Cypress College

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.

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Cypress College
9200 Valley View
Cypress , CA 90630-5897
General Phone: (714) 484-7000

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Cypress Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts491minority and gender studies, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, anthropology, geography courses, sociology
Medical Support and Technology154dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical coding, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer, mental health services tech
Mechanics and Repair107autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine80registered nursing
Cooking and Culinary Arts76culinary arts, restaurant and catering management
Business and Management57business, business management, electronic commerce, accounting, small business management, sales and marketing, retail, sales
Family and Social Work39adult development and aging, human services
Computer Science and Engineering38computer and info science, information technology, computer programming, web design, database administration, computer graphics, computer networking, system administration, webmastering ...
Funeral and Mortuary Science35funeral and mortuary
Transportation34commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations, airline flight attendant
Hospitality28hospitality management, hotel management, resort management, travel services
Therapy and Counseling25psychology, substance abuse counseling
Photography and Commercial Art15commercial art, commercial photography, photography
Medical Administration12health care facilities management, medical records tech
Design5graphic design
Engineering Technician3HVAC tech, drafting
Music3music, music management
Law2legal secretary, court reporting
Media2digital communications, desktop publishing and imaging, animation and special effects
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy
Office and Administration1data entry, office management, administrative assistant
Security and Law Enforcement1criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention
Art Studies1visual and performing arts, art studies
Education and Teaching0teacher aide, education courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical education, sports and fitness management, recreation and leisure studies
Drama and Performing Arts0dance, dance courses, drama, theatre design
Science0biological and physical sciences

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree71752
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years058
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years18921
Award of less than 1 academic year30426

Cypress Student Body

In 2007-2008, Cypress had a total enrollment of 13,592 students (8,747 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 28%
Black 6%
Hispanic 28%
Asian 28%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 25%
20-21 20%
22-24 17%
25-29 13%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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

State unknown4%

Cypress Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 43 %

Cypress Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Cypress, 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.

Cypress Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 540
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,116
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Cypress participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 119300)

Cypress Faculty

Cypress has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1620
Non-tenured and not on tenure track25

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year4$100,34815$86,045
All faculty totalcalendar year4$100,34815$86,045

*: 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 year87$102,734106$104,675
All faculty totalacademic year87$102,734106$104,675

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

Cypress Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Information Technology
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Dance, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Education, Other
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Human Services, General

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Resort Management
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Court Reporting/Court Reporter
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Geography, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

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

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences

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

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Airline Flight Attendant
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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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 Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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