CET Santa Maria

Overview of CET Santa Maria

CET is located in Santa Maria, CA (a small city). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by CET is the Certificate.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in computer science and engineering, construction trades, office and administration.

CET Selectivity

CET is an open-admission school.

Student Body

The school had 157 enrolled students in 2007-2008. CET has a large minority student population. A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of CET, an economic and community development corporation, is to promote human development and education by providing people with marketable skills training and supportive services that contribute to economic self-sufficiency."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting CET

CET-Santa Maria
509 W Morrison Ave
Santa Maria , CA 93458
General Phone: (408) 287-7924

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CET Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology55medical assistant
Transportation39truck and bus driver
Construction Trades17electrical and power installer, property management
Office and Administration10office data entry
Computer Science and Engineering3computer support

Number of programs and degrees for CET in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year423
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years823

CET Student Body

In 2007-2008, CET had a total enrollment of 157 students (273 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 6%
Black 2%
Hispanic 90%
Asian 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 18%
20-21 17%
22-24 14%
25-29 13%
30-34 6%
35-39 6%
40-49 16%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

CET Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 77 %

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 76%

CET Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Santa Maria, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

CET Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
CET participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2332803)

CET Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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CET Highlights

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What Sets CET Apart:

% of degrees in office and administration
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Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%CET Minority % of student body
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%CET % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in construction trades
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%CET % of degrees in construction trades
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%CET % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Male % of student body
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 17%CET Male % of student body
Number of degree programs
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%CET Number of degree programs

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