A Great Environment

Facts & Figures


Cypress College has motivated the minds of nearly a half-million students — including actors, athletes, doctors, executives, mechanics, nurses and teachers. Cypress College has been a:

  • Springboard to their dreams
  • Ticket into their university of choice
  • Provider of essential training for a rewarding career
Just one Cypress College class is often
all it takes to provide cutting-edge skills
that lead to a promotion or a new job.

Cypress College, founded in 1966, provides a quality higher education to more than 14,000 students of diverse backgrounds each semester.

14,000 Students
27% Latino
19% Asian/Pacific Islander
6% African American
33% Caucasian
5% other/unidentified


The Cypress College curriculum contains a road for students to find the way to their educational and career goals.

  • Cypress’ 58 bachelor’s degree programs are equivalent to the first two years at California State University campuses, University of California institutions, and many private universities.
  • 141 career-certificate programs train students in specific occupational areas.
  • Additionally, degrees are offered by Cypress College in 51 programs. Earning an associate's degree boosts lifetime earnings by $250,000

58 bachelor’s-degree programs
141 career-certificate programs
51 associate’s degrees
Day, evening, weekend, and online classes


Cypress College, in sunny Southern California is in the shadow of several major tourist attractions, just 12 miles from the beach, and conveniently situated close to the 5, 91, 605, 22, and 405 freeways.

The 110 acre Cypress College campus features

  • a large pond
  • park-like study areas
  • beautiful weather year-round

Founded in 1966
110 acre campus
9200 Valley View St., Cypress, CA 90630

Financial aid

At just $26 a unit, community colleges such as Cypress are the best bargain available for a student.

Roughly half of Cypress College students qualify for some form of financial aid. For students who need financial aid, Cypress is eager to assist in navigating the FAFSA system, state and other aid, and introduce students to the robust scholarship opportunities.

$26 per unit ($78 per unit, plus books for a typical class)
$12 million in financial aid distributed annually
$270,000 in Scholarships awarded annually

Educational Philosophy

The focus of Cypress College is the student; therefore, the purpose of the college is to provide students with the means for attaining their maximum potential through the development of intellectual, social and physical skills in a college atmosphere.

All instructional divisions and support services of the college are coordinated to provide the students with individualized assistance in the attainment of their educational goals and personal growth.

Well-educated students will be able to contribute to the betterment of the society by an active involvement in economic, social and democratic processes, based upon an awareness of ethical values, an aesthetic appreciation of cultural life and an informed sense of history and contemporary civilizations.

Did You Know?

National research has shown that students, on average, change their majors 3-5 times during their college career.