Cerritos College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Norwalk, CA

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How much is the Cerritos tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Cerritos's tuition & fees is $1,364 for California residents and $12,004 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $24,872 for California residents and $35,512 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Cerritos Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,364
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$12,004
Books & Supplies Costs$864
Off-campus Room & Board$17,784
Off-campus Expenses$4,860
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,382
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$14,372

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Cerritos' tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $13,259.
Cerritos College$1,364$12,004
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California 2-4 Years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Cerritos and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Cerritos CollegeNorwalk, CA$1,364$12,004
Cabrillo CollegeAptos, CA$1,270$9,910
Chabot CollegeHayward, CA$1,150$8,686
Chaffey CollegeRancho Cucamonga, CA$1,184$11,120
Citrus CollegeGlendora, CA$1,204$9,844
Columbia CollegeSonora, CA$1,547$8,870
Crafton Hills CollegeYucaipa, CA$1,188$12,320
College of the DesertPalm Desert, CA$1,326$9,586
Diablo Valley CollegePleasant Hill, CA$1,312$9,012
El Camino Community College DistrictTorrance, CA$1,144$7,144
Fullerton CollegeFullerton, CA$1,150$9,399

Financial Aid and COA

At Cerritos College, 11,354 students (61%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $6,435.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Cerritos is $29,077 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,629 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $7,660 and the average amount of student loans is $5,701.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$24,872$35,512
Tuition & Fees$1,364$12,004
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,508$23,508
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$18,437$29,077
Average Financial Aid$6,435$6,435
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship11,35461%$6,435
Pell Grants6,76536%$3,778
Federal Student Loan3622%$7,621
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,62987%-
Grants or Scholarships1,62286%$7,660
Federal Grants1,20464%$7,912
Pell Grants1,07157%$4,600
Other Federal Grants1,12960%$4,074
State/Local Grants1,61486%$1,753
Institutional Grants58131%$120
Student Loan Aid241%$5,701
Federal Student Loans241%$5,701
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level1,0741,069$6,747
110,001 or more53$958

Student Population

Cerritos College has a total of 19,469 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 8,592 male students and 10,064 female students attending Cerritos. The school offers online degree programs and 7,185 students enrolled online exclusively (36.90% of all students).
Undergraduate18,656 8,59210,064

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered168 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population19,469
Graduation Rate29%
Transfer-out Rate9%
Retention Rate66% (Full-time), 44% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate26 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties304 (Full-time), 513 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs653 (Full-time), 525 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$100,180
Average Staff Salary$80,230