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
Type of School:2-year, Public
Apply Online:www.cccapply.org/applications/CCCApply/apply/El_Camino_College.html
Address:16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90506
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:24,033
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:28 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:20,341 (85% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$1,142
Out-of-state Tuition:$5,678
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:66%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,971

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

El Camino Community College District Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences11
Architecture and Related Services21
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services116
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs23
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services42
Construction Trades21
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields63
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences43
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics34
Health Professions and Related Programs66
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service42
Legal Professions and Studies21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities22
Mathematics and Statistics1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians94
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2
Personal and Culinary Services21
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences4
Precision Production73
Social Sciences5
Visual and Performing Arts64
Grand total7669

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,792

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,51366%
Grant or scholarship aid1,50466%$4,971
Student loan aid00%$0

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid14,25359%$2,940
Federal student loans00%$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.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

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 2017

Total Enrollment24,033
Undergraduate enrollment24,033
Graduate enrollment0

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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