- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
Graduate from the Cerritos College
Welcome to Cerritos College, the gateway to your future. We are committed to helping every student succeed and to that end, we provide a wide range of support services to ensure your success.
Founded in 1955, Cerritos College is a public comprehensive community college serving an area of 52 square miles of southeastern Los Angeles county. The college offers degrees and certificates in 87 areas of study in nine divisions. Over 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies each year.
Cerritos College cheer leader standing in Falcon Square The Cerritos College student body is a majority of minorities: Hispanics, Asians, African-Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans together account for more than 60% of our students.
But there is much more to our diversity....
Cerritos College attracts students directly from high school, but we also attract the returning student who may have been out of school for many years. We serve first generation college students as well as college students with a college family tradition.
Our mission is teaching and our faculty has established a distinguished record of scholarship, research and publication. But most important to you, they are dedicated professors.
If you desire a rewarding education that emphasizes excellence and individual attention, coupled with athletic and cultural enrichment opportunities, we invite you to consider Cerritos College. You will be warmly welcomed by both the faculty and staff.