Cerro Coso Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,380
7.14% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$11,592
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
5,159
17.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
28.9%
59 Graduates

About

Cerro Coso Community College is a higher education institution located in Kern County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Cerro Coso Community College were .

In 2020, 850 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cerro Coso Community College. 57.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (407 degrees), 1.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (253 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cerro Coso Community College is $1,380, which is $−6,600 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cerro Coso Community College is $1,380, which is $−6,600 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,592.

In 2020, 52% of undergraduate students attending Cerro Coso Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, N/A% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,380
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Cerro Coso Community College was $1,380. The cost of tuition at Cerro Coso Community College is $−6,600 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$11,592
2020 Value
15.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Cerro Coso Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,592. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Cerro Coso Community College grew by 15.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,189
Room and Board
$1,971
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cerro Coso Community College was of $14,189 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,971. The cost of room and board increased by 6.74% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.31% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
N/A%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Cerro Coso Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.96% with respect to 2019, when 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Cerro Coso Community College has a total enrollment of 5,159 students. The full-time enrollment at Cerro Coso Community College is 905 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,254. This means that 17.5% of students enrolled at Cerro Coso Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cerro Coso Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.3% Hispanic or Latino, 36.6% White, 7.68% Black or African American, 5.35% Two or More Races, 4.21% Asian, 2.09% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.504% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cerro Coso Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (23.1%), followed by White Female (18.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.1%). 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

17.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cerro Coso Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,159 students. The full-time enrollment at Cerro Coso Community College is 905 and the part-time enrollment is 4,254. This means that 17.5% of students enrolled at Cerro Coso Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2020 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 Cerro Coso Community College was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Cerro Coso Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,180
  2. White
    1,890
  3. Black or African American
    396

The enrolled student population at Cerro Coso Community College is 42.3% Hispanic or Latino, 36.6% White, 7.68% Black or African American, 5.35% Two or More Races, 4.21% Asian, 2.09% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.504% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 61 students (1.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 130 more women than men received degrees from Cerro Coso Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Cerro Coso Community College is white (407 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (253 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Cerro Coso Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (88 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (351 degrees), and Precision Production (28 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 Cerro Coso Community College are Software developers (476,852 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (149,551 people), Other managers (147,228 people), Computer occupations, all other (121,261 people), and Computer programmers (119,560 people).

The most specialized majors at Cerro Coso Community College are Human Sciences (88 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (351 degrees), Precision Production (28 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (103 degrees), and Math & Statistics (15 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 Cerro Coso Community College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Cerro Coso Community College are Human Sciences (88 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (351 degrees), Precision Production (28 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (103 degrees), and Math & Statistics (15 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 Cerro Coso Community College are Computer Systems Design (554,896 people), Elementary & secondary schools (312,448 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (180,977 people), Insurance carriers (114,128 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (104,921 people).

The most specialized majors at Cerro Coso Community College are Human Sciences (88 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (351 degrees), Precision Production (28 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (103 degrees), and Math & Statistics (15 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 Cerro Coso Community 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 Cerro Coso Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

360
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
490
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 360 degrees were awarded to men at Cerro Coso Community College, which is 0.735 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (490).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 100 degrees were awarded to men at Cerro Coso Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.847 times less than the 118 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 118 degrees were awarded to women at Cerro Coso Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.18 times more than the 100 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
25%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 11% of students graduating from Cerro Coso Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Cerro Coso Community College is Female and Asian (80% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    407 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    253 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cerro Coso Community College is white (407 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (253 degrees).

3.18% of degree recipients (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    247 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    160 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    158 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Cerro Coso Community College is white female (247 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (160 degrees).

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Operations

Cerro Coso Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $778k (NaNk%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Cerro Coso Community College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Cerro Coso Community College employs 63 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Cerro Coso Community College are Male Instructors (34), Female Instructors(29), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cerro Coso Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 19 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 18 employees, and Management with 17 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $812k - Federal
  2. $8.77M - State
  3. $147k - Local

As of 2020, Cerro Coso Community College received $812k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.77M from state grants and contracts, and $147k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$17.6M
2020 Salaries
1.94%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Cerro Coso Community College paid a median of $17.6M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 1.94% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.58% growth from 2018 and a 2.15% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.1M
Instructional Salaries
63
Number of Employees

In 2020, Cerro Coso Community College paid a total of $7.1M to 63 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
63 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cerro Coso Community College were Instructor with 63 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cerro Coso Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 18 employees; and Management with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cerro Coso Community College was Male Instructor with 34 employees, and Female Instructor with 29 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Cerro Coso Community College.

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