El Camino College is the College of choice for open access, successful student learning and excellent student services. The College offers quality, comprehensive educational programs and services to ensure the educational success of students. El Camino College is a 2 year public community college located partially in the City of Torrance in Los Angeles County and partially in the unincorporated area of Alondra Park, California, United States. It is commonly referred to as "ECC" or "Elco". It consists of 37 buildings spanning an area of roughly 26 acres.
El Camino is known for its large program in ESL (English as a Second Language) which emphasizes a strong academic approach to prepare students for college level work in listening, reading, speaking and writing. El Camino's forensics program has won many awards on a national level for a number of years, occasionally beating universities like UCLA, Notre Dame (4 year universities).
Today the college is serving nearly 25,000 students of a diverse background within the El Camino Community College District, including the cities of El Segundo, Redondo-Beach, Hermosa-Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan-Beach, Torrance, Lawndale, Lennox and Hawthorne. El Camino College offers approx 2,450 different classes in more than 80 different programs, including honors, vocational, and undergraduate courses. For distance education many of these are available in online and televised formats.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $1,100-$1,300
- Out-of-State: $5,600-$6,768
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $46-$55 per unit
- Out-of-State: $240-$280 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||71%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||71%||$5,488|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, El Camino College – Compton Center may provide student services like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Los Angeles County and community colleges in California as a whole.
|El Camino College – Compton Center||Los Angeles County||California|
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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