Cuesta College is one of the one hundred three public 2-year colleges in California. The campus is located in a suburb, in San Luis Obispo.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 10,836 students attend the school. Every year 33% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Cuesta College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,288, and fees were $50. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,774 and $50 respectively.
|Campus LocaleSmall Suburb|
|Number of Students10,836|
|Student to Faculty Ratio26:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
The Cuesta College ADN Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Cuesta College is an accredited member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
All courses and curricula have been approved by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.
The program prepares students for an Associate in Science Degree. The curriculum is based on caring. A variety of clinical settings and diverse faculty offers students a well-rounded education. Community based internships and preceptorships equip students to become successful members of a health care team and encourage continued education.
Cuesta College employs a multi-criteria screening to assess candidates on the basis of previous degrees earned, relevant certificates, GPA for pre-requisite coursework, Science/English repeats, work volunteer experience in healthcare, language proficiency, score on assessment test and special life circumstances.
Admission will be offered to the highest scoring eligible applicants with random computer selection used to break a tie. Some of the admission requirements include: general admission requirements to Cuesta College, TEAS exam score.
The following course pre-requisites need to be completed with a ‘C’ grade or higher:
Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Microbiology (all including lab) and English Composition.
The Cuesta College Registered Nursing program prepares students to sit for the National Licensure Examination leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse.
Applicants who submit completed application and meet the general admission requirements for the college and fulfill the program pre-requisites will be required to complete a Background Check and Drug Screen, at their own expense, before they are able to begin clinical and internship rotations in the facilities of our community partners.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years||10||31|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||1||29|
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges|
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Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$46/credit|
|In State Students||$46/credit|
|Out of State Students||$284/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 73% of Cuesta College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||5%||$370|
|State Grant & Scholarships||54%||$1,703|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||43%||$566|
|Federal Student Loans||4%||$5,171|
$9,418Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$6,952|
|$30,001 to $48,000$7,789|
|$48,001 to $75,000$10,575|
|$75,001 to $110,000$11,939|
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- California State PTA Continuing Education Scholarship for School Nurses
- FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships
- Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarships
- Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholarship Program
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.