Cerro Coso Community College
Ridgecrest, CA 93555-9571

Overview

Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 5,136
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 26:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
No
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

Cerro Coso Community College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Cerro Coso Community College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $7,196 and in-state students paid $1,288.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$6,661
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,496
$1,288
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $3,466
$7,196
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 62% of Cerro Coso Community College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 49% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,784 (which is 13.4% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Cerro Coso Community College in 2016-2017, was 0, which is -- of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was -- (which is 100% below the national average.)

$3,784
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,368
--
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,557
62%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Cerro Coso Community College has enrolled a total of 5,136 students (864 students full-time and 4,272 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,136 students, 701 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 41% men and 59% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,888 students for distance studies.

5,136
Total Enrollment
701
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 45%

Hispanic: 38%

Two or more races: 6%

Black/African American: 4%

Asian: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Cerro Coso Community College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 28% 374 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 12% 153
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 10% 130 40
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 6% 78 18
Precision Production 5% 71
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 5% 60 16
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 3% 45
Legal Professions And Studies 3% 39 3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 2% 27 8
Psychology 1% 14

Graduation & Dropout Rates

24%
Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Cerro Coso Community College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

12%
Still enrolled
53%
Dropout rate
11%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$20,800
Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Cerro Coso Community College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $20,800. Last year, out of the total 619 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 421 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 914 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 594 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $20,800 $26,500
Employment Rate 68% 65%
Total Graduates 619 914

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Cerro Coso Community College.

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60.2 mile away
Victor Valley College
79.1 mile away
Porterville College
82.4 mile away
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95.2 mile away
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