16007 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, CA 90506
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 24,223 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 77%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 24,223 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,142
  • Out-state tuition: $5,678
  • Student:teacher ratio: 23:1
  • Minority enrollment: 90%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

El Camino Community College District ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,037 teachers has grown by 62% over five years.
El Camino Community College District
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
1,037 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of El Camino Community College District has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 46:1 over five years.
The El Camino Community College District diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
24,223 students
8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
24:1
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# Full-Time Students
8,240 students
2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students
15,983 students
6,350 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
145 students
33 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
8,240 students
1,979 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
69 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
15,983 students
6,350 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
3 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
10%
12%
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% Hispanic
44%
47%
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% Black
13%
6%
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% White
10%
23%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
17%
6%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.74
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
16.27%
4.57%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,900
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $2,173. 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 $7,256. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,142
$2,173
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,678
$7,256
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
70%
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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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does El Camino Community College District cost?

El Camino Community College District's tuition is approximately $1,142 for In-State students and $5,678 for Out-State students.

What is El Camino Community College District's ranking?

El Camino Community College District ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Least expensive tuition, Average community college minority breakdown, Largest student body and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 24,223 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,142
  • Out-state tuition: $5,678
  • Student:teacher ratio: 23:1
  • Minority enrollment: 90%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Los Angeles County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,113 per year for in-state students and $8,804 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $24,639 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 72%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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