Cuyamaca College: Narrative Description

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900 Rancho San Diego Parkway
El Cajon, CA 92019-4304
Tel: (619)660-4000; Admissions: (619)660-4302; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1978. Setting: 165-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Diego. Total enrollment: 7,690. Students come from 8 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 20% Hispanic, 8% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 37% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4756 full-time, $164 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $546 full-time, $18 per unit part-time, $12 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Library plus 1 other with 32,129 books, 712 microform titles, 130 serials, 2,588 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.2 million. 396 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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