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Cuyamaca College

900 Rancho San Diego Pky, El Cajon, CA

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Cuyamaca College in El Cajon, California serves a diverse student population. Tuition is affordable and the campus sits on a beautiful area. Enrollment at Cuyamaca College continues to rise and now it has more than 9,000 students. It is one of the fastest-growing middle-sized community college in the nation.

The college offers 49 outstanding degree programs. Degrees are offered in Arabic, Aramaic, French, Native American Studies, and Spanish. Cuyamaca College also offers outstanding technical degrees in water technology, CADD technology and surveying, and information science.Courses are offered in science such as astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, oceanography, and physics. Tuition is only $46 per unit for California residents. International students pay $190 per unit which is still extremely affordable.

Cuyamaca serves a diverse set of individuals. As a result, the college offers courses that provide individuals with the opportunity to increase their professional skills and knowledge in several areas. Classes take place at various locations and are convenient for students.

An active campus life is part of the educational experience at Cuyamaca College. There are more than 25 organizations on campus. Activities include automotive club, American Institute of Graphic Arts, Azteca soccer club, Challenge, Christian Club, Cuyamaca Art Club, as well as many other activities. Students are also join athletic teams including cross country, golf, basketball, tennis, track and field, and soccer.

Cuyamaca College offers outstanding health care services. Child care is available to aid students who need someone to care for their children. Tutoring is available for students who need assistance with their courses.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $3,600. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $1,300-$1,600
    • Out-of-State: $6,800-$8,213
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $46-$55 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $250-$300 per credit 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 Aid79%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships79%$4,796
Receiving Student Loans1%$3,500

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Cuyamaca College may offer services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day 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 this school compares against other community colleges in San Diego County and community colleges in California as a whole.

 Cuyamaca CollegeSan Diego CountyCalifornia
Graduation Rate18.0%23.1%24.3%
Transfer-out Rate11.9%16.6%13.8%
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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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Cuyamaca College by clicking the request information to the right.

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

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Physical Sciences

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
79%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
27:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$2,566