Description

Cuesta College serves students throughout San Luis Obispo County and the central coast. With its main campus in San Luis Obispo, Cuesta also has several other campus centers throughout the county.

An excellent source of two-year public education, Cuesta offers career training and opportunities for transfer to some of California’s more impressive private and public colleges and universities.

Cuesta offers more than 75 associate’s degree programs and more than 95 professional certifications.

Programs at Cuesta include such in-demand fields as Nursing and Allied Health, Paralegal Studies, Computer Science and Criminal Justice.

Cuesta also grants degrees in the liberal arts, general studies and other fields that can lead to a transfer. Those who do elect to transfer often attend such respected schools as Cal Poly, UC schools such as UCLA and UC Berkeley, and private schools.

Student services at Cuesta include such student services as counseling, advising, disability services and tutoring.

Student life features more than 15 athletic teams as well as a student-operated radio station.

Admission to Cuesta is open to any student who has a high school diploma or GED. For those who qualify, short-term and long-term loans as well as other forms of financial aid are available.

Quick Facts about Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo

Region

Southwest

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Cougars

Website

www.cuesta.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Parking Permit Required

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$1,230

Out-of-State Tuition

$5,670

Retention Rate

65%

Enrollment

11,340

Year Established

1963

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 3.5

5 star
  1 review
4 star
 
3 star
 
2 star
  1 review
1 star
 

50% of students gave Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating:
2

Detailed Ratings

I think that Cuesta has great potential as a place that could address the current educational issues facing students. However, I am disappointed in the ability to matricuate or get the classes necessary in a timely fashion.

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Students

Total Students
11,340

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
0%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
35%
Part-Time
65%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
21%
African American
1%
Caucasian
65%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
4%
Unknown and Other
8%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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