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Cerro Coso Community College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Cerro Coso Community College? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Cerro Coso Community College offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Cerro Coso Community College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Cerro Coso Community College was awarded 20 badges in the 2022 rankings.

Overall Quality

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

Is It Hard to Get Into Cerro Coso Community College?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Cerro Coso Community 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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Cerro Coso Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Cerro Coso Community College, the student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

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

Full-Time Faculty Percent  37 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Cerro Coso Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Cerro Coso Community College this rate is 57%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  57 out of 100
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Cerro Coso Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,159 undergraduates at Cerro Coso Community College with 905 being full-time and 4,254 being part-time.

How Much Does Cerro Coso Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Cerro Coso Community College is $7,684. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 Cerro Coso Community College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Cerro Coso Community College, approximately 6% of students took out student loans averaging $5,183 a year. That adds up to $20,732 over four years for those students.

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How Much Money Do Cerro Coso Community College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Cerro Coso Community College make about $28,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 30% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of Cerro Coso Community College

Cerro Coso Community College is a public institution located in Ridgecrest, California. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

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Contact details for Cerro Coso Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3000 College Heights Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-9571
Phone: 760-384-6100
Website: cerrocoso.edu/

Cerro Coso Community College Majors

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

Online Learning at Cerro Coso Community College

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 2,619 students took at least one online class at Cerro Coso Community College. This is a decrease from the 3,440 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 2,619 1,583
2018-2019 3,440 2,581
2017-2018 3,032 2,074
2016-2017 3,249 2,417
2015-2016 2,883 1,888

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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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