El Camino Community College District

16007 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, CA 90506-0000
Tel: (310)532-3670
  • 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%.
  • El Camino Community College District is one of 52 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is Los Angeles Southwest College (5.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 528 teachers has declined by 17% 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 staff92 staff
El Camino Community College District Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 24,207 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 46:1 has increased from 39:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment24,207 students7,516 students
El Camino Community College District Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio46:144:1
El Camino Community College District Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students8,298 students1,613 students
El Camino Community College District Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students15,909 students5,903 students
El Camino Community College District Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
El Camino Community College District Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
17%
13%
El Camino Community College District Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
42%
37%
El Camino Community College District Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
11%
7%
El Camino Community College District Black (2007-2016)
% White
18%
32%
El Camino Community College District White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
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El Camino Community College District Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
El Camino Community College District More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
5%
3%
El Camino Community College District Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
2%
5%
El Camino Community College District 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.0.750.73
El Camino Community College District Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
30%
29%
El Camino Community College District Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,900$34,900
El Camino Community College District 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 Community College District In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,678$6,797
El Camino Community College District Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid63%78%
El Camino Community College District % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$4,514$9,500
El Camino Community College District Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,601$5,500
El Camino Community College District Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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.

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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 $18,802 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 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.