El Camino Community College District

16007 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, CA 90506
Tel: (310)532-3670
23,916 students
Public institution
The Mission of El Camino College is to meet the educational needs of our diverse community and ensure student success by offering quality, comprehensive educational opportunities.
School Highlights:
El Camino Community College District serves 23,916 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 47:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 63%.
El Camino Community College District is one of 57 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Torrance (3.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 512 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
El Camino Community College District 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 512 staff
59 staff
El Camino Community College District Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 23,916 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 47:1 has increased from 40:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
23,916 students
1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 47:1
22:1
# Full-Time Students
8,664 students
810 students
El Camino Community College District Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 15,252 students
1,017 students
% Asian
13%
2%
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
48%
7%
% Black
17%
12%
El Camino Community College District Black (2006-2013)
% White
14%
57%
El Camino Community College District White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
4%
2%
El Camino Community College District More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
El Camino Community College District non_resident (2006-2013)
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. 0.73 0.53
El Camino Community College District Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $5,742. 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 $10,294. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,142 $5,742
El Camino Community College District In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,222 $10,294
El Camino Community College District Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 59%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Founded in 1947, El Camino College is situated on a beautiful and spacious 126-acre campus near Torrance, California. The college enrolls more than 25,000 students each semester and boasts a curriculum of over 850 highly regarded academic and career programs taught by exceptional faculty. Today, El Camino College students enjoy a broad curriculum featuring nearly 2,500 different classes offered in some 850 different programs. With more courses available during a variety of class times, including online and telecourses, students have wide flexibility in individual scheduling. The college confers the associate degree each spring on some 1,400 students who have completed their 60 semester units and who have satisfied their major field of study obligations. Many students each year also qualify for certificates of completion, signifying course requirements have been met in major skill areas. Located centrally in the South Bay, the El Camino College District encompasses five unified and high school districts, twelve elementary school districts and nine cities, a population of almost one million. The El Camino Community College District includes the cities of El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Lawndale, Hawthorne, Lennox and Inglewood. El Camino College has been proud to serve our community's educational and cultural needs through outstanding course offerings, diverse entertainment venues, and exceptional athletic and fitness opportunities.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Torrance ITT Technical Institute-Torrance
    Private for-profit
    20050 S. Vermont Ave
    Torrance, CA 90502
    (310)380-1555
    3.2  Mi  |  506  students
  • Los Angeles Los Angeles Southwest College
    Public
    1600 W Imperial Hwy.
    Los Angeles, CA 90047
    (323)241-5225
    5.6  Mi  |  8169  students
  • Compton El Camino College-Compton Center
    Public
    1111 East Artesia Blvd.
    Compton, CA 90221
    (310)900-1600
    6.8  Mi  |  7678  students
  • Wilmington Los Angeles Harbor College
    Public
    1111 Figueroa Place
    Wilmington, CA 90744
    (310)233-4000
    7.4  Mi  |  10661  students
  • Long Beach Wyotech-Long Beach
    Private for-profit
    2161 Technology Place
    Long Beach, CA 90810
    (5.6)262-4953
    8.8  Mi  |  1451  students
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