El Camino College-Compton Center

  • 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).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 48:1 is higher than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • 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 51 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to El Camino College-Compton Center is dvanced College (4.1 miles away).

Top Placements

El Camino College-Compton Center places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 159 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
El Camino College-Compton Center(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty159 staff97 staff
El Camino College-Compton Center Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of El Camino College-Compton Center has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The El Camino College-Compton Center diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,611 students7,516 students
El Camino College-Compton Center Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio48:144:1
El Camino College-Compton Center Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,961 students1,613 students
El Camino College-Compton Center Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students5,650 students5,903 students
El Camino College-Compton Center Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
El Camino College-Compton Center Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
El Camino College-Compton Center Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
El Camino College-Compton Center Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
El Camino College-Compton Center Black (2007-2016)
% White
El Camino College-Compton Center White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
El Camino College-Compton Center Hawaiian (2011-2013)
% Two or more races
El Camino College-Compton Center More (2009-2016)
% Non Resident races
El Camino College-Compton Center Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
El Camino College-Compton Center Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.580.73
El Camino College-Compton Center Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
El Camino College-Compton Center Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,900$34,600
El Camino College-Compton Center Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $1,636. 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 $6,797. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,142$1,636
El Camino College-Compton Center In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,678$6,797
El Camino College-Compton Center Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid74%78%
El Camino College-Compton Center % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$4,514$9,500
El Camino College-Compton Center Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,601$5,500
El Camino College-Compton Center Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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 El Camino College-Compton Center is dvanced College (4.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • dvanced College
    Private, for profit
    125 students | 4.10 Mi13180 Paramount Blvd.
    South Gate CA  90280
  • 6,937 students | 4.40 Mi1600 W Imperial Hwy.
    Los Angeles CA  90047
  • 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
  • Wyotech-Long Beach
    Private, for profit
    1,136 students | 5.80 Mi2161 Technology Place
    Long Beach CA  90810
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,157 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.