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Central Coast College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Central Coast College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Central Coast College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Central Coast College was awarded 2 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Central Coast College was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Central Coast College?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Central Coast College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

Learn more about Central Coast College admissions.

Central Coast College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Central Coast College is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Central Coast College is 35%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  35 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Central Coast College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Central Coast College has a freshmen retention rate of 94%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  94 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Central Coast College.

Central Coast College Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 245 undergraduates at Central Coast College with 159 being full-time and 86 being part-time.

Central Coast College Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 1.82 out of 100, Central Coast College is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  1.82 out of 100
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How Much Does Central Coast College Cost?

The overall average net price of Central Coast College is $21,919. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Central Coast College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Central Coast College, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $4,546 a year. That adds up to $18,184 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Central Coast College is 15.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Central Coast College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Central Coast College make about $31,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 22% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Central Coast College make the most money.

Location of Central Coast College

Central Coast College is a private for-profit institution located in Salinas, California. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Central Coast College

Contact details for Central Coast College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 480 S Main Street, Salinas, CA 93901-3301
Phone: 831-424-6767

Central Coast College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Central Coast College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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