2021 Student Population

A total of 10,093 students have enrolled at Cuesta College (all undergraduate).
By gender, 4,741 male and 5,352 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 2,987 full-time students and 7,106 part-time students.
The number of students at Cuesta College is relatively small compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Allan Hancock College and Cuyamaca College, its population is relatively small (average population is 13,243).
Cuesta College offers online degree/certificate programs and 8,486 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 4,741 male and 5,352 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 0.89 to 1 and the ratio is higher (more men students at the school) (the average male-to-female ratio over all U.S. colleges is 0.75 to 1).
The following table and chart show the student population by gender and attending status.

Gender Distribution Table

Population by Gender/Attending Status at

Gedner Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, there are 5,341 White students (52.92%) and 3,192 Hispanic students (31.63%) at Cuesta College(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at Cuesta College.

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table

Population by Race/Ethnicity at Cuesta College
American Indian or Alaska Native412120
Black or African American31524471
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander291415
Two or More Races542241301
Race/Ethnicity Unknown25817979
Total 10,0934,7415,352

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 6,868 students whose age under twenty five and 2,145 students whose age is over thirty years old at Cuesta College.
Especially, 1,809 students are younger than eighteen and 73 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at Cuesta College.

Enrollment by Student Age Table

Population by Student Age at Cuesta College
Total10,093 4,7415,352
Under 181,809 818991
18-192,515 1,2131,302
20-211,514 709805
22-241,030 454576
25-291,079 452627
30-34696 339357
35-39454 221233
40-49498 250248
50-64424 237187
65 and over73 4726
unknown1 10
Total 10,093 4,7415,352

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At Cuesta College, 9,691 students (96.02% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 8,486 students enrolled exclusively in online classes (i.e. no off-line attendance required) and others are taking online courses with off-line courses. The following tables describe the number of students who enrolled in one or more online courses.
By location of enrolled students, 8,269 students live in California where Cuesta College is located in and 18 students have enrolled from other states.

Online Enrollment Table

Enrollment TypeStudent Location
Online Student Population
Number of Students
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes8,486
Enrolled Some in Online Classes1,205
Not Enrolled in Online Classes402
Online Student Population by Student Location
Number of Students
Total (Enrolled Excl.)8,486
California Residents8,269
Other State in U.S.18
Outside of U.S.45

Online Enrollment Chart