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Contra Costa College

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Study abroad at Contra Costa College

Contra Costa College (CCC) is a great place for international students to study and experience American culture. Its campus is headquartered in San Pablo, a welcoming city in California’s well-known Bay Area region.

Overseas students enrolled at the College can choose from a vast array of fantastic programs in a wide range of subject areas. There’s everything from analytical courses like mathematics, to creative ones like music - there’s something for all.

CCC’s state-of-the-art campus is home to a number of brilliant facilities like a spacious library, helpful career services, incredible counseling workshops, a handy bookstore, fabulous tutoring initiatives, and so much more.

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Find programs you love that match your needs & aspirations, where you stand a high chance of acceptance.

Why study at Contra Costa College?

  • High transfer rate

    50% of international student transfers to 4-year institutions like UCLA and UC Berkeley

  • Award-winning institution

    Presidential award-winning Center for Science Excellence program

  • Diverse student body

    Students from all over the globe study at CCC

Life as an international student

There are currently international students from 24 countries currently studying at the College. The student community is very multi-ethnic, open, welcoming, and friendly - it is an incredible melting pot of languages, cultures, and traditions.

The College’s amazing international student services staff are always available to help overseas students with any problems or questions they may have, from adjusting to life in the US to finding a job after graduation.

International students at CCC can enjoy many events, clubs, and organizations throughout the academic year. There’s everything from faith groups, health workshops, and gaming societies - there’s something for every passion.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
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  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants
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  • Transport
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  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
  • Praying Rooms
    • Group Praying Rooms

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Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: USD$10,380 per year


Lilyan J. Cole Scholarship Fund

  • Amount: US$5,000
  • Requirement: One scholarship of $5000 for a student returning to CCC in the fall term and maintaining a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA.

Mack and Gaye Williams Scholarship

  • Amount: US$2,000
  • Requirement: Maintains a GPA of 2.5+, Pre-Law major or closely related major & have plans to transfer to a 4-year college or university in the upcoming academic year.

Business Department Scholarship

  • Amount: US$1,000
  • Requirements: Be a Business major, must have completed at least 15 units with a 3.0 GPA or higher and be returning to CCC as a full-time student in the upcoming academic year, and must intend to transfer to a four-year college or university.

Genirberg Family Scholarship

  • Amount: US$2,500
  • Requirement: Must be continuing at CCC for the upcoming fall semester, have a 3.0 GPA, and be majoring in Automotive, Culinary, Biotechnology, Computers & Communication Technology, or Nursing.


Contra Costa College

2600 Mission Bell Dr, San Pablo, CA 94806, United States

San Pablo is a great location for international students. It’s home to a rich culture and fascinating history. The city is also home to numerous social hangouts, cultural districts, entertainment venues, nightlife spots, and shopping centers.

Visa requirements for Contra Costa College

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements