 78%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $3,464

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Cuesta College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Cuesta College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 4
Architecture and Related Services 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 84
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 53
Construction Trades 32
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 2
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 34
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 98
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Legal Professions and Studies 12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Library Science 21
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 43
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 33
Personal and Culinary Services 21
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 3
Precision Production 21
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 6
Visual and Performing Arts 58
Grand total 4971

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Cuesta College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $1,338
Out-of-state $8,898
Books and supplies $1,971

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 529 78%
Grant or scholarship aid 514 76% $3,464
Student loan aid 26 4% $5,177

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,882 44% $2,914
Federal student loans 417 4% $6,504

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Cuesta College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Cuesta College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Cuesta College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 11,281
Undergraduate enrollment 11,281
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Cuesta College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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