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Contra Costa College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Contra Costa College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. 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 Contra Costa College Ranked?

2021 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.

Contra Costa College was awarded 5 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

CCC 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 CCC?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Contra Costa College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

Learn more about Contra Costa College admissions.

Contra Costa College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Contra Costa College is 23 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

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 Contra Costa College is 33%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  33 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa College is 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at CCC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,727 undergraduates at CCC with 1,768 being full-time and 4,959 being part-time.

CCC 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.

CCC scored 42.44 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  42.44 out of 100
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How Much Does Contra Costa College Cost?

The overall average net price of CCC is $6,484. 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 CCC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CCC, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $6,956 a year. That adds up to $27,824 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCC is 14.6%. 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 CCC Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from CCC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $33,200 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 17% 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 Contra Costa College make the most money.

Location of Contra Costa College

Located in San Pablo, California, Contra Costa College is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of San Pablo makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Location of Contra Costa College

Contact details for CCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2600 Mission Bell Dr, San Pablo, CA 94806-3195
Phone: 510-235-7800

Contra Costa College Majors

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

Online Learning at CCC

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 1,947 students took at least one online class at Contra Costa College. This is an increase from the 1,662 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,947 841
2016-2017 1,662 721
2015-2016 1,366 462
2014-2015 1,188 338
2013-2014 966 266

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