Cerro Coso Community College

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

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How much is the Cerro Coso CC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Cerro Coso CC's tuition & fees is $1,384 for California residents and $10,264 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 $24,523 for California residents and $33,403 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Cerro Coso CC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,384
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$10,264
Books & Supplies Costs$1,125
Off-campus Room & Board$17,253
Off-campus Expenses$4,761
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,384
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$11,287

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Cerro Coso CC' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $13,259.
Cerro Coso Community College$1,384$10,264
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 Cerro Coso CC 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.
Cerro Coso Community CollegeRidgecrest, CA$1,384$10,264
College of AlamedaAlameda, CA$1,148$8,684
Canada CollegeRedwood City, CA$1,332$9,508
Coastline Community CollegeFountain Valley, CA$1,180$9,964
Reedley CollegeReedley, CA$1,334$9,454
Los Angeles Southwest CollegeLos Angeles, CA$1,238$10,130
Los Angeles City CollegeLos Angeles, CA$1,238$10,130
Los Angeles Mission CollegeSylmar, CA$1,238$10,130
Mendocino CollegeUkiah, CA$1,423$8,893
San Diego City CollegeSan Diego, CA$1,150$9,094
San Diego Miramar CollegeSan Diego, CA$1,150$9,094

Financial Aid and COA

At Cerro Coso Community College, 2,672 students (55%) 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 $2,844.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Cerro Coso CC is $30,559 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 114 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 $6,596 and the average amount of student loans is $9,402.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$24,523$33,403
Tuition & Fees$1,384$10,264
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,139$23,139
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$21,679$30,559
Average Financial Aid$2,844$2,844
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,67255%$2,844
Pell Grants67914%$3,360
Federal Student Loan220%$6,322
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid11475%-
Grants or Scholarships11374%$6,596
Federal Grants7549%$7,751
Pell Grants6039%$4,071
Other Federal Grants5234%$6,482
State/Local Grants9059%$1,778
Institutional Grants43%$1,000
Student Loan Aid11%$9,402
Federal Student Loans11%$9,402
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level5757$6,313
110,001 or more00-

Student Population

Cerro Coso Community College has a total of 4,919 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 2,252 male students and 2,610 female students attending Cerro Coso CC. The school offers online degree programs and 2,590 students enrolled online exclusively (52.65% of all students).
Undergraduate4,862 2,2522,610

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address3000 College Heights Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered54 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population4,919
Graduation Rate29%
Transfer-out Rate12%
Retention Rate45% (Full-time), 28% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate23 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties70 (Full-time), 88 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs146 (Full-time), 120 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$99,388
Average Staff Salary$67,242