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Cerritos College Demographics & Diversity

Norwalk, California

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Cerritos College are primarily Hispanic with a small Asian population. The school has medium racial diversity. 95% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Cerritos College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Cerritos College students
Race Percent of Students
White 5%
Black 3%
Hispanic 70%
Asian 8%
American Indian / Alaskan 5%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 1%
International 1%
Race Unknown 7%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 22% more female students than male students enrolled at Cerritos College with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Cerritos College has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Cerritos College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for Cerritos College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 9,188
Women 11,218

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Cerritos College serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 98 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Cerritos College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 98%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$55,858 per year

63% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
20,406
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 35.4%
Part time Undergrads 65.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=111887 IPEDS survey data for Cerritos College.