Cuyamaca College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,288
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,472
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
10.2%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
8,720
18.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
31%
166 Graduates

About

Cuyamaca College is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Cuyamaca College were .

In 2020, 1,356 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cuyamaca College. 59.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (681 degrees), 1.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (425 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cuyamaca College is $1,288, which is $−6,692 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cuyamaca College is $1,288, which is $−6,692 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,472.

In 2020, 58% of undergraduate students attending Cuyamaca College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 1% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,288
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Cuyamaca College was $1,288. The cost of tuition at Cuyamaca College is $−6,692 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$6,472
2020 Value
48.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Cuyamaca College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,472. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Cuyamaca College grew by 48.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,000
Room and Board
$1,750
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cuyamaca College was of $14,000 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,750. The cost of room and board increased by 23.9% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.94% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
1%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

58% of undergraduate students at Cuyamaca College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 58% 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.
10.2%
2018 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Cuyamaca College was 10.2%, which represents 6 out of the 59 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 has a total enrollment of 8,720 students. The full-time enrollment at Cuyamaca College is 1,646 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,074. This means that 18.9% of students enrolled at Cuyamaca College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cuyamaca College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.3% White, 33.4% Hispanic or Latino, 5.31% Black or African American, 5.19% Two or More Races, 5.08% Asian, 0.665% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.424% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cuyamaca College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.2%), followed by White Male (24.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

18.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cuyamaca College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,720 students. The full-time enrollment at Cuyamaca College is 1,646 and the part-time enrollment is 7,074. This means that 18.9% of students enrolled at Cuyamaca College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2020 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 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Cuyamaca College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,040
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,909
  3. Black or African American
    463

The enrolled student population at Cuyamaca College is 46.3% White, 33.4% Hispanic or Latino, 5.31% Black or African American, 5.19% Two or More Races, 5.08% Asian, 0.665% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.424% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 288 students (3.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 262 more women than men received degrees from Cuyamaca College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Cuyamaca College is white (681 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (425 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cuyamaca College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 Human Sciences (88 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (51 degrees), and Math & Statistics (67 degrees).

Workforce

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 (153,831 people), Other managers (108,879 people), Postsecondary teachers (90,741 people), Software developers (90,596 people), and Secondary school teachers (75,123 people).

The most specialized majors at Cuyamaca College are Human Sciences (88 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (51 degrees), Math & Statistics (67 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (123 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (79 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

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

The most specialized majors at Cuyamaca College are Human Sciences (88 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (51 degrees), Math & Statistics (67 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (123 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (79 degrees).

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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 (320,062 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (170,340 people), Computer Systems Design (142,070 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (134,221 people), and Insurance carriers (63,661 people).

The most specialized majors at Cuyamaca College are Human Sciences (88 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (51 degrees), Math & Statistics (67 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (123 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (79 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cuyamaca College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

547
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
809
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 547 degrees were awarded to men at Cuyamaca College, which is 0.676 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (809).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 104 degrees were awarded to men at Cuyamaca College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.515 times less than the 202 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 202 degrees were awarded to women at Cuyamaca College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.94 times more than the 104 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 10% of students graduating from Cuyamaca College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (54.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Cuyamaca College is Female and Asian (54.5% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.602% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    681 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    425 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    94 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cuyamaca College is white (681 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (425 degrees).

0.59% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    408 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    273 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    249 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Cuyamaca College is white female (408 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (273 degrees).

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Operations

Cuyamaca College has an endowment valued at nearly $429k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.05M (245%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Cuyamaca College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Cuyamaca College employs 105 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Cuyamaca College are Female Instructors (62), Male Instructors(43), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cuyamaca College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 61 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 35 employees, and Service with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$429k
2020 Endowment
34.5%
growth from 2019

Cuyamaca College has an endowment valued at about $429k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Cuyamaca College grew 34.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.99M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.96M - Federal
  2. $14.6M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Cuyamaca College received $1.96M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $14.6M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$21.1M
2020 Salaries
31.1%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Cuyamaca College paid a median of $21.1M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 31.1% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 54.3% growth from 2018 and a 19.9% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.77M
Instructional Salaries
105
Number of Employees

In 2020, Cuyamaca College paid a total of $7.77M to 105 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
105 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
61 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cuyamaca College were Instructor with 105 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cuyamaca College were Office and Administrative Support with 61 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 35 employees; and Service with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cuyamaca College was Female Instructor with 62 employees, and Male Instructor with 43 employees.

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

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