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Study at Cuesta College

Founded in 1963, Cuesta College is a public community college located in San Luis Obispo County, off the Central Coast of California. Cuesta is a part of the California Community Colleges system and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The College offers more than 76 Associate's degree programs and over 90 certificate programs. The Cuesta campus is situated just six miles from the beaches of the Pacific Ocean and six miles from San Luis Obispo (SLO). The official mascot of Cuesta College is a Cougar and the school colors are green and white. The college has 7 sports teams for men and 9 teams for women.

Profile of Cuesta CollegeCuesta College is located in a town not far from a more urbanized area, in San Luis Obispo, California. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Cuesta College top out at the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study nursing and emergency medicine and liberal arts.

Cuesta College Selectivity

Cuesta College maintains an open-admission policy.

The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, Cuesta College tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 10, 920 students (6, 758 full-time equivalent).

Cuesta College Tuition and AffordabilityTuition is fairly low at Cuesta College.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Cuesta College makes lifelong learning happen. We enable students to achieve their academic, transfer, workforce preparation, career advancement, and personal goals. Building on our tradition of excellence, we serve our community by providing programs and services that produce students who can succeed in a diverse and rapidly changing society, participate effectively in their local communities, and live responsible and rewarding lives. As a learning college, we provide a supportive environment for students and employees, assess student and institutional outcomes, improve performance, forge strategic partnerships, and maximize opportunities for learning. "

Cuesta College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts553liberal arts and sciences, library assistant, international relations, sociology, history, political science, English, general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine432EMT paramedic, registered nursing, nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology125medical assistant, mental health services tech, medical coding, phlebotomy, electrocardiograph tech
Business and Management54business management, sales and marketing, accounting, international business
Mechanics and Repair16automobile mechanics, electrical installation and repair, autobody repair, industrial electronics tech, computer repair
Family and Social Work14child development, family studies
Law12legal assistant, legal studies
Security and Law Enforcement12criminal justice and police
Design8interior design, fashion design
Therapy and Counselling7psychology
Construction Trades6construction, apparel and textile marketing, electrician, plumbing, masonry
office and Administration6administrative assistant, office management
Media5radio and television, journalism, desktop publishing and imaging
Hospitality3hospitality management
Engineering Technician3electromechanical tech, water quality and recycling tech, drafting, mechanical engineering tech
Computer Science and Engineering3web design, system administration, computer science, database administration, computer programming
Science3biology, physics, chemistry, geology
Agricultural Science and Management3crop production, various agricutural courses, food technology, dairy production, various agricultural courses
Architecture and Planning2architectural tech
Production Trades2welding, cabinetmaking
Drama and Performing Arts1drama, dance
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and physical education, parks and recreation studies
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science
Cooking and Culinary Arts0culinary arts
Landscaping and Horticulture0floristry, applied horticulture
Fine Arts0sculpture
Medicine0health professions
Art Studies0art studies
Photography and Commercial Art0drawing
Medical administration0health unit coordinator
Animal Science and Care0animal husbandry
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate
Contact: Cuesta CollegeCuesta College

Highway 1

San Luis Obispo, California 93403-8106

General Phone: (805) 546-3100

http://www.CUESTA. EDU

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