2018 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
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College Profile

The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2016-17 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2011-12.

Total Students
16,145

Gender Rate
Female 51.1%
Male 47.6%
Unknown 1.3%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 43.9%
20 to 24 years old 25.0%
25 to 39 years old 19.4%
40 or more years old 11.6%
Unknown 0.0%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 2.0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.6%
Asian 2.5%
Filipino 1.0%
Hispanic 33.7%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
White 53.1%
Two or more Races 5.0%
Unknown 1.9%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 7,111.7
Credit Sections 2,426
Non-Credit Sections 289
Median Credit Section Size 23
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 58.6%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 26.9%*
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 425:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
Students14,68714,11014,54315,57516,145
Gender
Female51.4%51.2%52.0%52.0%51.1%
Male47.6%47.6%46.7%46.6%47.6%
Unknown1.0%1.2%1.3%1.3%1.3%
Age
Less than 20 years old33.0%33.1%37.2%41.0%43.9%
20 to 24 years old34.6%33.9%31.5%28.6%25.0%
25 to 39 years old22.0%22.8%21.7%20.3%19.4%
40 or more years old10.4%10.2%9.5%10.0%11.6%
Unknown0.0%0.0%0.1%0.0%0.0%
Ethnicity/Race
African American1.3%1.3%1.4%1.8%2.0%
American Indian/Alaska Native0.6%0.6%0.6%0.6%0.6%
Asian2.6%2.6%2.6%2.4%2.5%
Filipino1.0%1.1%1.2%1.0%1.0%
Hispanic27.9%29.0%31.8%33.7%33.7%
Pacific Islander0.2%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.1%
White58.4%57.6%56.0%54.3%53.1%
Two or more Races4.1%4.2%4.7%5.0%5.0%
Unknown3.8%3.5%1.7%1.0%1.9%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students7,946.28,379.97,075.08,320.07,111.7
Credit Sections2,4702,4442,5342,5662,426
Non-Credit Sections135133178211289
Median Credit Section Size2523222223
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty55.6%55.6%58.0%56.4%58.6%
Percentage of First-Generation Students**24.6%*25.4%*26.3%*26.9%*
Student Counseling Ratio505:1490:1639:1434:1425:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2011-12 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2016-17 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

38.5% N=1,068
Gender Rate N
Female 42.0 543
Male 34.6 514
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 42.1 620
20-24 29.0 224
25-39 39.0 146
40 OR OVER 35.9 78
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 30.0 20
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 20.0 *
ASIAN 84.6 13
FILIPINO 75.0 *
HISPANIC 32.7 330
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 41.6 639

Remedial English

52.6%
N=1,292
Gender Rate N
Female 53.8 598
Male 51.3 680
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 58.6 904
20-24 43.4 205
25-39 32.8 128
40 OR OVER 32.7 55
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 28.6 14
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 20.0 10
ASIAN 76.5 17
FILIPINO 61.5 13
HISPANIC 43.6 404
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 58.1 762

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

6.0%
N=284
Gender Rate N
Female 7.2 138
Male 4.3 139
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 28.6 14
20-24 10.7 56
25-39 3.3 153
40 OR OVER 3.3 61
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN N/A N/A
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 20.8 24
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 4.8 252
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 0.0 *

*: 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 2015-16 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
  25.0% N=1,072 38.6% N=1,072
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 22.5 546 36.8 546
Male 27.1 516 40.3 516
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 26.8 950 40.6 950
20-24 15.6 64 31.3 64
25-39 4.5 44 15.9 44
40 OR OVER 7.1 14 7.1 14
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 26.7 15 26.7 15
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 25.0 *
ASIAN 33.3 18 55.6 18
FILIPINO 40.0 * 40.0 *
HISPANIC 19.7 320 30.9 320
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 * 0.0 *
WHITE 27.2 646 42.4 646

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  57.6% N=1,072 69.2% N=1,072
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 57.3 546 69.0 546
Male 57.8 516 69.6 516
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 59.3 950 70.8 950
20-24 51.6 64 59.4 64
25-39 36.4 44 52.3 44
40 OR OVER 35.7 14 57.1 14
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 46.7 15 53.3 15
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 75.0 * 100.0 *
ASIAN 50.0 18 77.8 18
FILIPINO 60.0 * 80.0 *
HISPANIC 45.9 320 60.0 320
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 * 100.0 *
WHITE 63.6 646 74.1 646

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

68.3% N=417
Gender Rate N
Female 68.5 216
Male 68.7 198
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 68.8 397
20-24 55.6 18
25-39 100.0 *
40 OR OVER 100.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 100.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 100.0 *
FILIPINO 50.0 *
HISPANIC 63.2 76
PACIFIC ISLANDER 66.7 *
WHITE 69.1 301

Persistence Unprepared For College

70.4%
N=992
Gender Rate N
Female 68.8 474
Male 71.9 505
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 71.1 863
20-24 62.3 61
25-39 66.7 *
40 OR OVER 69.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 63.6 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 37.5 *
ASIAN 73.7 *
FILIPINO 58.3 *
HISPANIC 69.9 282
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 72.7 596

Persistence Overall

69.8%
N=1,409
Gender Rate N
Female 68.7 690
Male 71.0 703
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 70.4 1,260
20-24 60.8 79
25-39 67.5 40
40 OR OVER 70.0 30
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 69.2 13
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 44.4 *
ASIAN 76.2 21
FILIPINO 57.1 14
HISPANIC 68.4 358
PACIFIC ISLANDER 80.0 *
WHITE 71.5 897

*: 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 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

77.7% N=417
Gender Rate N
Female 77.3 216
Male 77.8 198
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 79.1 397
20-24 50.0 18
25-39 0.0 *
40 OR OVER 100.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 50.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 50.0 *
FILIPINO 0.0 *
HISPANIC 85.5 76
PACIFIC ISLANDER 66.7 *
WHITE 77.7 301

30 Units Unprepared For College

69.4%
N=992
Gender Rate N
Female 72.2 474
Male 66.5 505
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 70.6 863
20-24 63.9 61
25-39 64.1 *
40 OR OVER 51.7 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 81.8 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 89.5 *
FILIPINO 75.0 *
HISPANIC 70.2 282
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 68.6 596

30 Units Overall

71.8%
N=1,409
Gender Rate N
Female 73.8 690
Male 69.7 703
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 73.3 1,260
20-24 60.8 79
25-39 62.5 40
40 OR OVER 53.3 30
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 76.9 13
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 55.6 *
ASIAN 85.7 21
FILIPINO 64.3 14
HISPANIC 73.5 358
PACIFIC ISLANDER 80.0 *
WHITE 71.7 897

*: 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 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

71.7% N=417
Gender Rate N
Female 73.6 216
Male 70.2 198
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 72.8 397
20-24 55.6 18
25-39 0.0 *
40 OR OVER 0.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 100.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 0.0 *
FILIPINO 50.0 *
HISPANIC 73.7 76
PACIFIC ISLANDER 66.7 *
WHITE 71.4 301

Persistence Unprepared For College

41.2%
N=992
Gender Rate N
Female 42.4 474
Male 40.0 505
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 43.6 863
20-24 29.5 61
25-39 23.1 *
40 OR OVER 20.7 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 54.5 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 25.0 *
ASIAN 73.7 *
FILIPINO 50.0 *
HISPANIC 36.5 282
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 42.3 596

Persistence Overall

50.2%
N=1,409
Gender Rate N
Female 52.2 690
Male 48.5 703
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 52.8 1,260
20-24 35.4 79
25-39 22.5 40
40 OR OVER 20.0 30
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 61.5 13
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 33.3 *
ASIAN 66.7 21
FILIPINO 50.0 14
HISPANIC 44.4 358
PACIFIC ISLANDER 40.0 *
WHITE 52.1 897

*: 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 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

64.6% N=1,041
Gender Rate N
Female 66.0 527
Male 62.9 509
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 74.1 498
20-24 62.8 282
25-39 47.9 167
40 OR OVER 48.9 94
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 66.7 15
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 55.6 *
ASIAN 70.6 17
FILIPINO 76.9 13
HISPANIC 60.4 227
PACIFIC ISLANDER 40.0 *
WHITE 66.4 675

*: 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 2016-17, who started first time in 2011-12 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

1.2% N=81
Gender Rate N
Female 2.3 44
Male 0.0 36
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 25.0 *
20-24 0.0 *
25-39 0.0 58
40 OR OVER 0.0 10
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN N/A N/A
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 20.0 *
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 0.0 73
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE N/A N/A

*: 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 2014-2015 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

+54.1% N=731
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Child Development/Early Care and Education 42.1% 161
Business Management 107.4% 123
Nutrition, Foods, and Culinary Arts 73.5% 93
Accounting 39.9% 46
Registered Nursing 54.6% 43
Information Technology, General 53.8% 41
Electronics and Electric Technology 55.4% 37
Administration of Justice 73.6% 34
Welding Technology 52.6% 33
Emergency Medical Services 56.4% 32

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 60.9% 384
Male 46.5% 343
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 141.7% 88
20-24 100.5% 307
25-39 31.9% 233
40 OR OVER 16.2% 103
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 224.5% *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 134.5% *
ASIAN 183.5% 14
FILIPINO 6.6% 11
HISPANIC 69.9% 182
PACIFIC ISLANDER 24.3% *
WHITE 49.7% 483

*: 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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