Cerritos College

11110 Alondra Blvd
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Recreational or avocational (leisure) programs
Adult basic or high school equivalency
Noncredit education offered
Workforce Education
Contract Training/Customized Training
Remedial Education
Recreational/Avocational/Leisure/Personal Enrichment
Adult Basic Education
Adult High School Diploma or Equivalent
English as a Second Language
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty221494
Research and public service50
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,972$1,080$1,126$864-23.3%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$15,084$16,580$20,764$17,784-14.4%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Off Campus$23,676$23,648$27,998$24,872-11.2%
Off Campus with Family$8,016$6,590$6,748$6,602-2.2%
Off Campus$31,096$31,068$36,678$33,832-7.8%
Off Campus with Family$15,436$14,010$15,428$15,5620.9%
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Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
  • Participates in a Promise program
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid11,62987%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,62286%$12,425,004$7,660
Federal grants1,20464%$9,525,653$7,912
Pell grants1,07157%$4,926,453$4,600
Other federal grants1,12960%$4,599,200$4,074
State/local government grant or scholarships1,61486%$2,829,893$1,753
Institutional grants or scholarships58131%$69,458$120
Student loan aid241%$136,820$5,701
Federal student loans241%$136,820$5,701
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Grant or scholarship aid110,97763%$72,130,589$6,571
Pell grants6,76539%$25,561,346$3,778
Federal student loans3622%$2,758,952$7,621
Grant or scholarship aid137731%$932,316$2,473
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
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$4,514$9,499$3,812
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 Income2019-20202020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$1,419$4,945$1,357
$30,001 – $48,000$2,179$5,374$2,500
$48,001 – $75,000$4,670$8,170$4,304
$75,001 – $110,000$6,561$10,512$6,307
$110,001 and more$7,627$12,369$8,226
  • 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 awarded 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.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)19,469
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,086
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:Full-time: 40%Part-time: 60%Student Gender:Male: 47%Female: 53%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%Asian: 8%Black or African American: 7%Hispanic/Latino: 69%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%White: 10%Two or more races: 2%Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%U.S. Nonresident: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:24 and under: 59%25 and over: 41%Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:In-state: 98%Out-of-state: 0%Foreign countries: 1%Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 37%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 31%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 32%
  • 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 return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:Full-time students: 66%Part-time students: 44%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
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 without completing at the current 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, 34 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019
Overall graduation rate:Overall graduation rate: 29%Transfer-out rate: 9%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:Male: 24%Female: 34%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 33%Asian: 49%Black or African American: 25%Hispanic/Latino: 27%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 8%White: 34%Two or more races: 47%Race/ethnicity unknown: 20%U.S. Nonresident: 36%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2018 or Fall 2019, by Time to Completion
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2021-2022
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram12
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural Technology/Technician6--9
Category total6--9
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Ethnic Studies---0
Women's Studies---10
Category total---10
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General---38
Botany/Plant Biology---0
Microbiology, General---1
Zoology/Animal Biology---1
Category total---40
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping111223
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General40-10
Business Administration and Management, General272--302
Business/Commerce, General---1
Hospitality Administration/Management, General---7
International Business/Trade/Commerce2--6
Office Management and Supervision23--36
Real Estate12--9
Retail Management1620-30
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General10--16
Selling Skills and Sales Operations---0
Small Business Administration/Management2--13
Category total49812453
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Radio and Television---13
Speech Communication and Rhetoric300-57
Category total300-83
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects2--5
Recording Arts Technology/Technician-4-9
Category total24-14
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance5--4
Computer Programming/Programmer, General-2-5
Computer Science---33
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst-1-4
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications3--3
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General12-5
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster3---
Category total125-54
Culinary, Entertainment, and Personal Services
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General2611-17
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General11326-33
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager---10
Category total13937-60
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-0-0
Educational/Instructional Technology2---
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education---0
Category total20-0
Category total---39
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General-21-19
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, General13--2
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician1--0
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician2--2
Category total1621-23
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing2--2
English Language and Literature, General---41
Category total2--43
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management-7-4
Child Care Provider/Assistant9161-125
Category total9168-129
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
American Sign Language (ASL)---9
Chinese Language and Literature---3
French Language and Literature---2
German Language and Literature---0
Spanish Language and Literature---1
Category total---15
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer9--3
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist17--18
Dental Assisting/Assistant-16-10
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist---33
Medical/Clinical Assistant19--13
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant-20-13
Physical Therapy Assistant---27
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse---50
Category total4536-167
History, General---26
Category total---26
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration---99
Criminal Justice/Police Science---0
Category total---99
Legal Professions and Studies
Court Reporting and Captioning/Court Reporter-000
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary-0-0
Legal Assistant/Paralegal370-29
Category total370029
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies--0130
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1,386-0357
Category total1,386-0487
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General---30
Category total---30
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician73-0
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician420-21
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician---0
Category total1123-21
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences---223
Category total---223
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology---38
Physical Fitness Technician3--2
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General---5
Category total3--45
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies---0
Category total---7
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General---7
Geology/Earth Science, General---1
Physics, General---10
Category total---18
Precision Production
Cabinetmaking and Millwork-1-2
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist12004
Welding Technology/Welder793-11
Category total914017
Psychology, General---191
Category total---191
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General19--13
Category total19--13
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General---8
Economics, General---30
International Relations and Affairs1--1
Political Science and Government, General---19
Social Sciences, Other---1
Sociology, General---90
Category total1--156
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General---29
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics---1
Cinematography and Film/Video Production---22
Dance, General0--5
Dance, Other1---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General---4
Graphic Design---13
Music, General---3
Visual and Performing Arts, General---6
Category total2--90
Grand total2,39319922,591
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution. Data on varsity athletics are submitted annually as required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), by all co-educational postsecondary institutions that have an intercollegiate athletics program. For the most recent data collection, EADA did not collect data on varsity athletics for programs that were cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1959)03/01/2027
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programsAccredited since ((!)06/01/1990)12/31/2029
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Assisting (DA)Accredited since (02/24/1961)12/31/2024
Dental Hygiene (DH)Accredited since (05/14/1970)12/31/2024
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistantAccredited since (03/16/1979)6/20/2017
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/103334.
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery100
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary142
j. Motor vehicle theft102
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence100
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations020
c. Liquor law violations010
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 0DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 0
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time0%0%
200 percent of normal time0%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time47%49%
200 percent of normal time53%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%4.5%10.6%
Number in default02251
Number in repayment452481477
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)