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 Cerritos College

Cerritos College - Norwalk, CA

11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, California 90650-6298

General information:(562)860-2451
Awards offered:Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:No
Student population:21,335( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:30 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $780 $780 $1,060 -26%
Out-of-state $5,372 $5,176 $6,072 -15%
Books and supplies $1,638 $1,600 $1,656 -3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $11,160 $11,277 $10,863 4%
Other $3,672 $3,798 $4,059 -7%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,654 $3,780 $4,185 -10%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,418 $2,380 $2,716 0%
Off Campus $17,250 $17,455 $17,638 0%
Off Campus with Family $6,072 $6,160 $6,901 0%
On Campus $7,010 $6,776 $7,728 -14%
Off Campus $21,842 $21,851 $22,650 -5%
Off Campus with Family $10,664 $10,556 $11,913 -9%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $1,060
In-state fees $52
Out-of-state tuition $6,072
Out-of-state fees $52
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,000 74% --
Grant or scholarship aid 991 73% $4,540,085 $4,581
Federal grants 813 60% $3,575,445 $4,398
Pell grants 813 60% $3,531,804 $4,344
Other federal grants 98 7% $43,641 $445
State/local government grant or scholarships 983 73% $944,472 $961
Institutional grants or scholarships 81 6% $20,168 $249
Student loan aid 53 4% $174,644 $3,295
Federal student loans 53 4% $174,644 $3,295
Other student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 13,911 63% $42,606,628 $3,063
Pell grants 9,333 42% $32,894,463 $3,525
Federal student loans 656 3% $2,613,726 $3,984


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $3,648 $3,622 $3,415
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $2,276 $2,500 $2,574
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable $7,759 $7,973
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable $7,759 Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable $7,759 Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 21,335
Undergraduate enrollment 21,335
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,482
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 25 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Baseball 28-
Basketball 1913
Football 111-
Soccer 3525
Softball -16
Swimming and Diving 2928
Tennis 96
Track and Field, Outdoor 6048
Track and Field, X-Country 2017
Volleyball -14
Water Polo 1616
Wrestling 45-


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges01/01/1959 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

02/24/1961 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/14/1970 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

03/16/1979 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1990 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession022
Drug law violations22 4
Liquor law violations101
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 231
Aggravated assault 301
Burglary 11123
Motor vehicle theft 281716
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate18.6%
Number in default57
Number in repayment306

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00116100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architectural Technology/Technician415--
Category total415--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-8--
Microbiology, General-1--
Category total-9--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping8146-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General2---
Business Administration and Management, General-1316-
Business/Commerce, General-74--
International Business/Trade/Commerce-11-
Real Estate-44-
Retail Management13---
Selling Skills and Sales Operations-63-
Small Business Administration/Management--1-
Category total2311231-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Recording Arts Technology/Technician-1--
Category total-1--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-13--
Category total-16--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General12--
Computer Science-1--
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst12--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-52-
Category total2102-
Education Colleges
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs11--
Educational/Instructional Technology--2-
Teacher Assistant/Aide1---
Category total212-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General41--
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician121-
Category total531-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General-24--
Category total-24--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant-17-
Child Care and Support Services Management6047--
Category total60487-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature-3--
German Language and Literature-2--
Spanish Language and Literature-9--
Category total-14--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-238-
Dental Assisting/Assistant156--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-17--
Medical/Clinical Assistant-920-
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant2414--
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant-26--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-96--
Category total3919128-
History Colleges
History, General-11--
Category total-11--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science-55--
Category total-55--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Court Reporting/Court Reporter-4538
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary-11-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal2615--
Category total2620548
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-27-1
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-316-101
Category total-343-102
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General-9--
Category total-9--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician123--
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician37181-
Category total49211-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences-86--
Category total-86--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-31--
Physical Fitness Technician-34-
Category total-344-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General27519-
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General351043-
Category total621562-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total-3--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General-7--
Physics, General-5--
Category total-12--
Precision Production Colleges
Cabinetmaking and Millwork61--
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist-2242
Welding Technology/Welder-114-
Category total64382
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General-40--
Category total-40--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General-322-
Category total-322-
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General-4--
Political Science and Government, General-4--
Category total-38--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General-5--
Dance, General-3--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-2--
Graphic Design-4--
Category total-19--
Grand total2781157252112