Cerritos College

Tel: (562)860-2451
22,001 students
Public institution
The Cerritos College mission is to serve the community by building futures through learning. Our mission is teaching and our faculty has established a distinguished record of scholarship, research and publication. But most important to you, they are dedicated professors.
School Highlights
Cerritos College serves 22,001 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 50:1 is higher than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
Cerritos College is one of 54 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is Fremont College (1.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 441 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
College Cerritos College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 441 staff
61 staff
Cerritos College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 22,001 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 50:1 has increased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment 22,001 students 1,315 students
Cerritos College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 50:1
Cerritos College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 7,066 students
815 students
Cerritos College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 14,935 students
1,061 students
Cerritos College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Cerritos College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Cerritos College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Cerritos College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Cerritos College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Cerritos College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Cerritos College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Cerritos College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Cerritos College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Cerritos College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.55 0.70
Cerritos College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,346 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 72% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,114 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 37% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,346 $5,590
Cerritos College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,114 $10,086
Cerritos College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 78%
Cerritos College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1955, Cerritos College is a public comprehensive community college serving an area of 52 square miles of southeastern Los Angeles county. The college offers degrees and certificates in 87 areas of study in nine divisions. Over 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies each year. Cerritos College is a public two-year California educational institution accredited by the Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The Cerritos College student body is a majority of minorities: Hispanics, Asians, African-Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans together account for more than 60% of our students. Cerritos College attracts students directly from high school. The Wilford Michael Library and Learning Resource Center on the campus of Cerritos Community College offers a wide variety of instructional programs, services and resources to enrich the learning activities of students, faculty and staff. The mission of the Innovation Center is to provide information, training, and opportunities for professional growth. Technical support is provided on all products supported by the Computer Services Department at Cerritos College. In addition to regularly scheduled training sessions on office automation products, we also offer one-on-one consultation, including web design assistance to faculty and staff.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Fremont College
    Private for-profit
    294 students | 1.10 Mi18000 Studebaker Road Suite 900A
    Cerritos, CA 90703
  • Advanced College
    Private for-profit
    165 students | 4.10 Mi13180 Paramount Blvd.
    South Gate, CA 90280
  • 24,092 students | 4.10 Mi4901 E. Carson St.
    Long Beach, CA 90808
  • 16,188 students | 5.50 Mi9200 Valley View
    Cypress, CA 90630
  • 7,678 students | 6.40 Mi1111 East Artesia Blvd.
    Compton, CA 90221
Did You Know?
For Los Angeles County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,568 per year for in-state students and $8,631 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,830 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles County, CA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is Keck Graduate Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.