Compton College

  • 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

Compton College serves 5,760 students (24% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

Compton College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 327 teachers has grown by 92% over five years.
Compton College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty327 staff308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Compton College has declined by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 48:1 over five years.
The Compton College diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,760 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:124:1
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# Full-Time Students1,409 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students4,351 students6,350 students
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% Asian
5%
12%
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% Hispanic
66%
47%
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% Black
19%
6%
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% White
1%
23%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Non Resident races
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2%
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% Unknown races
6%
6%
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Diversity Score0.520.70
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College Completion Rate
19%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,900$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,678 is less than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,142$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,678$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$5,133$10,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,000
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Source: 2020 (or 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

The nearest community college to Compton College is Advanced College (4.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Advanced College
    Private for-profit
    25 students | 4.10 Mi13180 Paramount Blvd.
    South Gate, CA 90280
    (562) 408-6969
    4.1025
  • 24,127 students | 5.00 Mi4901 E. Carson St.
    Long Beach, CA 90808
    (562) 938-4111
    5.0024,127
  • 384 students | 5.80 Mi1600 East Hill St
    Signal Hill, CA 90755
    5.80384
  • 22,287 students | 6.40 Mi11110 Alondra Blvd
    Norwalk, CA 90650
    (562) 860-2451
    6.4022,287
  • 215 students | 6.50 Mi18000 Studebaker Road Suite 900A
    Cerritos, CA 90703
    (562) 809-5100
    6.50215
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,997 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,060 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.