Cuesta College
#7404 Overall Influence

Cuesta College

Public community college in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States

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Cuesta College is a public community college in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States.History The first community college in the San Luis Obispo area was founded in 1916 as a division of San Luis Obispo High School, it lasted until 1919 with the United States involved in World War I. Cal Poly had a junior college division from 1927 to 1932. Miramonte College of Atascadero filled the void as a private institution from 1933 to 1936. The county's second public junior college was formed in 1936 as a part of San Luis Obispo High School District, but ceased operation in June 1959. On April 16, 1963, voters in SLO County agreed to form a community college district, forming the San Luis Obispo County Junior College District. In 1964, a limited evening division began at Camp San Luis Obispo, a California National Guard facility located between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. On October 4, 1965, the college was officially named Cuesta College. In 1970, Cuesta broke ground on its current campus west of Camp San Luis Obispo.

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Highway 1, San Luis Obispo CA 93403-8106

On Campus Crime Rates

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1 per 100k

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0 per 100k

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43 per 100k

Violent Crime

4 per 100k

What is Cuesta College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

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Criminal Justice
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Earth Sciences
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Social Work
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Influential People

Who are Cuesta College's Most influential alumni?

Cuesta College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Political Science, Business, and History. Cuesta College’s most academically influential people include Kristof Ongenaet, Carissa Phelps, and Sam Blakeslee.

Kristof Ongenaet

Basketball player

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Carissa Phelps

Author, attorney, advocate

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Sam Blakeslee

American politician

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Jon Moscot
Jon Moscot

American baseball player

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Paula Zima
Paula Zima

American artist

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Sean Chambers

American basketball player

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Jake Shields
Jake Shields

American mixed martial artist

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Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union

American actress, activist, and author

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