Cerritos College: Ranking & Review

United States
Top 25%

Cerritos College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)17,2187,6729,546

5,811 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,328 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Cerritos College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Cerritos College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Cerritos College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$1,288$8,652
Fees for full-time undergraduates$58$58
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$46$309

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services479479
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities401401
Health Professions and Related Programs143143
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies9696
Personal and Culinary Services9191
Social Sciences9191
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs6060
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians5555
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences5050
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service5050
Precision Production4747
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields3434
Legal Professions and Studies2727
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2424
Visual and Performing Arts2323
English Language and Literature & Letters1919
Physical Sciences1717
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1212
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1212
Architecture and Related Services1010
Public Administration and Social Service Professions77
Mathematics and Statistics66
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics44
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services33
Philosophy and Religious Studies11
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Grand Total1,8421,842

A total of 1,842 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Cerritos College.

Graduation rate24%21%27%
  • Full-time retention rate - 76%
  • Part-time retention rate - 57%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff837
Instructional FTE473
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional

Location and Contacts

Official Websitecerritos.edu
Address11110 Alondra Blvd
Norwalk, California, 90650-6298
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population106,000