Cerritos College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,288
2022 Average Net Price
$3,812
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.57%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
19,469
40.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
29.4%
677 Graduates

About

Cerritos College is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Cerritos College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (357 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (302 degrees), and Biological & Physical Sciences (223 degrees).

In 2022, 5,185 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cerritos College. 63.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (3,585 degrees), 7.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (498 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cerritos College is $1,288, which is $−6,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Cerritos College is $1,288, which is $−6,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,812.

In 2022, 61% of undergraduate students attending Cerritos College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 2% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,288
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Cerritos College was $1,288. The cost of tuition at Cerritos College is $−6,824 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$3,812
2022 Value
60.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Cerritos College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,812. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Cerritos College grew by 60.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$20,764
Room and Board
$1,126
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cerritos College was of $20,764 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 25.2% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,126. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.26% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
2%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Cerritos College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 6.15% with respect to 2021, when 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.57%
2019 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Cerritos College was 4.57%, which represents 22 out of the 481 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Cerritos College had a total enrollment of 19,469 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Cerritos College is 7,838 students and the part-time enrollment is 11,631. This means that 40.3% of students enrolled at Cerritos College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cerritos College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.2% Hispanic or Latino, 9.8% White, 8.05% Asian, 6.64% Black or African American, 2.36% Two or More Races, 0.344% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.257% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Cerritos College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (39.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (32.5%) and Asian Male (4.66%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

40.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cerritos College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,469 students. The full-time enrollment at Cerritos College is 7,838 and the part-time enrollment is 11,631. This means that 40.3% of students enrolled at Cerritos College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Cerritos College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Cerritos College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    13,465 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,907 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    1,567 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Cerritos College is 69.2% Hispanic or Latino, 9.8% White, 8.05% Asian, 6.64% Black or African American, 2.36% Two or More Races, 0.344% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.257% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 632 students (3.25%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,439 more women than men received degrees from Cerritos College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Cerritos College is hispanic or latino (3,585 degrees awarded). There were 7.2 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (498 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Cerritos College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (357 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (302 degrees) and Biological & Physical Sciences (223 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Cerritos College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (288 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,873 degrees), and Precision Production (112 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cerritos College are Elementary & middle school teachers (133,554 people), Other managers (72,005 people), Registered nurses (41,586 people), Physicians (39,080 people), and Secondary school teachers (38,013 people).

The most specialized majors at Cerritos College in 2022 are Human Sciences (288 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,873 degrees), Precision Production (112 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (223 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (236 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cerritos College are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Cerritos College are Human Sciences (288 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,873 degrees), Precision Production (112 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (223 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (236 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cerritos College are Elementary & secondary schools (276,066 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (126,257 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (87,814 people), Computer Systems Design (61,419 people), and Outpatient care centers (44,476 people).

The most specialized majors at Cerritos College are Human Sciences (288 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,873 degrees), Precision Production (112 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (223 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (236 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Cerritos College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 357 degrees awarded
  2. 302 degrees awarded
  3. 223 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Cerritos College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 357 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,873
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,312
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,873 degrees were awarded to men at Cerritos College, which is 0.566 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,312).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 602 degrees were awarded to men at Cerritos College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.528 times less than the 1141 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 1141 degrees were awarded to men at Cerritos College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.9 times more than the 602 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 15% of students graduating from Cerritos College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (62.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Cerritos College is Female and Asian (62.5% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.28% of graduates (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    3,585 degrees awarded
  2. White
    498 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    488 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cerritos College is hispanic or latino (3,585 degrees awarded). There were 7.2 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (498 degrees).

3.78% of degree recipients (196 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    2,324 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    1,261 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    311 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Cerritos College is hispanic or latino female (2,324 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1261 degrees).

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Operations

Cerritos College employs 216 Instructors. Most academics at Cerritos College are Female Instructor (113), and Male Instructor (103).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cerritos College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 149 employees, Service, with 79 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 59 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $23.1M - Federal
  2. $24.2M - State
  3. $189k - Local

As of 2022, Cerritos College received $23.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $24.2M from state grants and contracts, and $189k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$106M
2022 Salaries
16.8%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Cerritos College paid a median of $106M in salaries, a 16.8% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$29M
Instructional Salaries
216
Number of Employees

In 2022, Cerritos College paid a total of $29M to 216 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
216 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
149 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cerritos College was Instructor with 216 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cerritos College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 149 employees, Service with 79 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 59 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cerritos College was Female Instructor with 113 employees, and Male Instructor with 103 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Cerritos College.

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