Graduation Rate
38.17%
Transfer-out Rate
9.60%
Retention Rate
69.00%

2020 Graduation Rate

The graduation rate at Cuesta College is 38.17% last year which is average compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California. 326 students have completed their degree/certificate programs among 854 candidates.
Compared to similar schools in college ranking, its graduation rate is average where the average graduation rate of the schools is 39.90%.
The transfer-out rate is 9.60% that is average compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California. The retention rate (full-time students) is 69% that is average compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.

Graduation Rate and Comparison Chart

Number of Completers and Graduation Rate

Next table summarizes the outcome measures with number of students at Cuesta College. 326 students have completed and 82 students have transferred out to other institute. In addition, 118 students still enrolled and 328 students have left the school before completing program.
Graduation Rate with number of completers
TotalMenWomen
Total (Candidates)854406448
Completers326
(38.17%)
155
(38.18%)
171
(38.17%)
Transfer-out82
(9.60%)
43
(10.59%)
39
(8.71%)
Still Enrolled118
(13.82%)
42
(10.34%)
76
(16.96%)
No Longer Enrolled328
(38.41%)
166
(40.89%)
162
(36.16%)

Graduation Rate by Completion Time (Bachelor's Degree)

Below table shows the number of completers with graduation rate by program length and completion time. The number in parenthesis is graduation rate. The numbers and rate for the 150% normal times are not cumulative, but additional completers and rate for that period. For example, 20 students have completed in 2 years and additional 36 students have completed in 3rd year (for less than 2 years programs).
Graduation Rate by Completion Time
TotalMenWomen
150% normal time (Overall)326
(38.17%)
155
(38.18%)
171
(38.17%)
150% normal time (Less than 2 years programs)36
(4.22%)
18
(4.43%)
18
(4.02%)
150% normal time (2 but less than 4 years programs)290
(33.96%)
137
(33.74%)
153
(34.15%)
100% normal time (Overall)113
(13.23%)
- -
100% normal time (Less than 2 years programs)20
(2.34%)
- -
100% normal time (2 but less than 4 years programs)93
(10.89%)
- -

Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity

Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity
TotalMenWomen
Total38.17% (326/854) 38.18% (155/406) 38.17% (171/448)
American Indian or Alaska Native33.33% (2/6) 0.00% (0/1) 40.00% (2/5)
Asian41.67% (10/24) 54.55% (6/11) 30.77% (4/13)
Black (Non-Hispanic)45.45% (5/11) 33.33% (2/6) 60.00% (3/5)
Hispanic34.12% (87/255) 29.91% (35/117) 37.68% (52/138)
White41.43% (208/502) 44.03% (107/243) 39.00% (101/259)
Two or More Race23.81% (10/42) 15.00% (3/20) 31.82% (7/22)
Unknown33.33% (1/3) 0.00% (0/1) 50.00% (1/2)

Number of Completers by Race/Ethnicity