Cuyamaca College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in El Cajon, CA

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How much is the Cuyamaca tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Cuyamaca's tuition & fees is $1,340 for California residents and $10,636 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $23,265 for California residents and $32,561 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Cuyamaca Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,340
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$10,636
Books & Supplies Costs$2,625
Off-campus Room & Board$14,800
Off-campus Expenses$4,500
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,340
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$11,385

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Cuyamaca' tuition is slightly lower than the average tuition of $12,949. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is slightly lower than the average tuition of $13,259.
Cuyamaca College$1,340$10,636
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
California 2-4 Years Colleges$20,639
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$22,999

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Cuyamaca and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Cuyamaca CollegeEl Cajon, CA$1,340$10,636
Allan Hancock CollegeSanta Maria, CA$1,156$9,436
College of the CanyonsSanta Clarita, CA$1,176$11,232
Contra Costa CollegeSan Pablo, CA$1,312$9,012
Cuesta CollegeSan Luis Obispo, CA$1,340$11,000
East Los Angeles CollegeMonterey Park, CA$1,238$10,130
Evergreen Valley CollegeSan Jose, CA$1,366$8,718
Golden West CollegeHuntington Beach, CA$1,196$11,084
Irvine Valley CollegeIrvine, CA$1,156$10,996
Lassen Community CollegeSusanville, CA$1,144$8,224
Los Angeles Harbor CollegeWilmington, CA$1,238$10,050

Financial Aid and COA

At Cuyamaca College, 4,360 students (56%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $4,127.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Cuyamaca is $28,434 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 333 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $6,676.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$23,265$32,561
Tuition & Fees$1,340$10,636
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$21,925$21,925
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,138$28,434
Average Financial Aid$4,127$4,127
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,36056%$4,127
Pell Grants1,73022%$4,230
Federal Student Loan200%$6,150
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid33392%-
Grants or Scholarships33291%$6,676
Federal Grants31286%$5,113
Pell Grants21158%$5,257
Other Federal Grants30684%$1,588
State/Local Grants28378%$2,195
Institutional Grants0--
Student Loan Aid0--
Federal Student Loans0--
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level268268$6,471
110,001 or more2929$458

Student Population

Cuyamaca College has a total of 8,043 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 3,312 male students and 4,497 female students attending Cuyamaca. The school offers online degree programs and 4,803 students enrolled online exclusively (59.72% of all students).
Undergraduate7,809 3,3124,497

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address900 Rancho San Diego Pky, El Cajon, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered97 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population8,043
Graduation Rate31%
Transfer-out Rate6%
Retention Rate77% (Full-time), 39% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate23 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties108 (Full-time), 214 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs293 (Full-time), 236 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$65,441
Average Staff Salary$69,584