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Cerro Coso is a public college located in Ridgecrest, California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 864 undergraduate students. The Cerro Coso acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Child Care Provider, and Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN). Graduating 27% of students, Cerro Coso alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $20,800.
About Cerro Coso Community College...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
3000 College Heights Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
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Net Price
$6,661/ year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,220/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,394/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,071/ year
  • $76-110k
    $6,800/ year
  • $110k+
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of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,500/ year
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Overall, Cerro Coso was a good school and gave me a chance to continue my education at a cheaper price. They have many great programs and classes which is always a great thing, to have different options. One thing I would change about Cerro Coso would be their counseling center. Everyone who attends school here knows they have to be their own counselor because they do not pay attention up there and there are many mess ups. Many students do not graduate in the two years they planned on because of the counselors which is very sad, I'm thankful I was not a victim to that. Overall, my personal experience was good and I avoided the counseling and became my own which helped me become more independent and look out for my education more.
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Cerro Coso Community College has one of the most friendly and caring atmospheres that I have ever that the pleasure of experiencing. The campus looks nice and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The professors at this school are extremely nice and willing to work with students in order to help them succeed. There are also many different clubs and activities for students to partake in. Personally, the financial department has been the most helpful and kind to me. I have enjoyed my time already spent here and I look forward to the years I have to come. The college and people at the college are incredible and beneficial to academic success.
Cerro Coso Community College has many different campuses. I am currently at the KRV (Kern River Valley) campus and I love love love being here. It's a smaller campus and this allows for the professors to work with students more of a one on one atmosphere. There are tons of opportunities and services available to all students and I give this college 5 stars! I would give more if I could.