CSin3 is a cohort-based, 3 -year program for students from Monterey County that leads to a BS in Computer Science. Students take classes and have access to resources at both Hartnell College and Cal State Monterey Bay. Students commit to year-round participation including winter and summer courses. Graduates are not only strong academically, but are well-rounded individuals prepared to take on a career or graduate school. Students are provided with an abundance of resources including tutoring, cohort enrichment workshops, professional development workshops, priority registration, scholarship support, and much more!


What We Believe

CSin3 is college done right. We believe a college student’s primary focus should be on learning, and that it should be possible to earn a bachelor’s degree in 3 years. Students shouldn’t spend significant time navigating complicated transfer processes and financial aid offices, or fall behind because they can’t get into a course they need or they took an unnecessary class. Our goal is to minimize these common road blocks in higher education, create a streamlined pathway to graduation, and make academic and professional development resources easily accessible, so students can spend their time learning computer science.


 Fast Facts

  • Graduation rate: 65% of students who begin the program graduate in 3 years, 75% of students graduate in 3-4 years (the national average ranges between 19-36%)
  • Total Program Cost: under $16,000
  • Students are:
    • 38% Female
    • 70% Underrepresented Minority
    • 63% First Generation College
  • During the summer between year 2 and year 3, students have completed internships with organizations including Adobe, All State, Amazon, Apple, Atlassian, Berkeley REU, Bank of America, Blackrock, Cisco, Driscoll, Dolby, eBay, Firetide, HeavyConnect, Intel, Intuit, MIT National Laboratory, Language Line, Liberty Mutual, NASA Ames, NBC Universal, Nationwide, Naval Postgraduate School, New Relic, Salesforce, SSCS, Uber, Verizon Wireless, Workday, VmWare, Zendesk and Zynga.