Cerritos College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,288
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$3,128
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.02%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
22,287
32.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
26.1%
426 Graduates

About

Cerritos College is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Cerritos College were .

In 2019, 2,636 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cerritos College. 62.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,884 degrees), 7.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (249 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cerritos College is $1,288, which is $−6,536 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cerritos College is $1,288, which is $−6,536 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,128.

In 2019, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 3% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,288
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Cerritos College was $1,288. The cost of tuition at Cerritos College is $−6,536 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$3,128
2019 Value
11.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Cerritos College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,128. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Cerritos College grew by 11.6%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,292
Room and Board
$1,854
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cerritos College was of $13,292 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,854. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

64%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
3%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

64% of undergraduate students at Cerritos College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 8.57% with respect to 2018, when 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Cerritos College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
7.02%
2017 Default Rate
33
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Cerritos College was 7.02%, which represents 33 out of the 470 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Cerritos College has a total enrollment of 22,287 students. The full-time enrollment at Cerritos College is 7,152 students and the part-time enrollment is 15,135. This means that 32.1% of students enrolled at Cerritos College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cerritos College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.52% White, 6.92% Asian, 5.06% Black or African American, 2.3% Two or More Races, 0.323% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.247% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Cerritos College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (37.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (31.5%) and Asian Female (4.12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cerritos College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 22,287 students. The full-time enrollment at Cerritos College is 7,152 and the part-time enrollment is 15,135. This means that 32.1% of students enrolled at Cerritos College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Cerritos College was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Cerritos College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    14,498
  2. White
    1,675
  3. Asian
    1,543

The enrolled student population at Cerritos College is 65.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.52% White, 6.92% Asian, 5.06% Black or African American, 2.3% Two or More Races, 0.323% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.247% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2,682 students (12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 636 more women than men received degrees from Cerritos College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Cerritos College is hispanic or latino (1,884 degrees awarded). There were 7.57 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (249 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cerritos College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Cerritos College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (209 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (209 degrees), and Physical Sciences (52 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cerritos College are Other managers (169,672 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (164,685 people), Postsecondary teachers (163,447 people), Secondary school teachers (110,836 people), and Physicians (108,997 people).

The most specialized majors at Cerritos College are Human Sciences (209 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (209 degrees), Physical Sciences (52 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (17 degrees), and English (52 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cerritos College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Advertising sales agents

The most specialized majors at Cerritos College are Human Sciences (209 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (209 degrees), Physical Sciences (52 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (17 degrees), and English (52 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cerritos College are Elementary & secondary schools (412,802 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (328,293 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (189,073 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (189,028 people), and Computer Systems Design (131,260 people).

The most specialized majors at Cerritos College are Human Sciences (209 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (209 degrees), Physical Sciences (52 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (17 degrees), and English (52 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Cerritos College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cerritos College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,000
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,636
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,000 degrees were awarded to men at Cerritos College, which is 0.611 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,636).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Cerritos College by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 123 degrees were awarded to men at Cerritos College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.86 times less than the 143 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 258 degrees were awarded to women at Cerritos College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 3.23 times more than the 80 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
26%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 9% of students graduating from Cerritos College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (48.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Cerritos College is Female and Asian (48.1% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.82% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,884 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    249 degrees awarded
  3. White
    175 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cerritos College is hispanic or latino (1,884 degrees awarded). There were 7.57 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (249 degrees).

3.49% of degree recipients (92 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,173 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    711 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    144 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Cerritos College is hispanic or latino female (1,173 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (711 degrees).

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Operations

Cerritos College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.78M (NaNM%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Cerritos College had a total salary expenditure of $215M. Cerritos College employs 270 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Cerritos College are Female Instructors (149), Male Instructors(121), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cerritos College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 167 employees, Service, with 60 employees, and Management with 53 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Cerritos College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Cerritos College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Cerritos College (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.3M - Federal
  2. $22M - State
  3. $2.94M - Local

As of 2019, Cerritos College received $2.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $22M from state grants and contracts, and $2.94M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$84.6M
2019 Salaries
0.546%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Cerritos College paid a median of $84.6M in salaries, which represents 39.3% of their overall expenditure ($215M) and a 0.546% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.28% growth from 2017 and a 14% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$29.3M
Instructional Salaries
270
Number of Employees

In 2019, Cerritos College paid a total of $29.3M to 270 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
270 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
167 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cerritos College were Instructor with 270 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cerritos College were Office and Administrative Support with 167 employees; Service with 60 employees; and Management with 53 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cerritos College was Female Instructor with 149 employees, Male Instructor with 121 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Cerritos College.

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