Cerritos College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,288

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$10,210

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

11.2%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

17,218

41.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

24.3%

374 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 2017, 1,842 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cerritos College. 57.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (1,182 degrees), 6.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (195 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cerritos College is $1,288, which is $-6,126 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cerritos College is $1,288, which is $-6,126 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,210.

In 2017, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 3% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,288

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Cerritos College was $1,288. The cost of tuition at Cerritos College is $-6,126 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$10,210

2017 Value

3.49%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Cerritos College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,210. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Cerritos College grew by 3.49%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,492

Room and Board

$1,790

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cerritos College was of $12,492 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,790. The cost of room and board increased by 4.36% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.47% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

3%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Cerritos College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.56% with respect to 2016, when 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.

11.2%

2016 Default Rate

64

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Cerritos College was 11.2%, which represents 64 out of the 570 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 17,218 students. The full-time enrollment at Cerritos College is 7,145 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,073. This means that 41.5% of students enrolled at Cerritos College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cerritos College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.64% Asian, 6.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.45% Black or African American, 1.08% White, 0.987% Two or More Races, and 0.616% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cerritos College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (40.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (32.1%) and Asian Male (4.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

41.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cerritos College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,218 students. The full-time enrollment at Cerritos College is 7,145 and the part-time enrollment is 10,073. This means that 41.5% of students enrolled at Cerritos College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

2017 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 76%. 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

    12,690

  2. Asian

    1,315

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    1,082

The enrolled student population at Cerritos College is 73.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.64% Asian, 6.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.45% Black or African American, 1.08% White, 0.987% Two or More Races, and 0.616% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 1,281 students (7.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 264 more women than men received degrees from Cerritos College. The majority of degree recipients at Cerritos College are hispanic or latino (1,182 degrees awarded). There were 6.06 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (195 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 Interdisciplinary Studies (96 degrees awarded), Precision Production (47 degrees), and Human Sciences (50 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 Accountants & auditors (1,089,637 people), Other managers (622,022 people), Financial managers (423,467 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (347,270 people), and Chief executives & legislators (317,755 people).

The most specialized majors at Cerritos College are Interdisciplinary Studies (96 degrees awarded), Precision Production (47 degrees), Human Sciences (50 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (401 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (91 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, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Cerritos College are Interdisciplinary Studies (96 degrees awarded), Precision Production (47 degrees), Human Sciences (50 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (401 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (91 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 (668,877 people), Banking & related activities (493,608 people), Computer Systems Design (428,369 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (393,715 people), and Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services (391,896 people).

The most specialized majors at Cerritos College are Interdisciplinary Studies (96 degrees awarded), Precision Production (47 degrees), Human Sciences (50 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (401 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (91 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 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees 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

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 789

  2. 1,053

In 2017, 789 degrees were awarded to men at Cerritos College, which is 0.749 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,053).

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, 200 degrees were awarded to men at Cerritos College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.877 times less than the 228 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 228 degrees were awarded to women at Cerritos College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.14 times more than the 200 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%

100% Completion Time

26%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 8% 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 38% 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 (45.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Cerritos College is Female and Asian (45.6% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.14% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1,182 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    195 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    191 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cerritos College is hispanic or latino (1,182 degrees awarded). There were 6.06 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (195 degrees).

10.4% of degree recipients (191 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    682 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    500 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    100 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Cerritos College is hispanic or latino female (682 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (500 degrees).

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Operations

Cerritos College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.43M (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Cerritos College had a total salary expenditure of $182M. Cerritos College employs 299 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Cerritos College are Female Instructors (167), Male Instructors(132), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cerritos College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 174 employees, Service, with 59 employees, and Management with 52 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Cerritos College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Cerritos College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A 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. $2.44M - Federal

  2. $20.3M - State

  3. $382k - Local

As of 2017, Cerritos College received $2.44M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $20.3M from state grants and contracts, and $382k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$83.9M

2017 Salaries

14%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Cerritos College paid a median of $83.9M in salaries, which represents 46.2% of their overall expenditure ($182M) and a 14% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.8% growth from 2015 and a 6.11% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$31.7M

Instructional Salaries

299

Number of Employees

In 2017, Cerritos College paid a total of $31.7M to 299 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.48M (34%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

299 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

174 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cerritos College were Instructor with 299 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cerritos College were Office and Administrative Support with 174 employees; Service with 59 employees; and Management with 52 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cerritos College was Female Instructor with 167 employees, Male Instructor with 132 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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