(no rates, less than 6 years of data)
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Persistence
Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2009-10 tracked for six years through 2014-15 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.
COLLEGE PREPARED
77.0%
N=538
Gender
%
FEMALE
77.3
MALE
76.7
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Age
%
UNDER 20
77.2
20-24
76.9
25-39
72.7
40 OR OVER
66.7
*
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
0.0
*
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
0.0
*
ASIAN
50.0
FILIPINO
33.3
*
HISPANIC
75.6
PACIFIC ISLANDER
N/A
*
WHITE
79.8
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UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE
68.6%
N=1,062
Gender
%
FEMALE
65.9
MALE
71.3
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Age
%
UNDER 20
69.8
20-24
50.6
25-39
68.6
40 OR OVER
81.8
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
58.3
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
66.7
*
ASIAN
75.0
FILIPINO
75.0
*
HISPANIC
58.4
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0.0
*
WHITE
72.5
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OVERALL
71.4%
N=1,600
Gender
%
FEMALE
70.0
MALE
73.0
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Age
%
UNDER 20
72.5
20-24
54.1
25-39
69.4
40 OR OVER
80.0
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
53.8
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
40.0
*
ASIAN
63.3
FILIPINO
57.1
HISPANIC
62.4
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0.0
*
WHITE
75.2
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0%: Cohort with no students attaining an outcome
N/A: Cohort has no students
*: Cohort fewer than 10 students
Percentage of Unprepared Students: 66%
COLLEGE PREPARED: Student’s lowest course attempted in Math and/or English was college level
UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE: Student’s lowest course attempted in Math and/or English was remedial level
OVERALL: Student attempted any level of Math or English in the first three years
COLLEGE PREPARED UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE OVERALL
Students 538 Students 1,062 Students 1,600
GENDER GENDER GENDER
Female 277 Female 493 Female 770
Male 257 Male 557 Male 814
AGE AGE AGE
Less than 20 years old 508 Less than 20 years old 881 Less than 20 years old 1,389
20 to 24 years old 13 20 to 24 years old 85 20 to 24 years old 98
25 to 39 years old 11 25 to 39 years old 51 25 to 39 years old 62
40 or more years old * 40 or more years old * 40 or more years old 50
ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE
African American * African American * African American 13
American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native *
Asian 14 Asian 16 Asian 30
Filipino * Filipino * Filipino 14
Hispanic 78 Hispanic 262 Hispanic 340
Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander *
White 392 White 681 White 1,073
*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
Percentage of Unprepared Students: 66%
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Remedial/ESL
Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2014-15 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2009-10 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.
REMEDIAL MATH
32.8%
N=1,017
Gender
%
FEMALE
36.6
MALE
29.0
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Age
%
UNDER 20
34.4
20-24
32.5
25-39
31.0
40 OR OVER
28.8
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
0.0
*
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
33.3
*
ASIAN
42.9
*
FILIPINO
42.9
*
HISPANIC
28.0
PACIFIC ISLANDER
50.0
*
WHITE
33.9
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REMEDIAL ENGLISH
52.0%
N=1,422
Gender
%
FEMALE
55.5
MALE
49.1
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Age
%
UNDER 20
58.4
20-24
45.9
25-39
28.6
40 OR OVER
38.5
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
31.8
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
57.1
*
ASIAN
57.7
FILIPINO
30.8
HISPANIC
40.8
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0.0
*
WHITE
57.6
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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
4.0%
N=302
Gender
%
FEMALE
5.1
MALE
3.2
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Age
%
UNDER 20
0.0
20-24
6.5
25-39
2.9
40 OR OVER
5.5
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
N/A
*
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
N/A
*
ASIAN
0.0
FILIPINO
0.0
*
HISPANIC
3.7
PACIFIC ISLANDER
N/A
*
WHITE
28.6
*
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0%: Cohort with no students attaining an outcome
N/A: Cohort has no students
*: Cohort fewer than 10 students
REMEDIAL MATH REMEDIAL ENGLISH ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
Students 1,017 Students 1,422 Students 302
GENDER GENDER GENDER
Female 525 Female 652 Female 138
Male 482 Male 755 Male 156
AGE AGE AGE
Less than 20 years old 486 Less than 20 years old 950 Less than 20 years old 14
20 to 24 years old 280 20 to 24 years old 246 20 to 24 years old 62
25 to 39 years old 171 25 to 39 years old 161 25 to 39 years old 171
40 or more years old 80 40 or more years old 65 40 or more years old 55
ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE
African American * African American 22 African American *
American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native *
Asian * Asian 26 Asian 13
Filipino * Filipino 13 Filipino *
Hispanic 254 Hispanic 360 Hispanic 269
Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander *
White 632 White 878 White *
*: 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 2009-10 tracked for six years through 2014-15 who achieved at least 30 units.
COLLEGE PREPARED
76.8%
N=538
Gender
%
FEMALE
78.7
MALE
74.3
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Age
%
UNDER 20
77.6
20-24
69.2
25-39
63.6
40 OR OVER
50.0
*
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
0.0
*
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
100.0
*
ASIAN
78.6
FILIPINO
66.7
*
HISPANIC
66.7
PACIFIC ISLANDER
N/A
*
WHITE
77.8
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UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE
68.6%
N=1,062
Gender
%
FEMALE
70.0
MALE
67.3
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Age
%
UNDER 20
71.6
20-24
51.8
25-39
51.0
40 OR OVER
63.6
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
33.3
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
33.3
*
ASIAN
68.8
FILIPINO
50.0
*
HISPANIC
64.1
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0.0
*
WHITE
72.2
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OVERALL
71.4%
N=1,600
Gender
%
FEMALE
73.1
MALE
69.5
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Age
%
UNDER 20
73.8
20-24
54.1
25-39
53.2
40 OR OVER
62.0
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
30.8
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
60.0
*
ASIAN
73.3
FILIPINO
57.1
HISPANIC
64.7
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0.0
*
WHITE
74.3
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0%: Cohort with no students attaining an outcome
N/A: Cohort has no students
*: Cohort fewer than 10 students
Percentage of Unprepared Students: 66%
COLLEGE PREPARED: Student’s lowest course attempted in Math and/or English was college level
UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE: Student’s lowest course attempted in Math and/or English was remedial level
OVERALL: Student attempted any level of Math or English in the first three years
COLLEGE PREPARED UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE OVERALL
Students 538 Students 1,062 Students 1,600
GENDER GENDER GENDER
Female 277 Female 493 Female 770
Male 257 Male 557 Male 814
AGE AGE AGE
Less than 20 years old 508 Less than 20 years old 881 Less than 20 years old 1,389
20 to 24 years old 13 20 to 24 years old 85 20 to 24 years old 98
25 to 39 years old 11 25 to 39 years old 51 25 to 39 years old 62
40 or more years old * 40 or more years old * 40 or more years old 50
ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE
African American * African American * African American 13
American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native *
Asian 14 Asian 16 Asian 30
Filipino * Filipino * Filipino 14
Hispanic 78 Hispanic 262 Hispanic 340
Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander *
White 392 White 681 White 1,073
*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
Percentage of Unprepared Students: 66%
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Completion
Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2009-10 tracked for six years through 2014-15 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.
COLLEGE PREPARED
73.6%
N=538
Gender
%
FEMALE
76.5
MALE
70.8
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Age
%
UNDER 20
74.4
20-24
76.9
25-39
54.5
40 OR OVER
33.3
*
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
0.0
*
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
100.0
*
ASIAN
100.0
FILIPINO
83.3
*
HISPANIC
57.7
PACIFIC ISLANDER
N/A
*
WHITE
77.0
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UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE
40.8%
N=1,062
Gender
%
FEMALE
43.6
MALE
38.4
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Age
%
UNDER 20
44.0
20-24
25.9
25-39
21.6
40 OR OVER
27.3
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
8.3
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
33.3
*
ASIAN
87.5
FILIPINO
37.5
*
HISPANIC
31.3
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0.0
*
WHITE
45.1
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OVERALL
51.8%
N=1,600
Gender
%
FEMALE
55.5
MALE
48.6
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Age
%
UNDER 20
55.1
20-24
32.7
25-39
27.4
40 OR OVER
28.0
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
7.7
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
60.0
*
ASIAN
93.3
FILIPINO
57.1
HISPANIC
37.4
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0.0
*
WHITE
56.8
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0%: Cohort with no students attaining an outcome
N/A: Cohort has no students
*: Cohort fewer than 10 students
Percentage of Unprepared Students: 66%
COLLEGE PREPARED: Student’s lowest course attempted in Math and/or English was college level
UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE: Student’s lowest course attempted in Math and/or English was remedial level
OVERALL: Student attempted any level of Math or English in the first three years
COLLEGE PREPARED UNPREPARED FOR COLLEGE OVERALL
Students 538 Students 1,062 Students 1,600
GENDER GENDER GENDER
Female 277 Female 493 Female 770
Male 257 Male 557 Male 814
AGE AGE AGE
Less than 20 years old 508 Less than 20 years old 881 Less than 20 years old 1,389
20 to 24 years old 13 20 to 24 years old 85 20 to 24 years old 98
25 to 39 years old 11 25 to 39 years old 51 25 to 39 years old 62
40 or more years old * 40 or more years old * 40 or more years old 50
ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE ETHNICITY/RACE
African American * African American * African American 13
American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native * American Indian/Alaska Native *
Asian 14 Asian 16 Asian 30
Filipino * Filipino * Filipino 14
Hispanic 78 Hispanic 262 Hispanic 340
Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander * Pacific Islander *
White 392 White 681 White 1,073
*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
Percentage of Unprepared Students: 66%
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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 2009-10 tracked for six years through 2014-15 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.
OVERALL
63.7%
N=1,296
Gender
%
FEMALE
65.9
MALE
61.2
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Age
%
UNDER 20
73.0
20-24
59.3
25-39
52.0
40 OR OVER
43.1
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
30.8
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
72.7
ASIAN
75.0
FILIPINO
50.0
HISPANIC
58.6
PACIFIC ISLANDER
100.0
*
WHITE
64.7
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0%: Cohort with no students attaining an outcome
N/A: Cohort has no students
*: Cohort fewer than 10 students
OVERALL
Students 1,296
GENDER
Female 668
Male 618
AGE
Less than 20 years old 660
20 to 24 years old 332
25 to 39 years old 173
40 or more years old 130
ETHNICITY/RACE
African American 13
American Indian/Alaska Native 11
Asian 28
Filipino 10
Hispanic 227
Pacific Islander *
White 911
*: 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 2014-15, who started first time in 2009-10 in a Career Development and College Preparation course and completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.
OVERALL
12.2%
N=295
Gender
%
FEMALE
14.2
MALE
9.9
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Age
%
UNDER 20
28.4
20-24
0.0
25-39
2.9
40 OR OVER
4.3
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Ethnicity/Race
%
AFRICAN AMERICAN
0.0
*
AMERICAN INDIAN/
ALASKA NATIVE
100.0
*
ASIAN
22.2
*
FILIPINO
N/A
*
HISPANIC
10.1
PACIFIC ISLANDER
N/A
*
WHITE
30.6
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0%: Cohort with no students attaining an outcome
N/A: Cohort has no students
*: Cohort fewer than 10 students
OVERALL
Students 295
GENDER
Female 169
Male 121
AGE
Less than 20 years old 109
20 to 24 years old 36
25 to 39 years old 103
40 or more years old 47
ETHNICITY/RACE
African American *
American Indian/Alaska Native *
Asian *
Filipino *
Hispanic 139
Pacific Islander *
White 36
*: 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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College Profile
The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2014-15 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2009-10.
STUDENT INFORMATION
Students 14,543
GENDER ETHNICITY/RACE
Female 52.0% African American 1.4%
Male 46.7% American Indian/Alaska Native 0.6%
Unknown 1.3% Asian 2.6%
AGE Filipino 1.2%
Less than 20 years old 37.2% Hispanic 31.8%
20 to 24 years old 31.5% Pacific Islander 0.2%
25 to 39 years old 21.7% White 56.0%
40 or more years old 9.5% Two or more Races 4.7%
Unknown 0.1% Unknown 1.7%
OTHER INFORMATION
Full Time Equivalent Students 7,075.0
Credit Sections 2,534
Non-Credit Sections 178
Median Credit Section Size 22
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 58.0%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 25.4%*
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 639:1
* Insufficient data
** No data

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.

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District: San Luis Obispo

Students: 14,543

County: San Luis Obispo

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Skills Builder
The median percentage change in wages for students who completed higher level CTE coursework in 2012-2013 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.
Median Earnings Change
+33.5%
N=756
Disciplines with the highest enrollment
Median % Change
Total N
Child Development/Early Care and Education
Nutrition, Foods, and Culinary Arts
Business Management
Emergency Medical Services
Office Technology/Office Computer Applications
Accounting
Welding Technology
Registered Nursing
Information Technology, General
Construction Crafts Technology
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37.7%
177
40.5%
120
38.7%
117
19.1%
44
29.9%
43
58.1%
43
50.2%
35
34.3%
33
26.5%
30
34.4%
30
*: Cohort fewer than 10 students
Median Earnings Change
+33.5%
N=756
Gender
Median % Change
Total N
FEMALE
MALE
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22.6%
410
51.3%
341
Age
Median % Change
Total N
Under 20
20-24
25-39
40 OR OVER
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134.0%
90
60.4%
301
20.4%
238
1.5%
127
Ethnicity/Race
Median % Change
Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE
ASIAN
FILIPINO
HISPANIC
PACIFIC ISLANDER
WHITE
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1.9%
*
10.0%
*
102.8%
10
43.3%
11
39.8%
155
23.0%
*
27.0%
528
N/A: Cohort has no students
*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.