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Study at Cypress College

Founded on September 12, 1966, Cypress College is a community college located in Cypress, California. The college offers a variety of education programs which include more than 50 associates degrees, transfer courses (over 50 transfer majors), and over 135 vocational programs leading to Associate's degrees and certificates. Cypress College campus is spread across an area of 440, 000 square meters. The modern-style campus was designed by architect Frank Lawyer of the Austin, Texas-based firm Caudill Rowlett Scott. Cypress offers seven sports for women and six for men. The sports teams are known as the Chargers. Cypress' 27-0 season in 1999 earned a No. 1 national ranking by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Profile of Cypress CollegeCypress is located in a large suburb, in Cypress, California. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Cypress top out at the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study liberal arts and cooking and culinary arts.

Cypress Selectivity

Cypress 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, Cypress tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 13, 592 students (7, 982 full-time equivalent). Minorities are common at Cypress.

Cypress Tuition and AffordabilityTuition is fairly low at the school.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Cypress College enriches students lives by providing high-quality education for transfer to four-year institutions, associate degrees, vocational training, and certificate coursework, as well as basic skills and opportunities for lifelong learning. The college is committed to promoting student learning and success, embracing diversity, contributing to the economic and social development of the surrounding community and being open to all qualified students pursuing their educational goals. "

Cypress Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts510liberal arts and sciences, geography courses, sociology, minority and gender studies
Medical Support and Technology150radiographer, mental health services tech, dental assistant, dental hygienist, sonography and ultrasound tech, medical coding, health service and sciences
Mechanics and Repair124automobile mechanics, autobody repair
Business and Management97business management, sales and marketing, accounting, small business management, sales, retail, electronic commerce
Nursing and Emergency Medicine91registered nursing
Cooking and Culinary Arts66culinary arts, restaurant and catering management
Computer Science and Engineering51computer and info science, computer programming, computer graphics, information technology, computer networking, system administration, webmastering, database administration, . . .
Family and Social Work51human services, adult development and aging
Funeral and Mortuary Science35funeral and mortuary
Transportation35airline flight attendant, aviation operations, commercial pilot and flight crew
Hospitality32hotel management, travel services, hospitality management, resort management
Therapy and Counselling26substance abuse Counselling, psychology
Medical administration16medical records tech, health care facilities management
Photography and Commercial Art7photography, commercial art, commercial photography
office and Administration5administrative assistant, office management, data entry
Media5desktop publishing and imaging, animation and special effects, digital communications
Music4music, music management
Engineering Technician4HVAC tech, drafting
Law2court reporting, legal secretary
Art Studies2art studies
Design2graphic design
Drama and Performing Arts2theatre design, drama, dance, dance courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and physical education, recreation and leisure studies, sports and fitness management
Security and Law Enforcement0security and loss prevention, criminal justice and police
Education and Teaching0teacher aide, education courses
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy
Contact: CypressCypress College

9200 Valley View

Cypress, California 90630-5897

General Phone: (714) 484-7000


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