Cuesta College


Cuesta College has been searching for a suitable South County satellite location for over 20 years. The Dana Reserve Specific Plan includes a donation of an entitled 4-acre improved parcel for a South County Satellite Campus for Cuesta College. The improvements include grading, curb, gutter, sidewalk, and utilities.  

This campus will significantly reduce commute times for South County students. The satellite campus will also expand opportunities for dual enrollment students to take additional college classes, as enrichment and continuing education classes will be offered at the South County location.  

In addition to the benefits of a South County satellite campus, the workforce housing is significantly important to the future of the 1100 members of the Cuesta workforce. Adding to the workforce housing supply will assist Cuesta in attracting and retaining talented employees.  

The Dana Reserve will also include 3 bus pick-up locations–one of which is a transit stop– and a park and ride, creating transportation options for residents, Cuesta students, employees, and locals for both north and southbound commuters. Again, this will create more access to classes and reduce costs and greenhouse gasses.