El Camino College-Compton Center

1111 East Artesia Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221
Tel: (310)900-1600
7,678 students
Public institution
EL Camino College is a multicultural district committed towards enhancing and facilitating learning in an environment that contributes to student success and academic excellence. El Camino College Compton Center provides our students the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to work in a multicultural and global world.
School Highlights:
El Camino College-Compton Center serves 7,678 students (35% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
El Camino College-Compton Center is one of 55 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is Advanced College (4.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 148 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
College El Camino College-Compton Center 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 148 staff
61 staff
El Camino College-Compton Center Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 7,678 has grown by 96% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,678 students 1,296 students
El Camino College-Compton Center Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,678 students
814 students
El Camino College-Compton Center Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 5,000 students
1,040 students
El Camino College-Compton Center Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
El Camino College-Compton Center Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
5%
5%
El Camino College-Compton Center Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
49%
21%
El Camino College-Compton Center Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
38%
15%
El Camino College-Compton Center Black (2006-2013)
% White
3%
51%
El Camino College-Compton Center White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
El Camino College-Compton Center Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
El Camino College-Compton Center More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
El Camino College-Compton Center Unknown (2006-2013)
El Camino College-Compton Center 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. 0.61 0.68
El Camino College-Compton Center Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,222 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,142 $5,660
El Camino College-Compton Center In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,222 $10,250
El Camino College-Compton Center Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77%
89%
El Camino College-Compton Center % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Compton Community College was established in 1927 as a component of the Compton Union High School District. In 1950, voters approved a bond issue separating the college from the high school district. The new college campus was then constructed at the present site. At its peak, student enrollment approached 10,000. After many successful years, and several very challenging years, a chain of events eventually led to Compton College's loss of accreditation and the ability to offer classes and grant degrees with units that will transfer to other colleges and universities. On July 24, 2006, the El Camino Community College District Board of Trustees gave approval for El Camino College to proceed with negotiations for an agreement to provide educational and related support services to residents of the Compton Community College District. In August 2006 the agreement was official, and El Camino College Compton Community Educational Center was established. The primary intent of the El Camino Community College District/Compton Community College District agreement is to assist with recovery and full accreditation. El Camino College provides accredited instructional and related support, in addition to administrative services, to meet the needs of Compton students. El Camino College courses are taught at Compton Center by Compton faculty. Administration at Compton Center is led by the Superintendent/ President of El Camino College. The Provost/CEO oversees daily operations at the Compton campus, along with a State appointed Special Trustee. Through the agreement, residents of the Compton community continue to have access to university transfer and vocational education opportunities, as well as financial aid, basic skills courses and related support services right in their own neighborhood. Welcome to Compton Center ? ?The Place to Be!? Some of the services offered at the El Camino College Compton Center include: assessment, academic counseling, peer advising, transfer assistance, career development, tutorial assistance, field trips, workshops, summer programs, and a book voucher to assist with the purchase of required books.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Advanced College
    Private for-profit
    165 students | 4.10 Mi13180 Paramount Blvd.
    South Gate, CA 90280
    (562)408-6969
    4.10165
  • 8,169 students | 4.40 Mi1600 W Imperial Hwy.
    Los Angeles, CA 90047
    (323)241-5225
    4.408,169
  • 506 students | 5.00 Mi20050 S. Vermont Ave
    Torrance, CA 90502
    (310)380-1555
    5.00506
  • 24,092 students | 5.10 Mi4901 E. Carson St.
    Long Beach, CA 90808
    (562)938-4111
    5.1024,092
  • 252 students | 5.80 Mi1600 East Hill St
    Signal Hill, CA 90755
    5629882278
    5.80252
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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 $20,276 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 0.67, 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.