About Cerritos College
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Founded in 1955, Cerritos College is one of the top community colleges in Los Angeles County offering comprehensive, high-quality, affordable education and career training. We are one of the five largest community colleges in Los Angeles County. We sit on 135 acres located in the City of Norwalk, near the intersection of Interstates 5, 605, and 105, and State Route 91. This makes the campus geographically convenient for students coming from Southeastern Los Angeles County and North Orange County. Our students commute from Artesia, Bellflower, Buena Park, Cerritos, Cypress, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, La Mirada, La Palma, Long Beach, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, and beyond. An average of 22,000 students attend annually, and participate in over 180 areas of study and 87 degree and certificate programs.
History of Cerritos College
Students who have passed through Cerritos College over the years may not remember the name of every building, or every professor they had or the grade they received - but they will always remember how Cerritos College changed their lives forever. They will remember the rich opportunities Cerritos College gave them to succeed, and they will not forget the life-long friendships they made that turned into an extended family of Falcons. Our legacy of student excellence, achievement and strong community ties lives on. Take a deeper look at our story.
We put students first at Cerritos College. Through extensive support services, we empower you to succeed in academics, social and career development in a friendly and supportive environment. At Cerritos College, we promote a culture of respect, diversity and inclusion, and academic excellence.
An education you can afford
At $46 per unit, you get the best value for your education with less debt. You can transfer to your dream school for a fraction of the cost of a four-year college, stay close to home and save on career training to secure a high-paying job. Our campus features new and renovated modern facilities.
$1,104 per year
$5,742 per year
$12,630 per year
*data reflects cost of tuition only
ATHLETICS – HOME OF THE FALCONS
Falcons fly high. We have 19 winning athletics teams with state and local championships. Visit our athletics page
Our award-winning faculty and staff play a critical role in your success. They provide nurturing support, rigorous course work and a deep personal commitment to your growth. Our distinguished faculty promote academic excellence and rigor, have a strong record of scholarship, are leaders of industry, research and publication, and help students cultivate strong critical thinking skills.
AWARD-WINNING FACULTY, STUDENTS, AND INITIATIVES
- 2021 - Ninth among the top 25 community colleges with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States
- 2020 - Honored as a 2020 Equity Champion of Higher Education by The Campaign for College Opportunity
- 2020 - Eighth among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States
- The Class of 2020 celebrated 5,300 degrees and certificates awarded – the largest graduating class in campus history
- 2019 - WPMD student radio station named America’s Best Community College Radio Station by the College Media Association
- 2019 - Selected as 1 of 6 community colleges piloting the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program
- 2018 - Examples of Excelencia Award in the Associate Level (Cerritos Complete)
- 2018 – Bellwether Award Top 10 Finalist Cerritos Complete, Institute of Higher Education at the University of Florida
- 2017 – Journalism Awards for Talon Marks newspaper, California College Media Association
- 2017 – Ranked 14 in Top 100 Schools with Highest Hispanic Enrollment, US Dept. of Education 2017
- 2017 – Energy & Sustainability Award, The California Community Colleges Board of Governors
- 2017 – Outstanding Teaching Award Dr. Kimberly Duff (Psychology), Western Psychological Association
- 2016 – Teacher of the Year – Jim Driskell (Woodworking), LA County Industrial & Technology Education Association
admission rate to UCLA through Scholars’ Honors
Top 100 schools with highest Latino enrollment