Cerritos College

11110 Alondra Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650-6298
Tel: (562)860-2451
  • 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 21,774 students (33% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 50:1 is higher than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • 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 434 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
Cerritos College (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 434 staff 86 staff
Cerritos College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 21,774 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 50:1 has increased from 38:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment 21,774 students 7,105 students
Cerritos College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 50:1 44:1
Cerritos College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 7,254 students 1,483 students
Cerritos College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 14,520 students 5,622 students
Cerritos College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Cerritos College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Cerritos College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2008)
% Asian
Cerritos College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Cerritos College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Cerritos College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Cerritos College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Cerritos College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Cerritos College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Cerritos College 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. 0.62 0.73
Cerritos College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Cerritos College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $35,000 -
Cerritos College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,346 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,506 is more than the state average of $6,773. The out-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,346 $1,636
Cerritos College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,506 $6,773
Cerritos College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 72% 78%
Cerritos College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $7,000 -
Cerritos College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $3,500 -
Cerritos College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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
    Pivate, for profit
    387 students | 1.10 Mi18000 Studebaker Road Suite 900A
    Cerritos CA  90703
  • Advanced College
    Pivate, for profit
    125 students | 4.10 Mi13180 Paramount Blvd.
    South Gate CA  90280
  • 24,403 students | 4.10 Mi4901 E. Carson St.
    Long Beach CA  90808
  • 15,816 students | 5.50 Mi9200 Valley View
    Cypress CA  90630
  • 7,611 students | 6.40 Mi1111 East Artesia Blvd.
    Compton CA  90221
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Did You Know?
For Los Angeles County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,211 per year for in-state students and $6,572 for out-of-state students. 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 0.66. 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.