Contra Costa College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - Below AverageQuality: Education Quality Rating - Very BadSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - Below AverageCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Oustanding
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Contra Costa College is a medium two-year, public school with 6,900 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1950 and is the only college located in San Pablo, California.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
43
Contra Costa College will give you the option to obtain a several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, or associate's degree.

Contra Costa College deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and lets you to select from 43 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Biology, Work and Family Studies, Social Work, and Nursing. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools and colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
60%
The student retention rate at Contra Costa College is relatively low at 60% (way below California average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Contra Costa College is very low - 28%. Nearly 10% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Contra Costa College is a bit disappointing: 26:1. Learn more information on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$6,900
Average tuition cost is low, about $6,800 annually. The additional fees at Contra Costa College (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $100, which makes it a total of $6,900 annually.

Read the details about Contra Costa College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
This college might accept your dual credits and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about studying at Contra Costa College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (510) 235-7800 or check Contra Costa College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
C-
Contra Costa College offers a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Contra Costa College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
At present there is no on-campus housing at Contra Costa College.

Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Contra Costa College. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Contra Costa College seems to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Contra Costa College Location and Maps



Post Address: Contra Costa College, 2600 Mission Bell Dr, San Pablo, California 94806-3195, USA
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