2019 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 2017-18 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2012-13.

Total Students
16,617

Gender Rate
Female 51.6%
Male 47.1%
Unknown 1.3%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 44.3%
20 to 24 years old 23.3%
25 to 39 years old 18.8%
40 or more years old 13.7%
Unknown 0.0%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 2.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.6%
Asian 2.4%
Filipino 1.0%
Hispanic 33.7%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
White 53.9%
Two or more Races 4.8%
Unknown 1.3%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 8,432.0
Credit Sections 2,439
Non-Credit Sections 344
Median Credit Section Size 22
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 58.4%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 29.2%*
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 474:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-18
Students14,11014,54315,57516,14516,617
Gender
Female51.2%52.0%52.0%51.1%51.6%
Male47.6%46.7%46.6%47.6%47.1%
Unknown1.2%1.3%1.3%1.3%1.3%
Age
Less than 20 years old33.1%37.2%41.0%43.9%44.3%
20 to 24 years old33.9%31.5%28.6%25.0%23.3%
25 to 39 years old22.8%21.7%20.3%19.4%18.8%
40 or more years old10.2%9.5%10.0%11.6%13.7%
Unknown0.0%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Ethnicity/Race
African American1.3%1.4%1.8%2.0%2.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native0.6%0.6%0.6%0.6%0.6%
Asian2.6%2.6%2.4%2.5%2.4%
Filipino1.1%1.2%1.0%1.0%1.0%
Hispanic29.0%31.8%33.7%33.7%33.7%
Pacific Islander0.2%0.2%0.2%0.1%0.1%
White57.6%56.0%54.3%53.1%53.9%
Two or more Races4.2%4.7%5.0%5.0%4.8%
Unknown3.5%1.7%1.0%1.9%1.3%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students8,379.97,075.08,320.07,111.78,432.0
Credit Sections2,4442,5342,5662,4262,439
Non-Credit Sections133178211289344
Median Credit Section Size2322222322
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty55.6%58.0%56.4%58.6%58.4%
Percentage of First-Generation Students24.6%*25.4%*26.3%*26.9%*29.2%*
Student Counseling Ratio490:1639:1434:1425:1474:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2012-13 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2017-18 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

41.0% N=987
Gender Rate N
Female 44.2 509
Male 37.7 470
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 45.5 547
20-24 31.3 230
25-39 42.3 149
40 OR OVER 34.4 61
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 47.4 19
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 44.4 *
ASIAN 42.9 *
FILIPINO 50.0 10
HISPANIC 32.8 323
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 45.4 566

Remedial English

53.9%
N=1,016
Gender Rate N
Female 57.8 460
Male 50.7 546
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 59.6 706
20-24 41.1 168
25-39 45.1 102
40 OR OVER 30.0 40
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 71.4 21
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 28.6 *
ASIAN 69.2 13
FILIPINO 20.0 *
HISPANIC 46.9 373
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 *
WHITE 58.4 527

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

6.8%
N=192
Gender Rate N
Female 7.8 102
Male 5.6 90
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 6.7 15
20-24 3.2 31
25-39 5.8 103
40 OR OVER 11.6 43
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 0.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 12.5 *
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 6.5 170
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 2016-17 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
  22.2% N=926 37.9% N=926
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 18.6 483 36.6 483
Male 26.9 420 40.0 420
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 23.7 839 40.0 839
20-24 14.3 49 28.6 49
25-39 0.0 26 3.8 26
40 OR OVER 0.0 12 0.0 12
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 30.0 10 30.0 10
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 12.5 * 37.5 *
ASIAN 26.7 15 26.7 15
FILIPINO 16.7 12 25.0 12
HISPANIC 18.4 272 33.8 272
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 N/A 0.0 N/A
WHITE 24.2 565 40.4 565

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  60.2% N=926 71.2% N=926
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 61.3 483 74.9 483
Male 59.3 420 67.1 420
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 61.7 839 72.6 839
20-24 46.9 49 59.2 49
25-39 46.2 26 57.7 26
40 OR OVER 33.3 12 50.0 12
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 40.0 10 70.0 10
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 75.0 * 100.0 *
ASIAN 60.0 15 60.0 15
FILIPINO 25.0 12 33.3 12
HISPANIC 51.5 272 61.4 272
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 N/A 0.0 N/A
WHITE 65.3 565 76.6 565

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

72.0% N=528
Gender Rate N
Female 72.4 275
Male 71.9 249
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 72.6 497
20-24 66.7 18
25-39 37.5 *
40 OR OVER 80.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 80.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 80.0 *
FILIPINO 100.0 *
HISPANIC 68.2 110
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 74.1 359

Persistence Unprepared For College

68.5%
N=775
Gender Rate N
Female 68.2 374
Male 68.6 389
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 69.1 674
20-24 60.0 45
25-39 64.5 *
40 OR OVER 72.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 90.9 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 75.0 *
ASIAN 100.0 *
FILIPINO 25.0 *
HISPANIC 67.8 261
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 68.5 435

Persistence Overall

69.9%
N=1,303
Gender Rate N
Female 70.0 649
Male 69.9 638
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 70.6 1,171
20-24 61.9 63
25-39 59.0 39
40 OR OVER 73.3 30
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 87.5 16
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 62.5 *
ASIAN 85.7 14
FILIPINO 66.7 *
HISPANIC 67.9 371
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 71.0 794

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

75.6% N=528
Gender Rate N
Female 78.5 275
Male 72.7 249
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 76.3 497
20-24 66.7 18
25-39 62.5 *
40 OR OVER 60.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 40.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 75.0 *
ASIAN 80.0 *
FILIPINO 100.0 *
HISPANIC 72.7 110
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 76.0 359

30 Units Unprepared For College

69.0%
N=775
Gender Rate N
Female 71.1 374
Male 66.8 389
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 71.2 674
20-24 55.6 45
25-39 58.1 *
40 OR OVER 48.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 81.8 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 100.0 *
FILIPINO 25.0 *
HISPANIC 66.7 261
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 69.0 435

30 Units Overall

71.7%
N=1,303
Gender Rate N
Female 74.3 649
Male 69.1 638
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 73.4 1,171
20-24 58.7 63
25-39 59.0 39
40 OR OVER 50.0 30
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 68.8 16
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 87.5 *
ASIAN 85.7 14
FILIPINO 66.7 *
HISPANIC 68.5 371
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 72.2 794

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

66.9% N=528
Gender Rate N
Female 69.5 275
Male 64.3 249
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 68.2 497
20-24 66.7 18
25-39 12.5 *
40 OR OVER 20.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 60.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 100.0 *
FILIPINO 80.0 *
HISPANIC 60.0 110
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 67.7 359

Persistence Unprepared For College

46.2%
N=775
Gender Rate N
Female 49.7 374
Male 43.4 389
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 49.1 674
20-24 22.2 45
25-39 29.0 *
40 OR OVER 32.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 36.4 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 75.0 *
ASIAN 75.0 *
FILIPINO 50.0 *
HISPANIC 38.3 261
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 51.3 435

Persistence Overall

54.6%
N=1,303
Gender Rate N
Female 58.1 649
Male 51.6 638
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 57.2 1,171
20-24 34.9 63
25-39 25.6 39
40 OR OVER 30.0 30
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 43.8 16
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 62.5 *
ASIAN 92.9 14
FILIPINO 66.7 *
HISPANIC 44.7 371
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 58.7 794

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

65.5% N=1,041
Gender Rate N
Female 69.9 492
Male 61.7 541
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 73.6 496
20-24 60.9 271
25-39 56.9 181
40 OR OVER 52.7 93
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 60.0 15
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 66.7 *
ASIAN 51.7 29
FILIPINO 84.6 13
HISPANIC 62.8 258
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 66.2 668

*: 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 2017-18, who started first time in 2012-13 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

0.0% N=10
Gender Rate N
Female 0.0 *
Male 0.0 *
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 N/A N/A
20-24 0.0 *
25-39 0.0 *
40 OR OVER 0.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN N/A N/A
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN N/A N/A
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 0.0 10
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 2015-2016 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

+40.3% N=935
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Child Development/Early Care and Education 54.1% 159
Nutrition, Foods, and Culinary Arts 42.9% 103
Business Management 33.8% 77
Accounting 35.8% 67
Welding Technology 28.4% 64
Emergency Medical Services 34.9% 54
Family Studies 76.6% 48
Computer Information Systems 45.5% 44
Engineering Technology, General (requires Trigonometry) 94.1% 34
Business Administration 21.9% 31

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 37.5% 486
Male 42.7% 447
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 111.3% 129
20-24 60.3% 376
25-39 21.5% 311
40 OR OVER 21.7% 119
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 10.9% *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 74.6% *
ASIAN 99.1% 20
FILIPINO 180.9% 11
HISPANIC 40.3% 229
PACIFIC ISLANDER 2.7% *
WHITE 36.5% 607

*: 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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