Accolades

#1 2020 Best California Community Colleges — Niche.com

Cypress College is once again the top community college in California according to a top college-selection organization. Niche, Inc. named Cypress College the 2020 Best Community College in the state last week.

Niche previously identified Cypress College as California’s number one community college in its 2018 examination of colleges and universities. Because of a data flaw related to the college’s participation in the state’s baccalaureate degree program, Cypress College did not appear on the community college list in 2019.

Niche’s ranking is based on a rigorous analysis of academic, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education, as well as millions of reviews from students and alumni. These metrics account for both student success, in areas such as completion and university transfer, as well as student perceptions of the campus and the college’s faculty.

Cypress College also ranked #54 of 871 community colleges in the nation.

“Cypress College is invested in the success of each of our students,” said Cypress College President JoAnna Schilling, Ph.D. “We are honored to be selected as Niche’s #1 California Community College. The larger picture, however, is our commitment to ensuring our students achieve their academic goals; they, along with our alumni, believe that we have helped them create better lives for themselves. At Cypress, our motto is ‘we take this journey together’ and the results of this partnership can be transformational.”

Dr. Schilling also noted that the recognition — among many accolades in the past academic year — should serve as a point of pride for the college’s employees.

“We are provided the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives,” she said. “As employees, we are fortunate to do such meaningful work.”

#1 2018 Best California Community Colleges — Niche.com

Cypress College — #1 2018 Best California Community Colleges — Niche.com

#1 in California

Cypress College’s 2018 selection as the top community college in California isn’t just some designation, rather a ranking based on metrics derived from measures such as completion and transfer.

Compiled and administered by Niche, the ranking is based on a rigorous analysis of academic, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education, as well as millions of reviews from students and alumni.

These metrics account for both student success, in areas such as completion and university transfer, as well as student perceptions of the campus and the college’s faculty.

Cypress College also ranked #3 of 228 mid-size community colleges nationally, and #27 of all community colleges nationally.

“This result is a reflection of the integrity and commitment each of you has made in support of our mission,” said Cypress College President JoAnna Schilling, Ph.D. “The work you do on behalf of our students makes a difference each and every day, and I cannot thank you enough for your efforts.”

 

Additional Accolades

Cypress College was named the #2 best college in HVAC Degree Programs for the 2017-18 school year by Schools.com. We were honored with the same recognition for our Culinary Arts Degree Program for the same school year.

Schools.com named us the #3 best college for Diagnostic Medical Sonography Degree Programs for the 2018-19 school year.

We received recognition from Schools.com as the #4 best college for our Automotive Technology Degree Program as well as our Travel and Tourism Degree Program (2018-19 academic year).