About Cerro Coso Community College

Founded in 1973, Cerro Coso Community College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 5,136 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Cerro Coso Community College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 26:1. There are 59 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Cerro Coso Community College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at CCCC are considered , with ,5% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Cerro Coso Community College.

Cerro Coso Community College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    12 Students rated on-campus housing 2.2 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    10 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    15 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    18 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    19 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    18 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    18 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    19 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Cerro Coso Community College?

22 Students rated Cerro Coso Community College

Annel - 04/04/2023

I think the school is a very open-minded, easily accessible, well understood college. The navigation is very well explained, I can always reach out to my counselor and teachers when I have a question, and seek tutoring when needed. I can choose whether I go in person or online and I feel like I retain the information. I can always visit the library to find more information. I also enjoy the food and drinks on campus and the bookstore will always find the textbooks you need.

Jordan - 07/24/2022

Cerro Coso Community College is an amazing school and I had a great first year last year! Classes were pretty easy and I learned lots of new information, which was the prefect combination. All the professors I had were very knowledgeable and taught the material in very good ways. The campus is very nice and offers lots of help and resources to students. It is also a hunger free campus, so they provide monthly food distributions snacks all throughout campus! This is a very cool attribute of the school! Athletics are the best part, the teams are family and we all support each other. Each sports program has been building and getting better so we can make a name for ourselves. Overall, this is a great 2 year school and has everything you will be looking for!

jenna - 01/23/2022

I think Cerro Coso is a great college for the community. They offer great programs and have a great community for support. The counselors are always willing to help and it’s easy to make an appointment with them. Having another campus 40 minutes away is helpful if the program you are looking for isn’t in our town we can travel!

Brisa - 03/03/2021

Cerro Coso Community College is a a school that has thousands of students studying in the area. The professors, staff, and students are a great environment to be around. Everyday you're able to learn new things and this allows students to spread the word on the events occurring in the area. My perspective as a student is that we are the top priority and counselors are amazing at showing that they care about us and our education for our futures.

Cerro Coso Community College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Cerro Coso Community College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Cerro Coso Community College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    In my opinion, doing all the homework assignments is very important. In college, nobody forces you or cares to tell you to get your work done because you are responsible for yourself. By doing all the homework assignments, you can learn far better than just sitting in classroom. Spending more time on studying is also very important. College courses require much more effort than the ones in high school. They often need you to research and organize your information on the subjects. Partying is a big problem for college students, including me. It is fun and helps you to know more people. But after a long time of partying, you will not be able to focus in class or have energy to do homework and study. Setting up an academic goal is the most important thing. Knowing why you are in school and what you want from being in school now will be the reason why you should study hard now. Having an academic goal is also a motivation for yourself. Being aware of what you are doing and why you are doing it is the key to succeed in college.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Very encouraging to succeed.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    This is my last semester before I transfer to a 4-year university this fall. I would say that the unique quality about this school would have to be the quality of instructors. I transferred once already to a four-year, and the instructors there were either just as good or worse than the ones a Cerro Coso.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    At the moment the worst thing is the spending cuts they are experiencing due to California's budget woes.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I think only people that are serious about pursuing a higher education should attend college. It really makes it hard to be able to focus on the lecture when the ones who don't care are talking and giggling in the back. However, this does not happen too often.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school, Cerro Coso Community College, is best known for being the only college in Ridgecrest, a small and isolated town.

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  8. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    It's pretty cool. The Student Government and other organizations put on activities and events all the time. The teachers are able to spend more one on one time with students since it's a small school.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known more about the sequence of taking the classes I need.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Because I am attending Cerro Coso on-line, the type of person that should attend this school is someone who need flexible classes.

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  11. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates range from people that are very serious about school to some that are only attending college because it is expexcted of them, or want their financial aid check.

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  12. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics are quite a broad range of subjects, but the professors are very knowledgeable from my experience. The classes generally have heavy textbook use and missing lecture is detrimental. However, the professors are quite willing to spend time with students during office hours. The small class sizes allow for an intimate class setting and for in-depth class discussions about texts and class topics.

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  13. What's unique about your campus?

    I believe that the best thing about my school is its size. It is probably one of the smallest campuses that I have seen. However, I think that this is a good thing. It allows you to get a personal connection with your counselors. The campus is small so you can still get the college feel but it?s not overwhelming. I am now personal friends with many of my professors. I love learning and this campus allows me to do so in a safe and rich enviroment.

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  14. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Would say that the most frustrating thing about my school is the lack of classes. It is hard for me to complete all of my classes for transfer, because they are not all offered on campus. Some classes I am even going to need to take at another community college that is about one hour away. This puts a strain on my education as I am curently working two jobs and going to school full time. Also since our campus is so small there are not that many clubs or activites to particapte in.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

62% of students attending Cerro Coso Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 49% were awarded federal grants. While N/A received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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