El Camino College

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School Overview

El Camino College, also called “Elco” or ECC” is a public community college located in both Alondra Park and Torrance, California. This two-year college encompasses nearly 26 acres. It is part of the El Camino Community College District, which was established in 1947.

With an enrollment of almost 23,000, Elco offers its diverse student body close to 2,500 courses in approximately 85 areas of study. These programs include not only lower division courses, but honors and vocational curriculum as well, many of which are offered online and through distance learning.

El Camino College is recognized for its English as a Second Language (ESL) program, which prepares students for transfer to a university by helping them advance in all areas of English, including reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Elco is also highly applauded for its forensics program, which has won national awards and defeated well-known 4-year schools including UCLA and Notre Dame.

General Information

Admission Office

16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90506
(310) 660-3414
(866) 352-2646
Fax: (310) 660-3818

Contact: Bill Mulrooney
Director of Admissions and Records
Main Address

16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90506
(310) 660-3593



Total undergrads: 27,009
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,995
Degree-seeking undergrads: 14,100


Suburban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: Allied health programs require completion of preparatory courses (anatomy, microbiology, college-level English and mathematics).

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Horticulture, Ornamental A,C

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American Studies A
American Studies A
Asian American Studies A
Hispanic-American Studies A
Native American Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A
Dance A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Metal/Jewelry Arts C
Music – General A
Photography A,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A
Botany A
Zoology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A,C
Business Administration/Management A
Office Management A,C
Real Estate A,C
Sales and Distribution A,C

Communications & Journalism
Journalism A,C

Communications Technologies
Communications Technologies – General A

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance A,C

Early Childhood Education A,C

Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies
Architectural Engineering Technology A,C
Construction/Building Technologies A,C
Drafting and Design Technology A,C

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A
Speech/Rhetorical Studies A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies C
Family/Consumer Sciences – General A

Foreign Language & Literature
French A
German A
Japanese A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prepharmacy A
Respiratory Therapy A

History – General A

Law & Legal Studies
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness A
Personal & Culinary Services
Cosmetology A,C

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy A

Physical Sciences
Astronomy A
Chemistry A
Geology A
Physics A

Psychology – General A

Security & Protective Services
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Fire Science/Firefighting C
Law Enforcement Administration A,C
Police Science A

Social Sciences
Anthropology A
Economics A
Geography A
Political Science/Government A
Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

El Camino Community College District Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (310) 532-3670
Website: www.elcamino.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: www.elcamino.edu/apply/
Address: 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90506
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 24,223
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 29 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 18,554 (77% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $1,144
Out-of-state Tuition: $6,880
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 70%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,959

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

El Camino Community College District Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at El Camino Community College District.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 11
Architecture and Related Services 21
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 116
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 33
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 31
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 52
Construction Trades 21
Education 1
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 63
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 53
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 34
Health Professions and Related Programs 66
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 62
Legal Professions and Studies 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 22
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 94
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 3
Personal and Culinary Services 21
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 5
Precision Production 73
Psychology 11
Social Sciences 5
Visual and Performing Arts 65
Grand total 8372

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at El Camino Community College District and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $1,144
Out-of-state $6,880
Books and supplies $1,992

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,672 70%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,658 70% $5,959
Student loan aid 1 0% $13,785

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 13,651 55% $3,401
Federal student loans 0 0% $0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for El Camino Community College District. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled El Camino Community College District students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

El Camino Community College District Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 24,223
Undergraduate enrollment 24,223
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

El Camino Community College District Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

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