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Cuyamaca College Data & Information Overview

10% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Cuyamaca College Ranked?

2024 Rankings

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Overall Quality

Cuyamaca College 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 Cuyamaca College?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Since Cuyamaca College has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

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Cuyamaca College Faculty

25 to 1 Student to Faculty
34% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Cuyamaca College, this rate is 25 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Cuyamaca College is 34%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  34 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cuyamaca College

70% Freshmen Retention

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 Cuyamaca College is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 out of 100

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Cuyamaca College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,646 Full-Time Undergraduates
36.9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
56.4% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,720 undergraduates at Cuyamaca College with 1,646 being full-time and 7,074 being part-time.

How Much Does Cuyamaca College Cost?

$5,256 Net Price
2% Take Out Loans
$10,268 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Cuyamaca College is $5,256. 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 Cuyamaca College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$4,600 $5,058 $7,551 $9,932 $11,290

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 Cuyamaca 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 Cuyamaca College, approximately 2% of students took out student loans averaging $2,567 a year. That adds up to $10,268 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cuyamaca College is 10.1%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Cuyamaca College Graduates Make?

$32,120 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Cuyamaca College make around $32,120 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 24% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Cuyamaca College

California State
1,646 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Cuyamaca College is a public institution located in El Cajon, California. El Cajon is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for Cuyamaca College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 900 Rancho San Diego Pky, El Cajon, CA 92019
Phone: 619-660-4000

Cuyamaca College Majors

45 Majors With Completions
917 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Cuyamaca College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Cuyamaca College

71% Take At Least One Class Online
44% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 5,561 students took at least one online class at Cuyamaca College. This is a decrease from the 5,599 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 5,561 3,451
2019-2020 5,599 3,063
2018-2019 4,118 2,326
2017-2018 3,657 1,834
2016-2017 3,249 1,748

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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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