Cerro Coso Community College: Ranking & Review

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Cerro Coso Community College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)5,7252,5123,213

3,249 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,417 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Cerro Coso Community 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.

Cerro Coso Community 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.

Cerro Coso Community College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$1,288$7,224
Fees for full-time undergraduates$2$2
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$46$258

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities225225
Health Professions and Related Programs7272
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services4141
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences3939
Precision Production3030
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2828
Legal Professions and Studies2020
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1717
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies1010
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service99
Mathematics and Statistics99
English Language and Literature & Letters88
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies22
Visual and Performing Arts11
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services
Grand Total528528

A total of 528 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Cerro Coso Community College.

Graduation rate18%13%22%
  • Full-time retention rate - 57%
  • Part-time retention rate - 27%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff176
Instructional FTE79
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.cerrocoso.edu
Address3000 College Heights Blvd
Ridgecrest, California, 93555-9571
United States
Urbanization levelRural: Fringe
City population28,000