Cuesta College Career

Cuesta College is a Public, 2-4 years school located in San Luis Obispo, CA. The 2022 average tuition & fees is $8,702 in average over all programs at Cuesta College. Total 4,999 students have enrolled online exclusively out of total 9,661 enrolled students. The school offers total 140 career programs and 3 programs are offered through distance learning.
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Directory and Accreditation Information

Cuesta College (referred to as Cuesta) is a Public, 2-4 years school located in San Luis Obispo, CA. It is classified as Associate's - Public Rural-serving Medium school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Associate's degree. The 2022 average tuition & fees at Cuesta College is $8,702 over career programs. The school has a total enrollment of 9,661 and student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1 (4.00%).

Cuesta College is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (1/1/1968 - Current).

Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, CA
805-546-3100

Online Career Programs at Cuesta

1 career program are offered via distance learning (online classes) where Cuesta College has total 96 career programs for 2 Years Certificate, 4 Years Certificate, Associate. Next table lists number of programs by offered program and online availability along with number of completers by certificate programs. Last year, 3,659 students have completed their career programs at Cuesta College.
Offered Career Programs at Cuesta College
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
2 Years Certificate1802,198
4 Years Certificate2058
Associate's Degree7611,403
Total9613,659

Cuesta College offers 96 programs through 2 Years Certificate, 4 Years Certificate, Associate The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 3,659 students have completed their studies.
  • 2,198 students have earned/completed 1-2 Years Certificate program.
  • 58 students have earned/completed 2-4 Years Certificate program.
  • 1,403 students have earned/completed Associate's program.
1-2 Years Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance0-
Personal and Culinary Services [+] 0 completers-
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts0-
Work and Family Studies [+] 38 completers-
Child Care and Support Services Management4-
Child Care Provider/Assistant34-
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management0-
Legal Studies [+] 11 completers-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal11-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 2,084 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies2,084-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 0 completers-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness0-
Construction Trades [+] 9 completers-
Electrician7-
Building Construction Technology2-
Mechanics and Repairers [+] 9 completers-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician9-
Precision Production Trades [+] 12 completers-
Welding Technology/Welder12-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 7 completers-
Fashion/Apparel Design0-
Interior Design0-
Music7-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 28 completers-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)0-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training28-
Business [+] 0 completers-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science0-
Total2,198
2-4 Years Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 58 completers-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician58-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse0-
Total58
Associate's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 26 completers-
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations16-
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production0-
Crop Production10-
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences (other)0-
Architecture [+] 8 completers-
Architectural Technology/Technician8-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 2 completers-
Women's Studies2-
Communication and Journalism [+] 80 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric64-
Journalism7-
Radio and Television9-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 18 completers-
Information Technology10-
Computer Science0-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance8-
Personal and Culinary Services [+] 0 completers-
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts0-
Education [+] 26 completers-
Education2-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs24-
Engineering [+] 5 completers-
Pre-Engineering5-
Engineering Technology [+] 0 completers-
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians (other)0-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician0-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 7 completers-
Spanish Language and Literature7-
Work and Family Studies [+] 54 completers-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies10-
Human Development and Family Studies10-
Child Care Provider/Assistant34-
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management0-
Legal Studies [+] 8 completers-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal8-
English Language and Literature [+] 26 completers-
English Language and Literature26-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 326 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies248-
Humanities/Humanistic Studies78-
Library Science [+] (1 completers) 11 completers-
Library and Archives Assisting11-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 24 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences24-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 25 completers-
Mathematics25-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 1 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences1-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 14 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies1-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness0-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science13-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 10 completers-
Philosophy10-
Physical Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Chemistry3-
Geology/Earth Science4-
Physics6-
Psychology [+] 98 completers-
Psychology98-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 41 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration41-
Criminal Justice/Police Science0-
Social Sciences [+] 146 completers-
Social Sciences6-
Anthropology7-
Economics48-
International Relations and Affairs1-
Political Science and Government32-
Sociology52-
Construction Trades [+] 4 completers-
Electrician2-
Building Construction Technology2-
Mechanics and Repairers [+] 9 completers-
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair2-
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician1-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician6-
Precision Production Trades [+] 9 completers-
Welding Technology/Welder9-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 30 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts1-
Fashion/Apparel Design0-
Interior Design0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts4-
Art/Art Studies19-
Drawing0-
Sculpture0-
Music6-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 82 completers-
Medical/Clinical Assistant9-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)4-
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs (other)0-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling2-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician13-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse45-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training9-
Business [+] 147 completers-
Business Administration and Management145-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science0-
Hospitality Administration/Management1-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations1-
History [+] 21 completers-
History21-
Total1,403

Online Student Population at Cuesta College

8,486 students (84.08% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 1,205 students (11.94% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. Next table summarizes the online student population for Cuesta College.
Distance Learning Student Population at Cuesta College
Number of Students
Total10,093
Enrolled Online Exclusively8,486
Enrolled Some Online Courses1,205
Not in Online Courses402

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