El Camino Community College District

  • 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 24,207 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 46:1 is higher than the state community college average of 44:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.

Top Placements

El Camino Community College District places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 528 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
El Camino Community College District(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty528 staff97 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 46:1 has increased from 39:1 over five years.
The El Camino Community College District diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment24,207 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio46:144:1
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# Full-Time Students8,298 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students15,909 students5,903 students
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% Asian
17%
13%
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% Hispanic
42%
37%
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% Black
11%
7%
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% White
18%
32%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
5%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.750.73
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College Completion Rate
30%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,900$34,600
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,678$6,797
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid63%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,514$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,601$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or 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

The nearest community college to El Camino Community College District is Los Angeles Southwest College (3.4 miles away).
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  • 6,937 students | 3.40 Mi1600 W Imperial Hwy.
    Los Angeles CA  90047
    (323) 241-5225
    3.406,937
  • 7,611 students | 6.80 Mi1111 East Artesia Blvd.
    Compton CA  90221
    (310) 900-1600
    6.807,611
  • 10,145 students | 7.70 Mi1111 Figueroa Place
    Wilmington CA  90744
    (310) 233-4000
    7.7010,145
  • 2,811 students | 8.60 Mi6812 Pacific Blvd.
    Huntington Park CA  90255
    (310) 482-6996
    8.602,811
  • 16,000 students | 8.80 Mi9000 Overland Avenue
    Culver City CA  90230
    (310) 287-4200
    8.8016,000
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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 86%. 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 Coastline Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.