2021 Student Population

A total of 20,406 students have enrolled at Cerritos College (all undergraduate).
By gender, 9,188 male and 11,218 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 8,240 full-time students and 12,166 part-time students.
The number of students at Cerritos College is very large compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Bakersfield College and Butte College, its population is very large (average population is 13,060).
Cerritos College offers online degree/certificate programs and 9,185 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 9,188 male and 11,218 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 0.82 to 1 and the ratio is average (the average male-to-female ratio over all U.S. colleges is 0.75 to 1).
The following table and chart show the student population by gender and attending status.

Gender Distribution Table

Population by Gender/Attending Status at

Gedner Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, there are 14,295 Hispanic students (70.05%) and 1,652 White students (8.10%) at Cerritos College(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at Cerritos College.

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table

Population by Race/Ethnicity at Cerritos College
American Indian or Alaska Native553124
Black or African American1,309550759
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander754035
Two or More Races459214245
Race/Ethnicity Unknown841371470
Total 20,4069,18811,218

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 12,354 students whose age under twenty five and 4,720 students whose age is over thirty years old at Cerritos College.
Especially, 921 students are younger than eighteen and 69 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at Cerritos College.

Enrollment by Student Age Table

Population by Student Age at Cerritos College
Total20,406 9,18811,218
Under 18921 370551
18-195,111 2,3952,716
20-213,306 1,6291,677
22-243,016 1,3301,686
25-293,319 1,5011,818
30-341,931 8561,075
35-391,074 441633
40-491,130 420710
50-64516 192324
65 and over69 4128
unknown13 130
Total 20,406 9,18811,218

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At Cerritos College, 17,308 students (84.82% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 9,185 students enrolled exclusively in online classes (i.e. no off-line attendance required) and others are taking online courses with off-line courses. The following tables describe the number of students who enrolled in one or more online courses.
By location of enrolled students, 9,075 students live in California where Cerritos College is located in and 0 students have enrolled from other states.

Online Enrollment Table

Enrollment TypeStudent Location
Online Student Population
Number of Students
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes9,185
Enrolled Some in Online Classes8,123
Not Enrolled in Online Classes3,098
Online Student Population by Student Location
Number of Students
Total (Enrolled Excl.)9,185
California Residents9,075
Other State in U.S.0
Outside of U.S.78

Online Enrollment Chart