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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

El Camino College Compton Center tuition is $1,104 per year for in-state residents. This is 69% cheaper than the national average public two year tuition of $3,532. The cost is 72% cheaper than the average California tuition of $3,963 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 50th in California amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 87th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $5,808 which represents a 426% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $38 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $1,142.

Housing Costs

El Camino College Compton Center doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Compton area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $13,293.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,848.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $4,279 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state California residents to go to El Camino College-Compton Center is $20,562 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have California residence can expect a one year cost of $25,266. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing should budget a total cost of $7,269.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for El Camino College Compton Center and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for El Camino College Compton Center
Estimated Budgets
California Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$20,562
   In-State Tuition$1,104
   Other Fees$38
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$13,293
   Off-Campus Other Budget$4,279
   Books and Supplies$1,848
California Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$7,269
   In-State Tuition$1,104
   Other Fees$38
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$4,279
   Books and Supplies$1,848

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $20,562 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported El Camino College-Compton Center net price for in-state students is $7,548* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

74% of El Camino College Compton Center students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,018. 60 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,429. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend El Camino College Compton Center, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for El Camino College Compton Center
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$7,548*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid74%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,018
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants60%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,429

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$6,460
$30,001 to $48,000$7,423
$48,001 to $75,000$8,771
$75,001 to $110,000n/a
$110,000+n/a

Average Financial Aid Mix - $20,562 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $20,562. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

31%
0%
69%

Grants and Scholarships

 31% - $5,018

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, El Camino College Compton Center or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 0% - $0

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 69% -  $11,265

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. El Camino College Compton Center
Long Beach City College0% less expensive
Cerritos College16.7% more expensive
El Camino Community College District0% less expensive
Los Angeles Southwest College8.3% more expensive
Los Angeles Harbor College8.3% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at El Camino College Compton Center.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at El Camino College-Compton Center is $41,124 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $8,792 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $17,584**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at El Camino College Compton Center.

California Resident Tuition Per Semester$552
California Resident Total Cost Per Semester$10,281
Non-California Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,904
Non-California Resident Total Cost Per Semester$12,633

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at El Camino College Compton Center are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at El Camino College Compton Center
Price per credit hour for California residents$46
Cost for one class for California residents (3 credit hours)$138
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$242
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$726
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$968

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Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 0% of El Camino College Compton Center students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $0.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for El Camino College Compton Center? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $17,584, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $21,817.71. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at El Camino College Compton Center. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 74% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $8,792. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our El Camino College Compton Center student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

El Camino College Compton Center Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$181.81
Amount Borrowed$17,584.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$4,233.71
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$21,817.71

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend El Camino College-Compton Center? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending El Camino College Compton Center, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $21,817.71 would be needed to afford a $181.81 monthly payment in the example $17,584.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to El Camino College Compton Center in the future? Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $41,124.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for El Camino College Compton Center.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$26,899$53,798
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$34,331$68,661
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $43,816$87,631
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $50,722$101,444

Tuition History

What was tuition at El Camino College-Compton Center five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2012$1,728$5,928 38.5%
2011$1,248$5,016 95.6%
2010$638$638 2.2%
2009$624$4,704 0%
2008$624$5,250 0%
2007$624$5,250 0%
2006$624$5,250 18.2%
2005$528$6,584 0%
2004$528$6,584 0%
2003$528$5,832 0%
2002$528$5,832 300%
2001$132$1,560 -30.9%
2000$191$2,044 -33.7%
1999$288$3,025 -4.3%
1998$301$2,915 -3.5%
1997$312$2,736 212%
1991$100$2,424 0%
1990$100$2,184

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at El Camino College Compton Center to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 100 14% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 30 25% costlier
Child Care Provider/Assistant Associate's Degree 29 28% costlier
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 10 14% costlier
Sociology Associate's Degree 10 30% costlier
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 6 31% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 4 17% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Associate's Degree 3 23% costlier
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 26% costlier
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other Associate's Degree 1 11% costlier
Information Technology Associate's Degree 1 31% costlier
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Associate's Degree 1 29% costlier
Real Estate Associate's Degree 1 26% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 38% costlier
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Associate's Degree 1 25% costlier
Dance, General Associate's Degree 1 16% costlier
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General Associate's Degree 1 38% costlier
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 37% costlier
History, General Associate's Degree 1 30% costlier
Biological and Physical Sciences Associate's Degree 1 17% costlier
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 1 38% costlier
Psychology, General Associate's Degree 1 28% costlier

Calculators

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Plan and Save for College

Discover how much will you need to start saving now to afford El Camino College Compton Center in the future.

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About El Camino College Compton Center

El Camino College Compton Center is a two year community college located in Compton, California.  Full time enrollment is 1,746 and part time is 5,746.  El Camino College Compton Center has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Address
El Camino College Compton Center
1111 East Artesia Blvd.
Compton, California
90221-5393

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

El Camino College Compton Center is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

El Camino College Compton Center cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=112686 IPEDS survey data.