Cuesta College

2023 Tuition & Fees $9,348
Student Population 9,661
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $3,309
Graduation Rate 43 %
Students:Faculty 25 : 1

Academic Overview

Cuesta College is a public, 2-4 years institute located in San Luis Obispo, California. It is an Associate's - Public Rural-serving Medium by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Associate's degree.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $1,340 for California residents and $9,348 for out-of-state students. The school offers only undergraduate programs and a total of 9,661 students are enrolled.
The salary after graduation from Cuesta College varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $42,100. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, Cuesta's tuition & fees is $1,340 for California residents and $9,348 for non-residents.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
California ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at Cuesta.
The average received amount of financial aid is $3,309 and 53% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 9,661 students is attending , and the student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1.
Graduation Rate for Cuesta College is 43 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Cuesta College is 8 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Cuesta College is 66 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Cuesta College is 9,661
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Cuesta College is 25 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
25 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $3,309 at Cuesta College.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
AddressHighway 1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8106
Online Applicationhttps://www.cuesta.edu/admissionsaid/apply/index.html
Financial Aidhttps://www.cuesta.edu/student/studentservices/finaid/index.html
Net Price Calculatorhttps://misweb.cccco.edu/npc/641/npcalc.htm
Veterans Tuitionwww.cuesta.edu/student/studentservices/veterans/index.html
Disability Servicehttps://www.cuesta.edu/student/studentservices/dsps/index.html

Offered Degrees

Cuesta offers 140 major programs through online and on-site education where 3 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less Than 12 Weeks Certificate81
Less Than 1 Year Certificate361
1-2 Years Certificate180
2-4 Years Certificate20

Special Learning Opportunities

Cuesta College offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate ,
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
Board/Meal Plan

Veterans Benefits

Cuesta College has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges