2017 Student Success Scorecard

Cuesta College

Cuesta College, on the California Central Coast halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, is also known as the San Luis Obispo County Community College District. Established in 1963, it provides opportunities for student success at three locations and online: San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles and Arroyo Grande. Cuesta College is well-known for its outstanding academic programs including career and technical education, nursing and allied health, and transferring the highest number of students to neighboring Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

College Profile
Remedial / ESL
Transfer Level Achievement
Persistence
30 Units
Degree Transfer
Career Technical Education
Career Development/College Preparation
SkillsBuilder
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College Profile

The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2015-16 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2010-11.

Total Students
15,575

Gender Rate
Female 52.0%
Male 46.6%
Unknown 1.3%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 41.0%
20 to 24 years old 28.6%
25 to 39 years old 20.3%
40 or more years old 10.0%
Unknown 0.0%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 1.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.6%
Asian 2.4%
Filipino 1.0%
Hispanic 33.7%
Pacific Islander 0.2%
White 54.3%
Two or more Races 5.0%
Unknown 1.0%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 8,320.0
Credit Sections 2,566
Non-Credit Sections 211
Median Credit Section Size 22
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 56.4%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 26.3%
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 434:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Students**14,68714,11014,54315,575
Gender
Female**51.4%51.2%52.0%52.0%
Male**47.6%47.6%46.7%46.6%
Unknown**1.0%1.2%1.3%1.3%
Age
Less than 20 years old**33.0%33.1%37.2%41.0%
20 to 24 years old**34.6%33.9%31.5%28.6%
25 to 39 years old**22.0%22.8%21.7%20.3%
40 or more years old**10.4%10.2%9.5%10.0%
Unknown**0.0%0.0%0.1%0.0%
Ethnicity/Race
African American**1.3%1.3%1.4%1.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native**0.6%0.6%0.6%0.6%
Asian**2.6%2.6%2.6%2.4%
Filipino**1.0%1.1%1.2%1.0%
Hispanic**27.9%29.0%31.8%33.7%
Pacific Islander**0.2%0.2%0.2%0.2%
White**58.4%57.6%56.0%54.3%
Two or more Races**4.1%4.2%4.7%5.0%
Unknown**3.8%3.5%1.7%1.0%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students**7,946.28,379.97,075.08,320.0
Credit Sections**2,4702,4442,5342,566
Non-Credit Sections**135133178211
Median Credit Section Size**25232222
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty**55.6%55.6%58.0%56.4%
Percentage of First-Generation Students****24.6%*25.4%*26.3%
Student Counseling Ratio**505:1490:1639:1434:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2010-11 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2015-16 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

39.5% N=1,018
Gender Rate N
Female 40.0 523
Male 38.9 483
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 43.3 603
20-24 37.3 209
25-39 32.5 151
40 OR OVER 25.5 55
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 30.8 13
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 33.3 *
ASIAN 41.7 12
FILIPINO 53.8 13
HISPANIC 31.0 261
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 42.9 659

Remedial English

51.3%
N=1,287
Gender Rate N
Female 55.6 619
Male 47.0 655
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 56.7 859
20-24 45.5 222
25-39 33.6 146
40 OR OVER 38.3 60
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 35.0 20
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 47.1 17
FILIPINO 58.8 17
HISPANIC 45.1 364
PACIFIC ISLANDER 66.7 *
WHITE 54.9 791

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

5.9%
N=272
Gender Rate N
Female 8.0 137
Male 4.0 125
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 10.0 20
20-24 4.7 64
25-39 6.1 131
40 OR OVER 5.3 57
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN N/A N/A
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 33.3 *
FILIPINO 0.0 *
HISPANIC 4.5 247
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 66.7 *

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Transfer Level Achievement

The percent of first-time students in 2014-15 who complete 6 units and attempt any Math or English in their first year who complete a transfer-level course in Math or English in their first or second year.

Transfer Level Achievement Math

  1-Year 2-Year
  23.3% N=996 35.9% N=996
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 20.8 528 35.8 528
Male 26.2 451 36.4 451
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 24.7 900 38.1 900
20-24 16.4 55 23.6 55
25-39 0.0 25 4.0 25
40 OR OVER 6.3 16 6.3 16
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 11.1 * 22.2 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 14.3 * 14.3 *
ASIAN 36.8 19 63.2 19
FILIPINO 12.5 * 37.5 *
HISPANIC 16.7 305 29.8 305
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 N/A 0.0 N/A
WHITE 25.8 597 37.9 597

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  56.9% N=996 68.4% N=996
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 60.0 528 72.3 528
Male 53.0 451 63.4 451
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 58.8 900 71.0 900
20-24 41.8 55 47.3 55
25-39 32.0 25 36.0 25
40 OR OVER 43.8 16 43.8 16
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 55.6 * 55.6 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 57.1 * 57.1 *
ASIAN 63.2 19 73.7 19
FILIPINO 75.0 * 75.0 *
HISPANIC 47.9 305 63.0 305
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 N/A 0.0 N/A
WHITE 60.5 597 70.9 597

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

80.2% N=545
Gender Rate N
Female 78.6 280
Male 82.2 264
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 80.7 519
20-24 63.2 19
25-39 100.0 *
40 OR OVER 75.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 75.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 80.0 *
ASIAN 100.0 *
FILIPINO 66.7 *
HISPANIC 82.4 91
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 80.7 393

Persistence Unprepared For College

67.3%
N=983
Gender Rate N
Female 63.7 512
Male 71.3 463
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 68.3 859
20-24 53.7 54
25-39 55.0 *
40 OR OVER 80.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 11.1 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 66.7 *
FILIPINO 83.3 *
HISPANIC 58.3 295
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 72.8 595

Persistence Overall

71.9%
N=1,528
Gender Rate N
Female 68.9 792
Male 75.2 727
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 73.0 1,378
20-24 56.2 73
25-39 58.1 43
40 OR OVER 79.4 34
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 30.8 13
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 66.7 *
ASIAN 80.0 20
FILIPINO 80.0 15
HISPANIC 64.0 386
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 75.9 988

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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30 Units

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

81.1% N=545
Gender Rate N
Female 79.3 280
Male 83.3 264
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 82.5 519
20-24 57.9 19
25-39 66.7 *
40 OR OVER 25.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 75.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 87.5 *
FILIPINO 66.7 *
HISPANIC 83.5 91
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 81.2 393

30 Units Unprepared For College

67.7%
N=983
Gender Rate N
Female 67.0 512
Male 68.5 463
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 69.2 859
20-24 59.3 54
25-39 52.5 *
40 OR OVER 60.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 33.3 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 58.3 *
FILIPINO 75.0 *
HISPANIC 61.7 295
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 71.4 595

30 Units Overall

72.4%
N=1,528
Gender Rate N
Female 71.3 792
Male 73.9 727
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 74.2 1,378
20-24 58.9 73
25-39 53.5 43
40 OR OVER 55.9 34
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 46.2 13
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 83.3 *
ASIAN 70.0 20
FILIPINO 73.3 15
HISPANIC 66.8 386
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 75.3 988

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Degree Transfer - Completion

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

76.7% N=545
Gender Rate N
Female 76.4 280
Male 77.3 264
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 78.4 519
20-24 31.6 19
25-39 100.0 *
40 OR OVER 50.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 75.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 80.0 *
ASIAN 75.0 *
FILIPINO 100.0 *
HISPANIC 80.2 91
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 77.4 393

Persistence Unprepared For College

38.0%
N=983
Gender Rate N
Female 39.5 512
Male 36.5 463
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 40.2 859
20-24 25.9 54
25-39 17.5 *
40 OR OVER 26.7 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 22.2 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 33.3 *
FILIPINO 50.0 *
HISPANIC 28.5 295
PACIFIC ISLANDER 33.3 *
WHITE 42.7 595

Persistence Overall

51.8%
N=1,528
Gender Rate N
Female 52.5 792
Male 51.3 727
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 54.6 1,378
20-24 27.4 73
25-39 23.3 43
40 OR OVER 29.4 34
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 38.5 13
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 66.7 *
ASIAN 50.0 20
FILIPINO 60.0 15
HISPANIC 40.7 386
PACIFIC ISLANDER 33.3 *
WHITE 56.5 988

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Technical Education

Percentage of students completing more than eight units in courses classified as career technical education (or apprenticeship ) in a single discipline for the first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

64.8% N=1,175
Gender Rate N
Female 66.0 573
Male 63.2 592
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 72.7 589
20-24 64.0 292
25-39 52.2 180
40 OR OVER 45.6 114
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 46.7 15
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 75.0 *
ASIAN 76.5 34
FILIPINO 90.0 10
HISPANIC 58.7 259
PACIFIC ISLANDER 60.0 *
WHITE 65.9 789

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit)

Percentage of students tracked for six years through 2015-16, who started first time in 2010-11 in a Career Development and College Preparation course and completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit) Overall

6.8% N=176
Gender Rate N
Female 6.1 99
Male 6.8 73
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 14.3 63
20-24 9.1 22
25-39 1.8 57
40 OR OVER 0.0 33
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN N/A N/A
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 0.0 *
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 2.0 101
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 17.6 17

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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SkillsBuilder

The median percentage change in wages for students who completed higher level CTE coursework in 2013-2014 and left the system without receiving any type of traditional outcome such as transfer to a four year college or completion of a degree or certificate.

Career Builder - Mediam Earnings Change

+33.0% N=706
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Child Development/Early Care and Education 48.5% 165
Nutrition, Foods, and Culinary Arts 26.4% 119
Business Management 42.8% 117
Accounting 41.8% 54
Emergency Medical Services 53.4% 41
Information Technology, General 41.4% 39
E-Commerce (Business emphasis) 35.3% 37
Administration of Justice 28.1% 32
Welding Technology 54.2% 30
Automotive Technology 28.1% 27

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 31.4% 379
Male 39.2% 320
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 139.6% 88
20-24 65.6% 277
25-39 23.6% 238
40 OR OVER 17.6% 103
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 181.8% *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 136.6% *
ASIAN 32.2% 17
FILIPINO 9.1% *
HISPANIC 41.1% 147
PACIFIC ISLANDER 86.7% *
WHITE 29.6% 493

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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