Cuesta College

Tuition & Fees $8,702
Student Population 10,093
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $3,016
Graduation Rate 43 %
Students:Faculty 27

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 2022 tuition & fees is $1,338 for California residents and $8,702 for out-of-state students. The school offers only undergraduate programs and a total of 10,093 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.

2022 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2021-2022, Cuesta's tuition & fees is $1,338 for California residents and $8,702 for non-residents.
2022 Tuition & Fees
California ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2022 key academic statistics at Cuesta.
The average received amount of financial aid is $3,016 and 46% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 10,093 students is attending , and the student to faculty ratio is 27 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 70 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Cuesta College is 10,093
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Cuesta College is 27 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
27 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $3,016 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
One but less than two years certificate180
Associate's Degree761
Two but less than four years certificate20

Special Learning Opportunities

Cuesta College offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for undergraduate 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