Cerritos College

Norwalk, CA, USA
3.09 Average Rating

Founded in 1955, Cerritos College is a 2-year community college in the greater Los Angeles area and one of the five largest community colleges in LA County. Cerritos is home to 87 associate degree and certificate-granting programs in over 180 academic fields of study. Additionally, the college has been designated an Hispanic-Serving Institution. For athletically-inclined students, Cerritos fields 19 men’s and women’s teams known as the Falcons.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
65%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
98%
Out-Of-State Students
1%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
At least 2, but less than 4 academic years
Total Number of Students
17,218
Total Number of Undergrads
17,218
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
8%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
24%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
26:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$9,520
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$1,346
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$8,710
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1854

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
41%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,239
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
41%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,499
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$277

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
4%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,770
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$5,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$74
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
55
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Falcons
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Los Angeles
Las Vegas
San Diego
Phoenix
San Francisco
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$36,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.09 Average Rating
Cerritos college is a great way for student to get the fill of college and ready for universities. They have a varity of people willing to help and accomdated you with things that you may need and require. Campus is big easy to get lost but also to find your classes.
Chinyere from Bellflower, CA
Most helpful and successful at helping you succeed in your studies! There are still a lot of programs and transfer courses to choose from with all these budget cuts! Classrooms are up to date with the latest technology.
Yessenia from Whittier, CA
I started going here Aug.20th, this school is one of the top highest schools. I rate this school top 10 on a scale 1-10 because the teachers are well rounded and help in anyway possible. I find it really fascinating, how the staff work together to help the student.
AhShunae from Los Angeles, CA
This community college, is a school to begin your education and see yourself improve. You have a wide range of options in majors and programs to choose from. Counselors and Professors do their best for you to reach your academic goal.
Genn from Paramount, CA
Cerritos College a great community college for prospective students who's goal is to transfer. The professors are excellent and the environment at this school is rich. The campus is located in a great neighborhood, and it's located within miles of places were you can relax such as parks, malls, gyms, and restaurants.
Edgar from Lynwood, CA
Cerritos is a excellent driven college. It offers so many oppurtunities to those that really want to be successful . The staff is always fun to be around !
Taloni from Los Angeles, CA

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