Cerro Coso Community College, Indian Wells Valley (IWV)

Ridgecrest, CA

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Cerro Coso Community College, Indian Wells Valley

Cerro Coso Community College, Indian Wells Valley

Cerro Coso Community College, Indian Wells Valley Student Essentials

Cerro Coso Community College, Indian Wells Valley Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Coyote
Website: cerrocoso.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: No
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $ 1,290
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 7,450
Retention Rate: 57%
Enrollment: 10,234
Year Established: 1973

About IWV

In the rugged heart of the upper Mojave Desert, the Indian Wells Valley site of Cerro Coso Community College in Ridgecrest, California, features a unique astronomical observatory and an enormous Solar Photovoltaic Field, both available to students for introductory astronomy lab work as well as for developing PV instructional programs on campus.

In addition to astronomy courses, the college also offers a number of associate’s degrees and certificate programs in diverse fields like:

  • Art
  • Administrative Justice
  • Business
  • Career Technical Education
  • Emergency Medical Technology
  • Industrial Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Wind Technician

College life at Cerro Coso emphasizes the importance of community service, providing a variety of different outreach opportunities to cultivate a connection with local residents and local employers.

The school also offers a number of professional and personal development courses like yoga, acting, zumba, and more at any of its five campus locations. Students do not receive credit for these courses, but they will receive cultural enrichment, recreational enjoyment, and skill development and improvement.

Customized programs on leadership, management, and personal productivity are also offered, designed to give students additional skills necessary to navigate through job searching and securing employment. Additional courses devoted solely to Microsoft, Adobe and many more computer programs are also available.

Applications are available online. Admissions require that students attend an orientation session upon enrollment.

Financial aid is granted to eligible students through federal sources. Students must fill out a FAFSA in order to be considered.

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IWV Map & Location

Cerro Coso Community College, Indian Wells Valley
3000 College Heightts Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555


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Getting Around IWV

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

5/10
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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Ridgecrest, CA

Winter
Dec
59
31
Jan
60
32
Feb
64
35
Spring
Mar
71
40
Apr
78
46
May
87
54
Summer
Jun
96
62
Jul
102
67
Aug
100
66
Fall
Sep
94
59
Oct
82
49
Nov
68
38

IWV Students

Total Students 10,234

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 26%
  • African American: 7%
  • Caucasian: 55%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 2%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
Latino 26%
African American 7%
Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska native 2%
Asian 5%
Unknown and Other 5%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 9%
Part-Time 91%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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Cerro Coso Community College, Indian Wells Valley

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