School Overview

The following table shows the basic characteristic of Cuesta College and directory information. You may want to visit the school's website to check application deadlines, requirements, and financial information.
Contact Information
AddressHighway 1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8106
Admission Information
Online Application
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Disability Service
School Category
School TypePublic, 2-4 years
Carnegie CategoryAssociate's - Public Rural-serving Medium
Highest Degree OfferedAssociate's degree

Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics

Cuesta College has an open admission policy (any students can attend with high school diploma or a certificate of attendance or General Educational Development (GED) certificate). Contact the school to get more information. The application fees are -$1 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Graduate Application Fees-$1

Tuition & Fees

Cuesta's 2023 tuition & fees is $1,340 for California residents and $9,348 for out-of-students. The undergraduate tuition increased by 7.42% compared to the last year's rate based on out-of-state rate ($8,702).
California ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$1,340$9,348
*Data Source: 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 9,661 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 4,999 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students9,661
Undergraduate Students9,661
Online Enrollment4,999

Degree Information and Campus Life

Cuesta offers 140 programs (all undergraduate). 3 out of the 140 programs are offerd via distace learning (online programs).
The following tables summarizes the offered programs, on-campus services, and special learning opportunities offered by Cuesta
Offered DegreesOn-Campus ServiceLearning opportunities
Number of programs140 Programs
Number of online programs3 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
2 Year Certificate
2-4 Year Certificate
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students
Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification