Cerro Coso Community College

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Cerro Coso Community College

3000 College Heightts Blvd
School Setting Rural: Fringe: Census-defined rural territory that is less than or equal to 5 miles from an urbanized area, as well as rural territory that is less than or equal to 2.5 miles from an urban cluster.
Geographic RegionFar West AK CA HI NV OR WA
PresidentA. Jill Board
Name of System, Governing Board or Corporate Structure Institution is part of a system or corporate entity
California Community College System
Opeflag Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Institutional control or affiliationPublic institution - An educational institution whose programs and activities are operated by institutionly elected or appointed school officials and which is supported primarily by public funds.
Dual credit Yes
Calendar system Semester
A calendar system that consists of two semesters during the academic year with about 16 weeks for each semester of instruction. There may be an additional summer session.
Admission test scores Not applicable

Student Details

The Student Details section provides a numeric overview of the students enrolled at the institution. The data lists the number of total students and breaks down this statistic by gender, full-time vs. part-time students, and student-to-faculty-ratio. With this information, you can determine the school’s size, the availability and popularity of part-time programs compared to full-time programs, and the potential size of classes. This section also discusses the institution’s admissions and retention rate. With this information, you can gain a sense of your own likelihood of obtaining admittance to the institution, as well as how many students typically continue on at the institution after one year.
Total Number of Students 4,549
Number of Men 1,634
Number of Women 2,915
Percentage Women64%
Percentage Men36 %
Full-time Students 951
Part-time Students 3598
Number of Applicants Not Reported
Number of Admitted Not Reported
Full-time Retention Rate (2012) 57%
Student-to-faculty Ratio 25 to 1

Tuition + Costs*

The Cost section provides an overview of how much it will cost to attend the institution for the full academic year. The section discusses the average annual cost of tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and extra expenses and fees. With this information, you can estimate how much it may cost you to attend the institution yourself.
In-state Tuition $1,288
Books and Supplies $1,638
On Campus Room and Board $0
In-state Fees $2
Out of State Tuition $842
Application Fee $0
Estimated Total$3,770

Net Price + Financial Aid*

The Net Price & Federal aid provides an overview of the average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduate and first-time students enrolled in the institution, as well as the percentage of students that received aid. The types of financial aid that is reported includes scholarship aid, institutional grant aid, federal grant aid, state/local grant aid, Pell grant aid, and federal student loan aid. With this information, you can get a feeling for the types of financial aid that you might receive once you are enrolled in the institution.
Average net price-students receiving grant or scholarship aid7201
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid 32%
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid dollars received by undergraduate students$2,526
Percent of full-time, first-time undergraduates receiving federal grant aid 42%
Average amount of federal grant aid received by full-time, first-time undergraduates $4,422
Percent of undergraduate students receiving Pell grants 17%
Average amount Pell grant aid received by undergraduate students $3,257
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The Degrees section provides an overview of the top area of studies that are awarded by the institution and the number of degrees that are awarded at each level. The degree types are classified by the US Department of Education’s CIP code system. With this information, you can begin to determine whether the institution offers the particular area of study and degree level that you would like to pursue.

Degrees Offered

yesLess Than 1 Yr Certificate
yes1 but Less Than 2 Yr Certificate
yesAssociate’s Degree

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded by CIPCODE

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies81
Humanities/Humanistic Studies35
Business/Commerce, General25
Welding Technology/Welder20
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training17
Human Services, General14
Business Administration and Management, General13
Child Care Provider/Assistant10
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician9
Information Technology7
Criminal Justice/Police Science5
Legal Assistant/Paralegal4
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design3
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General2
Visual and Performing Arts, General2

Degrees Awarded by Level

Associate's Degree199
Award of Less Than 1 academic year30
Award of at least 1 but Less Than 2 Yr Certificate23

Additional Services

yesWeekend/evening college
yesAcademic/career counseling service
yesEmployment services for students
yesPlacement services for completers
yesOpen admission policy

Sports and Athletics

Tel / Fax (760) 384-6377
Institution’s internet website address http://cerrocoso.edu
All data has been taken directly from the US Department of Education's IPEDS Data Center and reflects information that was self-reported by the institution for the 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Refer to our glossary for additional reference for the information given above.