Cuyamaca College

Cuyamaca College

Founded in the year 1978, Cuyamaca College is a community college located in El Cajon, California. The college enrolls more than 8,500 students each term. It offers over 55 associate's degree programs and more than 65 training certification programs.

Cuyamaca College campus is spread across an area of 165 acres. It offers several facilities for students like a fitness center, gym, tennis and volleyball courts, soccer and ball fields, and an Olympic-size track.

The college has both men and women sports teams. They participate in various sports like Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Golf and Soccer. The official mascot of Cuyamaca is the Coyote.

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Contacting Cuyamaca

Cuyamaca College
900 Rancho San Diego Pky
El Cajon , CA 92019
General Phone: (619) 660-4000

Cuyamaca Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts176Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, history
Business and Management134business, business management, accounting, call center operation, small business management
Engineering Technician77water quality and recycling tech, hazardous materials tech, industrial safety tech, surveying tech, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting
Family and Social Work56child development, human services
Office and Administration25administrative assistant
Law24legal assistant
Real Estate and Construction Management24real estate
Computer Science and Engineering22computer programming, computer science, web design, computer networking, system administration, webmastering
Design20graphic design
Mechanics and Repair13automobile mechanics
Landscaping and Horticulture10applied horticulture, landscaping, plant nursery, turf management, floristry
Science3biology, physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Photography and Commercial Art2commercial photography, drawing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0parks and recreation studies, health and physical education

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree37739
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years034
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years14414
Award of less than 1 academic year7410

Cuyamaca Student Body

In 2007-2008, Cuyamaca had a total enrollment of 9,358 students (4,380 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 52%
Black 8%
Hispanic 20%
Asian 7%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 20%
20-21 15%
22-24 12%
25-29 11%
30-34 6%
35-39 6%
40-49 11%
50-64 10%
65+ 3%

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

State unknown5%

Cuyamaca Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 36 %

Cuyamaca Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of El Cajon, 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.

Cuyamaca Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 625
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,352
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Cuyamaca participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2111300)

Cuyamaca Faculty

Cuyamaca has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year3$84,51615$66,046
All faculty totalcalendar year3$84,51615$66,046

*: 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
Instructoracademic year43$77,51635$76,886
All faculty totalacademic year43$77,51635$76,886

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

Cuyamaca Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Graphic Design

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Surveying Technology/Surveying
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Human Services, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Nursery Operations and Management
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
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checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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