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Contra Costa College (CCC)

2600 Mission Bell Dr, San Pablo, CA

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Contra Costa College tries to make education available to everyone. The college strives to offer effective student learning that leads to successful achievement of educational goals. The goal is to obtain skills, abilities, and knowledge pertinent to lifelong learning and gainful employment. The college is located in San Pablo, California and has an enrollment of around 8,000 students.

Attending Contra Costa College is an excellent choice. It has been recognized for helping students succeed and pursue their dreams. The college gives you the personalized learning environment you need to succeed. Small classes allow students to form a lifelong bond that can lead to working relationships down the road. In-state tuition is just $46 per unit.

Contra Costa College offers many outstanding programs. Degrees are offered in Anthropology, Art, Chemistry, Chinese, Economics, Engineering, English, and many more areas. Contra has the program that you are looking for.

Outstanding student services help students succeed. The college skills center offers classes that help students improve their writing and studying skills. Tutoring is also offered. Veteran services are also available to aid service members in transitioning from military life to the classroom. Health services and child care are also available to students at Contra Costa College.

Students can participate in a variety of on-campus activities. There are many different student clubs on campus including: Parallel Programming Club, Culinary Arts Club, Business Club, International Student Club, Gaming Guild, Health and Human Services Club, and Sisterhood of Travelling Laptops. These clubs help students build leadership skills and grow as individuals.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $1,300-$1,500
    • Out-of-State: $6,700-$8,098
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $46-$55 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $240-$290 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid65%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships64%$4,408
Receiving Student Loans5%$4,361

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 7%.

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Student Services

To help support students, Contra Costa College may provide services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how Contra Costa College compares against other community colleges in Contra Costa County and the community colleges in California as a whole.

 CCCContra Costa CountyCalifornia
Graduation Rate19.1%25.7%22.8%
Transfer-out Rate12.5%13.8%14.2%

Popular Transfer-Out Colleges & Universities

Many students from Contra Costa College may transfer-out and continue their education at the following four-year colleges & universities:

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1961)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Engineering Technology

  • Biomedical Technology (A, C)

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Ethnic Studies (A)

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Child Care Provider (A, C)

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (A)

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences (A)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

  • Cooking and Related Culinary Arts (A, C)

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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