Cogswell Polytechnical College

Overview of Cogswell Polytechnical College

Sunnyvale, CA is home to Cogswell Polytechnical. Sunnyvale is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Cogswell Polytechnical go up to the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

Students commonly pursue studies in media, photography and commercial art, security and law enforcement.

Cogswell Polytechnical Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Body

Cogswell Polytechnical has 230 enrolled students (as of 2007-2008). A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older. A very high share of students at Cogswell Polytechnical are male.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Cogswell Polytechnical offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Cogswell Polytechnical

Cogswell Polytechnical College
1175 Bordeaux Drive
Sunnyvale , CA 94089
General Phone: (408) 541-0100

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Cogswell Polytechnical Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Media34recording arts tech, animation and special effects
Security and Law Enforcement16fire-fighting
Photography and Commercial Art2cinematography
Engineering2various engineering courses

Number of programs and degrees for Cogswell Polytechnical in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree545

Cogswell Polytechnical Student Body

In 2007-2008, Cogswell Polytechnical had a total enrollment of 230 students (167 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 93%
Women 7%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Hispanic 26%
Asian 32%
Unknown 41%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 14%
20-21 17%
22-24 18%
25-29 13%
30-34 9%
35-39 8%
40-49 18%
50-64 3%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)5%

Cogswell Polytechnical Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 90 %
Part-Time 100 %

Cogswell Polytechnical Room and Board (2007)

Cogswell Polytechnical offers campus housing for 50 of its 167 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Sunnyvale, 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.

Cogswell Polytechnical Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Cogswell Polytechnical Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 17,172
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,172
Room and board $ 7,900
Room charge $ 7,000
Books and supplies $ 1,392
Other expenses $ 3,440

Financial Aid:
Cogswell Polytechnical participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 117700)

Cogswell Polytechnical Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track92

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$79,6780*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year0*1*
Associate professoracademic year4$62,0391*
Assistant professoracademic year2*0*
All faculty totalacademic year6$71,1072*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Cogswell Polytechnical Degree Programs (2007)

Engineering, Other

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Recording Arts Technology/Technician

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

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Cogswell Polytechnical Highlights

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What Sets Cogswell Polytechnical Apart:

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% of degrees in photography and commercial art
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% students 40 years or older
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Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 18%Cogswell Polytechnical Salaries of full-time faculty

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