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:www.cuesta.edu
Type of School:2-year, Public
Apply Online:www.cuesta.edu/apply/
Address:Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8106
Setting:23
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:10,232
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:26 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:7,736 (76% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$1,234
Out-of-state Tuition:$6,408
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:75%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$3,404

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Cuesta College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Cuesta College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences3
Architecture and Related Services1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services54
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services33
Construction Trades22
Engineering1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences24
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs75
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Legal Professions and Studies12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities12
Library Science21
Mathematics and Statistics1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians23
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies13
Personal and Culinary Services11
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences3
Precision Production11
Psychology1
Social Sciences6
Visual and Performing Arts48
Grand total3267

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Cuesta College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Library Science11
Grand total11

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$1,234
Out-of-state$6,408
Books and supplies$1,764

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid73275%
Grant or scholarship aid69871%$3,404
Student loan aid636%$4,931

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,59147%$2,763
Federal student loans4865%$6,464

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.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
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 2017

Total Enrollment10,232
Undergraduate enrollment10,232
Graduate enrollment0

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:

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