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Cogswell College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Cogswell College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Cogswell College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Cogswell College was awarded 38 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is music.

Overall Quality

Cogswell landed the #1,701 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Cogswell is also ranked #171 out of 203 schools in California.

See all of the rankings for Cogswell College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Cogswell?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Cogswell College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 42%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Learn more about Cogswell College admissions.

Cogswell College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Cogswell College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Cogswell College is 30%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  30 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cogswell College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Cogswell College is 63%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  63 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 12% for first-time, full-time students at Cogswell, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  12 out of 100

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

Cogswell College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 514 undergraduates at Cogswell with 421 being full-time and 93 being part-time.

How Much Does Cogswell College Cost?

The overall average net price of Cogswell is $29,566. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Cogswell

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$25,774 $26,983 $32,150 $29,839 $34,018

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 Cogswell, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Cogswell, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $8,607 a year. That adds up to $34,428 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cogswell is 6.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Cogswell Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Cogswell make around $49,800 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Cogswell students since it is 25% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Cogswell College make the most money.

Location of Cogswell College

Located in San Jose, California, Cogswell College is a private for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Cogswell are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 191 Baypointe Parkway, San Jose, CA 95134
Phone: 800-264-7955

Cogswell College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 8 majors graduated from Cogswell College. Of these students, 103 received undergraduate degrees and 7 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Graphic Communications 53 $24,730
Design & Applied Arts 20 $33,459
Computer Software & Applications 15 NA
Music 7 $33,281
Computer Programming 6 NA
Computer Engineering Technology 1 NA
Business Administration & Management 1 NA
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 NA

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

Online Learning at Cogswell

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 524 students took at least one online class at Cogswell College. This is an increase from the 320 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 524 524
2018-2019 320 0
2017-2018 199 0
2016-2017 261 0
2015-2016 650 0

Learn more about online learning at Cogswell College.

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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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