About El Camino College
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El Camino College is a public institution dedicated to providing excellent comprehensive educational programs and services that promote student learning and success in collaboration with its diverse communities.
In the year 1946, after strong recommendations by a consulting team to establish a two-year college in the Inglewood-South Bay area, the governing boards of the Centinela Valley, Redondo, Inglewood, and El Segundo districts decided to create of a junior college. Torrance soon joined the newly chartered group, and the El Camino Community College District was officially established on July 1, 1947. The college is situated on a beautiful and spacious 126-acre campus near Torrance, California.
ECC strives to make a positive difference in people’s lives. The college envisions to be a college of equity and innovation by transforming, strengthening, and inspiring our community to excel through learning. ECC’s highest value is placed on its students and their educational goals; interwoven in that value is its recognition that the faculty and staff of El Camino College are the College’s stability, its source of strength, and its driving force.
El Camino College has a current population of over 24,820 students and a student-faculty ratio of 28:1. This implies that its students get quite a good opportunity to interact with the faculty. ECC boasts a curriculum of over 850 highly regarded academic and career programs taught by exceptional faculty.
The college has nine academic divisions - Behavioral & Social Sciences, Health Sciences & Athletics, Learning Resources, Business, Humanities, Mathematical Sciences, Fine Arts, Industry & Technology, and Natural Sciences, which comprise over 75 academic programs.
Each division offers a comprehensive transfer, degree, or certificate program. ECC offers transfer majors for students planning to transfer to a university or professional school. It also offers an extensive list of certificate programs and A.A or A.S. Degrees. The faculty are experts in their field–all have master's degrees or equivalent. They are dedicated to classroom teaching – there are no graduate assistants or aids teaching classes.
El Camino College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), a division of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. The rankings of eductional institutions by Forbes and US News are considered a reliable source by applicants and experts. The ranking of a college is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success. However, El Camino Community College District doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
El Camino College is quite affordable in terms of the annual cost required to attend the institution.
The approximate average annual cost to attend the university on a full-time basis is $1,104 for all students regardless of their residency. However, it varies largely from degree to degree and from program to program.
Other than the cost mentioned above, books and supplies cost around $1,920, room and board charges are around $13,779 and other fees amount to $40. Overall, it can be stated that the average net price for the university is about $10,474.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$52,046 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
The students at ECCCD have an incredible breadth to learn and turn into change-makers. Since the campus life of students assumes a fundamental part in their development and improvement, students at ECCCD are encouraged to invest their energy in learning and developing themselves. The number of female and male students at the college are 49% and 51%, respectively.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
The goal of the Financial Aid Office of El Camino College is to assist students in securing a quality education without missing an opportunity because of their financial situation. It meets its goal majorly through supplementing the efforts of its students (and those supporting its students) in meeting educational cost and by providing financial aid to students who would be unable to attend this institution without such assistance.
ECC assists qualified students with grants, loans, and scholarships from Federal, State, Institutional, and other funding sources.
Students seeking financial assistance should first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and receive SAR to determine your eligibility.
ECC federal school code is 001197. A student will also need to apply for an FSA ID as part of this application process.
Almost 46% of students in the college are provided with federal grants which amounts approximately to $5,146 whereas about 63% of the students benefit from gift aid, amounting to almost $6,239.
In addition to this, only 1% of the students are entitled to institutional aids which amount to almost $747, and about 62% of the students are provided with State Aids, covering as much as $2,515.
ECC Financial Aid Office
Student Services Building 2nd Floor - Room 248
Financial Aid Lab - Room 229
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