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Cerritos College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Cerritos College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Cerritos College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Cerritos College was awarded 21 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Cerritos College was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Cerritos College?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Cerritos College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

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Cerritos College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Cerritos College is 26 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Cerritos College is 37%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  37 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cerritos College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Cerritos College has a freshmen retention rate of 76%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at Cerritos College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 17,218 undergraduates at Cerritos College with 7,145 being full-time and 10,073 being part-time.

Cerritos College Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Cerritos College is 33.42 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  33.42 out of 100
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How Much Does Cerritos College Cost?

The overall average net price of Cerritos College is $1,598. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Cerritos College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$1,001 $1,109 $3,832 $6,166 $8,650

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Cerritos College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Cerritos College, approximately 2% of students took out student loans averaging $6,007 a year. That adds up to $24,028 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cerritos College is 11.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Cerritos College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Cerritos College make around $31,900 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 20% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Cerritos College make the most money.

Location of Cerritos College

Located in Norwalk, California, Cerritos College is a public institution. Norwalk is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Location of Cerritos College

Contact details for Cerritos College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90650-6298
Phone: 562-860-2451

Cerritos College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Cerritos College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Cerritos College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 6,447 students took at least one online class at Cerritos College. This is an increase from the 5,811 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 6,447 2,653
2016-2017 5,811 2,328
2015-2016 5,193 2,062
2014-2015 5,047 1,983
2013-2014 11,991 2,515

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