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Cuyamaca College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Cuyamaca College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. 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 Cuyamaca College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Cuyamaca College was awarded 101 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is child care provider/assistant.

Overall Quality

Cuyamaca College is ranked #2,150 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Cuyamaca College also holds the #187 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Cuyamaca College?

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

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 26 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 31%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  31 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cuyamaca 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 Cuyamaca College is 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  71 out of 100

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Cuyamaca College Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of Cuyamaca College is $2,461. 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 Cuyamaca College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

The student loan default rate at Cuyamaca College is 9.8%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Cuyamaca College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $29,000 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 27% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Cuyamaca College

Cuyamaca College is a public institution situated 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

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

Online Learning at Cuyamaca College

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 2019-2020, 5,599 students took at least one online class at Cuyamaca College. This is an increase from the 4,118 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 5,599 3,063
2018-2019 4,118 2,326
2017-2018 3,657 1,834
2016-2017 3,249 1,748
2015-2016 2,981 1,570

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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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