Cerro Coso Community College

Ridgecrest, CA 93555
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Cerro Coso Community College is one of the one hundred three public 2-year colleges in California. The campus is located in a rural area, in Ridgecrest.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 5,725 students attend the school. Every year 18% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Cerro Coso Community College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,288, and fees were $2. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,224 and $2 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students5,725
Student to Faculty Ratio31:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate57%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Certificate 0 0
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 22
Associate's degree 2 13
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 86.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1975 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$46/credit
In State Students$46/credit
Out of State Students$258/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $2,070 $2,070 $11,610
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $18,060
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $32,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 58% of Cerro Coso Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 38% $4,079
Other Federal Grant 9% $359
State Grant & Scholarships 53% $1,382
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,482
$30,001 to $48,000$7,977
$48,001 to $75,000$11,176
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
Cerro Coso Community College
3000 College Heights Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555

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