Cypress College Voted Favorite Community College by Long Beach Publication Readership

For Immediate Release

November 22, 2021

Contact: Marc Posner

(714) 484-7006


Readers for a Long Beach community newspaper voted Cypress College as their favorite community college in the region for the third year in a row.

Readership for The Grunion Gazette voted Cypress College as their favorite community college, along with one other two-year institution in the joint 2021 Readers’ Choice Award publication with the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

Cypress College President JoAnna Schilling, Ph.D. said the college was honored by the recognition.

“Cypress College exists to serve our community and all students who can benefit from instruction,” she said. “To be selected by our region in this way means our college is doing something right, and we will continue to strive for excellence for all in our service area.”

The two-year institution offers 56 university-transfer majors, 174 career-certificate programs, and degrees in 98 areas of study. The college has in-person, remote, and hybrid offerings and is currently enrolling for the spring 2022 semester.

Read the Press-Telegram and Grunion Gazette 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards.

About Cypress College:

Cypress College offers students a pathway to their future in an environment in which employees commit to joining students on their educational journey. The college’s half-million-plus alumni include actors, athletes, doctors, executives, mechanics, nurses, and teachers. For some, Cypress College is the ticket into their university of choice, and for others, it provides essential training for a prosperous 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 provides a pathway for each of our students, offering 56 university-transfer majors, 174 career-certificate programs, and degrees in 98 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 $46 per unit — $138 for a typical, full-credit class — California’s lowest tuition. Eligible first-time students qualify for free tuition through Cypress College’s Charger Experience promise program. Financial aid and scholarships are also available to qualifying students.

Cypress College is one of three campuses in the North Orange County Community College District and a member of the 116-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.

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.

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Cypress College’s instruction and services are now offered both in person on campus and in an online/remote format. Students can access support services online at