The Compton Community College District encompasses an area of about 29 square miles, making educational services available to nearly 300,000 residents of Compton, Lynwood, Paramount and Willowbrook, as well as portions of Athens, Bellflower, Carson, Downey, Dominguez, Lakewood, Long Beach and South Gate. Today, about 290 full and part-time faculty teach 42 degree programs and 41 certificate programs.
Business Office (Fiscal Affairs), Accounting (Payroll and Purchasing), and Facilities all report to the VP of Administrative Services.
We promote an inclusive environment where students can explore, identify, and achieve their academic, career, and personal goals. Virtual and in-person enrollment services are available Monday-Friday (No Appointment Necessary). We’re here to help you create your success story.
Our faculty and staff are committed to making Compton College a compelling, enriching institution that supports the development of knowledge and facilitates student success.
Admission Application, Eligibility, Enrollment Steps, Residency Requirements and Transcript Requests. The Compton College Admissions Team is on hand to help you answer any and all admission and enrollment questions.
From challenges faced to successes earned, Compton College has a unique history and compelling story that has helped shape the institution we are proud of.
The Compton Community College District (CCCD) was established in 1927 as a component of the Compton Union High School District.
Voters approved a bond issue separating the college from the high school district. Construction of the new college campus began and was completed on the present site.
Classes began on the new campus in fall 1956.
In November 2002 the Compton Community College District won voter approval of Measure
CC, authorizing the issuance of $100 million in general obligation bonds to upgrade
classrooms, labs, infrastructure, and instructional equipment, while making much-needed
health and safety repairs and energy efficiency improvements. An independent Citizens'
Bond Oversight Committee was also established at this time.
After many successful years, and several challenging years, in June 2005 the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges announced its decision to revoke Compton College's accreditation.
In August 2006, the El Camino Community College District Board of Trustees approved
a Memorandum of Understanding to provide educational and related support services
to Compton Community College District residents.
El Camino College provided accredited instructional and related support, in addition to administrative services, to meet the needs of Compton Community College District students. El Camino College courses were taught by CCCD employed faculty.
Through the agreement, residents of the Compton Community College District continued to have access to university transfer and career and technical education opportunities, as well as financial aid, basic skills courses and related support services.
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As president of Compton College, I am deeply committed to making sure that all students have the opportunity and resources they need to set and achieve their goals. To do this, we take a personal approach, acknowledging the value of every single student and ensuring they have an individualized path to success.
Sheri Berger - Vice President, Academic Affairs
Guided Pathway DivisionsDeans and Directors
Abdul Nasser - Vice President, Administrative Services
Facilities & Operations
Hiacynth Martinez - Vice President, Human Resources
Employee InformationProfessional Development
Nicole Jones - Vice President, Student Services
Admissions & Aid
Student Resources and ServicesSupport Programs
Need help locating or navigating Compton College? Our 83-acre campus is located 15
miles south of downtown Los Angeles.
Compton College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.COMPTON COLLEGE ACCREDITATION >>
Compton College faculty, staff, and administrators have worked together to update the comprehensive master plan, utilizing our Institutional Set Goals, to align with the California Community College Chancellor's Office (CO) Vision for Success.Review Master Plan >>
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness supports the Compton College mission by facilitating data-informed decision-making and promoting a culture of evidence-based inquiry.
The Office of Community Relations researches, designs, produces and delivers professional communications to a diverse student population, Compton College faculty and staff, the media, and elected and community leaders.COMMUNITY RELATIONS
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