El Camino College-Compton Center

1111 East Artesia Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221-5393
Tel: (310)900-1600
7,611 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 7,611 students (26% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 68%.
El Camino College-Compton Center is one of 54 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is Advanced College (4.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 159 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
El Camino College-Compton Center (CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 159 staff 78 staff
El Camino College-Compton Center Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

The student population of 7,611 has declined by 11% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,611 students 2,419 students
El Camino College-Compton Center Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 1,961 students 1,297 students
El Camino College-Compton Center Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 5,650 students 5,258 students
El Camino College-Compton Center Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
El Camino College-Compton Center Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
El Camino College-Compton Center Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
El Camino College-Compton Center Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
El Camino College-Compton Center Black (2007-2015)
% White
El Camino College-Compton Center White (2007-2015)
% Hawaiian
El Camino College-Compton Center Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
El Camino College-Compton Center More (2010-2015)
% Unknown races
El Camino College-Compton Center Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.58 0.73
El Camino College-Compton Center Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $1,220. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,204 is more than the state average of $6,184. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,142 $1,220
El Camino College-Compton Center In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,204 $6,184
El Camino College-Compton Center Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (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
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    South Gate CA  90280
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    Los Angeles CA  90047
  • 453 students | 5.00 Mi2555 W. 190th Street, Suite 125
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  • 24,403 students | 5.10 Mi4901 E. Carson St.
    Long Beach CA  90808
  • 252 students | 5.80 Mi1600 East Hill St
    Signal Hill CA  90755

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Did You Know?
For Los Angeles County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,220 per year for in-state students and $6,160 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,948 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 70%. 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 0.63, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is Los Angeles Film School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.