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Cogswell College Overview

Cogswell College is a private for-profit institution located in San Jose, California. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Cogswell College Known For?

105 Undergraduate Awards
$38,464 Avg Cost After Aid
42% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Cogswell have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at Cogswell is the master's degree.
  • In 2019-2020, 36% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Cogswell makes roughly $61,619 a year. This is 51% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Cogswell College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Cogswell.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#20 Most Popular Graphic Communications Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Communications Technology/Support Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Value Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#74 Best Value Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Cogswell has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Highest Paid Music Technology Graduates College Factual
#6 Highest Paid Bachelor’s Degree Game & Interactive Media Design Graduates College Factual
#58 Highest Paid Design & Applied Arts Graduates College Factual
#69 Highest Paid Bachelor’s Degree Music Graduates College Factual
#101 Highest Paid Visual & Performing Arts Graduates College Factual

Where Is Cogswell College?


Contact details for Cogswell are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 191 Baypointe Parkway, San Jose, CA 95134
Phone: 800-264-7955

How Do I Get Into Cogswell?

You can apply to Cogswell online at:

Admission Requirements for Cogswell

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Cogswell?

42% Acceptance Rate
34% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate of Cogswell College is 42%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 66% of accepted students are men and 34% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 41%, and the acceptance rate for women is 45%.

Can I Afford Cogswell College?

$38,464 Net Price
68% Take Out Loans
3.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Cogswell is $38,464. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Cogswell, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $8,607 a year. That adds up to $34,428 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cogswell is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Cogswell College Undergraduate Student Diversity

421 Full-Time Undergraduates
31% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 514 undergraduate students at Cogswell, with 421 being full-time and 93 being part-time.


There are also 10 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 421 full-time undergraduates at Cogswell, 69% are male and 31% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Cogswell College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 81
Black or African American 35
Hispanic or Latino 103
White 112
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 83

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at Cogswell College. At this time, 6 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 13 countries are represented at Cogswell. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Hong Kong, Jordan, and Taiwan.

Online Learning at Cogswell College

524 Took All Classes Online
524 Took At Least One Class Online
13,075.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 524 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Cogswell has changed over the last few years.


Online Affordability Rankings of Cogswell

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Cogswell College was $21,784 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Cogswell is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Entrepreneurial Studies #10 #7
Design & Applied Arts #15 #15
Visual & Performing Arts #45 #39

Online Growth Rankings of Cogswell

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Cogswell College was 13,075.0%. This is the #28 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Cogswell regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Cogswell College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Graphic Communications 44 0 44
Design & Applied Arts 29 0 29
Computer Software & Applications 22 0 22
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 6 6
Computer Programming 4 0 4
Music 4 0 4
Business Administration & Management 2 0 2
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0
TOTAL 105 6 111


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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