Cuyamaca College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,288
2022 Average Net Price
$7,379
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.61%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
8,043
19.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
31.7%
167 Graduates

About

Cuyamaca College is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Cuyamaca College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (191 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (116 degrees), and Biological & Physical Sciences (104 degrees).

In 2022, 1,249 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cuyamaca College. 61.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (719 degrees), 1.99 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (362 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cuyamaca College is $1,288, which is $−6,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Cuyamaca College is $1,288, which is $−6,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,379.

In 2022, 56% of undergraduate students attending Cuyamaca College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$1,288
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Cuyamaca College was $1,288. The cost of tuition at Cuyamaca College is $−6,824 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$7,379
2022 Value
14.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Cuyamaca College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,379. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Cuyamaca College grew by 14.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,800
Room and Board
$1,750
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cuyamaca College was of $14,800 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.71% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,750. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

56% of undergraduate students at Cuyamaca College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.7% with respect to 2021, when 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.61%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Cuyamaca College was 1.61%, which represents 1 out of the 62 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Cuyamaca College had a total enrollment of 8,043 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Cuyamaca College is 1,558 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,485. This means that 19.4% of students enrolled at Cuyamaca College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cuyamaca College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.7% White, 33.8% Hispanic or Latino, 4.74% Asian, 4.45% Black or African American, 4.3% Two or More Races, 0.535% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.311% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cuyamaca College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.8%), followed by White Male (30.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (13.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

19.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cuyamaca College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,043 students. The full-time enrollment at Cuyamaca College is 1,558 and the part-time enrollment is 6,485. This means that 19.4% of students enrolled at Cuyamaca College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Cuyamaca College was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Cuyamaca College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,753 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,718 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    381 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Cuyamaca College is 46.7% White, 33.8% Hispanic or Latino, 4.74% Asian, 4.45% Black or African American, 4.3% Two or More Races, 0.535% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.311% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 397 students (4.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 277 more women than men received degrees from Cuyamaca College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Cuyamaca College is white (719 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (362 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Cuyamaca College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (191 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (116 degrees) and Biological & Physical Sciences (104 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Cuyamaca College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (53 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (77 degrees), and Human Sciences (58 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cuyamaca College are Elementary & middle school teachers (139,272 people), Other managers (118,818 people), Software developers (106,121 people), Secondary school teachers (94,377 people), and Postsecondary teachers (94,062 people).

The most specialized majors at Cuyamaca College in 2022 are Language & Linguistics (53 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (77 degrees), Human Sciences (58 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (104 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (66 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cuyamaca College are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Cuyamaca College are Language & Linguistics (53 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (77 degrees), Human Sciences (58 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (104 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (66 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cuyamaca College are Elementary & secondary schools (339,402 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (178,965 people), Computer Systems Design (159,681 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (143,017 people), and Construction (63,155 people).

The most specialized majors at Cuyamaca College are Language & Linguistics (53 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (77 degrees), Human Sciences (58 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (104 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (66 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Cuyamaca College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 191 degrees awarded
  2. 116 degrees awarded
  3. 104 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Cuyamaca College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 191 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

486
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
763
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 486 degrees were awarded to men at Cuyamaca College, which is 0.637 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (763).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 93 degrees were awarded to men at Cuyamaca College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.437 times less than the 213 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 213 degrees were awarded to men at Cuyamaca College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.29 times more than the 93 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 12% of students graduating from Cuyamaca College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Cuyamaca College is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    719 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    362 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    63 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cuyamaca College is white (719 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (362 degrees).

1.68% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    457 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    262 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    226 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Cuyamaca College is white female (457 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (262 degrees).

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Operations

Cuyamaca College employs 107 Instructors. Most academics at Cuyamaca College are Female Instructor (61), and Male Instructor (46).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cuyamaca College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 67 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 39 employees, and Service with 35 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$24M
2022 Salaries
4.5%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Cuyamaca College paid a median of $24M in salaries, a 4.5% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.81M
Instructional Salaries
107
Number of Employees

In 2022, Cuyamaca College paid a total of $7.81M to 107 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
107 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
67 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cuyamaca College was Instructor with 107 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cuyamaca College were Office and Administrative Support with 67 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 39 employees, and Service with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cuyamaca College was Female Instructor with 61 employees, and Male Instructor with 46 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Cuyamaca College.

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