Contra Costa College

Contra Costa College

Contra Costa College was established in 1950 in Richmond, California. The college has been located in San Pablo, California since 1957. CCC is administered by the Contra Costa Community College District and is a part of the California community colleges system.

CCC has a nationally honored newspaper called The Advocate. The newspaper is published on a weekly basis and has won 10 National Newspaper Pacemaker Awards since 1990.

CCC's athletic teams take part in Bay Valley Conference. They are called the Comets.

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Contra Costa College
2600 Mission Bell Dr
San Pablo , CA 94806-3195
General Phone: (510) 235-7800

Contra Costa Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts160minority and gender studies, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, ...
Family and Social Work89family systems, child development, human services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine76EMT paramedic, registered nursing, nursing assistant
Mechanics and Repair73electrical installation and repair, autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Business and Management58business management, accounting
Medical Support and Technology46health service and sciences, dental assistant, medical assistant, radiographer
Security and Law Enforcement21corrections, criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention
Cooking and Culinary Arts18culinary arts
Science13biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling6psychology
Office and Administration5data entry, administrative assistant
Real Estate and Construction Management5real estate
Computer Science and Engineering2computer programming, computer science, computer networking, computer support
Art Studies1art studies
Science and Laboratory Technician1biology tech
Architecture and Planning1architectural tech
Beauty and Cosmetology0cosmetology
Engineering Technician0drafting
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical education

Number of programs and degrees for Contra Costa in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree29845
Award of less than 1 academic year20115
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years026
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years7914

Contra Costa Student Body

In 2007-2008, Contra Costa had a total enrollment of 7,147 students (4,311 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 15%
Black 26%
Hispanic 26%
Asian 23%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 12%
18-19 18%
20-21 14%
22-24 12%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 10%
50-64 7%
65+ 2%

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

State unknown5%

Contra Costa Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 41 %

Contra Costa Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of San Pablo, 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.

Contra Costa Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 570
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,415
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
Contra Costa participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 119000)

Contra Costa Faculty

Contra Costa has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track613
Non-tenured and not on tenure track79

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year48$82,06462$80,487
All faculty totalacademic year48$82,06462$80,487

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

Contra Costa Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architectural Technology/Technician

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family Systems
Human Services, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General


Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Security and Loss Prevention Services

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Contra Costa Apart:

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, navy, air force)

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