Cerritos College

Cerritos College Demographics & Diversity Report

What does the Cerritos College student population look like? College Factual wanted to know the truth so we ran the numbers. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, age and location diversity of college campuses accross the United States. The results of the Cerritos College 2021 diversity report are below.

Cerritos College Student Population

22,287 Total Students

How Many Students Attend Cerritos College?

Cerritos College total enrollment is approximately 22,287 students.

Cerritos College Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Cerritos College undergraduate population is made up of 54% women, and 46% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Cerritos College Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
Hispanic 4,941
Asian 589
Unknown 534
White 396
Black or African American 376
Multi-Ethnic 184
International 87
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 29

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Below Average Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Cerritos College achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #2,340 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  2340 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  33.42 out of 100
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A lower overall diversity school means the student body is not very diverse when it comes to race/ethnicity, ages, genders, and locations.

How Does Cerritos College Diversity Compare to National Averages?


Cerritos College is considered below average in terms of overall diversity on a national level. Some areas of diversity in the school may be better than others.

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Cerritos College is ranked 2,365 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2365 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  37.61 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

Cerritos College Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
Hispanic 14,498
Unknown 2,682
White 1,675
Asian 1,543
Black or African American 1,127
Multi-Ethnic 513
International 122
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 72

Near Even Male/Female Ratio

More Female Students

Cerritos College ranks 169 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  169 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  95.57 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 11,610 female students and 10,677 male students at Cerritos College.

International Students at Cerritos College

Students from 41 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from South Korea, China, and Taiwan.

Learn more about international students at Cerritos College.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
41.68% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  86.34 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Cerritos College, 41.68% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
18-19 4,133
20-21 3,044
22-24 2,819
25-29 2,281
35 and over 1,802
30-34 1,061
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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