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Cogswell College Data & Information Overview

19 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
51% Acceptance Rate
This overview covers the essential stats on Cogswell College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more.
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How Well Is Cogswell College Ranked?

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics & Special Effects Highest Ranked Major
#1,753 Best for the Money in Nation

2024 Rankings

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Cogswell College was awarded 19 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is animation, interactive technology, video graphics & special effects.

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Overall Quality

Cogswell was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Cogswell?

51% Acceptance Rate
22% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Cogswell College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 51%. 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

12 to 1 Student to Faculty
36% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Cogswell it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 36%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  36 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cogswell College

63% Freshmen Retention
27% On-Time Graduation Rate

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

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Cogswell is 27%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  27 out of 100

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

Cogswell College Undergraduate Student Diversity

421 Full-Time Undergraduates
60.6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
30.9% Percent Women

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?

$25,714 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
$34,488 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Cogswell is $25,714. 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 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 63% of students took out student loans averaging $8,622 a year. That adds up to $34,488 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cogswell is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Cogswell Graduates Make?

$61,619 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Cogswell make about $61,619 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Cogswell graduates since it is 45% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Cogswell College make the most money.

Location of Cogswell College

California State
421 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
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

Cogswell College Majors

8 Majors With Completions
105 Undergraduate Degrees
6 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 8 majors graduated from Cogswell College. Of these students, 105 received undergraduate degrees and 6 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 MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
Graphic Communications44$27,541
Design & Applied Arts29NA
Computer Software & Applications22NA
Computer Programming4NA
Business Administration & Management2NA
Computer Engineering Technology0NA
Entrepreneurial Studies0NA

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

Online Learning at Cogswell

92% Take At Least One Class Online
23% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 399 students took at least one online class at Cogswell College. This is a decrease from the 524 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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.


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