San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
3.16 Average Rating
Cuesta College is a public 2-year community college based in San Luis Obispo County and serves the Central Coast of California. Cuesta offers associate degrees as well as technical and professional certifications. Noted programs include health service preparatory studies, mathematics and statistics, and psychiatric mental health services. Cuesta College has an open admissions policy.
Key Admissions Stats
- Not for Profit
This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission
Level of Institution
Suburb or town
|Application Type||Application Deadline||Reply Deadline|
|Fall Regular Decision||August 13|
The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.
Admitted Student Stats
Key Academic Stats
Highest Degree Offered
At least 2, but less than 4 academic years
Total Number of Students
Total Number of Undergrads
SemesterSee your fit
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
27:1US National: 21:1
Tuition, Cost & Aid
Key Financial Stats
Average Net Price
|In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.||
|Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.||
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The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
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Aid & Grants
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
Key Campus Stats
47%US National: 44%
53%US National: 56%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
On Campus Women's Center
On-campus living required of freshman
Divisional Sports Nickname
Varsity Athletics Association
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
24-HR security patrol
Campus emergency phones
Post Grad Stats
Top 5 Cities
San Luis Obispo
6 years after graduation
What Students Are Saying
3.16 Average Rating
Cuesta has a beautiful small campus. The teachers here will challenge you, it is a good transition school to get you ready fro a 4 year. Most people that attend Cuesta and work there are friendly and helpful.
Elina from San Luis Obispo, CA
As a single mother of four children, age 37 I have found returning to college quite challenging. I will say that I am happy where I am in school, I am enjoying the classes I am taking and really feel determined to get to my long term goal.
Student from Atascadero, CA
Great one on one. Awesome community to be involved with. Welding program is very good.
Luis from Pismo Beach, CA
Great College! I would recommend it to anyone. It is a small campus with amazing teachers and students.
Isabel from Shandon, CA
There is a nice, broad spectrum of classes to choose from, especially if you are finishing your general education. The teachers also range from being fairly easy, to assigning a rigorous work load. Regardless, I feel that every class I've taken so far has provided me with the knowledge I needed.
Student from California
I highly recommend Cuesta College as a great school to attend. The faculty and services are run with care and this college really helps their students meet their goals. This school now offers three year attendence and allows you to transfer to more units to local colleges.
Lucinda from Grover Beach, CA
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