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  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    B
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    B-
Contra Costa is a public college located in San Pablo, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,921 undergraduate students. The Contra Costa acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business. Graduating 21% of students, Contra Costa alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,700.
2600 Mission Bell Dr
San Pablo, CA 94806
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Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$7,808/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,084/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
73%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.53 responses
38%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    15%
  • On Campus
    73%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,921Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5,272
Undergrads Over 25
25%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
9%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
21%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
77%
National
83%

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Beautiful campus, especially when you take into consideration that it is near government housing. The staff all range from the chillest professors you will ever meet to absolute Karen, but that's college life for ya! The food at the cafeteria is great too, but it can get old if you eat it everyday like I did. It is a pretty big campus though, so it may take a bit for one to get from say, the AA building to the GE building. Keep an eye out for classes five minutes away from each other in different buildings! Safety is not the best, as apparently people have been mugged before after night classes. If you're heading out at night, bring pepper spray or park near the school. Doesn't happen often, but if it does, better safe than sorry. Aside from that, it is a great prelude to four year college!
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My experience at Contra Costa College is positive. There are many things I like about Contra Costa College and I would like to discuss some of them. We can print for free in the student and administration building.
Contra Costa College offers free food from the food pantry, fast track classes, and EOPS. We can go and visit any counselor anytime just by drop-in.

However, in my opinion, contra Costa college should make changes in some sectors. For example, I find that the cafeteria is expensive. Moreover, Contra Costa college should offer more computer classes. Counselors should register 'counseling classes' for all students at the beginning of the semester because students can learn about CSU general requirements, IGETC, strategies for studying math, science, and online courses, manage money properly, identity theft, credit card debt.


students can gain many ideas from counseling classes and this class will help students to perform well in their college and personal life.
Contra Costa College, like most community colleges, is a great way to dive into an education out of high-school. Most of the students that attend this college come from low income families, like myself, and are often the first one to attend college. The staff at the student office is very helpful; making an appointment is fairly simple and usually fast. They have made a lot of improvements to the campus and are offering better food choices as well. The campus is always clean and well maintained; they even offer security escort at night if you do not feel safe-which is a plus. Overall, I would recommend this college to anyone who is dedicated in their success. The help is available if you actually want to help yourself.