El Camino College

El Camino College

El Camino College is a public community college situated in California. The university, established in 1947, spans an area of over 25 acres. The college enrolls more than 20,000 students, and has over 800 different programs, including honors, undergraduate and vocational courses.

El Camino College's official colors are gray and blue, and its sports teams go by the name Warrior Scholar Athletes. The university is an active member of the Scholar-Baller organization. Major league outfielder George Foster, professional baseball player Denny Hocking, producer and actor Fred Dryer and Professor of Philosophy Nathan Salmon are eminent alumni of the university.

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El Camino Community College District
16007 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance , CA 90506
General Phone: (310) 532-3670

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ECC Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts631American studies, minority and gender studies, Japanese language, German language, French language, Spanish language, sign language translation, English, speech and rhetoric, ...
Business and Management172business management, accounting, sales and marketing, retail
Nursing and Emergency Medicine163EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement90criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention, fire-fighting
Engineering Technician54HVAC tech, hazardous materials tech, manufacturing tech, quality control tech, industrial safety tech, drafting
Family and Social Work44family and consumer science, child development
Medical Support and Technology44respiratory care tech, radiographer, medical lab tech
Law44legal assistant
Beauty and Cosmetology40cosmetology
Mechanics and Repair36electrical installation and repair, communications install and repair, computer repair, industrial electronics tech, autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Art Studies25art studies
Production Trades23machinist, welding, cabinetmaking
Science22biology, biological and physical sciences, physical sciences, astronomy, chemistry, geology, physics
Computer Science and Engineering12information technology, computer programming, computer science, web design, computer networking
Therapy and Counseling10psychology
Medicine9medical preparatory, public health courses
Construction Trades9apparel and textiles, apparel and textile marketing, construction
Real Estate and Construction Management8real estate
Architecture and Planning7architectural tech
Office and Administration5office management, administrative assistant
Photography and Commercial Art5commercial art, commercial photography, photography
Landscaping and Horticulture5applied horticulture
Media5journalism, radio and television, animation and special effects
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4parks and recreation studies, health and physical education
Design4fashion design, graphic design
Drama and Performing Arts3dance, drama, theatre design, various performing arts
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy
Education and Teaching1special ed, industrial arts teaching
Fine Arts0metal and jewelry

Number of programs and degrees for ECC in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year16723
Associate's degree1,13075
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years953
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years19318

ECC Student Body

In 2007-2008, ECC had a total enrollment of 24,895 students (15,118 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 20%
Black 19%
Hispanic 32%
Asian 16%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 25%
20-21 18%
22-24 15%
25-29 12%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown12%

ECC Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 42 %

ECC Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Torrance, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

ECC Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 765
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,342
Books and supplies $ 1,484

Financial Aid:
ECC participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 119700)

ECC Faculty

ECC has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3354
Non-tenured and not on tenure track57

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year9$92,50920$101,777
All faculty totalcalendar year9$92,50920$101,777

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year148$88,379155$84,335
All faculty totalacademic year148$88,379155$84,335

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

ECC Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architectural Technology/Technician

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Technology
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Apparel and Textiles, General
Construction Trades, General

Fashion/Apparel Design
Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Quality Control Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General

Fine Arts
Metal and Jewelry Arts

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Japanese Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Public Health, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Security and Loss Prevention Services

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Top 11%ECC % of degrees in security and law enforcement
% of degrees in drama and performing arts
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 12%ECC % of degrees in drama and performing arts
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 14%ECC Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Minority % of student body
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Top 16%ECC Minority % of student body
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 18%ECC % of degrees in liberal arts
% of degrees in art studies
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Top 18%ECC % of degrees in art studies
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 20%ECC % of full-time faculty on tenure track

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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