Campus & Student Life at Cerritos College

Home to about 20,406 undergraduates in 2020, Cerritos College is a very large, public college located in Norwalk, California. A safe, suburban environment can offer many of the amenities of city living without the constant hum. Should you tire of the campus however, Cerritos College offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Cerritos College can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Cerritos College Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Cerritos College Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 4.0% of the student population at Cerritos College. For more information on policies and accommodations that the college provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Cerritos College Disability Services.

Cerritos College for the Military

While not a "service academy", Cerritos College does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. There is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information, check out our Cerritos College for Veterans Guide.

Cerritos College offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, Cerritos College does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Cerritos College

Cerritos College does not offer on-campus housing.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Cerritos College

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Cerritos College

Cerritos College has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 20,406 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 8,240 (40.4%). Part-time attendance was 12,166 (59.6%).


Cerritos College is Ranked #2,329 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Cerritos College is less diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Cerritos College #2329 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Cerritos College

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Cerritos College by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Cerritos College Diversity Guide.

Cerritos College Athletics

Cerritos College has a total of 555 student athletes, 372 men and 183 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$1,706,640
Total Expenses (all teams)$1,507,021

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Cerritos College Athletics

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