Cypress College Sets New Record High for Enrollment as Total Number of Students Reaches 16,398

Marc S. Posner
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
August 26, 2009

Contact: Marc S. Posner
(714) 484-7006

Cypress College Sets New Record High for
Enrollment as Total Number of Students Reaches 16,398

Cypress College has attained a new enrollment record as the number of students reached 16,299 on Monday night. That number eclipses the previous high, established during the Spring 2002 semester, when 16,266 students attended the college.

At the end of the day on Monday, enrollment was up 1,877 students, or 13%, compared to last fall.

It is expected that enrollment will continue to grow in the coming weeks, as a limited number of classes have yet to begin. In fact, the number of students attending classes at Cypress College increased by 99 between Monday’s record and Tuesday night, establishing a new campus enrollment record of 16,398.

The phenomenal enrollment growth comes as the college is also making significant cut as directed by the State of California in response to the current budget crisis. This semester, Cypress College is offering 103 fewer course sections than it did a year ago. In addition to the reduced number of classes, the college is also serving this record number of students with fewer employees.

Cypress College has motivated the minds of students since 1966. For nearly a half-million people — including actors, athletes, doctors, executives, mechanics, nurses and teachers — Cypress College has been a springboard to their dreams. For some, Cypress College is the ticket into their university of choice and for others it provides 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’s 16,000 students and the highly qualified teaching faculty are proud of the many excellent academic and vocational programs. Cypress College offers 58 university-transfer majors, 141 career-certificate programs, and degrees in 51 areas of study. The college’s traditional semesters begin in January and August, while short-term courses start throughout the year. A Cypress College education costs just $26 per unit -- just $78 for a typical, full-credit class — California’s lowest tuition. Financial aid and scholarships also are available to qualifying students.

Cypress College is one of three campuses in the North Orange County Community College District and a member of the 110-campus California Community College System. The college primarily serves the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress, Garden Grove, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Stanton. Michael J. Kasler is the president.

Located at 9200 Valley View Street in Cypress, the college is easily accessible from several Southern California freeways, including the 5, 91, 605, 22 and 405. The campus is just a stone’s-throw from Downtown Disney and Knott’s Berry Farm.

More information about Cypress College is available by calling (714) 484-7000 or by visiting the campus Web site at