Cerro Coso Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,380
2022 Average Net Price
$11,826
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
4,919
15% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
29.1%
46 Graduates

About

Cerro Coso Community College is a higher education institution located in Kern County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Cerro Coso Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (294 degrees awarded), Humanistic Studies (179 degrees), and General Psychology (58 degrees).

In 2022, 1,001 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cerro Coso Community College. 54.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (439 degrees), 1.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (353 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cerro Coso Community College is $1,380, which is $−6,732 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Cerro Coso Community College is $1,380, which is $−6,732 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,826.

In 2022, 55% of undergraduate students attending Cerro Coso Community College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$1,380
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Cerro Coso Community College was $1,380. The cost of tuition at Cerro Coso Community College is $−6,732 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$11,826
2022 Value
0.991%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Cerro Coso Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,826. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Cerro Coso Community College grew by 0.991%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,253
Room and Board
$1,125
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cerro Coso Community College was of $17,253 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.06% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,125. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.17% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

55% of undergraduate students at Cerro Coso Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.79% with respect to 2021, when 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0%
2017 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Cerro Coso Community College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 11 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Cerro Coso Community College had a total enrollment of 4,919 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Cerro Coso Community College is 736 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,183. This means that 15% 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 45.8% Hispanic or Latino, 34.3% White, 7.68% Black or African American, 4.8% Two or More Races, 4.15% Asian, 1.93% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.366% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cerro Coso Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (19.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (19.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

15%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cerro Coso Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,919 students. The full-time enrollment at Cerro Coso Community College is 736 and the part-time enrollment is 4,183. This means that 15% of students enrolled at Cerro Coso Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

45%
2022 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 45%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), 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 (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,255 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,689 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    378 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Cerro Coso Community College is 45.8% Hispanic or Latino, 34.3% White, 7.68% Black or African American, 4.8% Two or More Races, 4.15% Asian, 1.93% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.366% 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 42.9% White, 27.9% 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, 39 students (0.793%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 87 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 (439 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (353 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Cerro Coso Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (294 degrees awarded), followed by Humanistic Studies (179 degrees) and General Psychology (58 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (58 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (473 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (126 degrees).

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 (536,468 people), Other managers (134,186 people), Computer occupations, all other (117,599 people), Computer & information systems managers (109,073 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (108,173 people).

The most specialized majors at Cerro Coso Community College in 2022 are Human Sciences (58 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (473 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (126 degrees), Precision Production (25 degrees), and Legal (29 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Cerro Coso Community College are Human Sciences (58 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (473 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (126 degrees), Precision Production (25 degrees), and Legal (29 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (568,702 people), Elementary & secondary schools (242,604 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (128,778 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (99,916 people), and Insurance carriers (86,168 people).

The most specialized majors at Cerro Coso Community College are Human Sciences (58 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (473 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (126 degrees), Precision Production (25 degrees), and Legal (29 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 294 degrees awarded
  2. 179 degrees awarded
  3. 58 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Cerro Coso Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 294 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

457
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
544
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 457 degrees were awarded to men at Cerro Coso Community College, which is 0.84 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (544).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 143 degrees were awarded to men at Cerro Coso Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.947 times less than the 151 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 151 degrees were awarded to men at Cerro Coso Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.06 times more than the 143 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 14% 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, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Cerro Coso Community College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 2.17% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    439 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    353 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    63 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cerro Coso Community College is white (439 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (353 degrees).

2% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    275 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    185 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    168 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Cerro Coso Community College is white female (275 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (185 degrees).

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Operations

Cerro Coso Community College employs 66 Instructors. Most academics at Cerro Coso Community College are Male Instructor (35), and Female Instructor (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cerro Coso Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 25 employees, Management, with 21 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$18.2M
2022 Salaries
3.1%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Cerro Coso Community College paid a median of $18.2M in salaries, a 3.1% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.31M
Instructional Salaries
66
Number of Employees

In 2022, Cerro Coso Community College paid a total of $7.31M to 66 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
66 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
25 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cerro Coso Community College was Instructor with 66 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cerro Coso Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees, Management with 21 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cerro Coso Community College was Male Instructor with 35 employees, and Female Instructor with 31 employees.

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

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